DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/23/2003    Duedate: 11/05/2003

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD CARD HAMMER
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
(33-6864) [19-14-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD CARD HAMMER               DARTMAN
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)           COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-6864) [19-14-2,108]        (33-7161) [2-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANDY                           REPEAT OFFENDER
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)         JAILBIRDS (590)
(33-6769) [18-20-1,87]         (33-7122) [4-3-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAILBIRDS (590)             36
2. FOOD FIGHT (10)             31      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        26      Unchartered Team
4. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       23
5. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         16      COLGATE DAYS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*COLGATE DAYS (594)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     12  3 1
 2/ 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       121  71  8 63.0   2/ 5 PETS ON FIRE (573)        7  1 0
 3/ 3 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    91  69  4 56.9   3/ 2 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    6  9 0
 4/ 4 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   54  44  5 55.1   4/ 7 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     5  4 1
 5/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      55  49 11 52.9   5/ 3 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    5  5 2
 6/ 6 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     90  81  9 52.6   6/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       4  3 1
 7/ 7 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      308 278 28 52.6   7/ 8 PIG BATTALION (226)       4  6 0
 8/ 9 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      112 104  4 51.9   8/ 4 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       4 11 0
 9/ 8 FOOD FIGHT (10)          138 129  5 51.7   9/ 9 JAILBIRDS (590)           3  7 0
10/10 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   109 112  2 49.3  10/11*COLGATE DAYS (594)        2  0 0
11/11 PIG BATTALION (226)       62  78  4 44.3  11/14 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   2  1 0
12/12 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    95 130  5 42.2  12/10 FOOD FIGHT (10)           2  8 0
13/14 JAILBIRDS (590)           19  31  1 38.0  13/13 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    1  2 0
14/13*KILLER JS (577)            2   4  0 33.3  14/12*KILLER JS (577)           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 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] T-454 52 pts
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
Lungers
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] T-454 78 pts
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] T-454 45 pts
Strikers
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] T-454 34 pts
     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] T-454 78 pts
     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] T-454 69 pts
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] T-454 31 pts
     03.  Black Margot (T-452) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] T-454 5 pts
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] T-454 37 pts
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     03.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] T-454 23 pts
     04.  Heretic Barbeque (T-448) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-450
Plungers
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-453
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-446
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] T-454 19 pts
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] T-454 28 pts
     03.  Canadian (T-449) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-449 DA
     04.  Firsttime Felon (T-450) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] T-454 5 pts
     05.  Gotta Schtick (T-451) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] T-454 23 pts
Wastes
     01.  Shocktart (T-449) [Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc.] Died T-452
     02.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] T-454 2 pts
Aimers
     01.  Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
          Died T-454

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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #71 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     "There was something out there," Tillouisa whispered, squinting into the moonlit
distance.  "I SAW it moving across the water."
     "Somebody night-fishing in a rowboat," Song of Summer said in a normal voice.
"Everything isn't monsters, Til."
     "Ha!  That just shows how much YOU know."  Tillouisa abandoned her whisper and
scowled at her teammate triumphantly.  "I've SEEN monsters, Summer.  I know what I'm
talking about.  There are ALWAYS monsters around water--"
     "In the Shagornan Desert, maybe, but--"
     "Everywhere!  Water's tricky, Summer.  You can't TRUST it," the Rirorni woman
stated positively.
     Before Song of Summer could reply to that, a cry floated to them from the dark
lake.  Not a human cry, nor the call of any nightbird that either woman had heard
before.  There was a little of the wolf howling in it, but what wolf would be in the
middle of miles of water?  And even the howl of a wolf did not chill the blood quite
so effectively.
     After a moment, Song of Summer swallowed twice and said, "It might not be a
monster even so."  She didn't sound like she believed that.  "It might be...just some
strange creature out there."
     There was another cry from the lake, this time all too human, shrill with terror
and despair.  Splashes accompanied it.
     "I guess there was a night-fisherman out there, after all," Tillouisa noted.
     "You don't have to sound so cheerful about it!  That poor man probably died
horribly."
     "He would've heard the rumors of monsters same as we did," Tillouisa said,
shrugging.  "If he chose to risk the lake anyway, well, what did he expect?"  She
turned away from the waterfront.
     "I don't suppose there's anything we could do to help him?"
     "I don't suppose so.  He's probably dead by now.  Come on."  Tillouisa grabbed
her teammate's arm and started towing her back up the sloping street.
     "Where are we going?"
     "Around this block of buildings.  They're all collapsed, and we couldn't get
through them.  I want to check out the old records building now while the monster's
out on the lake."
     "Til!  You're INSANE!  We don't know there's only ONE monster."
     "We can find out, then."

Malcorn:

     "It looks like somebody laid a plate, or a shield, or, I dunno, a cartwheel or
something on the field," Blacklock said doubtfully.
     "If plates, shields, or cartwheels came twenty feet across, yes, it surely
does," Birdsong agreed.
     Blacklock moved to study the circle of flattened grain--which was to have been
cut today--from another angle.  Not that there was anything different to see.
Perfectly circular, perfectly flat.  "It'd be hard to cut grain that's been trampled
down like that, wouldn't it?"
     "Yeah, really hard--like impossible, and that's a lot of grain.  It isn't like
we've got so much to spare, you know."  Birdsong knelt and touched the smashed
stalks, drawing her hand back quickly.  "They're frozen!"
     "A twenty-foot cartwheel of ice?" Blacklock speculated doubtfully.  "Well,
anyway, it's too bad, but it happened.  What caused it, and what do we do about it?"
     "I don't know to both, but I think..." Birdsong stood and frowned at the ruined
grain.  "I think we tell Lord Malcorn."
     "Oh, SH-- uh, shoot!  You think he's been dabbling in magic and did this?"
     "Of course not!  Lord Malcorn isn't careless or destructive," Birdsong stated
positively.  "But he'll know what to do."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Lord Malcorn, Blackie in more informal situations, was staring at another circle
of smashed crops.  Hay, this time, and a couple of rabbits who had been so unlucky as
to be inside the circle when disaster fell.  He knew, in a general sense, what had
caused it--when he had loosed the Dregur from the Silent Place, other things had
escaped also.  From the Silent Place, and from other restraints elsewhere.  He didn't
know exactly which "other things" had caused this, but he was sure that the ultimate
blame attached to him.  That was the trouble with taking drastic measures to counter
drastic problems.  You never knew what secondary effects might occur.  Or what kind
of measures would be required to deal with the secondary problems, and what tertiary
problems might arise from THAT.  He could spend the rest of his life cleaning up
after the results of releasing the Dregur....  But then, he could have spent the rest
of his life cleaning up after the invaders, too.
     He sighed and turned to the farmer.  "Keep your livestock and your workers out
of the fields," he directed.  "There may be more of these, and it will require a
complicated bit of work to put a stop to it."

Warriors and managers of the Free Cities, your participation in these events is
invited.  An email to Livia@reality.com or a personal is all it takes. -- the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Spartacus?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): LIBERTY BELLE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 469): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 458): MATSURI of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     SURPRISE!  SURPRISE!  SURPRISE!
     In spite of the Challenge by Pandora for the Duelmaster Throne last cycle I am
still enjoying the View from the Top as Wild Card Hammer does it again for the second
time and 10 total Political Points.
     Will I be able to remain a third consecutive cycle to assure myself of
Graduating from Niytyole Island?
     Who knows?
     Why let a question like that spoil my View from the Top?
     Step right up and take yer best shot!
     Whoever gets their Challenge through deserves the right to try to remove me from
my DM 33 Perch and make me battle my way through the Challenger Champions to
Graduation and Immortality!
     Once again Hammer deserves the credit for not losing faith in my potential and
letting me live to ascend to the DM 33 Throne to View from the Top our beloved
Niytyole Island as a Dream Fulfilled!!!!!

-- Wild Card Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIYTYOLE ISLAND?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for OBSIDIAN HALL, whose 4-1-0 this turn 
dropped them by 4 into 8th.  Ha!  PETS ON FIRE turned their 3-1-0 turn into a 2nd 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ROULETTE HAMMER win a fight 
and gain 15 points, terribly.  And if variety is the spice of life, NIYTYOLE ISLAND 
may be getting bland, as WILD CARD HAMMER stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a 
very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, 
don't you, NIYTYOLE ISLAND?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  WILLY WONKA INC. was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like OBSIDIAN HALL avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  PUT 
OUT THE CAT was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to LIGHT DA' PYRE 
of WHEN DOGMA FAILS for challenging up by 21 to PUT OUT THE CAT.  LIGHT DA' PYRE lost 
to get 67 points of recognition.  And we have SQUARE DEAL SAM in a challenge, going 
down 11 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought SQUARE DEAL SAM showed great 
skill and promise when he was bested by CLINCH.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next 
guy, but hey WHEN DOGMA FAILS, whyja send GOTTA SCHTIK to the Dark Arena, look at his 
record, huh?  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see DOCTOR 
LECTER and JAILBIRDS at The Don't Drop Inn tonight celebrating their bloodfeud 
victory over DA SPINS.  It's about time CHARLIE BUCKET got beat for picking on 
warriors like SQUEEZE CHEESE.  Bravo, FOOD FIGHT.  See you at The Don't Drop Inn.  A 
big yahoo goes out to OLD MAJOR this turn, for revenging PIG BATTALION's bloodfeud 
against WILLY WONKA INC.'s warrior FICHLEBERRY.  Heh, heh, heh.  We're all going to 
die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        19  14  2   108       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               14  14  0   101       PIG BATTALION (226)
 PANDORA 6898                 12   9  1    99       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         18   8  1    97       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          9   3  3    93       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE TV 6965                 13   8  1    90       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          20  23  0    89       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 ANDY 6769                    18  20  1    87       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       15  11  0    81       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        7   5  1    76       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-SILK 6498                    12   8  0    70       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           7   5  1    67       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           11   9  0    63       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 VLAD 7119                     3   3  0    62       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        6   6  1    59       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902          9   0  0    54       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 DIGITALIS 6862               13  13  1    53       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792            10   7  1    46       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097            9   1  0    45       JAILBIRDS (590)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               8   4  0    45       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 CATLOW 6990                   6   4  1    41       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 RED HEAD 6073                 5   7  0    38       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 DA SPINS 7011                 6   4  1    37       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPRYTE 7101                   4   8  1    33       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 LONIGAN 7022                  3   6  1    33       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           3   6  1    33       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-IRON CHEF 6925                7   2  0    32       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        6   6  2    32       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 STUPOR 7094                   6   5  0    29       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               3   3  0    28       PIG BATTALION (226)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  3   5  1    25       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FICHLEBERRY 7165              1   1  1    23       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          4   3  0    19       JAILBIRDS (590)
 CLINCH 7133                   2   1  0    16       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 DARTMAN 7161                  2   0  0    10       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 CAREER CRIMINAL 7169          1   0  0    10       JAILBIRDS (590)
 FIRSTTIME FELON 7140          1   3  0     8       JAILBIRDS (590)
 HAMTON 7174                   1   0  0     8       PIG BATTALION (226)
 BLACK MARGOT 7153             1   3  0     6       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SQUARE DEAL SAM 7164          1   1  0     4       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              0   3  0     3       PIG BATTALION (226)
 PIGGY 7175                    0   1  0     1       PIG BATTALION (226)
 HAROLD O'DOOM 7176            0   1  0     1       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BAD APPLE 7166         0  2 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         WURM KIN 247          455 NONE    
SPELT FLAKES 7172      0  1 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         DARK CHAMPION 244     455 NONE    
SPELT POPS 7171        0  1 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         ARENAMASTER KAGHA 243 455 NONE    
TRUE GRITS 7143        1  3 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         CHARLIE BUCKET 7095   454 JUST REV
MEATCAKE 7144          0  2 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         POKER FACE HAMME 7057 452         
NOT QUITE 7168         0  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         ARENAMASTER KAGHA 243 455 NONE    
TIM ALLEN 7098         3  6 1 JAILBIRDS 590         DA SPINS 7011         453 JUST REV
MANSLAUGHTER 7139      1  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         SPRYTE 7101           452 REVENGED
JEFF THOMPSON 6884     2  3 0 KILLER JS 577         CATLOW 6990           455         
SNOWBALL 3150          9 11 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  454         
POC 7123               1  4 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  451 NOT REVE
ARNOLD Z. 7150         2  1 0 PIG BATTALION 226     FICHLEBERRY 7165      454 JUST REV
GOTTA SCHTIK 7151      3  2 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  SPYMASTER 242         455 NONE    
SHOCK TART 7131        1  1 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  MYRIKLE 7128          452 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer -- Please enter Career Criminal into the Lunging category for the Jailbirds'
stable.  He is kind of a late entry considering Roulette Hammer and Hey, Zeus! have
10 fights on him, but I think he can pass them in the long run. -- Philthy Phil

Hammer Runners -- Was a bit pressed for time so the Team Spotlight is condensed to
reflect the total points of each of the Hammer Runners as listed in the T-454 DM 33
Newsletter. -- Hammer

Pandora -- Nice 2 minute workout, but no View from the Top for you at the present
time!  Who will draw the short straw for the opportunity to grant me more Political
Points towards Graduation? -- Wild Card Hammer

Kellog -- Your Bacon Sure Has Been Getting Fried Recently! -- Hammer
P.S.  Hope You Do Not Get Discouraged and Vanish from Niytyole Island as Better
Cycles are Ahead for You and Yours!

Snowball -- If it was your Destiny to Die then I am glad that it was By My Blade! --
Roulette Hammer

Grudgebringer -- Race You to the View from the Top!  Thanks for the Learns! -- Black
Jack Hammer

Digitalis -- It was a Case of Measuring My Prowess vs. Yours!  Thanks for the Learns!
-- Lucky Lady Hammer

Vlad -- Dangerous Dude You Certainly Be!  Glad to Be Alive is Me! -- Poker Face
Hammer

Hammer -- Please enter Hamton as an Aimer and Piggy as a Plunger thanks. -- Kellog
P.S.  Could you please stop killing my guys.  It's starting to get embarrassing.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAD APPLE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOTTA SCHTIK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SPELT FLAKES was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
NOT QUITE was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SPELT POPS was butchered by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OLD MAJOR overpowered FICHLEBERRY in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SQUEEZE CHEESE bested CHARLIE BUCKET in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
DOCTOR LECTER unbelievably bested DA SPINS in a 4 minute Bloodfeud match.
FIRSTTIME FELON was viciously subdued by SPRYTE in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BLACK JACK HAMMER lost to MIKE TV in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
LIGHT DA' PYRE was vanquished by PUT OUT THE CAT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HEY, ZEUS! was beaten by LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a popular 3 minute Challenge melee.
RED HEAD was overpowered by GRUDGEBRINGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JEFF THOMPSON was butchered by CATLOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SQUARE DEAL SAM was subdued by CLINCH in a 3 minute gory amateur's Challenge match.
WILD CARD HAMMER handily defeated ANDY in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
PANDORA vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
ROULETTE HAMMER overcame BOOM CHICKEN BOOM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody bout.
ZIPPOPOTAMUS bested JOE FRIDAY in a exciting 1 minute fight.
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE narrowly defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute brutal bout.
VLAD overpowered POKER FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DIGITALIS bested LONIGAN in a popular 2 minute contest.
STUPOR defeated REPEAT OFFENDER in a exciting 5 minute duel.
MYRIKLE savagely defeated LUFTSCHWEIN in a 5 minute gruesome fray.
BLACK MARGOT was overcome by HAMTON in a 1 minute novice's contest.
DARTMAN savagely defeated PIGGY in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
CAREER CRIMINAL overpowered HAROLD O'DOOM in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  17 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  41 -  7      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  39 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  25 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  27 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  21 -  2      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 455 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WILD CARD HAMMER 6864      19  14  2  108 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898               12   9  1   99 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROULETTE HAMMER 7044        9   3  3   93 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081      7   5  1   76 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063         7   5  1   67 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         11   9  0   63 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
TOTAL PARRY      DOCTOR LECTER 7097          9   1  0   45 JAILBIRDS (590)
WALL OF STEEL    DA SPINS 7011               6   4  1   37 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 
REPEAT OFFENDER 7122.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA SPINS 7011, SPRYTE 
7101, HEY, ZEUS! 7068, LONIGAN 7022, SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902, DIGITALIS 6862, DARTMAN 
7161, FIRSTTIME FELON 7140, MIKE TV 6965, and LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043.

The least popular fighter this week was HAROLD O'DOOM 7176.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK MARGOT 7153, LUFTSCHWEIN 7154, POKER FACE HAMMER 7057, 
JEFF THOMPSON 6884, RED HEAD 6073, LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063, DOCTOR LECTER 7097, 
FICHLEBERRY 7165, SPELT POPS 7171, and NOT QUITE 7168.