Date   : 10/09/2003    Duedate: 10/22/2003


DM-33    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-6864) [18-14-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASINO HAMMERZ (576)           KILLER JS (577)
(33-6864) [18-14-2,100]        (33-6884) [2-2-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANDY                           CATLOW
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)         SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6769) [18-19-1,94]         (33-6990) [5-4-0,31]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILLY WONKA INC. (550)      42
2. PATH OF THE BLADE (558)     31      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. PETS ON FIRE (573)          27      Unchartered Team
4. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        22
5. KILLER JS (577)             13      COLGATE DAYS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*COLGATE DAYS (594)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     12  3 2
 2/ 0 PETS ON FIRE (573)       118  70  8 62.8   2/ 2 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    9  6 0
 3/ 1 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    91  68  4 57.2   3/ 9 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    6  4 2
 4/ 2 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   53  44  5 54.6   4/ 3 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       5 10 2
 5/ 7 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      52  47 11 52.5   5/ 0 PETS ON FIRE (573)        4  0 0
 6/ 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     88  80  8 52.4   6/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       4  3 1
 7/ 4 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      304 277 28 52.3   7/ 5 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     3  3 0
 8/ 5 FOOD FIGHT (10)          137 126  5 52.1   8/ 4 PIG BATTALION (226)       3  7 0
 9/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      111 103  4 51.9   9- 7*JAILBIRDS (590)           3  7 0
10/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   108 108  2 50.0  10/ 8 FOOD FIGHT (10)           2  9 0
11/ 9 PIG BATTALION (226)       60  75  4 44.4  11/ 0*COLGATE DAYS (594)        1  0 0
12/10 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    94 126  5 42.7  12/11*KILLER JS (577)           1  1 0
13/12*KILLER JS (577)            2   3  0 40.0  13/10 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    1  2 0
14-11*JAILBIRDS (590)           17  28  1 37.8  14/12 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   1  2 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 was well satisfied that his Casino Hammerz stable members were beginning
to mature and develop into the team of warriors that he always knew they could
potentially become.
     Even Mahatsawd had to agree that Hammer had some kind of uncanny insight by
allowing Wild Card Hammer to live and amaze everyone in Niytyole Island that WC
Hammer was now Duelmaster.
     Furthermore, it even made more sense to Mahatsawd that Hammer had insisted that
Wild Card Hammer be allowed to live to help train Lucky Lady Hammer for the Hammer
Run for the Rollups.
     She would now be hard pressed to attain a Winning record and a Champions
classification before WC Hammer received his call to Graduate.
     Mahatsawd was impressed with the training of the other Casino Hammerz warriors,
noticing that Roulette Hammer, Black Jack Hammer and Poker Face Hammer were now
setting their sights on the possibility that they too could one day ascend the ranks
of Niytyole Island to become the DM 33 Duelmaster and bring honor and glory to Hammer
for their accomplishments.

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.  Hey, Zeus! (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] Died T-448 DA
     05.  Poc (T-447) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] Died T-451
     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
     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
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-453
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-446
     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]
     01.  Shocktart (T-449) [Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc.] Died T-452
     02.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     01.  Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]

Attention:  Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.

       Current Hammer Run Leaders as of T-453
     Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
Total Parodys
     Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     Gotta Schtick (T-451) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]

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Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The horseman started to turn away, but two of the hounds made a determined
attack on the three gladiators as they scrambled out of their sheltering tree.  Now,
the tree was a trap rather than a shelter.  Cadal was first out, hammering at the
nearest hound with his heavy blade.
     Aghatamar was just behind him, close enough to slash at the hound trying to take
him from the side.  The horseman turned back, just as the moon shone through a gap in
the clouds overhead.  Aghtamar sucked in her breath in shock.  There was a face, she
repeated that to herself as a litany against the unknown.  Two eyes--she shuddered
and wrenched her gaze away from them, feeling her blood turn to ice and her bones to
sand.  A beak of a nose, a hunting bird's beak.  Gash of a mouth, with an icy glitter
of fangs.
     Behind her, Zilla muttered a prayer to Sermina and struck two-handed at the
hound, awkwardly because she didn't want to look directly at it.  That hound was no
beast that ever curled up quietly before a fire or accepted a pat on the head for a
job well done.  Cadal lunged at his hound and came near to spitting it on his sword,
but the uncanny creature twisted away.  The horseman laughed, a sound which would
chill the strongest heart, and turned away again, riding up the road toward whatever
his, or its third hound had cornered.  Fist of Kjarran, most likely, but there was no
way to help him now.  They had their own problems.
     The hounds had a pattern of swirling in to attack and then out before they could
be struck in return, coordinating their efforts smoothly without needing their
master's guidance.  They must have done this many times before.  Aghtamar thought of
the other people dead along this road and knew they must have sustained just such an
attack:  the horn with its message of fear, then these uncanny beasts with their
teasing and toying, and finally the huntsman on his horse.  Not a good death.  If
there was such a thing as a 'good death'.
     While these thoughts were flitting through her mind, she kept her sword moving
as well.  The hounds seemed reluctant, maybe even totally unwilling, to close with
them, but they wouldn't leave them alone, either.  "The damned things are trying to
wear us down," she muttered.  And it might work.  She was already breathing hard, and
she could hear Zilla panting beside her.  She couldn't hear Cadal, but he was
farthest from her.
     "We've got to finish these," Cadal stated.  "Fist of Kjarran is going to need
our help."  A shuffle and lunge, a hound yelped and dodged back.  "Except they won't
     "And if we just go to Fist, turn our backs on these hounds," Zilla growled,
"likely they'll jump on us from behind."
     "There must be SOME way we can kill or cripple these damned hounds!" Aghtamar
snapped.  "Anything that lives can be killed.  It's a natural law or something."
     "We're not going to find it tonight except by chance," Cadal said.  "And we have
to go help Fist.  If we all move together, back to back...."
     "Right!  Let's move," Aghtamar agreed.  "On the count of three?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Guess everyone is shocked and surprised to see Wild Card Hammer ruling the roost
here in Niytyole Island after I languished in the Champions for so many rounds.
     Hammer deserves my devotion as he was unwilling to send me to the Dark Arena
even though a while back an RSI Stand In beat me.
     No hard feelings toward my trainer Mahatsawd because I do understand that it is
most difficult for him to stand by and watch my erratic performance while I have been
entrusted to train his fiancee.
     The random matchup with Grudgebringer proved to be a God send and now my name is
up in lights not only as the Duelmaster/Chartered Recognition Leader, but as the
Popularity Leader as well.
     Turn 453 proved to be a bonanza for the Casino Hammerz stable what with the 96
point gain for Teams on the Move and our 10-5-2 record to edge out When Dogma Fails
for Current Top Team.
     That sure helps Hammer with the cost of running this stable every two weeks and
I am proud to represent Hammer as a Duelmaster since it has been a long time since a
Hammer warrior held a Throne.
     We will see who gets to Challenge for the Throne on T-454 or if I have to face
another of those miserable RSI Stand Ins to add to my Political Points and resume for
graduating from DM 33.
     Meanwhile I will enjoy the view from up here and make it the focus of my further
training for Lucky Lady Hammer to inspire her to victory and the honor of sitting on
the Niytyole Island Duelmaster Throne.

-- Wild Card Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  PIG BATTALION after a sorry 2-3-0 might want to consider abandoning the 
sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 6 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to WILLY 
WONKA INC..  PATH OF THE BLADE had cause to celebrate, after VLAD got 23 points by 
beating POKER FACE HAMMER.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 22 points to VLAD.  (Discrete enough, POKER FACE HAMMER?) 
You could cut the tension with a scimitar as PANDORA of OBSIDIAN HALL met the 
Duelmaster.  PANDORA found out that NIYTYOLE ISLAND isn't a democracy.  You've gotta 
be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of JAILBIRDS, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of CASINO HAMMERZ, so did that sorry 
team shy from JAILBIRDS If challenges were horses, MYRIKLE could open up a fast food 
joint!  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  RED HEAD 
will face LIGHT DA' PYRE, up by 28.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  LIGHT DA' PYRE 
had a quite go of it, putting RED HEAD in his place.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Citizens of NIYTYOLE ISLAND, be sure to settle your debts with HAGGIS of FOOD FIGHT.  
It's relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on its mind!  Congratulations, 
ROULETTE HAMMER.  The manager of PIG BATTALION should have sent SNOWBALL to the Dark 
Arena for having a 9-10-0 long ago.  I hear ARNOLD Z. of PIG BATTALION tired of the 
battles and was thinking of becoming a priest.  FICHLEBERRY of WILLY WONKA INC. saved 
him the effort of getting references.  Charity is unknown in NIYTYOLE ISLAND, and 
rightly so.  WILLY WONKA INC. exacted their revenge against OBSIDIAN HALL.  Oh hard!  
that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in NIYTYOLE ISLAND is the highlight of my life.  My 
fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my 
impeccable character.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed 
to foot my bill at The Don't Drop Inn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        18  14  2   100       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD DOG 4568                 11   7  1   102       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 OLD MAJOR 3149               13  14  0    99       PIG BATTALION (226)
 ANDY 6769                    18  19  1    94       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 PANDORA 6898                 11   9  1    91       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         17   8  1    90       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       15  10  0    90       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          19  23  0    86       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 MIKE TV 6965                 12   8  1    84       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          8   3  3    78       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        7   4  1    78       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-SILK 6498                    12   8  0    70       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           7   4  1    69       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRILL 6501                   10  10  0    66       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           10   9  0    58       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD 7119                     2   3  0    56       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        5   6  1    52       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902          8   0  0    51       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 DIGITALIS 6862               12  13  1    50       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               8   3  0    45       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792             9   7  1    43       PETS ON FIRE (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA SPINS 7011                 6   3  1    38       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-DOCTOR LECTER 7097            8   1  0    37       JAILBIRDS (590)
 RED HEAD 6073                 5   6  0    37       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        6   5  2    34       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON CHEF 6925                7   2  0    32       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 LONIGAN 7022                  3   5  1    32       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 CATLOW 6990                   5   4  0    31       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 SPRYTE 7101                   3   8  1    31       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               3   2  0    28       PIG BATTALION (226)
 STUPOR 7094                   5   5  0    25       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           3   5  1    24       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOTTA SCHTIK 7151             3   1  0    23       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  2   5  1    23       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 JEFF THOMPSON 6884            2   2  0    22       KILLER JS (577)
-REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          4   2  0    19       JAILBIRDS (590)
 FICHLEBERRY 7165              1   0  1    19       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 SQUARE DEAL SAM 7164          1   0  0    15       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-FIRSTTIME FELON 7140          1   2  0     5       JAILBIRDS (590)
 BLACK MARGOT 7153             1   2  0     5       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 DARTMAN 7161                  1   0  0     5       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 CLINCH 7133                   1   1  0     4       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              0   2  0     2       PIG BATTALION (226)
 BAD APPLE 7166                0   1  0     1       FOOD FIGHT (10)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAGGIS 6132            6  9 1 FOOD FIGHT 10         STONE GOLEM 246       454 NONE    
TRUE GRITS 7143        1  3 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         CHARLIE BUCKET 7095   454         
MEATCAKE 7144          0  2 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         POKER FACE HAMME 7057 452         
TIM ALLEN 7098         3  6 1 JAILBIRDS 590         DA SPINS 7011         453         
MANSLAUGHTER 7139      1  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         SPRYTE 7101           452 REVENGED
33 MEAT 1 7163         0  1 0 PATH OF THE BLADE 558 STONE GOLEM 246       454 NONE    
SNOWBALL 3150          9 11 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  454         
ARNOLD Z. 7150         2  1 0 PIG BATTALION 226     FICHLEBERRY 7165      454         
POC 7123               1  4 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  451         
PHLLBT!! 7167          0  1 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  SPYMASTER 242         454 NONE    
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 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Myrikle -- You will not be running your pie hole any longer! -- Distorted

Hammer -- Warm up the seat, pal.  Here I come! -- Mike T.V.

All -- Where have you all gone? -- Distorted

Myrikle -- Thanks for the new rollup!  He is amazing!! -- Distorted

Niytyole Islanders -- What a way to celebrate the restoration of Niytyole Island's
Arena Name by going 5-0 and Wild Card Hammer seizing the Duelmaster Throne/Chartered
Recognition Leader as well as Popularity Leader last cycle!  Plus Casino Hammerz
posted as The Top Team/Top Team on the Move!  It has been a long time since a Hammerz
stable has seated a warrior on the Duelmasters Throne! -- Hammer

Ed. -- We raise our Weapons and Armor in salute to your hand in restoring our beloved
arena name to Niytyole Island Arena! -- Hammer

     *smile* No problem, it was just a case of time slipping past without anyone
     being aware. -- Ed.

Dameon Darkheart -- We raise our Weapons and Armor to your Personal Best 5-0-2 and
trust you and Obsidian Hall will remain in Niytyole Island to make further history in
the Fiercest and Best! -- Hammer

Hammer Runners -- Light Da' Pyre, Roulette Hammer and Black Jack Hammer have all
ascended to the Challenger Adepts focusing upon becoming Duelmaster and Graduating
for the Rollup Prizes! -- Hammer

Apathy -- Congratulations on your Graduation Victory by preventing Pandora from
becoming Duelmaster!  Surprise!  Surprise!  Surprise!  Makes all that time in
Champions worth the wait! -- Wild Card Hammer

Grudgebringer -- Your valiant effort was greatly appreciated and I salute you for
your courage!  This Duelmaster Throne may one day be yours, but for now I will enjoy
the View from the Top! -- Wild Card Hammer
P.S.  Should I somehow remain upon this DM 33 Duelmaster Throne when you climb back
to the Challenger Champions, you are more than welcome to Challenge for the Honor!

Repeat Offender -- Those Tips from Wild Card Hammer sure came in handy!  We both
benefited from the experience!  Now you have some incentive to overtake Gotta Schtik
in the Hammer Run! -- Lucky Lady Hammer

Digitalis -- Thanks for the Workout!  Be Patient!  Wild Card Hammer became Duelmaster
when it looked Impossible!  Your Day of Opportunity is on the Horizon! -- Roulette

Hey Zeus! -- Your Challenge Cost You!  Now Roulette Hammer is leading the Hammer Run
and she is determined to Graduate before you do!  Try Poker Face Hammer for a
Challenge! -- Black Jack Hammer

Squeeze Cheeze -- Would You Say that was a Rather Unexpected Result for a Blood Feud?
Helps me stay within Striking distance of overtaking Black Jack Hammer!  Pun
Intended! -- Poker Face Hammer

Hammer Runners -- Anyone out there have a Team Spotlight to enhance our Niytyole
Island Newsletter?  How about the P-ads?  Gotta Run Now!  Madness Mission to
Complete! -- Hammer

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

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAGGIS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
PHLLBT!! was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
33 MEAT 1 was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
ANDY overpowered MYRIKLE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SNOWBALL was butchered by ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
PANDORA was defeated by WILD CARD HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge Title struggle.
OLD MAJOR viciously subdued MIKE TV in a 2 minute gruesome expert's Challenge fight.
BLACK JACK HAMMER vanquished GRUDGEBRINGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RED HEAD was overpowered by LIGHT DA' PYRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LONIGAN was savagely defeated by HEY, ZEUS! in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
LUCKY LADY HAMMER overcame DIGITALIS in a 5 minute Challenge bout.
CHARLIE BUCKET assassinated TRUE GRITS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PUT OUT THE CAT devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BOOM CHICKEN BOOM savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's match.
ZIPPOPOTAMUS overcame CATLOW in a action packed 4 minute gory fight.
POKER FACE HAMMER was devastated by VLAD in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven duel.
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE bested SPRYTE in a 2 minute brawl.
DA SPINS narrowly defeated GOTTA SCHTIK in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
STUPOR beat LUFTSCHWEIN in a unpopular 5 minute master vs. amateur fight.
JEFF THOMPSON overpowered CLINCH in a 2 minute brutal uneven fight.
JOE FRIDAY overpowered BLACK MARGOT in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ARNOLD Z. was easily killed by FICHLEBERRY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SQUARE DEAL SAM demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BAD APPLE lost to DARTMAN in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  37 -  4      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  41 -  6      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  19 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  29 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  22 -  1      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 454 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WILD CARD HAMMER 6864      18  14  2  100 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898               11   9  1   91 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
LUNGING ATTACK   BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798     15  10  0   90 PETS ON FIRE (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063         7   4  1   69 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         10   9  0   58 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
WALL OF STEEL    DA SPINS 7011               6   3  1   38 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANDY 6769.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CATLOW 6990.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798, HAGGIS 
6132, 33 MEAT 1 7163, PANDORA 6898, JEFF THOMPSON 6884, WILD CARD HAMMER 6864, OLD 

The least popular fighter this week was STUPOR 7094.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUFTSCHWEIN 7154, ARNOLD Z. 7150, BLACK MARGOT 7153, CLINCH 7133, POKER 
and MYRIKLE 7128.


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes