Date   : 04/26/2005    Duedate: 05/23/2005


DM-52    TURN-204

This Weeks Top Honors


MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3497) [18-14-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RENDOR QUIL                    SUE SOON
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             SITTEES (359)
(52-3497) [18-14-0,84]         (52-3572) [2-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       SER ILYN PAYNE
DARK RAIDERS (78)              SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
(52-3319) [6-9-0,67]           (52-3573) [0-1-0,1]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          33
2. SITTEES (359)               31      MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
3. DARK RAIDERS (78)           29      Unchartered Team
4. SILVER KNIGHTS (361)        15
5. BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)        0      SITTEES (359)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 OHIO (350)                50  19  3 72.5   1/ 2*SITTEES (359)             9  6 0
 2/ 3*SITTEES (359)              9   6  0 60.0   2/ 6 DARK RAIDERS (78)         7  3 0
 3- 2*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)      3   2  0 60.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        77  81  0 48.7   4- 1 OHIO (350)                4  0 0
 5- 5 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    133 154 21 46.3   5- 5*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)     3  2 0
 6/ 6 DARK RAIDERS (78)        122 142  5 46.2   6- 4 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     2  1 0
 7- 7*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  18  22  3 45.0   7- 7*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  2  3 0
 8/ 0*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)       1   4  0 20.0   8/ 0*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      1  4 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 506): NAME DROPPER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 502): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 495): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 457): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 362): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): PEPSI of OVERWORLD from FIREHOLD (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 506): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 502): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 503): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 495): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 457): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 362): CHEER-O-KEE'S (Shaman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 398): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
                               TEDDY RUXPIN of LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                   (turn 512): K. K. DOWNING of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
                               BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               LOWELL DARNO of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 505): MAYBE LATER of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 361): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      Happy Peasant?  That's all anyone could find to fight me for the title?  This
is ridiculous.

Rendor Quil

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in FRATSFA, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--SITTEES.  Nothing 
works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as DARK 
RAIDERS can attest...  SITTEES posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves a 
winner...  MIDDLE WAY 8 had cause to celebrate, after TEALIN SALI got 19 points by 
beating VETERAN MERCENARY.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 4 points to GANGRENE.  (Discrete enough, SALINA REES?) 
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, of 
FRATSFA, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome FRATSFA's Number 1.  Word has it one 
team in FRATSFA is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are FRATSFA's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  FRATSFA, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             18  14  0    84       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEXLEY 3486                  16   3  2   147       OHIO (350)
-SOUTHPOINT 3492              13   3  0   103       OHIO (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORMENT 3523                  8   3  1    86       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 TEALIN SALI 3496             17  15  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-VICIOUS 3508                  6   2  1    76       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-MUTILATE 3375                12   9  1    74       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-TOLEDO 3482                  10   6  0    71       OHIO (350)
 PANDEMIC 3319                 6   9  0    67       DARK RAIDERS (78)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEVERITY 3538                 7   3  1    63       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 LENA KORIL 3495              14  18  0    60       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAYHEM 3537                   8   2  1    51       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-AKRON 3553                    5   4  1    51       OHIO (350)
-LEVIATHAN 3506                4   4  1    50       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 GANGRENE 3344                 5   2  1    45       DARK RAIDERS (78)
-ORCA 3503                     5   3  0    40       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 MALICE 3343                   5   2  0    36       DARK RAIDERS (78)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546              7   7  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-NEANDERTHAL 3507              2   6  1    27       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-MAMMOTH 3514                  3   2  0    26       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 SUE SOON 3572                 2   0  0    25       SITTEES (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TROGLODYTE 3504               3   5  0    24       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SER ALLOCES 3584              1   0  0    18       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 SHY ANN 3562                  1   2  0    17       SITTEES (359)
-SER ANDRAS 3587               1   0  0    16       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575          1   0  0    11       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 BYRON 3559                    2   1  0     9       SITTEES (359)
 OAK LEE 3563                  2   1  0     8       SITTEES (359)
 SORROW 3571                   1   0  0     6       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 BRENT WOOD 3588               1   0  0     6       SITTEES (359)
-SER FURCAS 3583               1   0  0     6       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570           0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573           0   1  0     1       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SER STURM 3574                0   1  0     1       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SER HAWKWING 3576             0   1  0     1       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-LORD SOTH 3585                0   1  0     1       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
-SER SIN 3586                  0   1  0     1       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 LORD DAVOS 3577               0   1  0     1       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NORVAN PATT 3555       3  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      SEVERITY 3538         200 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- My name is Toker and I manage the Silver Knights stable.  I sent a personal ad
over here on t-202 about running a contest with two of my alliance mates, Wasby and
Goat.  I haven't gotten any response by email or diplo in DM 18, so I went ahead and
had RSI sponsor it.  The rules and prizes should be printed this turn.  If anyone
would like to contact me, you can do it by diplo to Vincere Aut Mori (DM 18, 31, 47,
or 59), Silver Knights (DM 52), or by email:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com.  I would
appreciate any feedback.  Thanks. -- Toker

Pandemic -- (sneezing violently)  I dig I'be caud a code. -- Lena Koril

Leviathan -- Nope, not an orc. -- Tealin Sali

Orca -- Damned fish! -- Salina Rees

Ser Furcas -- A black knight.  (sigh)  There goes the neighborhood. -- Ollie Quonsham

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
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
     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
     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
     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:
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
     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
     Be it known that MEMORIAL HAMMERZ are hereby registering SLAUGHTER HAMMER, FASC
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!

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

WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 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:

     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.**
     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.*
     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.**
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
     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,
*  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

PANDEMIC viciously subdued LENA KORIL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
RENDOR QUIL vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
TEALIN SALI demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
SALINA REES was devastated by GANGRENE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MALICE demolished SHY ANN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BYRON viciously subdued LORD DAVOS in a 3 minute brutal amateur's fight.
OAK LEE bested SER STURM in a 2 minute novice's competition.
OLLIE QUONSHAM was handily defeated by SER ARTUR DAYNE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SUE SOON vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SER ILYN PAYNE lost to SORROW in a popular 2 minute novice's duel.
SER HAWKWING was beaten by BRENT WOOD in a 2 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                   6         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  12 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 204 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497           18  14  0   84 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           17  15  0   83 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
PARRY-LUNGE      GANGRENE 3344               5   2  1   45 DARK RAIDERS (78)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PANDEMIC 3319.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SER ILYN PAYNE 3573.  The ten other most popular fighters were PANDEMIC 3319, 
QUIL 3497, OAK LEE 3563, SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575, and SUE SOON 3572.

The least popular fighter this week was LORD DAVOS 3577.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHY ANN 3562, SALINA REES 3546, LENA KORIL 3495, SER HAWKWING 3576, 
3575, and OAK LEE 3563.


Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!