DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2003    Duedate: 10/08/2003

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-453

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD CARD HAMMER
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
(33-6864) [17-14-2,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD CARD HAMMER               DOCTOR LECTER
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)           JAILBIRDS (590)
(33-6864) [17-14-2,93]         (33-7097) [8-1-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD CARD HAMMER               RED HEAD
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)           CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
(33-6864) [17-14-2,93]         (33-6073) [5-5-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        96
2. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       19      CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
3. FOOD FIGHT (10)             11      Unchartered Team
4. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)       8
5. JOYS OF BOOZE (556)          6      JAILBIRDS (590)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    91  67  4 57.6   1/ 3 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     10  5 2
 2- 2 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   52  43  5 54.7   2/ 2 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   10  5 0
 3/ 0 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     88  77  8 53.3   3/ 1 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       8  7 2
 4/ 3 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      304 272 28 52.8   4- 4 PIG BATTALION (226)       5  5 0
 5/ 4 FOOD FIGHT (10)          137 123  5 52.7   5/ 0 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     3  0 0
 6/ 5 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      109 103  4 51.4   6/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       3  4 1
 7/ 7 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      48  46 10 51.1   7/ 5*JAILBIRDS (590)           3  7 0
 8/ 6 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   106 105  2 50.2   8/ 7 FOOD FIGHT (10)           3 10 0
 9- 8 PIG BATTALION (226)       58  72  4 44.6   9- 8 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    2  3 0
10- 9 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    90 125  3 41.9  10/ 9 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    1  2 0
11/10*JAILBIRDS (590)           17  28  1 37.8  11/10*KILLER JS (577)           0  3 0
12/11*KILLER JS (577)            1   3  0 25.0  12-11 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   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

     Mahatsawd the Mighty handed the report to Hammer who had transported in via one
of his Elven Orbs of Transport to check on his Casino Hammerz enroute to the Madness
in Morya.
     Hammer was pleased to learn that his current roster of Casino Hammerz accounted
for 8 of the 10 stable Kills in their overal W/L record.
     "Should I send Wild Card Hammer to the Dark Arena?" questioned Mahatsawd as he
elaborated upon the displeasure of WC Hammer's performance of late.
     "Stay thy hand against Wild Card Hammer!" Hammer commanded with an immediate
authoritative response.  "He will yet serve my purpose in the Hammer Run should it
warrant to be so."
     Mahatsawd was displeased with the progress of his fiancee Lucky Lady Hammer who
had fallen to a 3-6-1 record while leading the Hammer Run Ripper category with 24
points.
     Wild Card Hammer had been assigned to personally coach LL Hammer in the finer
arts of the Ripper as WC Hammer still maintained a winning record with 2 Kills and a
16-14-2, 78 record.
     Hammer was well aware of Mahatsawd's objections to allow WC Hammer to continue
fighting.
     "I have given Wild Card Hammer instructions to increase Lucky Lady Hammer's
training and prepare her for the challenge of overtaking him in the recognition
rankings before he graduates!"
     Mahatsawd stared dumbfounded at Hammer as the realization of what Hammer had
instructed Wild Card Hammer to do hit home.
     "Do not worry my friend!"
     Mahatsawd eyed Hammer with a blank look bordering on despair.
     "I have the utmost confidence that Lucky Lady Hammer is capable of surviving the
Hammer Run so the two of you can wed!"
     Mahatsawd nodded his agreement.

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]

Rippers
     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
Lungers
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
Strikers
     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] Died T-448 DA
     05.  Poc (T-447) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] Died T-451
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-447
     03.  Canadian II (T-450) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-450 DA
Slashers
     01.  Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     03.  Black Margot (T-452) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     03.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     04.  Heretic Barbeque (T-448) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-450
Plungers
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-446
Bashers
     01.   Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     03.  Canadian (T-449) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-449 DA
     04.  Firsttime Felon (T-450) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     05.  Gotta Schtick (T-451) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
Wastes
     01.  Shocktart (T-449) [Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc.] Died T-452
     02.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
Aimers
     01.  Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]

Attention:  Distorted/Willie 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 (when declared in the P-ads); therefore, neither of these warriors
qualify as contestants in the Hammer Run as announced in the P-ads for T-444.

       Hammer Run Leaders as of T-452
Rippers
     Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 3-6-1, 24
Lungers
     Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] 7-2-0, 49
Strikers
     Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 5-4-1, 50
Pikers
     None
Slashers
     Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] 5-4-1, 58
Total Parodys
     Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 7-1-0, 33
Plungers
     Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 3-5-1, 23
Bashers
     Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 4-1-0, 35
Wastes
     Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] 0-1-0, 1
Aimers
     Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] 2-0-
     0, 10

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Zukal:

     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
counted.
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door and stepped toward Pelishtekan's office.

Near Malcorn:

     The finger of light slid across the surface of the tall stone and touched the
worn carvings, which leaped into sudden clarity.  The little clearing, which had been
empty except for Lord Malcorn and Tiljanz al Burgos, the young Karnhorn diplomat, was
suddenly full of shadows.  Or something.  Tiljanz could feel the weight of a dozen
minds thinking about him--calculating minds, hostile minds, hungry ones.  He held
himself still and quiet with difficulty.  This was Lord Malcorn's meeting; he himself
was just present as a witness.
     Words came out of the darkness, hollow as caves, clear as trumpets.  "Why are
you here, Malcorn?"
     "To demand that you enforce your side of the agreement we made, Dregur," the
lord of Malcorn replied.  If a great tree had spoken, its voice might have sounded
like that.
     "Our side?  What have we, the true and original lords of all the land between
the lakes, to 'enforce' at the command of an ephemeral like you?"
     "Do not play games with me.  A deal was made and sworn under just such a moon,
that the dregur would attack only those who entered this land at the command of the
Easterner Inzolas.  In return for this, you were released from the Silent Place."
     "And if we choose now to disregard that 'deal' you speak of?"  Idle inquiry.
     "The Silent Place is still there."
     "You think you could return us to that captivity?"  Scorn and amusement.  "You?"
     "If you do not keep your side of the agreement," now Malcorn's voice was like
iron, cold black iron, "I will return you to that captivity.  Me."  At that moment,
Tiljanz did not doubt that Blackie would do just that, whatever the cost to himself.
     "We did make an oath."  The voice was the same, but different.  A different
dregur speaking, Tiljanz thought.  "The oath is a binding already.  He could do it."
Warning, cool consideration.
     "Because a few of us have chosen to Hunt freely, as we used to?  Unfair!  This
land was OURS.  If we stretch out our hand to take it back, where is the injustice in
that?"  Passion.
     "The injustice is in the breaking of our oath.  The land itself will reject an
oathbreaker.  It has always been so."  Stern command.  "We must keep our part of the
bargain, or by our failure we release Lord Malcorn from his.  And he could then
return us to the Silent Place, if he is willing to pay the price."  A pause.  "And
you can see that he is so willing."
     Objection.  "Those who Hunt alone will not be called back to the kennel, even by
you."
     Unyielding command.  "Then I myself will lead a Hunt against them."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Now that I'm back on the throne a second time, I am feeling a bit more
apathetic.  For those that are interested, I'm currently a 16-9(2)-11-17-17-3-13 Wall
of Steel with Masters in Initiative, Attack and Parry and an Expert in Defense.  I
could have sworn my favorite weapon was the quarterstaff; turns out it is the morning
star.  Who knew?  Well, best of luck to all the challengers to the throne.

                    Apathy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
NIYTYOLE ISLAND.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got 
paid!  Say good-bye to OBSIDIAN HALL, as they are pushed from the coveted top team 
spot by the CASINO HAMMERZ stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for ROULETTE HAMMER, who 
flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing DIGITALIS like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was REPEAT OFFENDER, who 
dropped 16 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with LUCKY LADY 
HAMMER.  Our battling duelmaster APATHY has managed to hold the title, fending off 
PANDORA's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, OBSIDIAN HALL.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIYTYOLE ISLAND arena.  
Did you hear that JAILBIRDS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of JAILBIRDS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch OBSIDIAN HALL's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from JAILBIRDS.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of HEY, 
ZEUS!, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  
TIM ALLEN II:  THE REMATCH.  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, SPRYTE was 
mashed by DOCTOR LECTER, who let SPRYTE know that killing members of JAILBIRDS is a 
no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in NIYTYOLE ISLAND 
have no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another 
Spy Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 
'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        17  14  2    93       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD DOG 4568                 11   7  1   102       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
-ANDY 6769                    17  19  1    92       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-MIKE TV 6965                 12   7  1    91       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 PANDORA 6898                 11   8  1    91       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLD MAJOR 3149               12  14  0    88       PIG BATTALION (226)
 SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          19  23  0    86       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           10   8  0    71       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILK 6498                    12   8  0    70       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRILL 6501                   10  10  0    66       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           6   4  1    66       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          7   3  2    65       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        6   4  1    63       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        6   4  2    56       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 DIGITALIS 6862               12  12  1    49       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SNOWBALL 3150                 9  10  0    46       PIG BATTALION (226)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        4   6  1    43       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               7   3  0    40       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 RED HEAD 6073                 5   5  0    38       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097            8   1  0    37       JAILBIRDS (590)
 LONIGAN 7022                  3   4  1    35       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VLAD 7119                     1   3  0    33       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 IRON CHEF 6925                7   2  0    32       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 DA SPINS 7011                 5   3  1    32       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 CATLOW 6990                   5   3  0    30       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 SPRYTE 7101                   3   7  1    29       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-HAGGIS 6132                   6   8  1    27       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 GOTTA SCHTIK 7151             3   0  0    24       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUPOR 7094                   4   5  0    23       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-JOE FRIDAY 7130               2   2  0    22       PIG BATTALION (226)
 REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          4   2  0    19       JAILBIRDS (590)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  2   4  1    19       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 TRUE GRITS 7143               1   2  0    15       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           2   5  0    11       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-ARNOLD Z. 7150                2   0  0    10       PIG BATTALION (226)
 CLINCH 7133                   1   0  0    10       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 JEFF THOMPSON 6884            1   2  0     9       KILLER JS (577)
 FIRSTTIME FELON 7140          1   2  0     5       JAILBIRDS (590)
 BLACK MARGOT 7153             1   1  0     4       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              0   1  0     1       PIG BATTALION (226)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MEATCAKE 7144          0  2 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         POKER FACE HAMME 7057 452         
SHEMALE 7162           0  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         SPYMASTER 242         453 NONE    
TIM ALLEN 7098         3  6 1 JAILBIRDS 590         DA SPINS 7011         453         
MANSLAUGHTER 7139      1  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         SPRYTE 7101           452 JUST REV
BLACKOUT 7156          0  1 0 JOYS OF BOOZE 556     GERELIN LOSTFIRE 239  453 NONE    
POC 7123               1  4 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  451         
HERETIC BARBECUE 7121  1  2 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  HAGGIS 6132           450 REVENGED
SHOCK TART 7131        1  1 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  MYRIKLE 7128          452         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Manslaughter -- Ooooooh!  Nice challenge!!  Let's do that again!!  Oh wait!  You
CAN'T!!!  Does that make me guilty of you????!!!!!! -- Spryte the Nasty

Kellog -- Sorry about that, my old IC friend.  You know what Black Margot looks like.
Tough match up for your style.  Good luck with your stylemaster! -- Dameon Darkheart,
KoTC/Inner Circle

Shock Tart -- Well now, I bet you are rethinking that challenge, aren't you? --
Myrikle Deathdealer

Red Head -- Hey, Hon!  I KNOW I've mentioned this before but you nice people seem to
be forgetting so I will mention it again.  I'm really NOT that much of a teacher.
Then again, with challenges like the last two I have won six of my last seven.  Maybe
you SHOULD challenge me again, Sugar! -- Digitalis

All -- I believe that last turn's 5-0-2 was my personal best, although not the most
killing one.  Thanks for your contribution! -- Dameon Darkheart, Obsidian Hall

Spryte -- Well, since you inquired about my train of thought, I was mostly planning
on a skill raping of epic proportions.  Then after that I thought, in the back of my
mind, "Maybe his record is an accurate reflection of his skill."  Sadly neither were
the case.  Kest la vye. -- Jeff Thompson

Hammer Runners -- Leaders have been posted in the Spotlights section.  You do the
math regarding the contenders/pretenders.  New Warriors still have the opportunity to
contend for 5 NTRUs! -- Hammer

Prophet -- Congratulations!  Light Da' Pyre is in the Challenger Adepts leading the
Slashers with a 5-4-1, 58 record.  In fact LDP leads all the Hammer Runners!  No FID
in this contest my friend! -- Hammer

Ed. -- Had time to check when DM 33 reverts back to Niytyole Island? -- Hammer

     With any luck, it should have changed this time out. *crossed fingers* -- Ed.

All -- Remember to declare your New Warrior's style in the P-ads on or before his/her
first DM 33 fight to qualify for the Hammer Run for the Rollups! -- Hammer

Meatcake -- That's the price you pay for Challenging me for Skill Rapes! -- Poker
Face Hammer

Mike TV -- Perhaps we will meet again for the Duelmasters Throne!  Then again,
perhaps you will graduate before I become a Challenger Champion? -- Wild Card Hammer
P.S.  Thanks for the Skills and use those you gained from me wisely!
P.P.S.  That's a Nasty Fave!

Doctor Lecter -- Valiant Display of Talent! Definite Duelmaster Material.  Perhaps we
shall cross swords again so to speak? -- Black Jack Hammer
P.S.  Thanks for Contributing to My Free Fight as This Week's Favorite!

Da Spins -- Congratulations on your recovery!  Those Skills should serve you well in
the upcoming tourney! -- Roulette Hammer

Stupor -- Rather awkward display of competition on my part!  Hammer is stepping up
the process with my training and my beloved Mahatsawd is greatly concerned! -- Lucky
Lady Hammer

All -- Looking at my Casino Hammerz Kill record to W/L ratio compels me to consider
running this stable beyond the limits of the Hammer Run! -- Hammer

All -- This final entry matches the number of P-ads from last cycle, but don't expect
me to continue matching or surpassing the number of P-ads from cycle to cycle! --
Hammer
P.S.  DM 33 was once heralded as the Fiercest and Best Free Blades Arena in Alastari
in days gone by!  There were Spotlights and P-ads in abundance!  Now we feature a few
cozy competitors!  En Garde!

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHEMALE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLACKOUT was butchered by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SQUEEZE CHEESE was savagely defeated by POKER FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute melee.
DOCTOR LECTER bested SPRYTE in a popular 5 minute Bloodfeud contest.
HEY, ZEUS! was overpowered by BLACK JACK HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
LUCKY LADY HAMMER devastated REPEAT OFFENDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MYRIKLE was beaten by RED HEAD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory Challenge brawl.
TIM ALLEN was viciously butchered by DA SPINS in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
APATHY vanquished PANDORA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRUDGEBRINGER was vanquished by WILD CARD HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
LIGHT DA' PYRE overpowered IRON CHEF in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
DIGITALIS was demolished by ROULETTE HAMMER in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
LONIGAN bested STUPOR in a 1 minute battle.
CATLOW subdued OSKSI NOBLE in a popular 1 minute brawl.
JEFF THOMPSON was handily defeated by TRUE GRITS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FIRSTTIME FELON was viciously subdued by CLINCH in a 7 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
GOTTA SCHTIK handily defeated BLACK MARGOT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  41 -  4      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  19 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  40 -  3      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  18 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  29 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 453 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WILD CARD HAMMER 6864      17  14  2   93 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898               11   8  1   91 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         10   8  0   71 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063         6   4  1   66 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROULETTE HAMMER 7044        7   3  2   65 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081      6   4  1   63 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
TOTAL PARRY      DOCTOR LECTER 7097          8   1  0   37 JAILBIRDS (590)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD CARD HAMMER 6864.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was RED HEAD 6073.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPRYTE 7101, 
POKER FACE HAMMER 7057, CLINCH 7133, ROULETTE HAMMER 7044, CATLOW 6990, FIRSTTIME 
FELON 7140, LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043, WILD CARD HAMMER 6864, LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063, and 
LONIGAN 7022.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK MARGOT 7153.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JEFF THOMPSON 6884, STUPOR 7094, PANDORA 6898, MYRIKLE 7128, 
HEY, ZEUS! 7068, DOCTOR LECTER 7097, BLACKOUT 7156, SHEMALE 7162, GOTTA SCHTIK 7151, 
and DIGITALIS 6862.

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

APATHY (33-6913) WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALICE 2888 (131-89-3)                  7  3  0         ALICE'S RESTAURANT   

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK DOG 3207 (137-86-2)              5  3  0         THE TIDE             

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEVE DALLAS 5314 (64-31-0)            5  3  0         BLOOM COUNTY         
MILQUETOAST 5313 (61-38-2)             4  3  0         BLOOM COUNTY         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LADY EMILY 6626 (18-11-1)              2  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
W.T. POOH 4430 (53-37-0)               2  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
LORD FIREFLASH 2966 (24-25-0)          0  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
LORD LIGHTSPEED 2928 (31-22-3)         0  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
NO CHASER 6490 (25-17-0)               0  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
SPAZZ 6207 (31-23-0)                   0  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUE 5776 (20-13-1)                    5  3  0         BLADES OF GRASS      
PICKY URCHIN 3152 (26-11-0)            4  3  0         THE INEPTS           
DRY KEG 6679 (17-21-0)                 1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIGHT WALL 6659 (17-10-0)              2  1  0  DEAD   LUROCIANS II         
BEER GOGGLES 6819 (17-14-1)            5  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
LEMON DROP 6685 (21-16-0)              4  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
LINK HOGTHROB 5358 (17-9-0)            3  3  0         INTERSTELLAR PORK    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEDEN 6566 (10-5-1)                    1  1  0  DEAD   PATH OF THE BLADE    
APATHY 6913 (12-7-0)                   0  3  0         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     
GRUDGEBRINGER 6999 (7-5-0)             0  3  0         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     
LADY KALDRA 5451 (7-4-1)               0  3  0         LUROCIANS II         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902 (7-0-0)           6  3  0         PETS ON FIRE         
SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968 (4-2-0)          5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y   
LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063 (1-3-0)            2  3  0         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHAPS & SPURS 7115 (0-1-0)             6  3  1         ALL DRESSED UP       
HEY, ZEUS! 7068 (3-1-0)                4  3  1         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     
ROULETTE HAMMER 7044 (3-1-1)           4  3  0         CASINO HAMMERZ       
POKER FACE HAMMER 7057 (3-1-1)         3  3  0         CASINO HAMMERZ       
BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081 (1-3-1)         2  3  0         CASINO HAMMERZ       
SHAWN GREEN 7061 (5-2-1)               2  3  0         LA STARS             
DA SPINS 7011 (2-0-0)                  1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043 (3-1-1)         1  3  0         CASINO HAMMERZ       
STUPOR 7094 (2-1-0)                    0  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
<B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018 (2-1-0)          13  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y   
CYNTHIA COOPER 7102 (2-1-0)            5  3  0         LA STARS             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HERETIC BARBECUE 7121 (0-0-0)          1  3  1         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     
SLAYBAGEL 7105 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         BAD BREAD            
BEER BELLY 7127 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE