Date   : 02/13/2004    Duedate: 03/11/2004


DM-28    TURN-239

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-3654) [8-2-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)           CANDY IS DANDY (458)
(28-3529) [21-7-1,123]         (28-4090) [1-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)           UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
(28-3527) [19-9-0,95]          (28-3711) [9-2-0,76]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHADOW GATE (414)           46
2. BAD GERMS (430)             41      IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
3. LUNAE MILITES (387)         39      Unchartered Team
4. WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)      38
5. DODGE BULLETS (126)         29      CANDY IS DANDY (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CANDY IS DANDY (458)       1   0  0  100   1/ 2 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)     10  4 0
 2/ 1 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      90  47  4 65.7   2/23 SHADOW GATE (414)         9  4 0
 3/ 2 THE WARLORDS II (413)     38  25  3 60.3   3/ 1 THE WARLORDS II (413)     9  6 1
 4/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      159 107  4 59.8   4/ 3 WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)    9  6 0
 5/ 4 KESSEN (443)              35  24  0 59.3   5/12 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     8  6 1
 6/ 9 BAD GERMS (430)           31  24  0 56.4   6/17 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  7 0
 7- 5 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   70  55  1 56.0   7/ 9 KESSEN (443)              8  7 0
 8/ 6 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     30  25  1 54.5   8/21 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     7  3 0
 9- 8 CANADIAN BACON (383)     100  84 10 54.3   9/ 4 PRIMAL FURY (438)         7  6 1
10/ 7 VALHALLA (435)            27  23  2 54.0  10/16 LUNAE MILITES (387)       7  8 2
11/16 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     26  23  2 53.1  11/ 8 VALHALLA (435)            7  8 0
12/10 PRIMAL FURY (438)         31  28  4 52.5  12- 5 SRETSAMLEUD (431)         6  2 0
13/12 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)      141 129  8 52.2  13- 7 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)     6  3 0
14/21 SHADOW GATE (414)         29  27  0 51.8  14/13 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)       6  4 0
15/11 BOXOROX (396)             51  48  2 51.5  15/14 BOXOROX (396)             6  7 0
16-14 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)     28  27  0 50.9  16/11 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  8 0
17/13 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      57  56  3 50.4  17- 6 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    5  3 1
18-15 JUGGERNAUTS (144)         45  45  4 50.0  18/22 BAD GERMS (430)           5  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)    30  30  0 50.0  19/10 50TH MILK RAS (448)       5  8 1
20-17 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   157 158  8 49.8  20/26 ROOK'S RAVENS (412)       5  9 1
21/20 DODGE BULLETS (126)      195 210  9 48.1  21/24 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      5 10 2
22/19 50TH MILK RAS (448)       27  30  1 47.4  22/20 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      5 10 0
23/23 LUNAE MILITES (387)       44  50  4 46.8  23-15 CANADIAN BACON (383)      4  5 0
24-25 SRETSAMLEUD (431)         23  31  2 42.6  24/18 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      4 11 0
25/22 LEE FAMILY (440)          25  35  0 41.7  25/19 LEE FAMILY (440)          4 11 0
26/29 HITLIST XXVIII (450)       9  14  2 39.1  26/30 HITLIST XXVIII (450)      2  0 1
27/27 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      23  37  3 38.3  27/25 RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)    2  1 0
28/26 RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)    40  65  3 38.1  28-29 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   2  3 0
29/30 ROOK'S RAVENS (412)       21  38  6 35.6  29/ 0*CANDY IS DANDY (458)      1  0 0
30/31 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      16  34  0 32.0  30-31 JUGGERNAUTS (144)         0  2 0
31-32*PHANTASMAGOR (2)           6  18  0 25.0  31-32*PHANTASMAGOR (2)          0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                   Hammerz Herald
                     Morya Madness Round Twelve Edition/Turn 239
                                      by Hammer

       When the [uncompromisingly] righteous triumph, there is great glory and
celebration; but when the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves.  -- Proverbs
28:12  Amplified Bible

     ROOK STOOD IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR adjusting his black tuxedo as his piercing
blue eyes examined every crease and seam for spotless detail.
     Then he pulled back his long black hair around which he tied his signature silk
ribbon, looking intently all the while at the 6'2" almost skeletally thin 150 lb
frame that gazed back at him, as if probing his innermost thoughts.
     Reaching for his top hat and silver raven sword cane, the Vendetta Cartel
Lieutenant; Court Music Master and Undertaker of the Crimson Ascension Family, drew
in a long breath as he thought upon recent accomplishments.
     His Raven Theater and Mortuary for the Civilized Entertainment of the Living and
Respectful Care of the Dead had met Morya with Great Success as the Countless Bags of
Gold in Rook's Coffins readily attested to.
     On the arena sands of the Madness in Morya, there were mixed reviews as to what
the relative Newbie Manager had accomplished: 36 Team Losses and 6 Kills to his
stable's credit.
     ROOK'S RAVENS most recent Kill had come at the Expence of the FLOWER HAMMERZ
stable. Rook had sent his Lunger VIVALDI to Challenge RED ORCHID HAMMER to Gain a
Victory over the Aimer to Improve VIVALDI's Record.
     Death Was The Result.
     In fact, RED ORCHID HAMMER was the Only Active Aimer Persuing Dameon Darkheart's
gladiator ALLURE of MAGICAL MADNESS in the Aimed Blow category of the Morya Madness
Style Masters Competition.
     Had Rook Unwittingly Cost Hammer a Chance to Compete in this category? Or was it
Truly By Design of some Web of Madness?
     Either Way, there would be a Price to Pay and Hammer was Enroute to Meet with
Rook at that Very Hour.
     Rook turned to leave his dressing room to make preparations to greet the
Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family in
which Hammer had so Graciously Received Rook into Membership.
     It was the Kill of a Ripper on the Madness Sands that had lifted Rook from a
mere Probate to Lieutenant in the Crimson Ascension Family of the Vendetta Cartel.
     Rook was Painfully Aware that himself, Hammer and Lady Martilyo; Vendetta Cartel 
Lieutenant, Healer and High Priestess of the Crimson Ascension Family; were now the
Only Members of the CAF and Rook was Greatly Concerned that the Outcome of his
Decision Regarding VIVALDI  vs RED ORCHID HAMMER might Alienate or even Ostacise him
from the CA Family.
     Noachian had Vanished prior to the Opening Round of the Madness after one of his
gladiators Executed ROSE HAMMER [a stat burning Ripper] without Hammer being Afforded
the Opportunity of a Bloodfeud...thus Abandoning His Position in the CAF.
     Youngblood had left the VC/CAF to Forge New Ties with The Firm and Flagg had
Slipped Away Without A Word Until Recently Resurfacing with another Ex-Vendetta
Cartel member Apex and 3 others as CHAOS INC...Announcing Their Chaotic Entrance into
the Current ZalCon II Reloaded in Jhelum DM 4.
     Even Hammer's Friend in the Real Life World Beyond Alastari, Gods Soldier, had
Abandoned His Position as a Probate in the CAF due to Other World Matters.
     Rook was Uncertain of His Own Future in the CAF/VC in the Face of These and
Other Events that had Pressed In Upon the Maturing Newbie Manager.
     "As a matter of fact," thought Rook as he took a step towards the door of his
dressing room, "where has Lady Martilyo been? She seems to have disappeared. I
expected her at last night's performance at my Raven Theater, but neither she nor
Hammer were seated in their Luxury Balcony Box. Where could she be?"
     Answers Have A Way Of Getting Our Attention Unexpectedly.
     Rook froze in his tracks as his ears discerned a faint tapping sound from the
direction of his dressing mirror directly behind him.
     Slowly drawing his sword cane from its sheathe, Rook firmly wound his fingers
beneath the silver raven atop his sword cane and spun about with the grace of an
accomplished musician to confront the unusual disturbance that greeted his keen
maestro ears from behind.
     The Unexpected Has Ways Of Getting Our Our Attention To Expect Answers.
     "My Lady!" gasped Rook as he rushed to his mirror. "How ever in the Madness
gripping Morya did you get inside there?"
     There was no skeletal reflection in the mirror to meet Rook's gaze, but rather
the features of the Black Haired Beauty from Cebuana Isla, hands and face pressed to
the opposite side of the glass, as if looking through the window of one of many
worlds into another.
     Rook was not aware of the passage of time or how it was that all conscious
thought had fled his senses; for he was only aware that his body had somehow fallen
to the floor at the unexpected sight of Lady Martilyo gently tapping the other side
of his mirror, her face and hands pressed from inside to the mirror's outer surface
and looking at Rook as though she were standing outside a store window and looking in
upon the displays of a community merchant within...yet sealed shut from the outside
     It was a knock at the dressing room door that brought Rook to his full senses
and away from the sight of Lady Martilyo in his mirror.
     "One moment please," responded Rook as he dusted himself off and made the
necessary adjustments to his displaced dignity.
     "Hammer has arrived with a special gift for your dressing room," came the steady
reply of one of Rook's faithful serving girls. "Hammer's helpers are bringing it to
your room now."
     Rook opened the door as two Half Elves from Hammer's Morya Manor Estate on the
Lake [aka Hammerz Flower Garden] struggled down the hall under the burden of an
Innately Ornamented Looking Glass.
     Directly behind them was the cloaked figure of Hammer, judiciously supervising
the delivery, the glint of Cold Steel catching Rook's eye from the sunlight dancing
upon the Cebuana Isla Chain Mail Shirt that Lady Martilyo had given to Hammer at the
Great Banquet Hall seemingly so many lifetimes ago on the Eve of the Opening Round of
the Madness in Morya.
     Rook also took note of the Reflection of the Elven Steel Blade of the Ceremonial
Broadsword within the folds of Hammer's cloak. More curious was the Dwarven Forged
War Hammer that caught Rook's eye, not so conspicuously hidden inside Hammer's cloak
as well, as Hammer stretched his arms towards Rook in a friendly greeting.
     "About VIVALDI..." Rook tried to break the ice of his own uncertainty.
     Hammer responded with an upraised hand and a knowing nod that silenced Rook.
     "Death is a Part of the Game...So are Bloodfeuds...Be Expecting a Visitor!!!!"
     Rook nervously cleared his throat, pointing to his dressing mirror, saying,
"Would you be referring to Lady Martilyo?"
     Hammer shook his head in amusement.
     "So There You Are My Dear! Enjoying The View?"
     Lady Martilyo smiled from the opposite end of the dressing mirror and blew
Hammer a kiss before making a face at him in mock disgust.
     "Whatever is going on?" questioned a bewildered Rook in awe at Hammer's lack of
anxiety regarding Lady Martilyo's appearance in Rook's dressing mirror. "Why...This
Is Utter Madness!"
     Hammer calmly walked over to the Innately Ornamented Looking Glass that his two
Half Elf helpers had positioned in the room before quietly leaving Hammer in Rook's
presence alone unbidden.
     "This Is The Gift that Answers All Questions Regarding Lady Martilyo's
Appearance In Your Dressing Mirror!"
     Rook stood amazed as Hammer pressed his hand to the face of the newly delivered
Looking Glass...Watching in Astonishment as Hammer's hand and forearm Disappeared
into the Looking Glass as though passing through the Surface of the Water of a Great
     Calmly and matter of factly, Hammer withdrew both forearm and hand from the
Looking Glass, quite unharmed.
     "Go Ahead," offered Hammer, "You Try It!"
     Gingerly and with Great Hesitation...Rook extended his sword cane toward the
surface of the mirror.
     TAP! TAP! TAP!
     "Your Hand, Man, Your Hand!" urged Hammer with a curious smile curving at the
corners of his mouth.
     With the aplomb of an accomplished musician turned maestro, Rook began waving
his arms and hands as if conducting an invisible orchestra, building to a crescendo
that climaxed with Rook cautiously extending his pinky finger into...and passing
through...the surface of the Looking Glass.
     Shimmering Sensations Greeted Rook as his Fingertips...then his Wrist...slowly
all the way to his elbow...merged with the mirror and Disappeared to ElseWhere...or
ElseWhen...Rook Knew Not.
     "Wheeeuuuhhh!" exclaimed Rook as he retrieved his arm and hand. "That's Some
Gift Hammer!"
     Hammer merely smiled.
     "At least you have the good fortune of an explanation," Hammer stated as he eyed
Lady Martilyo with an amused expression. "My Lady Martilyo merged through her mirror
without the Foreknowledge of the Special Properties Inherent in the Elven Looking
     Hammer went on to explain that several of these Elven Looking Glass Dimensional
Portals were in his possession and that This Particular Elven Looking Glass was a
Gift for Rook to Either Explore or to Merely Decorate his dressing room with...until
the time when Rook would Understand the Why and the Wherefore of his having Received
this Unexpected and Remarkable Gift.
     "Now if you will excuse me," Hammer politely implored his puzzled host, "I must
now join Lady Martilyo to respond to an urgent summons for our help."
     Hammer Bowed Graciously as a Sign of Respect for the Vendetta Cartel Lieutenant,
then calmly stepped into the Elven Looking Glass.
     Rook stood there in seemingly dumbfounded disbelief as Hammer disappeared into
the surface of the Elven Looking Glass and moments later stood beside Lady Martilyo
in Rook's own dressing room mirror, smiling and waving to the astounded Crimson
Ascension Family member.
     Then both Hammer and Lady Martilyo faded from view.
     How many long moments Rook stood staring at his dressing room mirror was unknown
to the CAF Court Music Maker and Undertaker.
     One Thing Was Certain:
     Rook Had Not Imagined in his Wildest Dreams that Hammer would Respond to the
Death of his Aimer in This Manner.
     "By The Way My Friend," Rook was startled back to some type of Reality as Hammer
stepped through the Elven Looking Glass, "You May Need This."
     Hammer extended an Elven Orb of Transport to Rook, who automatically accepted
the further gift without question.
     "There Are A Lot Of Forces At Work Here In Morya," continued Hammer without a
pause, "And Soon You Will Have To Choose What Part You Will Play In The Unfolding
     "Lord Chaos And His Chaositects Have Vanished From Morya After An Assault On
Their Guildhouse By Dark Shadow Riders."
     "There Is A Disturbance In The Morya Sewers That Has Drawn Certain Players Into
An Unknown Adventure As Well."
     "ElGon Has Taken Shadowgate And Wimpy Somewhere Beyond Reason...Which Leaves
GrimmDorr To Defend Hammerz Flower Garden On His Own Terms."
     "I Suggest You Contact GimLee At My Hammerz Flower Shoppe To Decide What Course
Of Action The Two Of You Are To Take With Your Guildhouse To Stem The Tide Of Evil
Sweeping In Upon The Madness."
     And with that, Hammer disappeared to answer the call for help somewhere within
the Mirror Dimensions of ElseWhere and ElseWhen.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #77 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The Golden Moon, Lady Protector Artemisia commanding, was approaching the Urt
Delta from the northeast as the day drew to a close.  Her goal was Zukal, but as soon
as the ship came within sight of land, she would anchor and wait for daylight.  The
maze of channels and islands that formed the delta was not something to attempt at
night.  At least, not now.  A decade ago there had been an intricate network of
beacons that a skilled and familiar pilot could use to reach the city's docks at any
hour, but the invasion from the East had put an end to that.  The defenders had
destroyed the beacons to hamper their foes, and the triumphant invaders of Zukal had
neither the knowledge or desire to restore the system.
     Artemisia's lip curled.  The Easterners called the people of Alastari
barbarians, because many of their cultures were young.  But if the 'civilized' old
cultures of the East didn't--or couldn't--restore safe shipping, who was the true
     The lookout shouted that land was in sight, and Artemisia turned to squint into
the setting sun.  But she was lower than the man on the mast and couldn't see the
dark line of the shore yet.  With a shrug, she turned to look the other way,
searching the sky for a warning of the sudden storms that had given this great lake
its name.  That horizon was clear, also.  She didn't quite trust it, but...the sky
was clear and the wind was steady.  Good enough, for now.
     When she turned to the west again, she could see land herself, the long, dark
hump of Barikala Island, silhouetted against the crimson sky.  The sun vanished from
sight, and its light was replaced by the broad, slightly greenish beam that shot
straight upward from the center of Barikala.  Around her, the sailors moved to place
the ship in a safe position and run out the anchors for the night; her first officer
needed no instructions to handle that.
     That beam of light over Barikala was also new since the invasion, and Artemisia
wished her friend Beag Magda were here.  The Elf understood such things.  Or at least
knew how to think about them, because nobody understood just what that blazing beacon
was...other than dangerous.  No one who had landed on Barikala in the last few years
had returned from there to tell what they'd seen.
     The lookout called down something else that she couldn't hear over the bustling
sounds of sails being lowered and anchor chains creaking off their drums.  One of the
sailors halfway down the mast below him shouted up, got an answer, and came hurrying
     "Koro says there's something coming out through the delta," the sailor reported.
"He isn't sure what, the light's about gone, but it might be a group of canoes.  They
aren't in a main channel, anyway."
     Artemisia glanced to the side.  Her first officer was there, as he should be.
"We may have an attack coming up," she said quietly.
     He nodded and moved off to make sure the crew was ready.
     Artemisia tapped her fingers on the hilt of her cutlass, reviewing
possibilities, then shrugged.  It was useless to speculate without more information,
and dangerous to formulate plans under such circumstances.  She would have to wait
upon events.


     Ghenis glared down into the alley where the last of the soldiers were marching
past.  Nothing had happened.  The dark god he had believed he served had not
responded.  The Ferencian was lying to them all.  But somewhere, he knew, there was
such a dark demongod, and he vowed to find it.  And the Ferencian liar would be the
first sacrifice....
     He withdrew carefully from the roof above the alley.  It would be a good idea to
get out of Zukal for a while.  Out from under that liar Pelishtekan's eye, so that he
could think and lay his plans in relative safety.  Niatoli Island, that's where he
would go.  The false cult already had a 'mission' there, and Cousin Og would be his,
Ghenis's, first recruit.

The Isle of the Eye:

     Beag Magda sat at a small table near the back of the Two Lilies and swirled the
last of the tea in her cup moodily.  She had no fault to find with the Lilies, they
knew her here and always gave her the same table.  And the tea, as usual, was
excellent.  Something was wrong somewhere, but it was less definite--and more
important--than a problem with the service, or a mediocre cup of tea.  She was almost
afraid to look into her cup.
     That was nonsense.  It was only the unknown that should be feared, and once she
read the tea leaves, the problem would not be unknown.  Well, it would not be
completely unknown, but tea leaves were a very imprecise method of diagnosis and
prognostication.  With a little shake, she threw off the dark mood, emptied the last
swallow of tea into the saucer, and peered into the cup at the leaves clinging to its
bottom and sides.
     She could feel the hair trying to rise on the back of her neck.  The leaves
seemed to be swimming in a web of shadows.  The patterns they formed all indicated as
plainly as tea leaves could that something very dark was impending.  But nothing was
clear.  Who was menaced, and by what?  How soon?
     Beag Magda set the cup down very carefully, because her hand was trying to
shake, and laid coins beside it to pay for the tea.  She needed more information, and
she couldn't get it here.


     Lord Protector Ipecac stalked ashore and glared around for someone to share his
outrage.  Anyone who recognized him in time--and Stormcrowe was a small island with a
limited population who generally DID recognize one another--departed hastily.  Lady
Protector Snowfall wasn't quite fast enough.  "Do you know what HAPPENED?" Ipecac
     Looking distinctly queasy, Snowfall shook her head.
     "My ship was ATTACKED," the warrior from Emetics snapped.  He didn't notice when
the shapely woman flinched from his vehemence; people were always doing that around
him.  He stalked closer, dropping his voice for privacy.  "Monsters," he hissed.
"Demons out of the waves.  Half shark, half man, you might say.  Others like kraken.
They were summoned by a dark wizard on a black ship.  We have to do something about
     Snowfall swallowed a couple of times, then said, "Why?  And how?"
     Ipecac raised his eyebrows.  "You want to live on nothing but fish caught in the
harbor?" he asked.  "They could blockade us!  And what if they decide to come ashore
and attack us here on the island?"  He frowned thoughtfully.  "Probably it's part of
some Karnhorn plot, and if we don't nip it in the bud, they'll be all over us,
murdering and enslaving.  Can't have that."
     "No," Snowfall agreed faintly, "we can't have that.  But how do we stop them?"
     "We fight, of course!"  He hesitated, perhaps realizing that such a plan was
lacking in useful details.  "All the ships will have to be armed with...catapults,"
he suggested.  "And...none of them going out alone.  Yes.  And we need to find any
wizards on the island and recruit them to help fight, and more importantly to find
out what we're up against.  That's a beginning."  He nodded firmly.  "We need to
start right away!"
     Snowfall turned quickly to the rail at the edge of the dock and fed the fish her
lunch, then straightened.  "Yes, I can see that.  Wizards, catapults, convoys.  No
time to waste...."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of MORYA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  THE WARLORDS II?  Who?  
IDIOTIC ICCERS is the top team these days, buddies!  Managers were muttering after 
SHADOW GATE showed MORYA what they could do:  5-0-0 to move up by 21.  Perhaps it is 
THE PENTARCHY members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 17th to 6th last 
week...  (Less time in the sun...) Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet pond, 
LADZ OF LUGBURZ blew up the rankings to 13!  Say what you will about blind luck and 
dirty fighting, but BAD GERMS will tell you 31-24-0 is nothing to laugh at...  
BOXOROX had cause to celebrate, after GALENA got 22 points by beating TERRIBLE 
TOTOMAC.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, GALENA was winsome, after beating 
TERRIBLE TOTOMAC and seeing her lose 17 points.  You could cut the tension with a 
scimitar as PARADOX of SHADOW GATE met the Duelmaster.  In MORYA, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, PARADOX.  Word has 
it one team in MORYA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. 
I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in MORYA avoid MAGICAL MADNESS.  Like a pup with its tail between 
its legs, FLOWER HAMMERZ scurried away from MAGICAL MADNESS.  Oh, the shame!  If 
challenges were horses, INFINITY could open up a fast food joint!  Place your bets!  
FROGGER is the long shot of the week:  they challenged STAPH. AUREUS, up by 26.  If 
FROGGER had won victory over STAPH. AUREUS, he'd be a hero, but since he lost we just 
laugh at him.  Tough break.  CHOPIN challenged SKADI!  Who says ROOK'S RAVENS are 
just a bunch of wimps!  CHOPIN of ROOK'S RAVENS kept his wits as he bested SKADI.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
HOLY HAVOC of HITLIST XXVIII spared TORPEDO (11-19-1) from having to lose any more 
fights.  What's your next plan, DODGE BULLETS?  The audience gave a nice round of 
rasberries to ASTEROIDS of CLASSIC ARCADE, for expiring in such an ungraceful 
fashion.  5-5-0, indeed!  Death (in the form of BAD MOON RISING of LUNAE MILITES) 
knocked on DES DESCARDO's door.  What will CRYPT KNIGHTS do?  The suspense is killing 
me.  Charity is unknown in MORYA, and rightly so.  BAD GERMS exacted their revenge 
against THE WARLORDS II.  Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was 
pleased to see THE PENTARCHY retaliate against PRIMAL FURY in bloodfeud!  Justice was 
served as POPPY HAMMER fought VIVALDI in bloodfeud.  Well done, FLOWER HAMMERZ!  
Charity is unknown in MORYA, and rightly so.  WIMPS OF MADNESS exacted their revenge 
against FILIPINA LADYZ.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate 
long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  MORYA, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Arthur's 
Last Stand.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARADOX 3654                  8   2  0   113       SHADOW GATE (414)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529        21   7  1   123       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COA PATTY 3830               10   2  0   111       KESSEN (443)
 GALENA 3505                  12  10  0   103       BOXOROX (396)
 CIARAN POWER 3868             8   4  0   100       50TH MILK RAS (448)
-RAY D AYTOR 2965             13  20  0    98       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 STUPID SMILEY 3527           19   9  0    95       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 ZACHARIAH 2930               14   3  0    95       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
 POPPY HAMMER 3318            17   6  0    94       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 IDIOTIC INDIGO 3528          21   7  0    93       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
-PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400        11   7  4    93       CANADIAN BACON (383)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAXIMUS DECIMUS 3440         16   4  0    83       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 WYATT BURP 3531              13  12  0    82       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526         13  14  1    81       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569        11   7  1    80       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
-DRAGON-FIRE 2705             11   7  2    79       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 GRITBUCKS 3711                9   2  0    76       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 ALARIC 3787                   8   4  0    76       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 MOONSHINE 3936                8   2  0    74       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 YIP AGAIN 3512               15  11  2    73       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 INFINITY 3655                 6   3  0    72       SHADOW GATE (414)
-NE1469 3889                   9   2  2    71       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 DAISY HAMMER 3317             9  11  0    70       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 DRUNKEN DONUT 3712            9   3  0    70       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKSTAFF 2089              11   5  0    66       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 UG 3811                       7   5  0    62       LEE FAMILY (440)
 RHINOVIRUS 3754               6   5  0    62       BAD GERMS (430)
 COA SUMPTHING 3828            9   3  0    61       KESSEN (443)
 GARDENIA HAMMER 3871          7   5  2    61       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 HOLY HAVOC 3901               7   3  2    61       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
 LAVA RUNNER 3864             10   2  0    60       PRIMAL FURY (438)
-CONSTRUCT 3668                9   2  0    60       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 GRANITE 3507                  7  15  0    60       BOXOROX (396)
 CENTIPEDE 3980                5   3  0    60       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-QUEST 2761                   11   4  0    59       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 SHAGUK 3966                   7   2  0    59       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
-AXLE FOLEY 3454               6  13  0    59       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 STAPH. AUREUS 3752            8   4  0    57       BAD GERMS (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777          6   4  1    55       BOXOROX (396)
 COAPI 3826                    7   4  0    54       KESSEN (443)
 MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804            7   5  1    53       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 BALDER 3778                   5   5  1    52       VALHALLA (435)
 PETTIFOGGER 3766              5   7  0    52       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 MESMERIC FIEND 3801           7   5  0    51       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 HENGIST 3788                  6   6  1    51       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 HOME 3812                     6   6  0    51       LEE FAMILY (440)
-ALLURE 3671                   6   5  0    50       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 NERF THE SOFTY 3833           4   6  0    49       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 YOUNG JOAN 3534              12  12  0    48       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LUNA KNIGHT 3445              8  14  0    48       LUNAE MILITES (387)
-PADDY SWEENEY 3869            6   4  0    45       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 CLEOPATRA 3856                8   4  1    44       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 NIALL QUINLAN 3866            7   5  0    44       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 CHOPIN 3642                   6   6  4    44       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
-CAM SHAFT 3989                4   3  0    44       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 CAESAR 3974                   8   1  0    41       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 FOOFARAW 4042                 6   0  0    41       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 THRAKKLASH 3835               7   2  1    40       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
-TALISMAN 3667                 5   6  0    40       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COA COA 3829                  4   8  0    40       KESSEN (443)
-BOBBY CLOBBER 3557            8  12  2    38       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 GIARDIA 3935                  5   5  0    38       BAD GERMS (430)
 FUG 3815                      5   7  0    38       LEE FAMILY (440)
 PHENIX 3810                   5   6  0    37       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 NJORD 4061                    5   0  0    37       VALHALLA (435)
 BATTLE 4012                   5   3  0    34       SHADOW GATE (414)
 CREEPAZOID 4043               5   1  0    34       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COA ANG 4003                  5   4  0    33       KESSEN (443)
 VIVALDI 3639                  4   8  1    33       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703         4   8  1    33       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 BAD MOON RISING 4019          4   3  1    33       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 CARJACK 4047                  3   1  0    33       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 MOT 3907                      5   7  0    32       LEE FAMILY (440)
-GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961          4   2  0    32       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 SIF 3780                      3   7  0    32       VALHALLA (435)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620          7   9  0    31       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-FREDDY FENDER 3956            4   5  1    31       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-SULKAGRIM 3757                5   6  0    30       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 SKADI 3988                    5   3  0    30       VALHALLA (435)
 LADY MARIA 3701               8   4  1    29       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-CONQUEST 2840                 6   4  0    29       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 ENTEROCOCCUS 3973             3   4  0    29       BAD GERMS (430)
 NAPOLEON 4005                 5   3  0    28       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 TYR 3781                      5   5  1    27       VALHALLA (435)
 NIGHTWIND 4007                5   3  0    27       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831       3   7  1    27       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 FROGGER 3656                  3   7  0    26       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-HANDEL 3640                   4   7  0    25       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 MOZART 3641                   6   6  0    24       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
-NEWBIE 4018                   3   4  0    24       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 LADY EMELITA 3700             3   9  0    24       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGETA THE LION 4000          3   3  1    23       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 PYRITE 3991                   3   4  0    23       BOXOROX (396)
 PUD 4036                      2   5  0    23       LEE FAMILY (440)
-WASTELAND WARLORD 3594        4   6  0    22       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 OLD N GREY 4085               2   0  0    22       SHADOW GATE (414)
 STARBURST 4090                1   0  0    22       CANDY IS DANDY (458)
 LADY BEATRIZ 3704             4   8  1    21       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 LADY DOMINGA 3702             4   8  0    21       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 REDWIND 4099                  1   1  0    21       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-SUCCUBUS 4051                 4   0  0    20       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
-NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963          3   3  0    20       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-MILITANTE 2923                6   1  0    19       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 RORY WYLEY 3870               3   9  0    18       50TH MILK RAS (448)
-BLOODSTONE 4050               1   0  0    18       BOXOROX (396)
 GRAND MACHIN 4093             2   0  0    17       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-BULWYF REDHAMMER 3962         3   3  0    14       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 GOBLIN KING 4072              2   2  1    13       PRIMAL FURY (438)
-SASHA 2972                    1  10  0    13       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
-EIDOLON 27                    2   2  0    12       PHANTASMAGOR (2)
-GAUNT 28                      2   6  0    12       PHANTASMAGOR (2)
 AZURE 4081                    2   1  0    11       SHADOW GATE (414)
 ASHZAG 4092                   2   0  0    10       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
-ANNE TENNA 4053               2   1  0    10       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 EAMON FINN 4060               1   4  1    10       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 L'ENTRANGLEUR 4117            1   0  0    10       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SALMONELLA 4109               1   0  0    10       BAD GERMS (430)
 MAN ON THE MOON 4074          2   2  1     9       LUNAE MILITES (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREET WISE 4095              1   1  1     9       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 RED CACTUS HAMMER 4032        0   7  0     9       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-JACK 4068                     1   1  0     8       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
-CHARYBDIS 26                  1   3  0     8       PHANTASMAGOR (2)
 PONG 4021                     1   5  0     8       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 MOONSAULT 4107                1   0  0     7       LUNAE MILITES (387)
-RUNE 4083                     0   1  0     7       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
-BTO 4059                      1   3  0     6       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 LE NETTOYE' 4069              1   3  0     6       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-NATIONWIDE 3899               1   1  0     6       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
 WIDOWMAKER 4071               1   2  0     5       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
-PUDDLES 3372                  1   1  0     5       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
 STRAUSS 4077                  0   3  0     3       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
-QUASIT 231                    0   3  0     3       PHANTASMAGOR (2)
 VALLON 4101                   0   2  0     2       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 YELLOW SNOW 4096              0   2  0     2       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-TIMBER 3371                   0   2  0     2       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
-SARGE 3373                    0   2  0     2       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
-GLYPH 4097                    0   1  0     1       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
-S. BOY 3091                   0   1  0     1       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 DANDELION HAMMER 4116         0   1  0     1       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 DIG DUG 4110                  0   1  0     1       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CLOST. PERFRINGE 3750  7  3 0 BAD GERMS 430         HENGIST 3788          238 JUST REV
SUBLIMINAL KID 4002    3  5 0 CANADIAN BACON 383    FREDDY FENDER 3956    238         
CAPTAIN CONUNDRU 4040  0  5 0 CANADIAN BACON 383    EAMON FINN 4060       237         
ASTEROIDS 3658         5  5 0 CLASSIC ARCADE 415    LADY CONSOLACION 3703 239         
MS. PAC MAN 4075       0  1 0 CLASSIC ARCADE 415    GOBLIN KING 4072      236 REVENGED
DES DESCARDO 3969      6  3 0 CRYPT KNIGHTS 191     BAD MOON RISING 4019  239         
BALROG-SHIN 3987       2  3 0 CRYPT KNIGHTS 191     MAGETA THE LION 4000  235 REVENGED
TORPEDO 3477          11 19 1 DODGE BULLETS 126     HOLY HAVOC 3901       239         
SELUMIA 3491          10 15 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     GARDENIA HAMMER 3871  236         
RED ORCHID HAMME 4044  3  2 0 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    VIVALDI 3639          238 JUST REV
MOON UNIT 3475         6  5 0 LUNAE MILITES 387     CHOPIN 3642           235 NOT REVE
POUM POUM 3957         4  6 1 THE PENTARCHY 397     MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804    238 JUST REV
VENTRE DE FER 4058     1  2 0 THE PENTARCHY 397     MAN ON THE MOON 4074  237 REVENGED
GREIG 4063             0  2 0 ROOK'S RAVENS 412     THRAKKLASH 3835       236         
SPIRIT 4013            2  2 0 SHADOW GATE 414       PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400 235 NOT REVE
BUFFY 3679             3  5 0 TEAM SLAYER 419       CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777  235 NOT REVE
HOLEY MOLEY 4094       1  1 0 WIMPS OF MADNESS 433  SPYMASTER 345         239 NONE    
SONOFTOGSREJECT 4108   0  1 0 WIMPS OF MADNESS 433  BLACK ORC 343         239 NONE    
TOGS REJECT 4055       3  1 0 WIMPS OF MADNESS 433  LADY MARIA 3701       238 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lady Beatriz -- You got off to a nice start but all my blows with my medium shield
took their toll.  I was also a little dismayed at your low blow at the start of the
fight.  After that I think you got what you deserved. -- Foofaraw

Staph. Aureus -- No big deal.  Everyone out-jumps me. -- Pettifogger

Pong -- Now this was an example of a really dumb challenge on your part.  I just beat
you last turn and you come back for more?  How stupid can you get.  You did get some
improvement:  You lost in 12 minutes in the first fight and this time you lost in 9
minutes.  An improvement of 4 minutes.  Would you like to try for 5 minutes? --

Yellow Snow -- Everyone is taught not to eat you.  I beat you and Wimpy says I have
to take a bunch of torches to my next fight.  I don't understand; I have a perfect
record of 1-0. -- Holy Moley

Holy Moley -- All I can say is that you are badly hosed.  If you can win your night
fight you can continue here with the other Wimps. -- Wimpy

Lady Maria -- All the Wimps will miss Togs Reject.  His death is a big surprise to
all of us.  No one had any idea that he would lose to you, let alone get killed.
Fighters of your style are not well known as killers.  Congratulations on a great
fight. -- Wimpy
P.S.  I'm sorry we don't have anyone high enough to bloodfeud you.  I am going to let
poor old Foofaraw try however.

All -- First of all let me say that I am now a proud member of the Vendetta Cartel
and although that doesn't change my basic sunny disposition, I will defend my
brothers and sisters of the cartel with many challenges, trash talk and many losses
as well.  Thank you for your time. -- Fizban the Fanatic

Assur -- He who doesn't change and adapt is bound for extinction.  Take poor Clost
for example.  I know the BF is coming just not sure which.  Well, let's see what the
BA master has.  Good luck to you. -- Fizban

Clost -- Shame on you, the first time we fought should have taught you. -- Hengist

Shaguk -- (panting heavily) Now I'M the one not breathing properly.  Aren't you even
a little tired? -- (gasp wheeze) Caesar

Drunken Donut -- You should really try coffee.  All that booze is slowing you down.
And tell your manager to quit trying to get me shnockered by sending over spiked
snacks. -- Fizban

Grottrak -- That's what you get, you sneak you.  Besides my manager had to give yours
an initiation loss too. <grin>  -- Cleo

Lady Consolacion -- Please pardon me milady, but you did ask me to dance, did you
not?  If it's any Consolation you're very light on your feet. -- Fizban
P.S.  Tell that man of yours I said hi and I'm glad to share the same alliance with
the two of you.

To my Brothers and Sisters in the Cartel -- I applaud our efforts in this Morya
Madness.  Leading in the majority of the categories but we can do better.  Now I know
you're saying to yourselves 'Fiz, you've finally gone cuckoo'.  Well I assure you
that I haven't.  Not when you look at our sheer presence in Morya and yet we only
lead in half of the style masters categories.  By our sheer numbers we should control
at least 8 of these categories.  Now I know you're saying, 'Fiz surely you jest'.
Well, as a matter of fact, I do surely jest.  We should control all 10.  Rise up and
take your place in Morya legend, brothers and sisters.  Let your name ring through
the streets.  Both of them.  But let it ring loudly anyway. <grin> -- Fizban the

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. -- O. Nash

Allow me to present the "Candy is Dandy" team, some of whom won't get sugared up
until after the Mailer...Zagnut, Lemon Drop, Starburst, Orange Slice, Snickers.  Now
y'all be sweet to them. -- O. Nash

Hammer -- Nice to see you doing good; hope life continues treating you well. -- Rook

Red Orchid Hammer -- Afraid I took out all of my frustration from my past few losses
on you.  I'll plead temporary insanity!  RIP. -- Vivaldi

Eamon Finn -- As you can see I'm not exactly the pushover my record seems to
indicate.  You might want to be a bit more cautious with your challenge in the
future! -- Handel

Mr. Chomp Chomp -- You seem to have improved your endurance since last we met.
Congratulations on the win. -- Mozart

Wimpy -- Your aimer chose to challenge Lady Maria and it cost him his life.  Had
adjustments not been made prior to your challenge, Lady Maria might have died
instead.  Who wants to face her now? -- Lady Martilyo  :)

TOGS Reject -- Rest in peace, little dwarf.  Nothing is more satisfying for my style
than to kill an aimer who spent the first 3 minutes smacking me in the head.  Got me
so disoriented that by the end of the fight I did not hit you where I intended
according to my strategy sheet. -- Lady Maria :)

Foofaraw -- Lucky for you my adjustments were not as deadly as my sister in arms.
Lady Martilyo has readjusted my thinking in case we dance on the sands again. -- Lady
Beatriz  :)

Bad Moon Rising -- Nice to be cheered for a victory.  Nasty weapon you brought to the
sands, you naughty boy.  Had to protect my virtue and my life. -- Lady Dominga  :)

Carjack -- I may be a slow learner, but at least I found a way to survive your
challenge. -- Lady Emelita  :)

Napoleon -- Naughty boy, but then it was my challenge.  Interesting technique.  Time
to change partners. --- Lady Consolacion  :)

Madness Managers --- Some of you seem to delight in taking aim at my ladyz.
Madness.... -- Lady Martilyo  :)

Minions of Morya Madness -- The P-ads seem to be a bit sparse???  Madness!!!!!  Team
Spotlights from our ranks no longer exist???  Madness!!!!!  The Most Avoided Team was
inactive last cycle???  Madness!!!!!  My Alliance Mate orders my Aimer Challenged and
she DIED???  Madness!!!!!  So I recruit Dandelion Hammer as a Total Parody???
Madness!!!!! -- Hammer, Your Overseas Madness Host; Vendetta Cartel Captain;
WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family

Fizban the Fanatic -- Hail to this month's Madness Mania Poster Boy!!!!!  37 Wins to
lead the pack with Thawk at your neck with 36.  Iker off the pace with 32 and The
Pentalque 4th with 30 Wins!!!!!  What's at stake?  Six Months Free Play in DM 28
courtesy of the Gang at RSI.  See You On The Sands!!!!!  Pure Madness!!!!! -- Hammer

Iker -- Congratulations on guiding Coa Patty to the FID Award.  Even if it was at the
expense of Poppy Hammer while I was in the Philippines <GRIN>!!!!!  Now you just have
to wait until the Madness officially ends in June 2005 to claim your RSI Prize:
Rename DM 28 Arena for Six Months!!!!! -- Hammer

Rook -- Ah my Alliance Mate; Court Music Master and Undertaker of the Crimson
Ascension Family; Vendetta Cartel Lieutenant; current possessor of Team Suffering the
Most Defeats with 36 and current leader of Most Team Kills with 6, which RSI will
award the honor of Renaming the Dark Arena Monster of Your Choice.  [Renaming the
Arena Master is a No No!]  And how did you get the 6th Kill?  By sending your Lunger
vs. my Aimer is how!!!!!  Vital Attacks to the Jaw, Face, Stomach, and Face.
Madness!!!!!  Madness, I Say!!!!!  There are NO Hard Feelings, My Friend.  Be
Expecting a Visitor!!!!! -- Hammer

Wyatt Burp -- Your tasty (erp) defeat of my friend Daisy Hammer inspired the down
challenge to give me the win to position myself back in the Challenger Champions for
Political Points on my quest for Graduation.  Now a Bloodfeud Opportunity calls to me
from Red Orchid Hammer's grave. -- Poppy Hammer
P.S.  Hammer and the rest of us in the Flower Hammerz stable do so greatly enjoy your
erping P-ads.  You will be missed when you graduate.  Perhaps Uncle Wolf can send
another Burper to Morya in due time?????

Vivaldi -- Death is a part of the game--so are Bloodfeuds!!!! -- Poppy Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- Red Orchid Hammer was a 7-10-14-15-15-6-17 Aimer.  May she rest in
peace.  She heralds the coming of Dandelion Hammer.  It was a tough call.  Being
famous for unusual Style selections with my RUG options, I gave long thought to
making her an Aimer; however, Death seemed most assured down that road, so I have
anointed Dandelion Hammer to enter the Madness as a Total Parody!!!!!  Madness It
Is!!!!! -- Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- It Must Be Madness!!!!!  If you could see the RUG numbers you
would have to say: What Madness Is This????? -- Dandelion Hammer, Total Parody
Extraordinaire of Flower Hammerz (372)

Rhinovirus -- No chance was I giving you to cut me on that random matchup, but that
BREATH.  <eeeeewwwww>  No Mouthwash? -- Daisy Hammer
P.S.  Glad it was you in the Infirmary and not me.  If I do not live to Graduate, I
know who to point the finger at <GAAACCCKKKKK>.

Coa Sumpthing -- Splinters and a Gash in the Neck.  Well Fought. -- Gardenia Hammer

Sulkagrim -- My Challenge keeps my record perfect.  Hammer is making some
adjustments.  Thought I was headed to the Dark Arena when Hammer found out I lost
again, but the Madness has gripped Hammer and he has decided to run his Flower
Hammerz stable for the remainder of the Madness without sending any more gladiators
to the Dark Arena.  Talk About Madness!!!!!  On paper my RUG numbers say I should Win
Some Victories, but in the Arena it's Pure Madness!!!!! -- Red Cactus Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- In honor of the 12th round of the Morya Madness, I conclude with
the 12th P-ad courtesy of the Flower Hammerz stable.  I would have to say that after
updating my records of the first 11 rounds of Madness that it has been worth the Time
and Effort to Promote this contest as One of the Best Ever and Certainly the Most
Monumental to EVER be held in a Slow Arena.  Stick around for the remaining rounds
and beyond...now about those Team Spotlights.... -- Hammer
P.S.  Special Thanks to Dameon Darkheart, Maximillian and Everyone Else who has kept
this contest Entertaining and Informed during my overseas absence!!!!!

Mageta the Lion -- Well met and well fought. -- Blackstaff

Poppy Hammer -- (erp!)  Anything for (erp! erp!) a lady! -- Wyatt Burp

Frogger -- How...amphibian of you. -- Young Joan, not into frogs, except chicken-

Balder -- Heck. -- Torpedo, feeling like a man of few words today

Lava Runner -- You run on hot lava?  (shudder)  I don't want to argue with someone
who does that! -- Nightwind

Le Nettoye' -- It's almost the biggest annoyance that I don't even know what that
MEANS.  Oh, well.  Good fight. -- Redwind

Woelfe -- Well, if you travel in a lot of arenas, it's pretty much a foregone
conclusion that you'll meet me in most of them.  I'm there. -- Uncle Wolf and other
manager names as appropriate

All -- For some reason my posts didn't make it last turn.  Here is one of them.  I
will be throwing Ashzag into the PL style master contest.  If you care to know, his
ID number is 4092 and he's on the Ladz of Lugburz. -- Bum

I guess antibiotics do their job!  Clost. Perfringens was:  9(1)-7(2)-8-17(1)-21(1)-
16-11, Advanced Experts in Decise & Riposte, Experts in Parry & Initiative.  Since I
fully expected him to die (and since he already cheated death once), I am not
surprised or distressed by his loss.  To be truthful, it is difficult to get upset
losing something you created in a lab from a Petridish. -- Assur

Hengist -- What was with the crit dodging?!?  And didn't you testify at in the Balco
trial last fall?!  I think there is some explaining you need to do! -- Assur

Mot -- Well fought -- Enterococcus

Pettifogger -- Huh?  That was a weird train....  Input error? -- Staph. Aureus

Daisy Hammer -- You only think you won that duel.  Just you wait and see what I've
done to you, long term! -- Rhinovirus

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the

3 March 2004

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,


5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOLEY MOLEY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SONOFTOGSREJECT was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
POPPY HAMMER handily defeated VIVALDI in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
YIP AGAIN viciously subdued MYSTIC ZEALOT in a 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
RHINOVIRUS narrowly defeated HENGIST in a 2 minute bloody master's Bloodfeud match.
PETTIFOGGER vanquished LADY MARIA in a 3 minute brutal mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
STRAUSS was devastated by THRAKKLASH in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
PARADOX viciously subdued ZACHARIAH in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title melee.
CENTIPEDE won victory over YOUNG JOAN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
UG lost to GRITBUCKS in a popular 6 minute Challenge duel.
MOONSHINE overpowered CUBIC ZIRCONIUM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
COA SUMPTHING was beaten by FOOLISH FOLGERS in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
HOLY HAVOC viciously butchered TORPEDO in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CLEOPATRA was demolished by INFINITY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
FROGGER was handily defeated by STAPH. AUREUS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
NJORD outwaited MR. CHOMP CHOMP in a 7 minute amateur vs. expert upset Challenge bout.
GOBLIN KING was overpowered by CARJACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LADY DOMINGA was devastated by FOOFARAW in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BATTLE subdued SIF in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
CHOPIN savagely defeated SKADI in a 4 minute gory Challenge match.
GROTTRAK THE SNEAK was overcome by PHENIX in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
LADY EMELITA savagely defeated STREET WISE in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
PUD was unbelievably bested by CREEPAZOID in a crowd pleasing 9 minute Challenge fray.
TYR outlasted PYRITE in a slow 8 minute Challenge match.
LADY BEATRIZ was overpowered by COA ANG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
AZURE luckily beat LE NETTOYE' in a popular 4 minute brutal novice's Challenge duel.
EAMON FINN was viciously subdued by ENTEROCOCCUS in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
COA PATTY overpowered DAISY HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
TERRIBLE TOTOMAC was overpowered by GALENA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOONY LATEKNIGHT handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
STUPID SMILEY savagely defeated DRUNKEN DONUT in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
IDIOTIC INDIGO luckily beat WYATT BURP in a crowd pleasing 5 minute veteran's fray.
ALARIC was vanquished by CIARAN POWER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
GRANITE was demolished by BLACKSTAFF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BALDER was unbelievably bested by SHAGUK in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
MESMERIC FIEND handily defeated GIARDIA in a 1 minute uneven match.
CAESAR outlasted MOT in a 8 minute bout.
HOME was unbelievably bested by LAVA RUNNER in a 2 minute bout.
FUG was handily defeated by LUNA KNIGHT in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
COAPI narrowly defeated NIALL QUINLAN in a exciting 3 minute gruesome fight.
COA COA was vanquished by GARDENIA HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NERF THE SOFTY viciously subdued NAPOLEON in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory duel.
ASTEROIDS was butchered by LADY CONSOLACION in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NIGHTWIND viciously subdued RORY WYLEY in a 2 minute brutal conflict.
BAD MOON RISING savagely slew DES DESCARDO in a 2 minute brutal fight.
PONG was overpowered by OLD N GREY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
RED CACTUS HAMMER was viciously subdued by MOZART in a 6 minute bloody bout.
WIDOWMAKER was vanquished by GRAND MACHIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAN ON THE MOON was handily defeated by STARBURST in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
ASHZAG subdued YELLOW SNOW in a 1 minute novice's fight.
VALLON was overcome by MOONSAULT in a 2 minute brutal amateur's contest.
REDWIND devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SALMONELLA devastated DANDELION HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DIG DUG was demolished by L'ENTRANGLEUR in a 1 minute mismatched battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         TOTAL PARRY      117 -  73 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         AIMED BLOW        27 -  18 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         WALL OF STEEL     80 -  59 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-LUNGE       44 -  43 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK  130 - 130 - 10      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         SLASHING ATTACK   71 -  89 -  7      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     51 -  65 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         BASHING ATTACK    89 - 114 -  9      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    75 - 107 -  5      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  56 -  2      33  |

Turn 239 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:

WALL OF STEEL      9 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        7 -  9         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  9         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  7     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  5     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PARADOX 3654                8   2  0  113 SHADOW GATE (414)
WALL OF STEEL    LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529      21   7  1  123 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
LUNGING ATTACK   GALENA 3505                12  10  0  103 BOXOROX (396)
BASHING ATTACK   CIARAN POWER 3868           8   4  0  100 50TH MILK RAS (448)
TOTAL PARRY      ZACHARIAH 2930             14   3  0   95 RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WYATT BURP 3531            13  12  0   82 DODGE BULLETS (126)
SLASHING ATTACK  CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777        6   4  1   55 BOXOROX (396)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STUPID SMILEY 3527.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRITBUCKS 3711.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENTEROCOCCUS 3973, 
3833, LE NETTOYE' 4069, STUPID SMILEY 3527, BALDER 3778, and MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620.

The least popular fighter this week was PYRITE 3991.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TYR 3781, CAESAR 3974, CREEPAZOID 4043, STREET WISE 4095, DIG DUG 4110, 

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