Date   : 11/17/2004    Duedate: 11/30/2004


DM-35    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors


(35-3838) [10-2-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(35-3838) [10-2-0,87]          (35-3876) [3-0-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OISAN                          DARLING NIKKI
(35-3794) [8-24-0,48]          (35-3842) [8-1-2,83]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)        25
2. DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358)    11      DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358)
3. BLITZKRIEG (357)            10      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (253)              7
5. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)       1      BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      12   3  2 80.0   1/ 2*BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)     12  3 2
 2/ 3 DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358)  10   3  0 76.9   2/ 1 BLITZKRIEG (357)         11  3 0
 3/ 2 BLITZKRIEG (357)          45  16  7 73.8   3/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    3 12 0
 4/ 4 THE BEARS (253)          343 247 24 58.1   4/ 4 THE BEARS (253)           2  3 0
 5/ 5 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   453 701 19 39.3   5/ 5 DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358)  1  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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MURSKA games.  Former top team BLITZKRIEG was unseated 
this week as BUSY, BUSYTOWN moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  BANANNAS GORILLA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MORPETH and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BANANNAS GORILLA put down 
MORPETH, causing her to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, BARRISTER has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MEGALODON, 
Duelmaster of MURSKA!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city MURSKA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in MURSKA these 
days is CHILDREN OF LLYR.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of BUSY, BUSYTOWN are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  OISAN take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in MURSKA.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of RAZZLE DAZZLE who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought RAZZLE DAZZLE showed great skill and promise when he defeated OISAN.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 MEGALODON 3838               10   2  0    87       DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRISTER 3817               10   3  2   133       BLITZKRIEG (357)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARLING NIKKI 3842            8   1  2    83       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 KAMA KAZI 3859                8   0  1    82       BLITZKRIEG (357)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O'MALLEY 3816                 8   6  1    64       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863            6   0  0    64       BLITZKRIEG (357)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE EYES 3845               10   2  0    53       THE BEARS (253)
 TAKE COVER 3870               4   1  2    49       THE BEARS (253)
 OISAN 3794                    8  24  0    48       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 BANANNAS GORILLA 3876         3   0  1    42       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CU-CADAL 3848                 6  12  0    30       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 MR. FRUMBLE 3877              2   1  0    26       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 MORPETH 3862                  6   6  0    24       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 FATHER CAT 3875               3   0  0    24       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAI 3873                      2   3  0    22       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 HUCKLE CAT 3874               2   1  0    14       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 DINGO DOG 3878                2   1  1    10       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 DALLOW 3872                   1   4  1     8       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Murska -- Just to show what a true team player I am I will sit out this turn so one
of my team-mates has the opportunity to fight for the throne. -- Barrister

Papa Bear -- Hmm...see that Tom Thumb disappeared from the CC's.  This must mean he
met a terrible fate in the tourney.  You may wanna check Rascally Rabbit's
guildhouse.  I think he made a voodoo doll of Tom after the F2F. -- Polarius

Papa Bear -- Hmm...I guess I need to read all of the NL before I assume Tom died in
the tourney.  Congrats on the grad and the TC! -- Polarius
P.S.  I guess I can just be proud that Barrister actually beat Tom (a 2 time TC).

Polarius -- Hail and well met!  Name's Huckle Cat and I'm managing Busytown here.
Just returned after 10 years away and thoroughly enjoying it and kicking myself for
ever having left.  I used to go by Spectrum back in the day.  I'm a mediocre manager
at best, but the stand ins are keeping my w/l record high for the moment.  I'm sure
that'll change when they start going head to head against human opponents.  Best
regards. -- Huckle Cat

O'Malley -- (wincing)  You should be called "O'Mallet" for the way you hammered me.
-- Oisan

Razzle Dazzle -- Quite blinding.  And confusing.  I hate being blinded and confused.
Please don't do that again! -- Morpeth the blinded and confused

It isn't the Merchant's Usery I mind so much, it's his insufferable smugness. -- Cu
P.S.  And I suspect that he's dealing treasonously with the Karnhorns, besides.

Mr. Frumble -- (recoiling in horror)  You're nothing but a stealth Aruaki! -- Dallow

Huckle Cat -- I must admit that I'm surprised to discover that you are NOT an Arena
Feline. -- Kai
P.S.  And many thanks for my first win, too.

Actually, I kinda liked Doomcorps.  They added a certain something to Alastari. --

Polarius -- To answer your question, I am Huckle Cat, manager of Busytown.  I just
rejoined after 10 years away.  If you knew me back then, I went by Spectrum.  I'm not
a manager of any note or fame, but have been involved in D2 since '85/86.  My main
teams were/are Lords of Chaos (11), Avengers (31) and As Far as Siam (40)  I've still
never made it to a F2F, but would like to make one the next time it's on the East
Coast.  Best. -- Huckle Cat

Polarius -- I just realized I replied twice to your question, once last week and once
this week.  I'm getting senile in my old age!  Doh!! -- Huckle Cat

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.


     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAZZLE DAZZLE devastated OISAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
O'MALLEY was vanquished by MEGALODON in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KAMA KAZI demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
DARLING NIKKI was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute fight.
TAKE COVER viciously subdued MR. FRUMBLE in a 2 minute gory duel.
BLUE EYES devastated CU-CADAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORPETH was handily defeated by BANANNAS GORILLA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DALLOW was viciously subdued by HUCKLE CAT in a popular 2 minute beginner's duel.
KAI won victory over DINGO DOG in a 2 minute novice's fight.
FATHER CAT beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  3      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  18 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MEGALODON 3838             10   2  0   87 DEVILS OF THE DEEP (358)
WALL OF STEEL    KAMA KAZI 3859              8   0  1   82 BLITZKRIEG (357)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863          6   0  0   64 BLITZKRIEG (357)
SLASHING ATTACK  TAKE COVER 3870             4   1  2   49 THE BEARS (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OISAN 3794.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DARLING NIKKI 3842.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUCKLE CAT 3874, TAKE 
3863, MEGALODON 3838, BLUE EYES 3845, KAI 3873, and DINGO DOG 3878.

The least popular fighter this week was CU-CADAL 3848.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were O'MALLEY 3816, OISAN 3794, DALLOW 3872, MORPETH 3862, MR. FRUMBLE 3877, 
DINGO DOG 3878, KAI 3873, BLUE EYES 3845, MEGALODON 3838, and RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863.