Date   : 04/13/2005    Duedate: 04/26/2005


DM-29    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4574) [13-8-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASSIE                         THE CLEAR
CROC FILES (374)               ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
(29-4574) [13-8-0,122]         (29-4632) [2-2-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOMITIAN                       DOMITIAN
EQUESTORS (158)                EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4594) [10-7-1,89]          (29-4594) [10-7-1,89]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             39
2. CROC FILES (374)            35      CROC FILES (374)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         11      Unchartered Team
4. GET FUZZY (380)              5
5. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)        3      GET FUZZY (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       22  15  1 59.5   1/ 1 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       8  4 0
 2- 4 DEATH THREAT (376)       104  87 14 54.5   2/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 3/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         216 201 14 51.8   3/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 4/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      284 268 20 51.4   4/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 5/ 3*GET FUZZY (380)            6   6  0 50.0   5/ 7*GET FUZZY (380)           2  3 0
 6- 7*BLUNT FORCE (393)          5   5  1 50.0   6- 5*BLUNT FORCE (393)         1  1 0
 7/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          547 571 43 48.9   7/ 9*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     1 11 0
 8/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     221 309  7 41.7   8-10 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       0  3 0
 9/11*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      2  13  0 13.3   9-11 DEATH THREAT (376)        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

      + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Crocodile in the Shadows #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere on the Monuntial Peninsula:

     Agro blinked at the woman who gestured for them to enter the small stone
building.  She was, he remembered, connected with the arena in Monuntial.  Had been,
before the Commission closed it.  More memories floated to the surface as he and
Bindi stepped into the shelter and crouched near the fire.  She had been
arenamistress.  And the rebels--she was connected with the rebels.  Maybe that made
her an ally, as much as any warmblood could be an ally to a Croc.  There was
something more to that thought, but it kept drifting away.  He'd worry about it
later.  For now, he needed to get warm, eat, rest.  He didn't see much in the way of
a pack in this single stone room, and he couldn't smell any food.  Of course, there
was Tyrai....
     Bindi leaned against him.  He found the gesture disturbing.  It was a
warmblood's reaction to cold--huddle together and share the warmth.  It had nothing
to do with a Croc.  Was the reaction built into the shape they now had?  He
remembered having a different shape...before the wizards had meddled.  Damn all
wizards, anyway, even T-Hawk!  Why couldn't they leave the Crocs alone?  Did the
Crocs go messing with warmbloods?  No.  Well, except to eat them, and that didn't
     The scent of meat cooking jerked him out of his abstraction.  He looked up.
Tyrai handed him a chunk of meat on a spit; it had been seared just enough to keep
the blood from dripping.  She had another piece she was offering to Bindi.  No Croc
ever looked a meal in the mouth, and Agro took it.  And since Tyrai was being so
friendly, he asked her the question he had been asking himself:  "Why don't people
leave us Crocs alone?"
     She shrugged.  "I would suppose that you have something they want."
     Agro shook his head and indicated the limited possessions he carried.  "We
aren't into 'things'," he said.
     "We have nothing but our homeland and our people," Bindi added.  "And they
aren't even HERE."
     Tyrai shrugged again.  "If you want to be left alone, you'd better figure out
what you have that people want.  Then either give it to them, or fight for it."
     Agro gnawed the meat in silence for several minutes, turning over the question
in his mind.  The Crocs had only two things that warmbloods wanted:  their hides, and
their land.  His memory was still cloudy in too many places--he cursed all wizards
and their meddling spells absently--but he remembered their land.  It was the delta
of...he couldn't remember the river's name.  It would come back to him.  But he knew
the delta was rich.  Warm, lush, practically a jungle.  A superb hunting ground.
Better than any hunting ground the warmbloods had--the Crocs didn't have to farm to
get their food, the land gave them enough without any more effort than lying beside
the water waiting for game.  But warmbloods didn't hunt that way!  Surely all this
kidnapping and meddling with spells of transformation wasn't just to get the delta
for hunting?  Besides, what good would it do?  A handful of Crocs had been kidnapped
and brought to Alastari, but there were thousands in the delta.  He shook his head
and swallowed the last of the meat.  When they got Nishtar, he would see to it that
the elf explained...before Agro ate him.
     "We need to go to Monuntial," Agro said.
     Tyrai nodded.  "But you'd better wait for daylight.  You won't get far in the
cold and the dark."
     Since the truth of that was obvious, Agro made no answer.  "What kind of
obstacles will we encounter between here and the city?"
     "Patrols," she said.  "But most of them are heat-seeking golems, and those won't
bother you unless you actually bump into them--and even then...."
     "Not a serious obstacle," the Croc agreed.  "But not the only one, I think?"
     Tyrai shrugged.  "No.  Not the only barrier.  Nishtar has a ring of spells out
there."  She frowned.  "The spells are going to be a problem.  I don't know if they
keep changing, or they're just very complex, but I haven't been able to find a
pattern.  When it comes to dealing with the spells, you're on your own; I can't
     "We'll manage," the big Croc said.  He flexed fingers that had grown supple
again with the warmth, and touched the hilt of his sword.  "We will manage."
     "I don't doubt it.  But for now, get some sleep.  I can stand the cold better
than you can and will keep watch."
     Agro nodded.  Even though the warmth had revived him to a degree, he was tired.
Bindi was tired--she was already asleep.  In the morning, they would be able to go on
and find out...whatever there was to know.  There was something else he should attend
to, but he couldn't remember what.  It would have to wait till morning.  He lay down
near the fire.

     Morning was too late.
     When Agro woke, he was lying in the back of a wagon, bound with ropes from
shoulders to ankles.  A creature out of nightmare, even a Croc's nightmare, grinned
down at him with a mouthful of triangular teeth.  One clawed limb patted his face.
Tyrai's voice emerged from the gaping maw.  "Relax, lizard.  Soon, you will learn the
answers to all your questions.  Nishtar will tell you himself.  He likes to gloat."
     "What about Bindi?" Agro asked.  His voice came out a harsh croak.  He'd been
drugged, he was sure of that, and he was still hazy around the edges.  But he could
see enough to know that Bindi wasn't in this wagon.
     "The female wasn't needed."  The creature had no shoulders to shrug, but the
upper part of its body rippled.  "I don't engage in useless effort.  She is carrion
on the beach by now.  But you need not worry.  Nishtar wants to make a few tests on
you, but then you will join her."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 513): DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 507): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 509): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 506): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 498): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 493): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 209): FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 374): MACHINE of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 353): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 399): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 513): FORCE OF NATURE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 507): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 509): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 506): VALHALLA (Odin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 498): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 493): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 486): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 222): BLACK STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 209): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 374): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 353): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 399): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 512): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 512): PLATO of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 506): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 485): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                                 DEEP FRIED LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LAPUR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, KOJIRO fought BLACK 
TIGER and gained 20 points and contributed to BLACK SAMURAI's 3-2-0.  THE CLEAR has 
lost to MURRY, falling 10 points, while helping make ARCANE PHARMACY a 0-3-0 turn.  
Well done, LAPUR, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps 
ENOSHIMA is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  CASSIE challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone BLACK SAMURAI's warrior.  And all 
eyes were on CASSIE this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  LAPUR has 
a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the EQUESTORS stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  And guess who avoided 
EQUESTORS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BLACK SAMURAI.  Anyone 
surprised?  In a brave attempt, MOLLY from CROC FILES challenged up 25 points to 
fight JUNIBAN from the BLACK SAMURAI stable.  MOLLY perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she lost to JUNIBAN and ended up with 10 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASSIE 4574                  13   8  0   122       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOSHIMA 4349                34  11  0   113       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMITIAN 4594                10   7  1    89       EQUESTORS (158)
 KOJIRO 4456                  13   6  1    87       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-FIGHTING COCK 4514            8   2  0    84       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 BLACK TIGER 4436             15  33  0    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TETRICUS 4601                10   2  1    77       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONETOOTH 4560              13  13  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARIUS 4602                   9   2  0    58       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE 4555                 10  17  0    47       CROC FILES (374)
-STUBBORN ASS 4517             6   4  0    47       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 11   2  0    35       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             5  17  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 QUICK STINGER 4600            6   7  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BITTER BEETLE 4611            3   1  0    33       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 GALLIENUS 4607                6   4  1    31       EQUESTORS (158)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             2   0  0    26       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 WENDY 4657                    3   0  0    24       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURRY 4638                    3   2  0    21       CROC FILES (374)
 CHUBON 4381                   3   7  0    20       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 2   3  0    15       EQUESTORS (158)
-THE RASH 4613                 1   0  0    15       DEATH THREAT (376)
-ROBBO 4415                    1   1  0    14       GET FUZZY (380)
 MOLLY 4645                    1   3  0    10       CROC FILES (374)
 THE CLEAR 4632                2   2  0     9       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 MAD DOG 4625                  1   5  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-TESTY TITMOUSE 4610           1   2  0     5       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-CROTCHETY CLAM 4639           0   1  0     1       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WARTNER 4665           0  1 0 ARCANE PHARMACY 401   WYVERN 392            499 NONE    
OXY 100000 4666        0  1 0 ARCANE PHARMACY 401   DARK CHAMPION 389     499 NONE    
COMEBACK 4669          0  1 0 GET FUZZY 380         BLACK ORC 385         499 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Quick Stinger -- Clear nothing.  Just, "The Clear".  Perhaps it would be more
"transparent" to you if you meet my teammate, "The Cream".

Lapur -- It's nice to be here!  After this turn, we'll take some time off to rest for
the upcoming tourney, but we hope to see you shortly after that for more fun and
games! -- Arcane Pharmacy

4657 -- 57388?  16!  4537 4 5923 431 458763.  (1573) -- 4625

4602 -- 77536-451.  2+2.  55. -- 4436

4601 -- 73!  764-73! -- 4568

4381 -- 618 15 3233.  55. -- 4560

4631 -- 2?  309.  758-32 41576 432 4537 55. -- 4600

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     P.O. Box 250
     Draper, UT  84070
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

     I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that
the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard
Hammes) has been approved by the commission.  The contest will be held in TROCAR,
arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd.  Keep in mind that this
is a slow arena.  Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for
procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest.  This announcement follows my
last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and
give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory.  My
address is at the end.  Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the
charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game!  I
will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well.
     The contest is pretty simple.  Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on
fight experience!  There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed
and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  To
help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in
case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest.  Scoring is
as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
     personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written
     from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will
     not get the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)

     The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd.  May I
point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for
winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring.  It matters not if
you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a
contest warrior.  This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in
as well.
     If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each
warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in
death, cannot score points!  Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except
avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is
discovered.  To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no
messing with these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a
clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd.  This also counts if it is found
you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges.  You can bring a
second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage.  This
means DQ to your contest team.  A second team may also enter the contest with its own
donation of $5 and adherence to the rules.  Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like
to see the prizes so here they are:

1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
     favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior
Iron Manager -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

     The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and
+1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE.  These prizes also
must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest.  Even those rookie level
teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight
;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced
teams!  Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come
and test your mettle!
     Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if
that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means.  If a hopeful entrant
happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an
account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and
which team it is for.  I prefer that this only be used as donation method by
incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me.  Please drop me an email, or
diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and
the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail.  Thanks to all who have
sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my
best wishes to all!

Street Legal
Jeff Bura
193 Pepperidge Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14

12 April 2005
                               A Question of Contests
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

     The familiar figure of a veteran manager clad in an Elven War Cloak at a lone
outpost somewhere near the cross roads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen sorted through his
vast disarray of DM papers and notes.
     Hammer pondered upon the recent dispatches that he had received regarding the
upcoming contests that he had been invited to participate in; after all, most contest
managers enjoyed having a HAMMERZ stable on the sands, due to the fact that they were
usually comprised of dues paying gladiators who were just a cut above the average RSI
Stand Ins.
     The Scum Fest in ADM sponsored by the veteran manager named Manager looked like
an entertaining offer, but alas, Hammer had NO candidates worthy enough to warrant
spending the cycle fees for their fleeting participation in such a contest.
     Perhaps sometime in the future, when Hammer succeeded in graduating some Aimers
and a promising candidate from one of his slow arena stables, would be the proper
     TW4 in DM 47 was already on Hammer's list of contests to participate in,
especially with the convening of the Clown Circus in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena,
along with all the other zany personalities and alliances that promised to make this
the greatest ever Turf War contest that Alastari had ever witnessed upon the bloody
arena sands!
     Those same Clowns had sent Hammer an invitation to participate in a contest that
their Dark Knighties were sponsoring in an Andorian slow arena, but Hammer also had
an invitation to send a stable to DM 54 for a contest being held in the memory of
Slaughter Priest, one of Hammer's former alliance mates who had met with an untimely
and violently unexpected death while doing a good deed for a friend off world in San
     Also added into the mix was an intriguing contest being sponsored by Zalgor
Prigg that was to be staged in a few months in the currently closed DM 13 Dullens
Regular Arena.
     Zalgor had contacted Hammer earlier in the year to inform the veteran manager
that his newest contest would feature a first round Dark Arena Challenge to level the
playing field.  Also, each gladiator would have a hyphenated Style listing after
their name for the Style Masters competition.
     An All Arena Ad Announcement was expected to be filed by Zalgor sometime before
the Summer 2005 Tourney, thus allowing the DM 13 Dark Arena Replacement Warriors from
the Dullens Contest to enter the Rookie Fall Mailer Tourney to prep for the contest.
     Hammer had been considering sponsoring such a Dark Arena First Round Type
Contest, but it would be much better to just enter the Zalgor sponsored contest,
rather than to be subjected to all the current Contest Host Harassment that was
plaguing the many contest arenas throughout Alastari.
     A grim smile crossed the lips of Hammer as he thought about the possibility of
the Clowns getting a taste of their own medicine while sponsoring their Andorian
     Hammer quickly took a pen and paper, writing instructions to his gladiator
trainer GrimmDorr at his Hammerz Flower Garden Morya Manor Estate on the Lake on the
outskirts of the DM 28 Morya Arena, to assemble a Cast of Cast Offs to enter the
upcoming contest being sponsored by Zalgor Prigg.
     Hammer jotted down a note to file the following stable with the Gladiatorial
Commission once Zalgor Prigg had announced the contest in Dullens DM 13 Arena:
Zalgor Prigg sponsored contest in Dullens DM 13 whenever the Gladiatorial Commission
was ready.
     Hammer then turned his attention to the two slow arena contest invitations that
tugged at his emotions for full participation.
     However, there was only room for one more stable addition in the current plans
of the veteran manager, who had deactivated his SNOW CALL HAMMERZ in DM 50 to devote
his attention to entering a new stable in a promising slow arena contest.
     Street Legal had recently cleared the air with the Gladiatorial Commission in
regards to sponsoring SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE in DM 54, which would begin in Trocar
around the first week of June.
     As yet, there seemed to be NO OFFICIAL ALL ARENA ANNOUNCEMENT from the Clowns
regarding their contest in an Andorian slow arena.
     These Clowns had a lot to learn about sponsoring and advertising contests!
     Hammer thought back to two years ago when Maximillian had convinced the veteran
manager to Co-Sponsor Maximillian's Morya Madness in the DM 28 slow arena.
     Abarsis the Slaughter Priest had answered the call to cross blades in the
Madness by entering a stable named LEE FAMILY.
     LEE FAMILY had NOT missed a single fight during the Madness until Slaughter
Priest's life was snuffed out one dark night in San Diego while helping a friend.
     When the Delarq Death Fest was sponsored by Hammer in the DM 59 Illis slow
arena, Slaughter Priest had answered the call to cross blades by sending a stable
named FASCIST DROOL to compete for the Ten Death Fest Prize Categories.
     Abarsis the Slaughter Priest a.k.a. Richard Hammes had been a true DM friend and
a fine competitor among many, not to mention a close comrade in arms while Hammer had
been a member of the Vendetta Cartel.
     As was written by Street Legal a.k.a. Jeff Bura in a recent All Arena Ad Eulogy
to the Memory of Slaughter Priest a.k.a. Richard Hammes:
     "On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
     Now the DM Community who either knew Rich personally from the RT and VC Emails,
or from crossing blades on the sands with this avid DM competitor; now have the
opportunity to Honor His Memory by competing in a DM 54 contest held in his Honor.
     Could Hammer do no less?
     This was an opportunity to set aside personal goals and allocate the necessary
funds to enter a stable in SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE to Honor the Memory of Rich Hammes!
     Hammer quickly filled out an entry form to dispatch to the Gladiatorial
Commission to register the following stable in DM 54 Trocar for SLAUGHTER'S
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
Trocar for the Street Legal sponsored contest in Honor of Richard Hammes a.k.a.
Abarsis the Slaughter Priest.
     GRUNGE GIRL was one of Slaughter Priest's warriors from his FASCIST DROOL.
stable that was entered in the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59 Illis Arena, so it was only
fitting to name one of the MEMORIAL HAMMERZ gladiators after one of Rich's warriors
that had competed in a Hammer Sponsored Contest.
     Hammer leaned back in his chair and reflected upon the memories of his fallen
comrade from his days in the Vendetta Cartel. Tears moistened the veteran manager's
eyes upon every remembrance of his fallen VC comrade in arms.
     Hopefully the odd assortment of veteran and newbie managers would answer the
call to cross blades in Honor of the fallen Slaughter Priest in the type of contest
that Rich had envisioned to one day Sponsor and Participate with some of Alastari's
Finest Managers!
     This One's for YOU Rich/Slaughter Priest; May You Rest in Peace!

Minister of War
kLk Knight
Illuminati Ice Pick

12 April 2005
                           FRATSFA'S QUEST FOR THE BEST!!!

     Rollup certs aplenty!  Need to know favorites for warriors initiate or above?
SURE!  Renaming of both the arena and the D.A. Monsters?  Why not!  Skill bonus
potions?  Of course!  This and more is all possible for the top 10 (ten) teams in:
Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!
     What does it cost you ask?  NOTHING!  Who is running the contest and putting up
the total of 30 rollup certs as prizes to be split up amongst the top 6 (six) teams?
Dark Knight Wasby, Dark Knight Goat and Dark Knight Toker of the Desolate Empire of
vendett@UNITED!  The gaming commission is also going to supply prizes for the top 10
(ten) teams.  Where?  FRATSFA DM-52!  When?  The month of July, T-207.
     Rules!  We, of the Desolate Empire, do not like the word Rules!  So, we use the
term requirements.  Here they are:

1.  One team per manager entered in the contest.
2.  Only (1) Total Parry on your team at a time.
3.  You must declare (1) warrior as your team's scout.
4.  Managers that have teams established in Fratsfa must have 3 (three) warriors in
    the initiates class by the contest's 3rd turn.  (If they wish to compete, or can
    send in new team!)
5.  If you bloodfeud, you must use a different warrior each time to score the
    bloodfeud points.
6.  You must declare your team in the p-ads to be entered.
7.  A declared champion and scout cannot be the same warrior.
8.  Champions are not required (manager's choice)!  Champions must be declared on the
    first fight.

     We are also offering 25 bonus points to managers that submit a brief history (5
paragraph minimum) including your manager and team name by the contest's 3rd turn.
These points will be added to the scores on turn 211.
     Now, on to the scoring:  Wins + Kills -- Losses = base score
                                     Base score + Variants = Total Score

WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 points

     Let's say (a) team goes 3-2-2 = 3 wins + 2 kills -- 2 losses = +3 base score.
His champion won (+3 pts) and is style master for this turn (+1 pt).  His scout lost
(-2), for a total turn score of +5 points.
     Now, let's say (b) team goes 1-4-1 = 1 win + 1 kill -- 4 losses = -2 pts.  His
fighting marvel of a scout won (+2 pts) and the scout's win was a successful
bloodfeud (+2 pts).  So, the total points for the turn would be +2 points.  (There
was no champion on this team.)

Now on to the prizes:

     1)  12 (Twelve) rollup gift certificates transferred to "Fratsfa's Best"
         ultimate victor.
     2)  Renaming of Fratsfa's arena for 6 (six) months.
     3)  Renaming of D.A. monsters: Wurmkin', Bandit Prince and Black Orc.
     4)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     5)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
     1)  8 (eight) rollup gift certificates transferred to 2nd place manager.
     2)  Rename the D.A. monsters:  Dark Champion and High Elf.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus potion.*
     1)  4 (four) rollup gift certificates transferred to 3rd place manager.
     2)  Renaming of D.A. monsters Mountain Troll and Shewish Giant.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     All teams that fight at least 67 of the possible 75 fights will get 1 (one) FREE
tournament entry for a warrior of that team in the first tournament after the
completion of "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best"!

-- NOTE --
* -- All potions must be used within 2 (two) turns of the contest and on initiate
(tournament class) or higher character on the same team that competed in Fratsfa,
*  1 (one) favorites potion gives all faves:  Rhythm, Tactic and Weapon.
** 1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion gives +1 to 1 (one) skill.

    Our thanks go to RSI for their cooperation with us on the prizes they have
sponsored to make this contest of ours a reality.
     Any questions can be addressed to Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori in DM 18 or by
email:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com!  OR to Goat, mgr. Desolate Ones DM 47 or to Wasby,
mgr. Soul Forge in DM 47.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WARTNER was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OXY 100000 was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
COMEBACK was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CASSIE savagely defeated ENOSHIMA in a 8 minute bloody master's Challenge Title duel.
CHARLIE was overpowered by STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MOLLY was outwaited by JUNIBAN in a slow 12 minute Challenge duel.
MURRY bested THE CLEAR in a 2 minute bloody amateur's Challenge match.
MACHIGAI defeated DOMITIAN in a action packed 6 minute melee.
KOJIRO vanquished BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TETRICUS overpowered DEADLY ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
MARIUS overpowered WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute uneven match.
QUICK STINGER beat AUREOLUS in a exciting 1 minute fight.
GALLIENUS subdued CHUBON in a 2 minute competition.
MAD DOG was overcome by WENDY in a exciting 1 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  23 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  18 -  2      22  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  11 -  0       8  |

Turn 499 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CASSIE 4574                13   8  0  122 CROC FILES (374)
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              34  11  0  113 BLACK SAMURAI (166)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DOMITIAN 4594              10   7  1   89 EQUESTORS (158)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                 9   2  0   58 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOMITIAN 4594.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOMITIAN 4594.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASSIE 4574, WENDY 4657, 
STINGER 4600, GALLIENUS 4607, and OXY 100000 4666.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNIBAN 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOLLY 4645, ENOSHIMA 4349, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, BLACK TIGER 4436,