Date   : 11/17/2006    Duedate: 12/14/2006


DM-28    TURN-274

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-3594) [20-15-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(28-3963) [20-11-2,106]        (28-4387) [3-1-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(28-3594) [20-15-0,100]        (28-4386) [1-3-0,6]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PENTARCHY (397)         66
2. FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)      40      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. CIVILIZATION (492)          30      Unchartered Team
4. THE ANIMALS (475)           29
5. SANGUIS MORI (488)          20       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGION OF DOOM (491)       3   2  0 60.0   1/ 3 THE ANIMALS (475)        11  4 2
 2/ 0*FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)       9  5 0
 3/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      245 165  5 59.8   3/ 1*SANGUIS MORI (488)        8  7 4
 4/ 5 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  141 101  6 58.3   4/ 6 THE PENTARCHY (397)       7  1 0
 5/ 3*SANGUIS MORI (488)        11   9  4 55.0   5/ 9*XYZ DECK (489)            7  8 1
 6/ 7 SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    35  30  6 53.8   6/ 2 SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    7  8 0
 7/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)      283 285 11 49.8   7/10 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   6  2 0
 8/13*XYZ DECK (489)             7   8  1 46.7   8/11*BLOOD LEGION (486)        5  9 0
 9/11 THE ANIMALS (475)         34  41  2 45.3   9/ 5*ERA OF TERROR (487)       5 10 0
10/10 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      86 115  6 42.8  10/ 4*PHANTACITY (480)          4 11 0
11/ 9*PHANTACITY (480)          18  27  2 40.0  11/ 0*FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    3  2 0
12/ 0*CIVILIZATION (492)         2   3  0 40.0  12/12*LEGION OF DOOM (491)      3  2 0
13/ 0*FLYING MONKEYS (493)       2   3  0 40.0  13/ 7 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      3  3 0
14/12*ERA OF TERROR (487)        9  16  1 36.0  14/ 0*CIVILIZATION (492)        2  3 0
15/14*BLOOD LEGION (486)         5   9  0 35.7  15/ 0*FLYING MONKEYS (493)      2  3 0
16-15*SHADOWS BREATH (490)       1   7  0 12.5  16-15*SHADOWS BREATH (490)      1  7 0

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

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                   MORYA MESSENGER
                                     Number Zero
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

"Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out." --
Deuteronomy 28:6   Amplified

     To the uninitiated, the sensations and visualizations disrupting the time, space
and inter-dimensional planes and realms of existence whenever Hammer utilized one or
more of his Elven Orbs of Transport was one better felt than "telt".
     Such was the case when the veteran manager made his unexpected return to Morya
Arena with five understandably shaken and trembling gladiators in a burst of
kaleidoscopic sights and sounds inside a training facility procured for just such an
occasion [when the minions of Morya had laid the rumors of Hammer's return to rest!]
     Hammer showed his gladiatorial guests to their new quarters, before disappearing
in yet another burst of kaleidoscopic sounds and colors to pursue other matters at
         [TIME JUMP]
     An inconspicuous carriage ride about town was always a therapeutic way for
Hammer to enjoy the sights and sounds, while meditating upon the next course of
action to undertake in the many and varied endeavors and pursuits occupying the
veteran manager.
     Just as Hammer had suspected, what had once been known far and wide as Hammerz
Flower Shoppe was now under new management [in the veteran manager's behalf] with a
new sign hanging over the door that simply stated:
         "The Petal Pusher"
     Almost on cue a young Elven maiden in the employ of Hammer emerged with a
golden-hued envelop and lightly sprang to the carriage entrance to hand deliver the
envelope to the veteran manager with an affectionate kiss of gratitude, not
     As the carriage made its way through the streets in a seeming aimless, yet
purposeful course of destination, Hammer read the message and frowned with a peculiar
     Needless to say, fair GimLee and faithful ElGon had departed Morya on a quest
that Hammer would find himself embroiled within the not too distant future!
         [TIME JUMP]
     When Hammer materialized from the smoke and colors created by his Elven Orb of
Transport transitioning him from one place and time to another, what greeted his
wizended eyes was sights and sounds unfamiliar to the veteran manager the last time
he had trod upon the sod of Hammerz Flower Garden Morya Manor Estate on the Lake.
     Familiar monuments and landscapes had been leveled to make way for an elaborate
mining operation that was yielding not only the expected veins of gold, but as had
been prophesied ages ago the land owned by Hammer was delivering from its hidden
depths diamonds of many-hued properties and abilities to suit the purposes of "He Who
     Even the interior of the many faceted estate had undergone a massive makeover
under the guiding hand and watchful eye of Lady Martilyo, who even now had migrated
back to Cebuana Isla for some mysterious purpose that Hammer suspected would draw him
into yet another adventure upon the floating island when time and purpose blended
into one.
     GrimmDorr had been left in charge to continue training warriors and to oversee
the distribution of the Elven Mirrors of Migration to the Arenas Hammer had
instructed to be done while SomeWhere BeYond the Realm of ElseWhere and ElseWhen.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer entered the Crimson Ascension Temple on the grounds of his Hammerz Flower
Garden Morya Manor Estate on the Lake for a time of prayer and solitary meditation to
ponder the recent decisions that were reached in realms unbeknownst.
     The passage of time mattered not to the veteran manager; what with the ability
to traverse the Time/Space/Dimensional Realms separating Ability and Inability,
Reason and Unreason plus all the other far reaching Possibilities and Impossibilities
at hand.
     When and How the Prophetic Vision materialized within the mind of Hammer matters
not; what does matter is that Hammer chose to relieve GrimmDorr of his duties in
Morya to accompany the veteran manager to the new No Tourney Arena in DM 81 [where
managers known and unknown were assembling new stables to cross blades in a historic
competition of glory and gory confrontations and conflicts yet unseen in all of
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer accompanied by GrimmDorr in an adventurous spirit unlike any the Warrior
Dwarf had experienced in a long, long time; soon found themselves embroiled in an
argumentative atmosphere upon their return to the arena headquarters of the veteran
manager's new stable of untested gladiators.
     No need to clutter outside observers minds with the details of what went down.
Suffice it to say that Hammer dealt with the situation in a manner that greatly
pleased GrimmDorr [who often thought Hammer was too lenient with his gladiator
     Hammer had chosen a new breed of gladiator to represent his stable in Morya
[having dispatched his former FLOWER HAMMERZ stable to a well deserved retirement
after the Morya Madness had run its course in DM 28 many untold months ago!]
     In their stead and memory Hammer had registered FLOWERED HAMMERZ with the
Gladiatorial Commission to carry on the fine tradition set by the ladies of the
     Two of the arguing warriors quickly fell out of favor with the veteran manager
as he ordered a dispatch rider to carry the necessary documents to register A
GARDENIA HAMMER and A GARDENIA HAMMER to fight by Torch Light whenever possible!
attention as GrimmDorr wielded his GreatAxe in a sweeping arc that herded the
offenders into a containment cell to prepare themselves for what awaited them in the
Dark Arena!
ABSENCE . . . . .

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

My thanks to one and all for making this moment possible!

Love and Kisses,

Lady Dominga

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  SANGUIS MORI?  Who?  THE ANIMALS is the top team these days, buddies!  
PHANTACITY after a sorry 0-5-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands and taking 
up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  Nothing works for a team like victory 
(How's that for a perceptive observation?) as DODGE BULLETS can attest...  Say what 
you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but NORTHERN BADLANDS will tell you 
141-101-6 is nothing to laugh at...  NORTHERN BADLANDS had cause to celebrate, after 
UGLY KID JOE got 21 points by beating CHANTAL.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, UGLY KID JOE was winsome, after beating CHANTAL and seeing her lose 17 points. 
Now I can't insult WASTELAND WARLORD, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in 
MORYA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it 
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of ERA OF TERROR should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of ERA OF TERROR 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as THE ANIMALS apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, RAZOR TOOTH RUTH could open up a 
fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Charity is unknown in MORYA, and rightly so.  THE PENTARCHY exacted their revenge 
against NORTHERN BADLANDS.  Justice was served as BLUD fought CAEDERE in bloodfeud.  
Well done, BLOOD LEGION!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was 
pleased to see THE ANIMALS retaliate against SANGUIS MORI in bloodfeud!  Questions 
are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in MORYA would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for MORYA?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WASTELAND WARLORD 3594       20  15  0   100       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963         20  11  2   106       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY DOMINGA 3702            15  32  0    84       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 LADY ELMA 4244               11   9  1    80       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PLON 4326                  7   3  0    66       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 STORMDANCER 4278             11   6  0    64       DODGE BULLETS (126)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGLY KID JOE 4246             9   1  0    56       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 WEASEL 4295                   8   7  1    56       THE ANIMALS (475)
 VAIDISAVA 4370                4   1  0    54       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 MANKILLER 4279               11   6  0    48       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 PAULETTE 4216                 8   5  0    47       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 CHANTAL 4218                  7   6  2    47       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 MORTUUS 4387                  3   1  1    47       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 PUMA 4294                     8   7  0    43       THE ANIMALS (475)
 CATHIE 4217                   7   6  1    37       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 SHARAPOVA 4371                4   1  0    37       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UDRI 4332                     5   4  2    33       PHANTACITY (480)
 OL' GRIZ 4250                 7   5  1    32       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 SRAN3E 4382                   4   1  0    25       PHANTACITY (480)
 MARIE ALICE 4215              5   8  1    24       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 RAZOR TOOTH RUTH 4378         3   2  1    24       ERA OF TERROR (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABLE 4296                    4  11  0    23       THE ANIMALS (475)
 SHINING ANGEL 4396            2   1  1    23       XYZ DECK (489)
 BLUD 4365                     3   0  0    22       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 AARD WOLF 4411                2   0  1    22       THE ANIMALS (475)
 HARUSPEK 4334                 4   6  0    21       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 TWISTED SISTER 4391           3   1  0    20       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 Y-DRAGON HEAD 4393            2   1  0    19       XYZ DECK (489)
 OPASAN 4381                   3   2  0    17       PHANTACITY (480)
 CLOUDRIDER 4424               2   0  0    17       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LORVANDIS 4402                2   2  0    16       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 YELL O ROSE HAMMER 4337       1   0  0    16       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 PUG 4405                      2   0  0    15       LEGION OF DOOM (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANGUE 4412                   1   0  0    15       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 XANAX 4384                    1   0  0    15       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 GILGAMESH 4415                1   0  0    14       CIVILIZATION (492)
 HAMMURABI 4416                1   0  0    13       CIVILIZATION (492)
 AARD VARK 4404                2   1  0    12       THE ANIMALS (475)
 CAEDERE 4389                  3   1  1    11       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 STALINGRAD 42 4377            3   2  0    11       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 MESSORA 4427                  1   0  1    11       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 PREVARI 4330                  1   8  0    11       PHANTACITY (480)
 X-HEAD CANNON 4392            1   2  0    10       XYZ DECK (489)
 BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339        1   0  0    10       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 GREEN ROSE HAMMER 4335        1   0  0    10       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 CRUORIS 4388                  2   2  1     9       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 PRIDE OF CARTHAGE 4379        1   4  0     9       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 Z-METAL TANK 4395             1   2  0     9       XYZ DECK (489)
 KHUBK CON-AIR 4376            1   4  0     7       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 LADY DAI 4422                 1   0  0     7       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 FATI 4386                     1   3  0     6       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 FRED UCCINI 4421              1   0  0     6       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 HEART 4363                    1   2  0     5       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 LIMITER REMOVAL 4394          1   2  0     5       XYZ DECK (489)
 WRATH OF KAHN 4426            1   0  0     5       ERA OF TERROR (487)
-BURAK 4398                    1   1  0     4       SHADOWS BREATH (490)
 OSIRIS 4408                   1   1  0     4       LEGION OF DOOM (491)
-SCARLET 4399                  0   2  0     2       SHADOWS BREATH (490)
-BRAU 4401                     0   2  0     2       SHADOWS BREATH (490)
-MERLOCK 4397                  0   1  0     1       SHADOWS BREATH (490)
 MONTEZUMA 4414                0   1  0     1       CIVILIZATION (492)
 VORTEX 4423                   0   1  0     1       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 THE PACIFIST 4420             0   1  0     1       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 ALFREDO SAWS 4419             0   1  0     1       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
-MIN 4400                      0   1  0     1       SHADOWS BREATH (490)
 TEMUDJIN 4417                 0   1  0     1       CIVILIZATION (492)
 DHAM 4429                     0   1  0     1       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 MAU 4430                      0   1  0     1       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 SHAKA 4413                    0   1  0     1       CIVILIZATION (492)
 GRIMM 4407                    0   1  0     1       LEGION OF DOOM (491)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 330      0  1 0   1                   MORTUUS 4387          274 NONE    
RAT 4297               5  6 0 THE ANIMALS 475       CHANTAL 4218          270 NOT REVE
HAMSTER 4369           0  3 0 THE ANIMALS 475       RAZOR TOOTH RUTH 4378 271         
HARE 4390              0  2 0 THE ANIMALS 475       CRUORIS 4388          272 JUST REV
SANGRIA 4366           0  2 0 BLOOD LEGION 486      CAEDERE 4389          273 JUST REV
A GARDENIA HAMME 4338  0  1 0 FLOWERED HAMMERZ 481  WURM KIN 350          274 NONE    
TYRANNOPATER 4285      6  3 0 THE PENTARCHY 397     OL' GRIZ 4250         270 JUST REV
BOG 4428               0  1 0 PHANTACITY 480        MESSORA 4427          274         
BODI 4328              3  5 0 PHANTACITY 480        WEASEL 4295           273         
VESPILO 4385           1  2 0 SANGUIS MORI 488      AARD WOLF 4411        273         
MAELLE 4214            5  4 2 SISTERS OF SMASH 467  UDRI 4332             270 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The whole team is coming back...welcome to the new teams. -- Le Pentarque

Well, Mankiller, Le Plon is a typing error.  I was supposed to be Le Pion. -- Le Plon

Here I come, Ol'griz, unarmed. -- Vaidisava

Game Master -- What weapons can a size 5 character use? -- The Zoo Keeper, mgr. of
The Animals (475)

Maynard -- See you around then, come back soon. -- Marie Alice

Destitute Noble -- Welcome to Morya. -- Blackstorm

Stormdancer -- Meet me in the dark arena at around midnight, see you there(snicker).
-- Cathie

Y Dragon Head -- A wise guy huh, even had me bare hand parrying.  Grrr.  See you
again soon. -- Twisted Sister

Lady Elma -- You can't keep me away forever! -- Chantal

Mankiller -- No I am a woman, not a man!  Try to be nice next time, ouch. -- Paulette

Brau -- Too bad for you, bad match up, better luck. -- Marie Alice

Paulette -- You know, we should get together.  I bet we've got some great things to
share with each other. -- Mankiller

Udri -- Ah, sucking up the skills there, weren't you?  Well, I don't mind, I got the
win, after all. -- Stormdancer

Heart -- Darned uppity wench!  You were named after what you don't have, I see.
Cold, cruel, unfeeling. -- Haruspek

Merlock -- Hmm, that "shadow breath" could be a problem if you want to have a social
life.  I recommend that you try flossing. -- Lorvandis

Min -- Wow, I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be doing, but it seems to have
worked.  Maybe we should do it again, so I can fix it in my memory. -- Cloudrider

Fati -- Better I spend my time at something I'm good at, like speculating on names,
than doing something badly, like fighting. -- Lorvandis
P.S.  What hand?  Did I used to have two?

Caedere -- But then I'd have all this criticism backed up for MONTHS, and it can be
toxic in large doses, you know. -- Lorvandis

Dis and Sanguis Mori -- I'll drink to that!  But I'll drink TWICE to you losing to
us. -- Uncle Wolf

Legion of Doom, Sanquis Mori, Phantacity, Era of Terror, XYZ Deck, Blood Legion,
Shadows Breath -- I welcome you all to Morya.  It does my heart good to see so many
new faces. -- Maximillian, manager of Northern Badlands

Haruspek -- Can't help it really; when you're ugly, you're ugly. -- UKJ

Ok Pentalque, let's have our good old fashioned fist fight.  Can't wait. --

Blackstorm -- You going to win one someday. ;) -- Maximillian

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Street Legal
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                          Minister of War

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A GARDENIA HAMMER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A GARDENIA HAMMER was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
UDRI was demolished by WEASEL in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
VAIDISAVA overpowered OL' GRIZ in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
BLUD viciously subdued CAEDERE in a 3 minute brutal novice's Bloodfeud fight.
CRUORIS was viciously subdued by AARD WOLF in a 1 minute beginner's Bloodfeud brawl.
FATI was savagely defeated by PUG in a popular 8 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
SHINING ANGEL vanquished OSIRIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
Z-METAL TANK unbelievably bested PRIDE OF CARTHAGE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
X-HEAD CANNON lost to HARUSPEK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
AARD VARK outlasted SRAN3E in a 19 minute beginner vs. veteran upset Challenge match.
LADY DOMINGA was savagely defeated by WASTELAND WARLORD in a 2 minute Title match.
NYALL BLOODGRIN viciously subdued LADY ELMA in a 2 minute veteran's battle.
CHANTAL was overcome by UGLY KID JOE in a popular 1 minute conflict.
MANKILLER was vanquished by LE PLON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PAULETTE vanquished RAZOR TOOTH RUTH in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CATHIE was devastated by STORMDANCER in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched brawl.
PUMA demolished MARIE ALICE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SHARAPOVA overpowered SABLE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
MORTUUS butchered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
PREVARI was subdued by LORVANDIS in a 2 minute bout.
OPASAN was overcome by TWISTED SISTER in a 2 minute duel.
KHUBK CON-AIR was handily defeated by HAMMURABI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HEART was subdued by GILGAMESH in a 2 minute novice's fight.
STALINGRAD 42 lost to YELL O ROSE HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute novice's match.
SANGUE overpowered THE PACIFIST in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLOUDRIDER vanquished MAU in a 1 minute uneven bout.
Y-DRAGON HEAD slimly won victory over MONTEZUMA in a 2 minute brutal beginner's bout.
LIMITER REMOVAL was outwaited by FRED UCCINI in a 8 minute novice's duel.
XANAX defeated SHAKA in a 1 minute fight.
GRIMM was vanquished by LADY DAI in a tiresome 6 minute one-sided fray.
BLACK ROSE HAMMER demolished DHAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TEMUDJIN was overpowered by GREEN ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALFREDO SAWS was overcome by WRATH OF KAHN in a 2 minute amateur's match.
VORTEX was vanquished by MORDANT DESERTER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
MESSORA murdered BOG in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  10 -  3      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  38 -  9      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  33 -  4      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  24 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  29 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         AIMED BLOW        17 -  27 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  24 -  1      31  |

Turn 274 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY ELMA 4244             11   9  1   80 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
WALL OF STEEL    STORMDANCER 4278           11   6  0   64 DODGE BULLETS (126)
TOTAL PARRY      UGLY KID JOE 4246           9   1  0   56 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
PARRY-STRIKE     WEASEL 4295                 8   7  1   56 THE ANIMALS (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAIDISAVA 4370              4   1  0   54 THE PENTARCHY (397)
BASHING ATTACK   PAULETTE 4216               8   5  0   47 SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WASTELAND WARLORD 3594.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was FATI 4386.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUG 4405, NYALL 
4411, PRIDE OF CARTHAGE 4379, HARUSPEK 4334, and CHANTAL 4218.

The least popular fighter this week was SRAN3E 4382.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AARD VARK 4404, LADY DAI 4422, GRIMM 4407, FRED UCCINI 4421, BOG 4428, 
ALFREDO SAWS 4419, TEMUDJIN 4417, DHAM 4429, SHAKA 4413, and MAU 4430.


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes