DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/20/2005    Duedate: 05/03/2005

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZEBZAMBEZI
PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
(35-3581) [11-5-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZEBZAMBEZI                     TYPHOON
PHILANTHROPISTS (153)          DIRT DEVILS (363)
(35-3581) [11-5-2,100]         (35-3895) [2-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOYOYAY                        NOREASTER
PHILANTHROPISTS (153)          DIRT DEVILS (363)
(35-3463) [17-17-0,97]         (35-3896) [2-1-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)        52
2. DIRT DEVILS (363)           27      BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
3. THE BEARS (253)             11      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (153)        7
5. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)      2      DIRT DEVILS (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BLITZKRIEG (357)          70  21  9 76.9   1/ 6 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      8  2 0
 2/ 2 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      36  14  5 72.0   2/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    6  9 0
 3/ 0*DIRT DEVILS (363)          4   2  0 66.7   3- 2 BLITZKRIEG (357)          5  0 0
 4- 3*DEAD MUSICIANS (362)      10   6  3 62.5   4- 4*DEAD MUSICIANS (362)      4  0 1
 5/ 4 THE BEARS (253)          350 260 25 57.4   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)     4  2 0
 6/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    346 291 28 54.3   6/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   4 11 1
 7/ 6 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   44  48  2 47.8   7/ 0*DIRT DEVILS (363)         2  0 0
 8/ 7 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   478 731 20 39.5   8/ 7 THE BEARS (253)           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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 513): DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 507): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 509): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 506): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 498): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 493): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 486): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 222): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 209): FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 374): MACHINE of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 353): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 399): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 513): FORCE OF NATURE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 507): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 509): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 506): VALHALLA (Odin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 498): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 493): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 486): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 222): BLACK STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 209): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 374): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 353): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 399): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 512): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 512): PLATO of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 506): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 485): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                                 DEEP FRIED LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MURSKA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, CHILDREN OF LLYR, since 
BUSY, BUSYTOWN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  BUSY, 
BUSYTOWN turned their 5-0-0 turn into a 1st 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 HUCKLE CAT win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
TYPHOON beat LOCO and LOCO lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as ZEBZAMBEZI takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MURSKA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
BLITZKRIEG the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
BUSY, BUSYTOWN.  Ha ha ha ha!  MORPETH was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have FATHER CAT in 
a challenge, going down 12 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought FATHER CAT 
showed great skill and promise when he overcame KAI.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the MURSKA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of MURSKA.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBZAMBEZI 3581              11   5  2   100       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-O'MALLEY 3816                13   6  1   110       BLITZKRIEG (357)
-KAMA KAZI 3859               13   1  1   103       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 SOYOYAY 3463                 17  17  0    97       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
-RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863           11   2  1    91       BLITZKRIEG (357)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARLING NIKKI 3842           13   3  2    83       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 HUCKLE CAT 3874               8   3  0    83       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 FATHER CAT 3875               7   1  1    72       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGO DOG 3878                7   2  3    63       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 BANANNAS GORILLA 3876         9   2  1    61       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
-JANICE JOPLIN 3891            4   0  1    61       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAKE COVER 3870               7   2  3    55       THE BEARS (253)
 MORPETH 3862                 10  13  0    52       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 KAI 3873                      9   7  0    46       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALLOW 3872                   6  10  1    35       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYPHOON 3895                  2   1  0    33       DIRT DEVILS (363)
 MOZART 3756                   4   1  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 LOCO 3677                     6   6  0    24       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748        4   5  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-BOOMSHAKALAKA 3611            2   2  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 NOREASTER 3896                2   1  0    20       DIRT DEVILS (363)
 PADDY 3898                    5   4  0    19       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-BUDDY HOLLY 3890              3   1  1    16       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
-UGLY GENTLEMAN 3582           3   5  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 CADAL COONTZ 3901             3   5  0    14       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-JIMI HENDRIX 3889             2   2  0    14       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)
 MR. FIXIT 3905                1   2  0    14       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912         1   2  1    10       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-THE BIG BOPPER 3911           1   0  1     9       DEAD MUSICIANS (362)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TEN BEARS 3902         0  1 0 THE BEARS 253         SPYMASTER 22          487 NONE    
:( 3915                0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 347 SHEWISH GIANT 21      487 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Garth the Seamite -- Kai had the right of it, you're too seamy.  Besides, who'd want
to be from Seam?  They have earthquakes and steam vents and it's very unpleasant. --
Dallow

Loco -- But the question before the meeting is, are you loco enough to write
personals? -- Paddy

I probably shouldn't have laughed at the Ambitious Guard.  Ambition, within reason,
is good, it leads to bettering oneself.  But an ambition to be a GLADIATOR?  This is
somehow not impressive, and besides, he loses a lot. -- Kai

The Dangerous Criminal "really hurts"?  Gosh, I'm so sorry.  How about if I hit it
again and make it DEAD? -- Morpeth

Mozart -- Oh, wow, JUST what we need, music by a deaf musician. -- Cadal Coontz

     I thought that was Beethoven?  Or anyone who writes bagpipe music. -- Ed.

If it weren't for the humongous all-arena ads, this would have been a one-page
newsletter.  Somebody else needs to join me in speaking up!  Besides, it's a lot
easier to write personals if someone answers, and we can get an actual dialog going.
-- Jorja

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     #28341
     P.O. Box 250

     Draper, UT  84070
     or:
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
====================
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

Rules
======
The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

     I would like to make a formal announcement to all the managers of Alastari that
the inaugural/memorial challenge put forth by Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest (Richard
Hammes) has been approved by the commission.  The contest will be held in TROCAR,
arena 54, beginning on the turn that starts around June 2nd.  Keep in mind that this
is a slow arena.  Before I go on, I would like to personally thank the commission for
procuring an outstanding top prize for this contest.  This announcement follows my
last and entry into the contest will be a minimum $5 donation, which I will pool and
give to a charity in the San Diego area in Richard Hammes' name and memory.  My
address is at the end.  Once the donation is made, I intend to notify RSI of the
charity and amount we donated as a matter of pride for them and us in this game!  I
will notify everyone in an all arena ad as well.
     The contest is pretty simple.  Any team may enter, there are no restrictions on
fight experience!  There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed
and only one single use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  To
help eliminate any interference, I am going to allow avoids of non-contest teams in
case they are there to manipulate and affect the winner of the contest.  Scoring is
as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
     personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written
     from one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will
     not get the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)

     The contest will last for 12 turns, again beginning roughly June 2nd.  May I
point out that if you use your Dark Arena fight you will get either 2 points, for
winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights count in the scoring.  It matters not if
you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-in; they still count as much as fighting a
contest warrior.  This will be a test of basic strategy with a touch of luck added in
as well.
     If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each
warrior entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in
death, cannot score points!  Break the no DA, challenge, or avoid rules (except
avoids of non-contest teams) and you will be DQ'd as soon as the transgression is
discovered.  To keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no
messing with these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a
clarification, but the second time gets you DQ'd.  This also counts if it is found
you bring a second team in for the purpose of making challenges.  You can bring a
second team, just don't think they can challenge to give you an advantage.  This
means DQ to your contest team.  A second team may also enter the contest with its own
donation of $5 and adherence to the rules.  Well, enough of that, I'm sure you'd like
to see the prizes so here they are:

1st place - +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
     favorite knowledge
2nd place - +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place- +1 bonus for one warrior
Iron Manager - Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

     The resurrection potion may be used on any FE warrior, however the favorites and
+1 bonus potions must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE.  These prizes also
must be used within 2 turns of the ending of the contest.  Even those rookie level
teams can figure out a way to use that resurrection potion if you think night fight
;), after the contest of course, so don't think this is only good for experienced
teams!  Check your rosters and unused RU's and see if you can't find a reason to come
and test your mettle!
     Again, entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, money order preferred method but if
that doesn't work for you we can figure alternate means.  If a hopeful entrant
happens to be incarcerated and the only real means of making the donation is an
account transfer, please make sure you let me know where the transfer came from and
which team it is for.  I prefer that this only be used as donation method by
incarcerated players unless otherwise discussed with me.  Please drop me an email, or
diplo my team in Tobir(14), letting me know you are sending a donation for entry and

the amount so I can be on the lookout for it in the mail.  Thanks to all who have
sent their sympathies regarding our game's loss of a kind and admirable soul and my
best wishes to all!

Street Legal
Jeff Bura
193 Pepperidge Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
triumph1971@hotmail.com
THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14

12 April 2005
                               A Question of Contests
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

     The familiar figure of a veteran manager clad in an Elven War Cloak at a lone
outpost somewhere near the cross roads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen sorted through his
vast disarray of DM papers and notes.
     Hammer pondered upon the recent dispatches that he had received regarding the
upcoming contests that he had been invited to participate in; after all, most contest
managers enjoyed having a HAMMERZ stable on the sands, due to the fact that they were
usually comprised of dues paying gladiators who were just a cut above the average RSI
Stand Ins.
     The Scum Fest in ADM sponsored by the veteran manager named Manager looked like
an entertaining offer, but alas, Hammer had NO candidates worthy enough to warrant
spending the cycle fees for their fleeting participation in such a contest.
     Perhaps sometime in the future, when Hammer succeeded in graduating some Aimers
and a promising candidate from one of his slow arena stables, would be the proper
time.
     TW4 in DM 47 was already on Hammer's list of contests to participate in,
especially with the convening of the Clown Circus in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena,
along with all the other zany personalities and alliances that promised to make this
the greatest ever Turf War contest that Alastari had ever witnessed upon the bloody
arena sands!
     Those same Clowns had sent Hammer an invitation to participate in a contest that
their Dark Knighties were sponsoring in an Andorian slow arena, but Hammer also had
an invitation to send a stable to DM 54 for a contest being held in the memory of
Slaughter Priest, one of Hammer's former alliance mates who had met with an untimely
and violently unexpected death while doing a good deed for a friend off world in San
Diego.
     Also added into the mix was an intriguing contest being sponsored by Zalgor
Prigg that was to be staged in a few months in the currently closed DM 13 Dullens
Regular Arena.
     Zalgor had contacted Hammer earlier in the year to inform the veteran manager
that his newest contest would feature a first round Dark Arena Challenge to level the
playing field.  Also, each gladiator would have a hyphenated Style listing after
their name for the Style Masters competition.
     An All Arena Ad Announcement was expected to be filed by Zalgor sometime before
the Summer 2005 Tourney, thus allowing the DM 13 Dark Arena Replacement Warriors from
the Dullens Contest to enter the Rookie Fall Mailer Tourney to prep for the contest.
     Hammer had been considering sponsoring such a Dark Arena First Round Type
Contest, but it would be much better to just enter the Zalgor sponsored contest,
rather than to be subjected to all the current Contest Host Harassment that was
plaguing the many contest arenas throughout Alastari.
     A grim smile crossed the lips of Hammer as he thought about the possibility of
the Clowns getting a taste of their own medicine while sponsoring their Andorian
contest.
     Hammer quickly took a pen and paper, writing instructions to his gladiator
trainer GrimmDorr at his Hammerz Flower Garden Morya Manor Estate on the Lake on the
outskirts of the DM 28 Morya Arena, to assemble a Cast of Cast Offs to enter the
upcoming contest being sponsored by Zalgor Prigg.
     Hammer jotted down a note to file the following stable with the Gladiatorial
Commission once Zalgor Prigg had announced the contest in Dullens DM 13 Arena:
     ASTONISH HAMMERS stable to register DARK ARENA HAMMER--SL, DARK ARENA HAMMER--
ST, DARK ARENA HAMMER--AB, DARK ARENA HAMMER--BA and DARK ARENA HAMMER--PS for the
Zalgor Prigg sponsored contest in Dullens DM 13 whenever the Gladiatorial Commission
was ready.
     Hammer then turned his attention to the two slow arena contest invitations that
tugged at his emotions for full participation.
     However, there was only room for one more stable addition in the current plans
of the veteran manager, who had deactivated his SNOW CALL HAMMERZ in DM 50 to devote
his attention to entering a new stable in a promising slow arena contest.
     Street Legal had recently cleared the air with the Gladiatorial Commission in
regards to sponsoring SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE in DM 54, which would begin in Trocar
around the first week of June.
     As yet, there seemed to be NO OFFICIAL ALL ARENA ANNOUNCEMENT from the Clowns
regarding their contest in an Andorian slow arena.
     These Clowns had a lot to learn about sponsoring and advertising contests!
     Hammer thought back to two years ago when Maximillian had convinced the veteran
manager to Co-Sponsor Maximillian's Morya Madness in the DM 28 slow arena.
     Abarsis the Slaughter Priest had answered the call to cross blades in the
Madness by entering a stable named LEE FAMILY.
     LEE FAMILY had NOT missed a single fight during the Madness until Slaughter
Priest's life was snuffed out one dark night in San Diego while helping a friend.
     When the Delarq Death Fest was sponsored by Hammer in the DM 59 Illis slow
arena, Slaughter Priest had answered the call to cross blades by sending a stable
named FASCIST DROOL to compete for the Ten Death Fest Prize Categories.
     Abarsis the Slaughter Priest a.k.a. Richard Hammes had been a true DM friend and
a fine competitor among many, not to mention a close comrade in arms while Hammer had
been a member of the Vendetta Cartel.
     As was written by Street Legal a.k.a. Jeff Bura in a recent All Arena Ad Eulogy
to the Memory of Slaughter Priest a.k.a. Richard Hammes:
     "On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill."
     Now the DM Community who either knew Rich personally from the RT and VC Emails,
or from crossing blades on the sands with this avid DM competitor; now have the
opportunity to Honor His Memory by competing in a DM 54 contest held in his Honor.
     Could Hammer do no less?
     This was an opportunity to set aside personal goals and allocate the necessary
funds to enter a stable in SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE to Honor the Memory of Rich Hammes!
     Hammer quickly filled out an entry form to dispatch to the Gladiatorial
Commission to register the following stable in DM 54 Trocar for SLAUGHTER'S
CHALLENGE:
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
DROOL HAMMER, LEE FAMILY HAMMER, HONOR RICH HAMMER and GRUNGE GRL HAMMER in DM 54
Trocar for the Street Legal sponsored contest in Honor of Richard Hammes a.k.a.
Abarsis the Slaughter Priest.
     GRUNGE GIRL was one of Slaughter Priest's warriors from his FASCIST DROOL.
stable that was entered in the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59 Illis Arena, so it was only
fitting to name one of the MEMORIAL HAMMERZ gladiators after one of Rich's warriors
that had competed in a Hammer Sponsored Contest.
     Hammer leaned back in his chair and reflected upon the memories of his fallen
comrade from his days in the Vendetta Cartel. Tears moistened the veteran manager's
eyes upon every remembrance of his fallen VC comrade in arms.
     Hopefully the odd assortment of veteran and newbie managers would answer the
call to cross blades in Honor of the fallen Slaughter Priest in the type of contest
that Rich had envisioned to one day Sponsor and Participate with some of Alastari's
Finest Managers!
     This One's for YOU Rich/Slaughter Priest; May You Rest in Peace!

Hammer
WordSmith
WeaponSmith
Minister of War
kLk Knight
Illuminati Ice Pick

12 April 2005
                           FRATSFA'S QUEST FOR THE BEST!!!

     Rollup certs aplenty!  Need to know favorites for warriors initiate or above?
SURE!  Renaming of both the arena and the D.A. Monsters?  Why not!  Skill bonus
potions?  Of course!  This and more is all possible for the top 10 (ten) teams in:
Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!
     What does it cost you ask?  NOTHING!  Who is running the contest and putting up
the total of 30 rollup certs as prizes to be split up amongst the top 6 (six) teams?
Dark Knight Wasby, Dark Knight Goat and Dark Knight Toker of the Desolate Empire of
vendett@UNITED!  The gaming commission is also going to supply prizes for the top 10
(ten) teams.  Where?  FRATSFA DM-52!  When?  The month of July, T-207.
     Rules!  We, of the Desolate Empire, do not like the word Rules!  So, we use the
term requirements.  Here they are:

1.  One team per manager entered in the contest.
2.  Only (1) Total Parry on your team at a time.
3.  You must declare (1) warrior as your team's scout.
4.  Managers that have teams established in Fratsfa must have 3 (three) warriors in
    the initiates class by the contest's 3rd turn.  (If they wish to compete, or can
    send in new team!)
5.  If you bloodfeud, you must use a different warrior each time to score the
    bloodfeud points.
6.  You must declare your team in the p-ads to be entered.
7.  A declared champion and scout cannot be the same warrior.
8.  Champions are not required (manager's choice)!  Champions must be declared on the
    first fight.

     We are also offering 25 bonus points to managers that submit a brief history (5
paragraph minimum) including your manager and team name by the contest's 3rd turn.
These points will be added to the scores on turn 211.
     Now, on to the scoring:  Wins + Kills - Losses = base score
                                     Base score + Variants = Total Score

BASE SCORE POINTS
WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

VARIANT SCORES
SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 points
STYLE MASTER FOR TURN = +1 point
MOST AVOIDED TEAM = +2 points
SUCCESSFUL BLOODFEUD = +2 points
FAILED BLOODFEUD = -2 points

     Let's say (a) team goes 3-2-2 = 3 wins + 2 kills - 2 losses = +3 base score.
His champion won (+3 pts) and is style master for this turn (+1 pt).  His scout lost
(-2), for a total turn score of +5 points.
     Now, let's say (b) team goes 1-4-1 = 1 win + 1 kill - 4 losses = -2 pts.  His
fighting marvel of a scout won (+2 pts) and the scout's win was a successful
bloodfeud (+2 pts).  So, the total points for the turn would be +2 points.  (There
was no champion on this team.)

Now on to the prizes:

1ST PLACE "FRATSFA'S BEST":
     1)  12 (Twelve) rollup gift certificates transferred to "Fratsfa's Best"
         ultimate victor.
     2)  Renaming of Fratsfa's arena for 6 (six) months.
     3)  Renaming of D.A. monsters: Wurmkin', Bandit Prince and Black Orc.
     4)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     5)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
2ND PLACE
     1)  8 (eight) rollup gift certificates transferred to 2nd place manager.
     2)  Rename the D.A. monsters:  Dark Champion and High Elf.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus potion.*
3RD PLACE
     1)  4 (four) rollup gift certificates transferred to 3rd place manager.
     2)  Renaming of D.A. monsters Mountain Troll and Shewish Giant.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
4TH PLACE
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
5TH PLACE
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
6TH PLACE
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
7TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
8TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
9TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
10 PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
STABLE STAMINA AWARDS:
     All teams that fight at least 67 of the possible 75 fights will get 1 (one) FREE
tournament entry for a warrior of that team in the first tournament after the
completion of "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best"!

-- NOTE --
* -- All potions must be used within 2 (two) turns of the contest and on initiate
(tournament class) or higher character on the same team that competed in Fratsfa,
non-transferable.
*  1 (one) favorites potion gives all faves:  Rhythm, Tactic and Weapon.
** 1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion gives +1 to 1 (one) skill.

    Our thanks go to RSI for their cooperation with us on the prizes they have
sponsored to make this contest of ours a reality.
     Any questions can be addressed to Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori in DM 18 or by
email:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com!  OR to Goat, mgr. Desolate Ones DM 47 or to Wasby,
mgr. Soul Forge in DM 47.

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEN BEARS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
:( was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
FATHER CAT demolished KAI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DINGO DOG bested MORPETH in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
MOZART defeated PADDY in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ZEBZAMBEZI devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
SOYOYAY defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HUCKLE CAT overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DALLOW was vanquished by BANANNAS GORILLA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TAKE COVER overpowered GARTH THE SEAMITE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LOCO was overpowered by TYPHOON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
CADAL COONTZ was beaten by MR. FIXIT in a 2 minute fight.
NOREASTER narrowly defeated OH OHLISH OMINAH in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  22 -  4      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |

Turn 487 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBZAMBEZI 3581            11   5  2  100 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
LUNGING ATTACK   HUCKLE CAT 3874             8   3  0   83 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
SLASHING ATTACK  FATHER CAT 3875             7   1  1   72 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
AIMED BLOW       KAI 3873                    9   7  0   46 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOYOYAY 3463.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NOREASTER 3896.  The ten other most popular fighters were OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912, 
DINGO DOG 3878, SOYOYAY 3463, :( 3915, MOZART 3756, HUCKLE CAT 3874, TYPHOON 3895, 
MR. FIXIT 3905, FATHER CAT 3875, and ZEBZAMBEZI 3581.

The least popular fighter this week was GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DALLOW 3872, PADDY 3898, MORPETH 3862, KAI 3873, CADAL COONTZ 
3901, LOCO 3677, TEN BEARS 3902, TAKE COVER 3870, BANANNAS GORILLA 3876, and 
ZEBZAMBEZI 3581.