Date   : 11/06/2003    Duedate: 11/19/2003


DM-33    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-6864) [20-14-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PANDORA                        DARTMAN
OBSIDIAN HALL (192)            COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-6898) [13-9-2,124]         (33-7161) [2-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASINO HAMMERZ (576)           COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-6864) [20-14-2,120]        (33-7161) [2-1-0,15]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         48
2. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        38      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)      32      Unchartered Team
4. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       19
5. COLGATE DAYS (594)           5      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   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     10  4 1
 2/ 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       123  73  8 62.8   2/ 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)        9  3 0
 3- 3 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    91  69  4 56.9   3/ 8 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       7  8 1
 4- 4 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   54  44  5 55.1   4/ 5 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    6  9 2
 5/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      58  50 11 53.7   5/ 7 PIG BATTALION (226)       6  9 0
 6/ 6 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     93  81  9 53.4   6/ 3 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    6  9 0
 7/ 7 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      311 280 29 52.6   7/ 4 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     5  4 1
 8/ 9 FOOD FIGHT (10)          139 129  5 51.9   8/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       3  3 0
 9/ 8 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      112 106  4 51.4   9/10*COLGATE DAYS (594)        2  1 0
10/10 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   112 114  2 49.6  10-11 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   2  1 0
11/11 PIG BATTALION (226)       64  81  4 44.1  11- 9 JAILBIRDS (590)           2  3 0
12/12 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    96 134  5 41.7  12/12 FOOD FIGHT (10)           2  6 0
13-13 JAILBIRDS (590)           19  31  1 38.0  13-14*KILLER JS (577)           1  1 0
14-14*KILLER JS (577)            2   4  0 33.3  14-13 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    0  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

     Attention Hammer Runners!
     By the time you receive this newsletter for T-456 I will have returned overseas
to continue ministry outreach.  Therefore, over the next few months my updates may be
severely behind depending upon where I am and the lag time in newsletter delivery and
my capability of getting online to send Spots and P-ads.  So Keep Running and I will
Update whenever possible! -- Hammer

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] 6-6-1,59
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 9-3-3,93
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] 8-4-0,45
     03.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 1-0-0,10
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-2,32
     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] 7-5-1,76
     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] 7-5-1,67
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] 4-8-1,33
     03.  Black Margot (T-452) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] 1-3-0,6
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 9-1-0,45
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     03.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] 3-5-1,25
     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
     03.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 0-1-0,1
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 4-3-0,19
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] 3-3-0,28
     03.  Canadian (T-449) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-449 DA
     04.  Firsttime Felon (T-450) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 1-3-0,8
     05.  Gotta Schtick (T-451) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-455 DA
     01.  Shocktart (T-449) [Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc.] Died T-452
     02.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] 0-3-0,3
     01.  Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
          Died T-454
     02.  Hamton (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] 1-0-0,8

Attention:  Distorted/Willie Wonka Inc. and all other managers/stables!  Hammer Run
is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #95 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

From Monuntial to Niatoli:

     Agro didn't know if the Usurper's men hadn't been able to get a boat moving fast
enough to do any good, or if they'd decided this little band of rebels wasn't worth
the effort, but nobody followed them out of Monuntial harbor.  Someone had mentioned
that the Usurper's men patrolled all around the peninsula, though, so maybe they
didn't feel there was any need for pursuit.  Not a comforting thought, but he'd been
a long time out of the egg since he expected things to go easily.  At least the
rebels seemed to know their way about this boat, or maybe it was a ship, and to know
the waters.  He'd heard that there were a lot of hazards in the lake in this area,
rocks under the surface, and wrecks that would rip the bottom out of an unwary boat
as fast as the rocks would.
     One of the men who had climbed up the mast yelled, "Ship coming!"
     Everyone looked back toward the shore, but the water was empty of other vessels.
The peninsula itself was merely a dark band of trees on the horizon, the city a
cluster of paler shapes.  Agro staggered as the deck underfoot shifted and tilted.
He glanced around and saw that the approaching ship was coming from farther out, and
it was big, and there were...he squinted, rather a lot of armed men on the deck,
sunlight winking off shields and helms and spear points.
     Tully, at the stern, was yelling commands to the two men up the mast, and they
were scrambling around doing things with ropes and sails.  Lots of sails.  The deck
tilted farther, and Agro, clinging to the railing, had a view of the Storm Sea's
clear, dark-green water rushing by close at hand.  It was laced with foam, very
decorative, and very uninviting.  He hoped the ship wasn't in the process of turning
over and dumping them into the lake.  He glimpsed things poking upward from the
bottom, some wrecked ship's timbers, maybe, or drowned trees.  They didn't quite
reach the ship he was on, but what if there were others reaching a little higher?  He
could swim, and Bindi could swim, but they preferred WARM water....
     The ship tilted the other way, not instantly, but it felt like a fast change
anyway.  Agro released the rail and allowed himself to slide toward the cabin in the
middle of the deck, pulled himself upright, and looked around to see what was
happening.  The rebels who weren't engaged in steering the ship were holding onto
whatever they could reach, and he guessed they were praying.  And the other ship was
approaching, not aiming directly at them, but the Croc could see that the two courses
were converging despite the crooked maneuvers Tully was sailing.
     The bigger ship was zigzagging, too.  Ah, trying to find a clear channel!  Of
course.  And being bigger, it would need a deeper channel.  That must be what Tully
was counting on, because it was a good bet they couldn't outrun the other.  The other
ship was so close that he could hear people in the front of it screaming warnings to
the steersman.  It was changing course, but slowly.  Well, you couldn't expect it to
skid around like a pony.  With any luck, it'd hit some snag and get the bottom ripped
out, a prospect Agro could view with enthusiasm.  Too bad there wouldn't be time to
go after some of the survivors....  The Croc licked his lips and sighed.  Oh, well,
another time.
     As he had that thought, the bigger ship seemed to jerk and shudder, slowing
suddenly.  Some of the rebels who knew how ships ought to behave cheered.
     One of them, scrambling along the deck, thumped Agro on the shoulder and
shouted, "Niatoli, here we come!  We'll be there in time for dinner!"

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #72 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     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.
     "Kjarran and Jayde guide my hand!" Fist shouted, and then the blow fell against
his blade with enough force that it drove him to his knees.  The hunter's blade was
white as bone, his own turned red as life's blood, and warmth came into his hands
from his two-handed grip on it, and down his arms, to counter the icy air that
cloaked his opponent.  He was a little surprised to find himself still alive after
such a blow, more surprised still to find his blade unbroken.  Nothing but the direct
intervention of his god Kjarran and the god's Daughter Jayde could have preserved his
life, he was sure.  And the only proper way to show appreciation of that aid was to
get up and fight.  Which he would do.
     As the hunter's blade was withdrawn and raised for another blow, Fist lurched to
his feet.  The hunter was thundering more of his evil-sounding words, they seemed to
streak toward him like arrows, like an icy hail or the bitterest wind of winter, and
it was hard to stand against them, the coldness and the hate and the fury.
Impossible to stand against another powerful sword-stroke delivered in their wake.
Fist did the only thing he could think of and threw himself forward under the falling
blade, slashing at the horse's forelegs where it reared high, then at its belly as he
rolled under it and out into the road.
     The horse screamed as cold-gleaming coils emerged from its belly and came down
on all four feet, stumbled when one of its front legs wouldn't hold, and fell.  The
hunter leaped free, but the fallen horse was now between him and his prey.  Cold
light, colder than moonlight and without that clean purity, shivered around him.
     The intestines that had spilled from the horse writhed like snakes, or like an
animated snare, coils twisting toward Fist.  If they caught him, the gladiator
believed they would be like a snare and would hold him for the vengeance of the
hunter.  He edged backward, not taking his eyes off the hunter but wondering uneasily
what had become of the hounds.  The idea of one or two of those hell-hounds coming up
behind was enough to shake the steadiest nerves.
     As though in answer to his worry, one of the hounds howled pain behind him.
     "We've got your back," Cadal said.  At that moment, the barbarian's voice was
the sweetest sound Fist could imagine.
     "Serimna shield us all with her mercy!" Zilla added.
     There were several butchery whacks interspersed with screams, and Aghtamar
growled, "What does it take to kill the damned thing?"
     The knowledge that his friends were at his back, ready to stand and fight beside
him, was more warming than sunlight.
     "The hounds won't close with us on their own," Cadal reported from close behind
him.  "If we can take out the hunter, we may be home clear on this."
     "That won't be easy," Fist of Kjarran observed.  "These things can be hurt, but
damned if I know what will kill them."  He staggered as one foot was dragged out from
under him.  Someone caught his arm and kept him from falling while he looked down.
And swore.  A loop of the horse's intestines had wrapped itself around his ankle.  He
slashed downward to free his foot, then threw himself to the side just as the hunter
struck.  Blades rang together as one of his comrades parried the blow.  The hunter
spoke more of his unknown words that might be spells or cursing.  Or really cursing,
if it came to that, really laying a curse.
     Fist pushed himself to his feet again and faced his opponent grimly.  "Kjarran
and Jayde, this has got to STOP."  He raised his sword, noting that the blade had
gone red again, and advanced on the dark shape of the hunter.  The blade burned as
hot as the hunter was cold and made a sound like a deep-voiced bell very far away.
Fist felt a presence, a force, move through his body, and without willing it he
lunged forward, driving the bright-burning blade toward the hunter.  There was a
roaring around him, and he felt as though he'd been caught in a twist of wind, or an
earthquake, something natural and violent and beyond his control.  It was a relief to

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 477): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 475): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 471): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 471): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 468): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 460): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 457): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 448): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): HEMERA AHKISAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): BINGE N PURGE 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 336): ROYCE GRACIE of SADISTS-OCTAGON (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 316): ALPHABETIZED AL of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 361): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 477): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 471): none
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 471): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 468): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 460): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 457): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 455): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 448): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 336): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 316): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): DHOOMZDEY (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 361): 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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): INBRED FRED of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): HEMERA AHKISAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
                 (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 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well!  Well!  Well!
     All is Well from Up Here at My View from the Top of Niytyole Island!
     Hammer prepares for another real life adventure overseas and it looks like I
have a real legitimate shot at Graduating while Hammer teaches the Word of God
     To celebrate this occasion I have been instructed to Double Challenge vs. Old
Major of Pig Battalion to give Kellog a shot at a warrior on the DM 33 Duelmaster
Throne for all the Deaths Suffered by the Blades of the Casino Hammerz stable in
recent cycles!
     Looks like Roulette Hammer wants to get Graduated in a Hurry and she has her
eyes on the View from the Top as well!
     Black Jack Hammer is on his way upward as well for a shot at the View from the
Top in Niytyole Island, so it looks like I had best get Graduated and leave the
Legacy for the Youngsters!
     Mahatsawd has NOT been criticizing me for my 3 cycle feat of remaining at the
View from the Top [good for 15 PP's] and his fiancee Lucky Lady Hammer seems to be
Improving Her Style every cycle!
     So Glad Hammer Let Me Live!
-- Wild Card Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of NIYTYOLE ISLAND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory 
waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week OBSIDIAN HALL went 3-2-1 to 
move up 5 in the rankings.  My praise to SACKETT'S & CO. for their 3-0-0 week this 
time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  PANDORA 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested ANDY 
and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
GRUDGEBRINGER put down LUCKY LADY HAMMER, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition 
in the process.  Although PUT OUT THE CAT made a valiant effort, it did not suffice 
to topple the reign of victorious WILD CARD HAMMER.  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city NIYTYOLE ISLAND.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  WILLY WONKA INC. is feared.  This much I can say.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
SACKETT'S & CO. last week.  Busy avoiding WILLY WONKA INC.?  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  ROULETTE HAMMER take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in NIYTYOLE ISLAND.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week ANDY, at 18-21-1, departed NIYTYOLE ISLAND forever.  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in NIYTYOLE ISLAND as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        20  14  2   120       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDORA 6898                 13   9  2   124       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044         10   3  3   108       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-MAD DOG 4568                 11   7  1   102       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         18   9  1    98       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 MIKE TV 6965                 14   8  1    96       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          21  23  0    92       FOOD FIGHT (10)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD MAJOR 3149               14  15  0    88       PIG BATTALION (226)
 BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       16  11  0    83       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           12   9  0    72       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-SILK 6498                    12   8  0    70       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           7   6  1    68       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRILL 6501                   10  10  0    66       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-VLAD 7119                     3   3  0    62       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 DIGITALIS 6862               14  13  1    61       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902         10   0  0    57       PETS ON FIRE (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        7   6  2    51       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        6   7  1    51       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 CATLOW 6990                   7   4  1    47       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-DOCTOR LECTER 7097            9   1  0    45       JAILBIRDS (590)
 ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792            10   8  1    43       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               8   5  0    39       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 DA SPINS 7011                 6   5  1    39       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 LONIGAN 7022                  4   6  1    39       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-RED HEAD 6073                 5   7  0    38       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               4   3  0    33       PIG BATTALION (226)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           3   7  1    33       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-IRON CHEF 6925                7   2  0    32       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 SPRYTE 7101                   4   9  1    32       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 STUPOR 7094                   6   6  0    28       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 BLACK MARGOT 7153             2   3  0    25       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINCH 7133                   3   1  0    23       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  3   6  1    22       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 FICHLEBERRY 7165              1   2  1    20       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          4   3  0    19       JAILBIRDS (590)
 HAROLD O'DOOM 7176            1   1  0    16       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 DARTMAN 7161                  2   1  0    15       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 PERISH DA THOUGHT 7177        1   0  0    13       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-CAREER CRIMINAL 7169          1   0  0    10       JAILBIRDS (590)
 PIGGY 7175                    1   1  0     9       PIG BATTALION (226)
-FIRSTTIME FELON 7140          1   3  0     8       JAILBIRDS (590)
 SQUARE DEAL SAM 7164          1   2  0     5       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMTON 7174                   1   1  0     4       PIG BATTALION (226)
 LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              0   4  0     4       PIG BATTALION (226)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
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 REVE
TIM ALLEN 7098         3  6 1 JAILBIRDS 590         DA SPINS 7011         453 REVENGED
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         
ARNOLD Z. 7150         2  1 0 PIG BATTALION 226     FICHLEBERRY 7165      454 JUST REV
ANDY 6769             18 21 1 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  PANDORA 6898          456         
SHOCK TART 7131        1  1 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  MYRIKLE 7128          452 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer Runners -- I will be overseas for an indefinite period of time.
Communications may be severely limited from time to time.  Keep the Home Fires
Burning and Your Blades Sharp! -- Hammer

Hey Ed. -- Would you be so kind as to list the names of the Managers here in Niytyole
Island so I can begin a new record keeping system while overseas?  Thanks and God
Bless! -- Hammer

     Here's what I have.  These are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've
     gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     CASINO HAMMERZ    Hammer                  OBSIDIAN HALL      Dameon Darkheart
     CAVITY CREEPS II  Ganolus Oakleaf         PATH OF THE BLADE  Vhagar
     COLGATE DAYS      Dark One                PETS ON FIRE       Chazz Frothingslosh
     FOOD FIGHT        Ebenezer Frothingslosh  PIG BATTALION      Kellog
     JAILBIRDS         Philthy Phil            SACKETT'S & CO.    Barnabas
     JOYS OF BOOZE     Berylstar               WHEN DOGMA FAILS   Prophet
     KILLER JS         Nuln                    WILLY WONKA INC.   Distorted

Kellog -- I Am Not the One Killing Your Warriors!  My Warriors have been Blessed to
Thrive on the Deaths of Your Warriors during the Various Types of Matchups! -- Hammer

Niytyole Islanders -- May You Do Well in the Mailer Tourney and Bring Fame and
Fortune to Our Beloved Niytyole Island! -- Hammer

Vlad -- Shocking Random Rematch! -- Poker Face Hammer
P.S.  In Consultation with Mahatsawd and Black Jack Hammer to Do Better with Hammer
Overseas for a Gospel Adventure!

Hey Zeus! -- Was the Challenge Worth It with Roulette Hammer climbing to the
Challenger Champions while You Spent Time in the Infirmary? -- Lucky Lady Hammer

Mike TV -- Still Hurting from that Challenge I Sent You, but the Skills and the
Mailer Tourney Should Outdistance Me from Poker Face Hammer and Send Me to Graduation
ASAP! -- Black Jack Hammer

Boom Chicken Boom -- Thanks for the Learns! -- Roulette Hammer

Andy -- You Survived!  Thanks for the Learns!  View from the Top is Excellent!  Old
Major Gets a Shot Now! -- Wild Card Hammer

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your

team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OLD MAJOR was devastated by ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SQUEEZE CHEESE won victory over CHARLIE BUCKET in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
JOE FRIDAY subdued FICHLEBERRY in a 3 minute gruesome Bloodfeud fight.
LUCKY LADY HAMMER was devastated by GRUDGEBRINGER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
MYRIKLE was defeated by LONIGAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
SPRYTE was bested by CATLOW in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
POKER FACE HAMMER overpowered HEY, ZEUS! in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DARTMAN was defeated by CLINCH in a action packed 5 minute Challenge melee.
SQUARE DEAL SAM was viciously subdued by PIGGY in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
WILD CARD HAMMER slimly won victory over PUT OUT THE CAT in a 8 minute Title duel.
PANDORA easily killed ANDY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
LIGHT DA' PYRE was subdued by BOOM CHICKEN BOOM in a 1 minute master's competition.
MIKE TV demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
ZIPPOPOTAMUS was viciously subdued by DIGITALIS in a popular 4 minute conflict.
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE savagely defeated DA SPINS in a 3 minute gruesome struggle.
STUPOR was viciously subdued by BLACK MARGOT in a 2 minute bloody bout.
LUFTSCHWEIN was devastated by PERISH DA THOUGHT in a 5 minute one-sided brawl.
HAROLD O'DOOM demolished HAMTON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  18 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  23 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  41 -  7      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  35 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  25 -  1      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  21 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  18 -  2      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 456 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:

BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       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      20  14  2  120 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898               13   9  2  124 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         12   9  0   72 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063         7   6  1   68 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
WALL OF STEEL    DA SPINS 7011               6   5  1   39 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 DARTMAN 7161.  The ten other most popular fighters were WILD CARD 

The least popular fighter this week was PERISH DA THOUGHT 7177.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAMTON 7174, LUFTSCHWEIN 7154, SQUARE DEAL SAM 7164, HEY, ZEUS! 
7128, and HAROLD O'DOOM 7176.

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



     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff