DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2004    Duedate: 01/04/2005

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-224

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOMBSHELL
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3914) [12-9-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBSHELL                      CANNONBALL HAMMER
DARQUE FORCES (428)            MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-3914) [12-9-2,102]         (45-3960) [5-2-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORA BATES                     DAGORA SAVON
MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)         MOJO P@TROL (451)
(45-3883) [13-14-0,92]         (45-3896) [13-10-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         38
2. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        25      MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)       21      Unchartered Team
4. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       13
5. A DEAL'S DEAL (457)          8      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)   105  87  5 54.7   1/ 1 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 1
 2/ 1 MOJO P@TROL (451)         62  52  3 54.4   2/ 5 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    7  8 0
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     51  43  0 54.3   3/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     6  3 0
 4/ 4 WALKING DEATH (197)       85  75  1 53.1   4/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (428)       6  9 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)      148 131  8 53.0   5- 4 EMETICS (406)             5  3 0
 6- 7 MYTH TAKES (458)          35  35  1 50.0   6/ 8 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       5 10 0
 7/ 0*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      17  18  2 48.6   7- 3 MYTH TAKES (458)          4  1 0
 8- 8 EMETICS (406)             70  79  2 47.0   8/ 6 MOJO P@TROL (451)         4 11 1
 9/ 9 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    108 126  3 46.2   9/ 0*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      3  2 0
10-10*DEMOLISHERS (454)          2   3  0 40.0  10/10 WALKING DEATH (197)       1  1 0
11/11 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       35  60  3 36.8  11- 9*DEMOLISHERS (454)         1  2 0
12-12*Y'S GUISE (317)            0   7  0  0.0  12-12*Y'S GUISE (317)           0  1 0
13-13*SOCIETY OF SIN (474)       0   1  0  0.0  13-13*SOCIETY OF SIN (474)      0  1 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 504): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 498): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 500): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 489): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 486): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 477): OISAN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 344): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 504): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 498): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 500): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 489): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 486): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 477): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 344): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
                (turn 152): DR MAX of RACE THE WIND (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in STORMCROWE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for MYTH TAKES, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 
into 7th.  MORDRED'S MADMEN stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  The DARQUE 
FORCES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  Due to its absence and inability to 
defend the throne, THE SMELL OF IT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask 
BOMBSHELL about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Shadow's Fountain until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SUPERIOR FORCES has cause to stand 
tall, as they were STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided SUPERIOR FORCES stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was DARQUE FORCES.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
SHARD from NORTHERN LIGHTS was STORMCROWE's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a 
brave attempt, BOMBSHELL from DARQUE FORCES challenged up 22 points to fight DAGORA 
SAVON from the MOJO P@TROL stable.  BOMBSHELL perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing 
as she defeated DAGORA SAVON and ended up with 102 recognition points.  JANE THE 
RIPPER of MORDRED'S MADMEN had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 
points in a challenge which she lost.  I thought JANE THE RIPPER showed great skill 
and promise when she was overcame by DEATH FOG.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBSHELL 3914               12   9  2   102       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARGLE SPEW 3902             13  10  1   107       EMETICS (406)
 MOTHER 3741                  17  11  1   100       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-MYTHING LINK 3972            10   4  0   100       MYTH TAKES (458)
 HOT LIPS 3743                22   6  0    93       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DAGORA SAVON 3896            13  10  1    93       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 NORA BATES 3883              13  14  0    92       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          6  28  0    85       EMETICS (406)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970           11   8  1    83       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 STORM SERPENT 2416           17  10  0    79       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-WRECKER 1402                 18  13  0    71       WALKING DEATH (197)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEARSA 3954                  11   7  1    69       MOJO P@TROL (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARD 3507                   14  23  1    66       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-NEAR MYTH 3973                8   7  1    66       MYTH TAKES (458)
-MYTH OLOGY 3975               8   6  0    66       MYTH TAKES (458)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018            14   1  0    60       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 DEATH FOG 4017               10   5  0    60       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICELINIA 4092                 4   4  1    53       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          6   9  0    50       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        5   2  0    46       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-SKORG 1804                   11   7  1    44       WALKING DEATH (197)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916          11  11  0    44       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-JOGLI 1902                   10   4  0    43       WALKING DEATH (197)
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096          5   2  0    38       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962             5   2  2    34       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTBITE 4014                2  14  0    33       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WALRUS 3995                   6  12  0    30       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-TECHNICDOR YAWN 4097          2   3  0    30       EMETICS (406)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOEY 4126                     3   0  0    23       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963             3   4  0    22       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-MYTH DEMEANOR 4111            3   0  0    20       MYTH TAKES (458)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            3   2  0    17       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 AMY YATES 4145                1   0  0    17       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 GREZELDA 4131                 1   1  0    15       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 MASOJ 2603                    2   1  0    13       WALKING DEATH (197)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         1   6  0    13       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-BASHER 3925                   1   0  0    13       DEMOLISHERS (454)
-CRUSHER 3924                  1   2  0    10       DEMOLISHERS (454)
 FROSTFLARE 4112               2   3  0     9       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TOUTIN TOM 4133               1   1  0     9       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 LULU 4135                     1   0  0     6       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ARIANIUS 4147                 1   0  0     5       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 ANDRELLA 4146                 0   1  0     1       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 MAYOR BILL 4138               0   1  0     1       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-ARYJAM 4119                   0   1  0     1       Y'S GUISE (317)
-SMASHER 3927                  0   1  0     1       DEMOLISHERS (454)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           0   1  0     1       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-DREVVYN 2533                  0   1  0     1       Y'S GUISE (317)
-HENGIST 3460                  0   1  0     1       WALKING DEATH (197)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL 11  0  1 0   1                   ICELINIA 4092         224 NONE    
DOOR # 3 3966          5 11 1 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     COLOUR COMMENTAT 3951 221         
DA 4136                0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     BLACK ORC 20          224 NONE    
MASTER DARQUE 4008     5  4 2 VENDETTA INC. 463     BOMBSHELL 3914        220 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Introducin Aunty and tha Mayor.  One knows it all, da other says it all.  Now,
if I could'a squoozed em both down inta one fighter, I'd'a had...aaaa...smart-aleck
big-mouth.  Hm.  S'pose I should be thankin Karn (may her rosy hips be bronzed) fer
small blessins. -- Applejack

Jorja -- Thanks fer tha word.  Dis is about da time Surfer Sam an his Surferettes put
on der annual pageant.  In between acts I help behind da scenes wif tha ladies
dressin-up and removin der costumes.  It's five gold numas fer da job, which I know
ain't much...but it's all I kin afford. -- Applejack

Frosty-flare -- You helped me help myself into a dirty look from the boss.  He's
pretty good at those. -- Grezelda

Francine Kruger -- It was either courteous of you to offer me your hand at the end of
the fight, or it was a really nasty thing to do, and I know which I think!  Since you
broke both my arms (and both my legs, and my head--trouble with your aim, dear?), how
the HECK was I going to TAKE your hand, eh? -- Walrus

Vir'euv Tavers -- Of course you hurt!  What did you expect?  You could break your jaw
just trying to say your own name. -- Shard the not terribly sympathetic because he's
been the one hurting too often
P.S.  The truth is there for those with eyes to see: your name is Srevat spelled
backward!

Pyrotechnics -- You darned near melted me, you...you KARNHORN.  May you slip on an
icy patch and break a leg right before an important fight. -- Icelinia

The Cult Member is a grubby little man with damp hands and shifty eyes.  Why can't we
get NEAT cult members?  Somebody really sinister, or else, why not, a good-times-
goober type?  I'm TIRED of these pathetic little losers. -- Frostbite
P.S.  Besides, they give me the creeps.

Grezelda -- Gosh, you're just...you're TOO MUCH.  It isn't that I have anything
against Orcs, you understand.  Some of my favorite views have been of Orc women.  The
Swordplay-Girl calendar, for one thing.  NOBODY does better on that than an Orc.  But
having to face you in the arena, all that, uh, round shapeliness right in front of
me, well, it's boggling.  It had me totally confused. -- Frostflare

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
web).

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
this.

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
Lungers
     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
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     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
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     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
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     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
Hammer!
     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
T-500.
     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.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     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

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALICE OSBORNE devastated SHARD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
BOMBSHELL narrowly defeated DAGORA SAVON in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
MOTHER bested NORA BATES in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
FRANCINE KRUGER savagely defeated FROSTBITE in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
JANE THE RIPPER was overpowered by DEATH FOG in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
STORM SERPENT was unbelievably bested by HOT LIPS in a dull 14 minute expert's fight.
PYROTECHNICS slimly won victory over VOR'EIV TAVERS in a slow 9 minute duel.
TEARSA won victory over CANNONBALL HAMMER in a popular 1 minute duel.
ICELINIA assassinated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven match.
ANGEL HAMMER beat WALRUS in a 2 minute brutal fight.
BEAST HAMMER savagely defeated TOUTIN TOM in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MASOJ was unbelievably bested by ZOEY in a 2 minute brutal battle.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER was bested by GREZELDA in a 5 minute bout.
BISHOP HAMMER handily defeated AUNTY MACASSAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FROSTFLARE was vanquished by AMY YATES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LULU won victory over ANDRELLA in a 2 minute novice's fray.
MAYOR BILL was bested by ARIANIUS in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  22 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  12 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  24 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  35 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  40 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  23 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  23 -  1      34  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  31 -  1      34  |

Turn 224 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914             12   9  2  102 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOTHER 3741                17  11  1  100 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              22   6  0   93 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAGORA SAVON 3896          13  10  1   93 MOJO P@TROL (451)
BASHING ATTACK   TEARSA 3954                11   7  1   69 MOJO P@TROL (451)
AIMED BLOW       DEATH FOG 4017             10   5  0   60 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
SLASHING ATTACK  JANE THE RIPPER 4096        5   2  0   38 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORA BATES 3883.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DAGORA SAVON 3896.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRANCINE KRUGER 
4015, BOMBSHELL 3914, FROSTBITE 4014, DEATH FOG 4017, TEARSA 3954, ANGEL HAMMER 3962, 
ALICE OSBORNE 3970, BEAST HAMMER 3963, MASOJ 2603, and LULU 4135.

The least popular fighter this week was HOT LIPS 3743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORM SERPENT 2416, PYROTECHNICS 4018, VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916, FROSTFLARE 
4112, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, GREZELDA 4131, SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, TOUTIN TOM 4133, 
SHARD 3507, and DA 4136.

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

THE SMELL OF IT (45-3564) EMETICS (406)