Date   : 11/16/2006    Duedate: 11/29/2006


DM-33    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-7373) [13-1-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACID BATH                      QUINTILLUS
DEATH PENALTY (606)            TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)
(33-7373) [13-1-0,114]         (33-6088) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)          NYE MAULERS (269)
(33-6209) [20-16-0,88]         (33-6360) [17-8-2,101]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAILBIRDS (590)             27
2. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         20      TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
3. NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)   18      Unchartered Team
4. BAD COMPANY (145)           17
5. TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)      15      TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)     1   0  0  100   1/ 3 NYE MAULERS (269)         8  7 4
 2/ 1 TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  11   2  1 84.6   2/ 4 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       8  7 0
 3/ 4 DEATH PENALTY (606)       42  26  5 61.8   3/ 2 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     7  6 1
 4- 3 ARENA FELINES (539)      162 102 10 61.4   4/ 1 BAD COMPANY (145)         7  7 0
 5- 6 VEGGIES (435)            222 206 12 51.9   5/ 7 JAILBIRDS (590)           5 10 2
 6/ 7 BAD COMPANY (145)        223 221 28 50.2   6- 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   3  0 0
 7/ 8 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    476 476 46 50.0   7/ 5 DEATH PENALTY (606)       3  6 0
 8- 9 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  131 191  1 40.7   8/ 0*TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)    1  0 0
 9/12 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       87 129 11 40.3   9/11 TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  1  0 0
10/10 JAILBIRDS (590)           38  57  6 40.0  10-12 VEGGIES (435)             1  1 0
11/13 NYE MAULERS (269)         97 147 17 39.8  11/ 0*NAMES OF TRUE POWE (615)  0  4 0
12/ 0*NAMES OF TRUE POWE (615)   0   4  0  0.0  12-13 ARENA FELINES (539)       0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
NIATOLI ISLAND.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid! 
Say good-bye to BAD COMPANY, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
NYE MAULERS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for SOCIETY RED, who flew up 15 points 
in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was BULL SIMONS, who dropped 7 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BEZERK HIPPIE.  In front of all 
the crowds, ACID BATH took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.  
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid NYE MAULERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does NIATOLI ISLAND really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
JAILBIRDS beats feet every time NYE MAULERS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And 
who is this TEDDY NASH you ask, with 14 points and a 2-6-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!  SEXUAL PREDATOR of JAILBIRDS had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 12 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SEXUAL PREDATOR 
showed great skill and promise when he overcame THE ANVIL.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the NIATOLI ISLAND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACID BATH 7373               13   1  0   114       DEATH PENALTY (606)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357        10   2  1   104       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
 TIM CAMPEAU 6360             17   8  2   101       NYE MAULERS (269)
-THIMBELL 4836                21  35  0    98       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MORTICIAN 6209           20  16  0    88       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 SNORK SLAYMORE 6275           9  14  0    84       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BEZERK HIPPIE 6569            9   6  2    73       BAD COMPANY (145)
-EGGPLANT 7349                 7   3  0    73       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KILL ZONE 7371                9   6  2    65       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 SKULLCRUSHER 6155            13   9  0    59       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 THE NEANDERTHAL 6222          8  10  1    57       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        14   5  0    53       ARENA FELINES (539)
 THE CRIPPLER 6188            13   8  6    53       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 BULL SIMONS 6753              5   4  3    49       NYE MAULERS (269)
-RINTIRISSE 7340               7  23  0    46       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 VEXER 6387                    5   4  0    45       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 SPICOLI 6637                  4  11  2    37       NYE MAULERS (269)
-KORIENELLEN 7370              8   8  1    36       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-THE MURDERER 7421             5   2  0    35       DEATH PENALTY (606)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICO SAVVY 6567               7   8  1    33       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BALBASORE 6774                8   4  0    28       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
-HEATHCLIFF 7271               5   0  0    26       ARENA FELINES (539)
-ONSLAUGHT 7422                4   3  1    26       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 SEXUAL PREDATOR 7241          6   1  0    25       JAILBIRDS (590)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAREER CRIMINAL 7169          5   5  1    25       JAILBIRDS (590)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCIETY RED 7456              2   1  2    20       JAILBIRDS (590)
 QUINTILLUS 6088               1   0  0    15       TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)
 TEDDY NASH 6742               2   6  0    14       BAD COMPANY (145)
 THE ANVIL 7460                1   1  0    12       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 KILMOR 7450                   1   3  0    10       NYE MAULERS (269)
 CHAMP SHILSNER 7462           1   0  0    10       BAD COMPANY (145)
-CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284        2   2  0     9       ARENA FELINES (539)
-SWEET POTATO 7404             1   1  0     8       VEGGIES (435)
-DIRTY DRUMSTICK 7356          1   0  0     6       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
 ALTHEA 7444                   0   1  0     5       NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)
 MICKEY 7448                   0   1  0     5       NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)
 NAOMI 7447                    0   1  0     3       NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)
-CAT'S UP 7286                 0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (539)
 STATUTORY RAPIST 7458         0   2  0     2       JAILBIRDS (590)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 225  0  1 0   1                   SOCIETY RED 7456      535 NONE    
JESS SCOTT SPAID 7365  2  3 1 ARENA FELINES 539     BULL SIMONS 6753      533         
THE WHISTLER 7461      1  1 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71   SPICOLI 6637          535         
BLONDE CYCLONE 6231   21 13 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71   TIM CAMPEAU 6360      534         
FIRERAGE 7401          5  3 0 DEATH PENALTY 606     BULL SIMONS 6753      534         
9WIT 10WILL 7463       0  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         SPYMASTER 242         535 NONE    
TOAST 7446             0  1 0 NAMES OF TRUE POW 615 MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    535 NONE    
GRAND WIZARD 6734      5  6 0 NYE MAULERS 269       BLACK ORC 240         535 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bill -- I would call that a pearl harbor but it was more on the grounds of a
"kamikaze" attack, the only thing missing was the shrill shriek of "Banzai!"  Tell
the little tadpole to eat his wheaties and in about ten turns I'll down challenge him
from the throne.  That is, if he has fought his way out of the initiates. -- The
Mighty General

Filthy One -- Your new role-up should come this turn.  Providing the Criminal did not
die on the way to the infirmary.  Mr. Paroxysm nearly came back from the grave.  The
thought of dispatching his own murderer had looked promising, but of course, I was
denied. -- Ikillu

Death Penalty -- You should have named your team Death Wish. -- Ravaging Lords

Death Penalty -- What part exactly don't you understand?  When your father cradled
your little face in his hands, stared you in the eye, and told you that you'd never
amount to squat, did you think him a liar?  No, my little dolt, he was a prophet.
Why do you persist to wade the waters of futility?  You already know you cannot
possibly compete against me, how then does your little capacity for reason calculate
your chances against the full might of the Allied Axis?  You are a stupid man, this
is blatant.  Yet I pity you for your ignorance, and the selfish part of me would like
to keep you around for the glee you bring me in your suffering.  I have to wonder if
you are blind as well.  Can you not see how the rest of your filthy, worthless,
nothing arena mates have beat feet?  This is wisdom in action.  Terror often will
illicit a logical reaction.  I have given you more than ample warning, you have felt
the bite of my warriors, my crappy warriors at that, and now I will bid you farewell
as I proclaim this to be your last active turn on our fine Isle.  Should I see you
again after this turn, I will no longer treat you with the dignity and respect I have
so graciously afforded you so far. -- Bill, Chief Justice of the Allied Axis

All -- I've been reading your newsletter in preparation of opening my new stable
here.  Seems like a friendly place.  I hope you will bid welcome to Names Of True
Power. -- Indimar Fallon

Crambus -- I am most displeased, most displeased indeed.  I have kept council with
myself for several days anticipating what repercussions to bring upon you for the
death of my Blonde Cyclone.  I considered sending a man for you, bringing physical
pain like you have never felt before, but realized that the almighty had already done
that by locking you in your physical form.  I considering a public contest of wits,
thus proving you the dullard we know you are, however the invitation was sent back
with crayon marks on it.  It appears I have no recourse but to inform your mother you
are hiding your dirty clothes under your bed, this could be a grave punishment
indeed. -- Den

Baphomet -- We considered your contest for almost 10 minutes, we find the scoring,
for lack of a better word, "dumb".  We respectfully decline your offer. -- Den and
the Allied Axis

Death Penalty -- It would appear your victories are almost as few and far between as
Philthy Phil's baths.  When your record is buried so far below 50% that even I cannot
calculate the odds of achievement, I will stop challenging your thugs you call
warriors.  Until that time, frustration will be your constant companion.  Enjoy your
day. -- Den

Spicoli -- Don't make me mad, you would not like me when I get mad. -- Balbasore

Team 2 -- Prepare for a bloodletting like you have never seen before.  I shall gnash
my teeth with every bite, savoring the victory duly owed to us.

AA -- Prepare your teams for arena 81 where we shall have yet another home.  Already
my stable fills with young recruits.  I have extras if you need them. -- Den

Billy and Denise -- At this point in the contest the only thing I can concede is the
size of your individual melons is heavily weighing and straining on each of your tiny
necks and skimpy shoulders.  I like chicken alfredo.  Please bring lots! -- Philthy

Crambus -- Let's just eat the toppings and leave the crusts for our incredibly over
confident allies. -- Philmy Beer

Ravaging Waterheads -- Finally no more Bloodfeuds, waterhead. -- Phil

William -- I searched for newsletters for Delarq Tor, but to no avail.  Sorry, chap.
-- Philly Dawg

Death Penalty -- How does it feel to get your little sissies butchered by warriors 19
pts their junior?  This isn't even close to done. -- Bull Simons

All -- The Allied Axis leads this place in kills.  Oh, wait a sec, we're the only
ones here.  Come back you cowards, I know you're reading this. -- Crambus, head Court
Jester of the A.A.

Team 1 -- You think you can take me?  Don't even bother picking up a weapon, the
chance to use it will not exist. -- Nye Maulers

BLB -- The killing has only just begun, if it ain't a kill, then I don't consider it
a win. -- Jim Campean

All -- Who can I challenge when there're no challenger champs?  There is no glory in
being your champion when there's nobody with the courage to fight.  Not a single
challenger champ that's active; you people are pathetic. -- Tim

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Street Legal
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                          Minister of War

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAND WIZARD was butchered by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
9WIT 10WILL was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TOAST was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKULLCRUSHER devastated CAREER CRIMINAL in a 3 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
SPROUTS SURPRISE overpowered SNORK SLAYMORE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BEZERK HIPPIE devastated BULL SIMONS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SPICOLI butchered THE WHISTLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SEXUAL PREDATOR overcame THE ANVIL in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
STATUTORY RAPIST lost to TEDDY NASH in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TIM CAMPEAU lost to ACID BATH in a action packed 4 minute veteran's Title duel.
THE MORTICIAN viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
BALBASORE was savagely defeated by VEXER in a exciting 5 minute brutal fight.
THE CRIPPLER was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE NEANDERTHAL subdued RICO SAVVY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
KILMOR luckily beat ALTHEA in a popular 4 minute gruesome amateur's conflict.
SOCIETY RED slew EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's struggle.
QUINTILLUS handily defeated MICKEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
NAOMI was devastated by CHAMP SHILSNER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  34 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  33 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  21 -  3      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 535 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ACID BATH 7373             13   1  0  114 DEATH PENALTY (606)
LUNGING ATTACK   TIM CAMPEAU 6360           17   8  2  101 NYE MAULERS (269)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE MORTICIAN 6209         20  16  0   88 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
WALL OF STEEL    SKULLCRUSHER 6155          13   9  0   59 RAVAGING LORDS (44)

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 THE MORTICIAN 6209.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TIM CAMPEAU 6360.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE MORTICIAN 
6209, THE ANVIL 7460, ALTHEA 7444, VEXER 6387, KILMOR 7450, CAREER CRIMINAL 7169, 

The least popular fighter this week was BALBASORE 6774.  The other ten least popular 
7461, BULL SIMONS 6753, SNORK SLAYMORE 6275, 9WIT 10WILL 7463, NAOMI 7447, SEXUAL 

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

PEA POD (33-7338) VEGGIES (435)