Date   : 06/05/2003    Duedate: 06/18/2003


DM-33    TURN-445

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-6847) [15-11-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLUGWORTH                      TIM ALLEN
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)         JAILBIRDS (590)
(33-6847) [15-11-0,134]        (33-7098) [2-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOYS OF BOOZE (556)            LA STARS (544)
(33-6819) [15-14-1,129]        (33-7102) [0-1-0,1]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PATH OF THE BLADE (558)     34
2. WILLY WONKA INC. (550)      34      PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
3. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)      25      Unchartered Team
4. JOYS OF BOOZE (556)         22
5. JAILBIRDS (590)             14      JAILBIRDS (590)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   46  27  5 63.0   1/ 1 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)  11  3 2
 2- 1 PETS ON FIRE (573)       110  66  8 62.5   2/ 2 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      10  1 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (539)      127  84  8 60.2   3/ 3 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   10  3 0
 4/ 4 LA STARS (544)           110  94  8 53.9   4/ 5 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    7  8 0
 5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      287 251 26 53.3   5/ 4 LA STARS (544)            5  8 1
 6/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  80  73  2 52.3   6/10 PIG BATTALION (226)       5  9 2
 7- 6 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     84  77  8 52.2   7/11*JAILBIRDS (590)           4  6 0
 8/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       95  92  3 50.8   8/ 9 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      4  7 0
 9- 8*ORIGRINS (549)             1   1  0 50.0   9/ 6 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       4 10 1
10/10 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    80  92  1 46.5  10- 8 PETS ON FIRE (573)        3  1 0
11/ 9 BAD BREAD (95)           181 209 20 46.4  11/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  2  0 0
12/11 PIG BATTALION (226)       44  52  4 45.8  12/13 BAD BREAD (95)            2  2 0
13/14 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    80 111  3 41.9  13-14*ORIGRINS (549)            1  1 0
14/13 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      22  32  3 40.7  14- 7 ARENA FELINES (539)       1  2 1
15/15*JAILBIRDS (590)            4   6  0 40.0  15-12 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        HAMMER RUN for the ROLLUPS ROLL CALL
                             Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Light da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Athena (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] Died at the April Mailer
          2003 Rookies Tourney
     03.  Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     04.  Tommy Lee (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Batallion]
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
Attention: Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc. and all other managers/stables!  Hammer Run is
for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY. Slugworth is a 14-11-0 Striker and Mike TV is an
8-5-1 Lunger; therefore, neither of these warriors qualify as contestants in the
Hammer Run as announced in the P-ads for T-444.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #61 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Aghtamar and Zilla had argued with Fist of Kjarran, but not for long.  After
all, someone to play bait WAS needed, and he WAS a Lord Protector and therefore had
guaranteed resurrection....  The Murskan, Cadal, suggested that they all get a good
night's sleep here in Ibizond, look over the area where they wanted to set their trap
tomorrow by daylight, and then run the bait tomorrow night.  This seemed such a
sensible suggestion that Aghtamar hesitated to accept it; there was sure to be an
unpleasant catch in it somewhere.  But Zilla was for it, and even Fist, not one to
wallow in luxuries, agreed, so she shrugged and nodded.
     They stayed at the inn where they'd eaten, the Red Cow, and it seemed to
Aghtamar that the night was endless.  She dozed and woke and dozed and woke and it
was still dark.  Maybe the sun had forgotten to rise.  Maybe she was caught in some
magical time loop.  Maybe she was worrying too much.  Maybe she had insomnia.  She
rolled over and thumped her pillow and tried to go to sleep again.  Really asleep
this time.  But there were so many things that could go wrong....
     By the time morning came--reluctantly, with lots of clouds and a cold, damp
wind--Aghtamar was a rag.  Squinting at the imperfect mirror in the small bedroom,
she amended that to a depressed, grumpy rag.  Or hag.  The kind of rag or hag that no
right-thinking gladiator would want as a companion on an adventure.  She was going to
be as second-rate at adventuring as she had been in the arena.  She was just working
up a really good depression when Zilla pounded on the door.
     "Come on," Zilla urged, bouncing on her toes once the door was opened.  "The
guys are waiting."
     "Maybe it would be better if I didn't--"
     "They're WAITING for us, Aghtamar.  Come ON."  Zilla grabbed her arm and dragged
her out into the inn's tiny hallway.  "I kind of LIKE having a couple of men waiting
for us," she confided.  "Even though Cadal is OLD, he must be forty or even FIFTY,
he's a very HOT-looking old man...."
     At that, Aghtamar laughed.  "I didn't know you had a thing for older men,
     "Well, he's a Lord Protector, so he won't get any older than he IS, after all,
and I bet he knows lots of INTERESTING things."  She glanced sideways at her friend.
"I bet he knows some men he could introduce to you."
     "Uh...Zilla, I'm not really looking for--"
     "You should be.  It's great exercise!"
     "Jack told me to watch out for you," Zilla said.  "He likes you.  I like you.
Lots of people like you.  He was, we were all worried you might get depressed again.
You take things too seriously, Aghty."
     "What kind of nickname would YOU suggest I make out of Aghtamar?  Why you ever
let your folks--or Jack if it was him--saddle you with such a mouthful of a name...."
Zilla squinted at her thoughtfully.  "Maybe I'll call you 'Sunshine'.  Would that be
     By this time, they had arrived at the ground floor, where Fist of Kjarran and
Cadal were, indeed, waiting.  "I've got horses for us all," Cadal said the moment
they appeared, "and lunches packed.  Let's go, we're burning daylight here."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Basically, the part of the Traders' Road that ran between Ibizond and Korga was
just like the parts between Korgan and Malcorn and between Ibizond and Murska.
Unpaved, rutted, hilly, muddy in the low spots, with trees crowding close on both
sides most of the way.  Many of the steepest hills had been cut down to make the
grade easier, with the road passing through dirt-walled notches--great places for an
ambush, as Fist of Kjarran observed cheerfully.
     Cadal nodded, but he looked gloomy.  "Great places," he agreed, "but our killer
doesn't use 'em, mostly.  Out of the dozen we think are victims of the same killer,
only two were attacked at a road cut like this."  He looked up at the steep, muddy
banks with their shaggy topping of brush and sighed.  "One in six isn't significant.
That would be too easy.  Our killer doesn't seem to need ambuscades."
     "But we do," Zilla said.  "So, which ones do you favor, and how do you expect us
to get the killer to attack Fist where we're watching?"
     "There is no way," Aghtamar muttered.
     "Sure there is.  Fist sets out in a group--say four people--from Ibizond about
sunset.  As he approaches the spot we've picked as best for our purposes, the other
three turn back, leaving him to enter the target zone alone.  So far, the killer has
never attacked a group as big as four, and besides, we can probably get enough out-
of-work gladiators from Murska, gods know there are plenty of them, to do the escort.
But my figuring is that he won't be attacked till he's alone.  And if he gets beyond
the optimum area without an attack, he turns and comes back, and if he gets all the
way back through it without being attacked, we join him and call it a night and go
back to Ibizond."
     "I wouldn't like to go back to the inn and leave a job undone," Fist of Kjarran
     "But doing the job needs the cooperation of our killer, so we're not totally in
control of that," Zilla pointed out.  "This sounds like a decent bet.  Let's do it."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): SILK AND STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 226): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): DRAKE'S TELEVISION (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 350): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 463): MIDNIGHT DANCER of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                           HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                            10-11-8-15-17-14-9ST of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                (turn 457): LAWN DART GOALIE of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ANASAZI.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  A 
stormcloud is brewing over the ARENA FELINES guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks 
like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 
3-2-1 outing, PIG BATTALION has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  It looks like the 
guys(?) at JOYS OF BOOZE had a good week as they went 3-0-0 to put them in 2nd place. 
I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for PANDORA, who flew up 19 points 
in the rankings after mashing TOMMY MADDOX like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was TOMMY MADDOX, who dropped 17 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with PANDORA.  Drawing on all of his 
experience as a 14-11-0 warrior, SLUGWORTH went for the Duelmastership against 
RYANATOR this week.  In front of all the crowds, SLUGWORTH took the Duelmaster's 
crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect 
the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ANASAZI arena.  Did you 
hear that WILLY WONKA INC. was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of WILLY WONKA INC.'s warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause WHEN DOGMA FAILS beats feet 
every time WILLY WONKA INC. smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but 
if challenges were votes, DIGITALIS would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
she doesn't want to win.  In a mismatch, our friend MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. got 
heroic notions and challenged QUID PRO KAPOW.  What did it get him?  A 8-6-1 record, 
that's what.  A Carrion Bird Sellout:  MIKE TV 8-6-1 fights QUID PRO KAPOW 12-7-0.  
(BYOB) Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had BARAK challenge up 28 
points in the rankings to take on A-10?  Some advice to BARAK.  Please don't 
challenge up 28 points to fight a 15-17-1 fighter like, say A-10.  (Okay, so it may 
be a little late).   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  KRIEG SWINE defied all odds and slew BLACK 
ORC in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as BLACK ORC's 
meat is notoriously tough.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will 
may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGWORTH 6847               15  11  0   134       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEER GOGGLES 6819            15  14  1   129       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 LEMON DROP 6685              21  14  0   122       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 RYANATOR 3462                26  15  0   113       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 DRY KEG 6679                 16  19  0   104       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 A-10 2563                    15  17  1   104       PIG BATTALION (226)
 QUID PRO KAPOW 6901          12   7  0   103       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-SEDEN 6566                    9   4  1    93       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRAY 6430                   20  18  0    90       ARENA FELINES (539)
 TOMB SCONE 5585              13   3  0    83       BAD BREAD (95)
 BRILL 6501                    8   7  0    80       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 DARK DUMPLING 4949           17  17  1    79       BAD BREAD (95)
 APATHY 6913                  10   7  0    74       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       13   9  0    73       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 KRIEG SWINE 2566             12   8  3    68       PIG BATTALION (226)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         15   7  1    67       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 BARAK 6499                   10   5  3    67       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE TV 6965                  8   6  1    66       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 SILK 6498                    10   5  0    63       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 ANDY 6769                    15  16  1    62       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 PANDORA 6898                  6   5  1    62       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 OLD MAJOR 3149                9  10  0    61       PIG BATTALION (226)
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        11  12  1    60       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-SUPERIOROIREPUS 6922          7   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792             8   5  1    41       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999            6   4  0    41       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 TOMMY MADDOX 7007             7   4  0    39       LA STARS (544)
-LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015         6   2  0    39       ARENA FELINES (539)
 EXUS 7078                     4   0  0    37       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902          5   0  0    35       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-NIMBLE NEUTER 6957            5   4  0    35       ARENA FELINES (539)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAWN GREEN 7061              3   2  1    32       LA STARS (544)
 SNOWBALL 3150                 6   6  0    30       PIG BATTALION (226)
 DIGITALIS 6862                6  10  1    29       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-CATLOW 6990                   4   3  0    28       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-OLENTANGY 6452                1   1  0    28       ORIGRINS (549)
 SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968         3   1  0    26       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LONIGAN 7022                  1   4  1    22       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-H 6924                        4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               2   0  0    19       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 TIM ALLEN 7098                2   0  0    18       JAILBIRDS (590)
 DEREK FISHER 7056             3   1  0    15       LA STARS (544)
 VIOLET B. 7065                2   3  0    15       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 MEN 7029                      1   1  0    14       PIG BATTALION (226)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           1   1  0    12       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        1   1  0    11       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-SUPERIOR TOAD 7019            2   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          1   1  0    10       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-STUPOR 7094                   1   0  0    10       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           0   2  0    10       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        1   1  0     8       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097            2   0  0     7       JAILBIRDS (590)
-FOOFAH 6343                   1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 <B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018          1   0  0     6       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-FRODO BAGGINS 6345            1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
-SMOG 6384                     0   3  0     3       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 TOMMY LEE 7096                0   2  0     2       JAILBIRDS (590)
 COOLHAND LUKE 7100            0   2  0     2       JAILBIRDS (590)
 SPRYTE 7101                   0   2  0     2       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        0   2  0     2       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 CYNTHIA COOPER 7102           0   1  0     1       LA STARS (544)
 LARRY FLINT 7106              0   1  0     1       JAILBIRDS (590)
-DANG DAN 4439                 0   1  0     1       I'M DAN, MAN (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAT E. GORY 6916       8  6 0 ARENA FELINES 539     ALEC BLACKTHORN 3464  441 REVENGED
BLACK ORC 240          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KRIEG SWINE 2566      445 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MARQUIS GRISSOM 7103   0  1 0 LA STARS 544          BLACK ORC 240         445 NONE    
GRANDPA JOE 6633      19 16 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  SEDEN 6566            443         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer Run Racers -- Style Masters entries must be declared in the P-ads on or before
a gladiator's FIRST appearance in the DM 33 Basic Arena.  Each of the 10 Styles to be
the FIRST to Graduate from the OFFICIAL Hammer Run Roll Call listed in the Team
Spotlights will earn 5 New Team Roll Ups which will be ordered by Hammer and sent
DIRECTLY to the manager of each of the FIRST Graduates from the 10 Fighting Style
Categories who have been declared in the P-ads as described above!  Remember to list 
the Warrior Name, Manager Name and Team Name.  Sometimes the same name is given to
the warriors from two different teams.  This makes it easy to identify.  Also, if a
warrior is declared to be a Lunger for example and then fights as a Plunger, that
warrior is automatically DISQUALIFIED.  So Be Sure the Inputters at RSI are able to
Read Your Writing when submitting New Warrior Roll Ups! -- Hammer
P.S.  Enjoy the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups!

All -- I am returning to the States for the summer.  Snailmail address has been
submitted as an All Arena Ad for those of you needing to contact me personally via
letters! -- Hammer

Dameon Darkheart -- Your Slasher has been added to the list! -- Hammer

Philthy Phil -- Welcome back to DM 33 and especially the Hammer Run!  Your Jailbirds
have been added to the official list! -- Hammer

Distorted -- Only New Gladiators with 0 Basic Arena Fight Experience Qualify as Style
Master Contestants! -- Hammer

Prophet -- I see Quid Pro Kapow took another shot at Wild Card Hammer!  My return to
the States should help my Challenges and Avoids to reach the RSI offices on time! --

Kellog -- Your Piker has been added to the Official list! -- Hammer

The Gang at RSI -- Thanks for all your kind assistance during my overseas ministry
for answering my Emails and answering the questions and requests I sent these past
months! -- Hammer

Ed. -- Would you please print a list of the Managers/Stables to refresh my memory? --

     Here's what I have as of last turn.  If any of them are incorrect, just let me
     know and I'll fix 'em. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     ARENA FELINES      Garfield               ORIGRINS           LHI
     BAD BREAD          Otto X. Frothingslosh  PATH OF THE BLADE  Vhagar
     CASINO HAMMERZ     Hammer                 PETS ON FIRE       Chazz Frothingslosh
     JAILBIRDS          Philthy Phil           PIG BATTALION      Kellog?
     JOYS OF BOOZE      Berylstar              SACKETT'S & CO.    Barnabas
     LA STARS           Zalgor Prigg           THE ILLEARTH       Philthy Phil
     OBSIDIAN HALL      Dameon Darkheart       WHEN DOGMA FAILS   Prophet
     OF MYTHOS AND MEN  Street Legal           WILLY WONKA INC.   Distorted

Otto X -- Glad to see you and your Bad Bread stable reactivated in our fine arena! --

All -- Casino Hammerz will be sending 5 warriors on the DM 33 sands during the Hammer
Run for the Roll ups!  See You on the Sands! -- Hammer

Ryanator -- Well, I suppose I expected to get my hat handed to me quickly, but
certainly not by a TP.  Good match, thanks for the learns. -- Seden

Wonka -- I'm sitting out this turn to time for the tourney, but I'll be back next
turn so that you can take your revenge. -- Seden

Tomb Scone -- Thanks for the beating and the useless skills. -- Silk

Old Major -- You can take a pounding with the best of em, but you certainly are a
lousy teacher. -- Brill

Tommy Maddox -- You did extremely naughty and painful things to my neck.  Ouch.
Thanks for letting me have the win, as my manager has me on a very short leash. --

Hammer -- Psst...think you got the styles for Light Da Pyre and Hey, Zeas! mixed up
in your spotlight last turn.  Pyre = Slasher, Zeas = Lunger. -- Prophet

Roulette Hammer -- Hmmm.  There will be a rematch. -- Light Da Pyre

A-10 -- Yee-ouch!  That has got to sting. -- Quid Pro Kapow

All -- Larry Flint, of Jailbirds, is a Total Parry. -- Philthy

Seden -- Here was Grandpa Joe's stats:  Master Attack, Def Exp, Dec Exp. Parry Exp.
17-13-8-17-21-5-11.  Was good, but never did well against offensive styles.  Killed
T.P.'s and WS!  Oh well, things like this happen but it hurts bad when they have good
stats and your replacement is so-so.  No, no Violet B. challenge.  Old Mr. Slugworth
will be eyeing you. -- Distorted

Mr. Phil -- "Put your left foot in..." Polk Country has a real treat!  It has been
dull for the two. -- Distorted
P.S.  The Sacketts and Path of the Blade has made it interesting. -- Distorted

Beer Goggles -- Why is it I can't beat you!!!  Doesn't make sense! -- Distorted
P.S.  Mike T.V. should have busted you up!

A-10 -- Put yourself to sleep.  No room for scum here. -- Distorted

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRIEG SWINE unbelievably slew BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
MARQUIS GRISSOM was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SLUGWORTH savagely defeated RYANATOR in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
MIKE TV was overpowered by QUID PRO KAPOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BARAK was vanquished by A-10 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BRILL overpowered WILD CARD HAMMER in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
OLD MAJOR was handily defeated by TOMB SCONE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SILK won victory over ANDY in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
DEREK FISHER was vanquished by GRUDGEBRINGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SHAWN GREEN beat DIGITALIS in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge melee.
MEN subdued LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge match.
CHARLIE BUCKET handily defeated SPRYTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
VIOLET B. demolished TOMMY LEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
HEY, ZEUS! handily defeated ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
DRY KEG vanquished DARK DUMPLING in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LEMON DROP vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
BEER GOGGLES devastated APATHY in a exciting 2 minute one-sided fight.
TOMMY MADDOX was overpowered by PANDORA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SNOWBALL was defeated by EXUS in a popular 1 minute master vs. amateur upset conflict.
SUPERIOR BAGGINS overpowered LIGHT DA' PYRE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
POKER FACE HAMMER overpowered LARRY FLINT in a 1 minute uneven fray.
BLACK JACK HAMMER was handily defeated by TIM ALLEN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DOCTOR LECTER subdued CYNTHIA COOPER in a action packed 4 minute novice's fight.
COOLHAND LUKE was beaten by <B>SUPERIOR</B> in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  44 -  5      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  43 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  40 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  25 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  27 -  3      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  29 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  21 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 445 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SLUGWORTH 6847             15  11  0  134 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
TOTAL PARRY      RYANATOR 3462              26  15  0  113 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUID PRO KAPOW 6901        12   7  0  103 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRILL 6501                  8   7  0   80 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
WALL OF STEEL    APATHY 6913                10   7  0   74 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
BASHING ATTACK   BARAK 6499                 10   5  3   67 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898                6   5  1   62 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
AIMED BLOW       EXUS 7078                   4   0  0   37 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEER GOGGLES 6819.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CYNTHIA COOPER 7102.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLUGWORTH 
6847, LEMON DROP 6685, BEER GOGGLES 6819, SILK 6498, SHAWN GREEN 7061, EXUS 7078, 
QUID PRO KAPOW 6901, BRILL 6501, GRUDGEBRINGER 6999, and MEN 7029.

The least popular fighter this week was DOCTOR LECTER 7097.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081, DARK DUMPLING 4949, TOMMY LEE 7096, 
6864, BARAK 6499, and MARQUIS GRISSOM 7103.

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

DRY KEG (33-6679) JOYS OF BOOZE (556)