DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2005    Duedate: 11/07/2005

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-210

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COLLAPSED LUNG
OTTO'S PARTS (150)
(52-3380) [15-9-2,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLLAPSED LUNG                 SER ARTUR DAYNE
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
(52-3380) [15-9-2,114]         (52-3575) [5-2-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       ORIGAMI ORC
DARK RAIDERS (78)              SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
(52-3319) [7-14-0,69]          (52-3091) [2-4-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)      40
2. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          38      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          37      Unchartered Team
4. RED KNIGHTS (370)           31
5. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       26      ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       17   9  2 65.4   1/ 1*ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)      11  4 1
 2/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       384 237 10 61.8   2/ 5 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       11  4 0
 3- 3*SITTEES (359)             12   8  1 60.0   3/11 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)   10  5 1
 4/ 5*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)       7   5  2 58.3   4/ 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       10  5 0
 5- 7 INCARNATIONS (281)       107 101  4 51.4   5/ 4 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     9  6 2
 6/ 8 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       233 224 12 51.0   6/ 7*BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  4 0
 7/ 6*THE CHURCH (369)          15  15  0 50.0   7/ 6*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      8  7 0
 8/14*BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     13  13  1 50.0   8/12*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      7  5 2
 9/ 4*BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      10  10  4 50.0   9/ 3 DARK RAIDERS (78)         6  9 1
10- 9*FORCE OF FIVE (367)       10  10  0 50.0  10/13*RED KNIGHTS (370)         6  9 0
11/13*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      17  18  0 48.6  11/10*BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      5  5 2
12/10 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    145 162 23 47.2  12- 8*FORCE OF FIVE (367)       5  5 0
13/11 LETHAL WEAPONS (74)       40  45  3 47.1  13/14*ICELANDERS (371)          5 10 0
14/12 DARK RAIDERS (78)        135 157  7 46.2  14/ 9*THE CHURCH (369)          5 10 0
15/15 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)    40  55  3 42.1  15/18*BLEAK LEGION (364)        5 10 0
16/16*RED KNIGHTS (370)          8  12  0 40.0  16-15*SITTEES (359)             3  2 1
17/17*ICELANDERS (371)           6  14  0 30.0  17/16 LETHAL WEAPONS (74)       2  2 0
18/18*BLEAK LEGION (364)         7  18  1 28.0  18-17 INCARNATIONS (281)        2  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*HOPLITES (376)             1   4  0 20.0  19-19*THE FALLEN (373)          1  4 0
20-19*THE FALLEN (373)           1   4  0 20.0  20/ 0*HOPLITES (376)            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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                                     QUESTORS!!!

     This will be another brief report, for I have been buried in schoolwork the last
couple of weeks.  I am only listing the scores this turn.  I will do my best to list
the entire contest info next turn.
     I do want to address a point of concern that a few managers have brought to my
attention last turn.  The point breaker system!  After reading an email that Ghab
sent to me, Wasby and I have decided to make it fair for old and new teams alike.  We
will take a "snap shot" of the first turn of the contest team records.  Then in case
of a tie, we will calculate the highest win percentage since the first turn.  That
team will be awarded the tie breaker.  I want to thank Ghab for the idea and the rest
who addressed this issue for their concern.  I hope this has made sense.  If not, let
me know via email for a fairly quick response, or diplo me here in 52 and I will do
my best to make it understandable.

                              Toker, co-host

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                                     Questers!!!

     The quest for the best to be found in Fratsfa looks to be heating up!  Sorry for
my lack of vocalization thus far.  I promise to increase my interaction with
everyone.  As promised, the 25 bonus points have been added to the scores this turn.
What happened, Slugbait?  If your spotlight didn't run and shows up this turn with
the infamous "Should have run last turn", we'll credit you with the pts.  Then again,
considering your track record, maybe you don't need the 25 bonus points!
     Round three of the contest saw Heathen jump out to an early lead with Crip and
Fangthayne hot on his heels!  There is one thing I want to address though--the points
for most avoided team.  Come on Questers, when Toker and I put in the scoring system,
we wanted the points to go to the team that actually was the most avoided.  This is
an Andorian arena after all, but hey, just something I noticed.
     As always, the contacts are the same.  Until next turn....

                              Dark Knight Wasby, co-host

PLACE     TEAM/#/MGR                              (LT)     (TT)     (Total)
1/2     Odin's Chosen (368) mgr. Heathen          (20)     (35)     (55)
     Scout -- Kykensteinburg #3613
     Champion -- Bloodeagle #3631
2/1     Otto's Parts (150) mgr. Crip              (20)     (29)     (49)
     Scout -- Brain Tumor #3502
     Champion - Cauliflower Ears #3424
3/4     Dark Raiders (78) mgr. Fangthayne         ( 9)     (35)     (44)
     Scout -- Psychosis #3651
     Champion -- Sorrow #3571
4/3     Assassin Nation (186) mgr. Ghab           (17)     (20)     (37)
     Scout -- Mayhem #3537
     Champion -- Viscious #3508
5/8     Flower Girls (189) mgr. Lady Fern         ( 2)     (34)     (36)
     Scout -- Insolent Iris #3577
     Champion -- Ser Artur Dayne #3575
6/6     Silver Knights (361) mgr. D.K. Toker      ( 8)     (25)     (33)
     Scout -- Lord Daros #3577
     Champion -- Ser Artur Dayne #3575
7/7     Bronze Knights (362) mgr. D.K. Wasby      ( 4)     (25)     (29)
     Scout -- Ser Jaime #3578
     Champion -- Lord Jon Snow #3580
8/5      Blood & Guts (365) mgr. Le Pentarque     ( 9)     (19)     (28)
     Scout -- Tonelle #3634
     Champion -- Igor Malmort #3594
9/10     Black Knights 2 (363) D.K. Goat          ( 0)     (25)     (25)
     Scout -- Ser Furcas #3583
     Champion -- Lord Soth #3585
10/13     Uni-Whores (?) mgr. Musclebum           ( 0)     (25)      (25)
     Scout -- Bob "Stinky" M. #3699
     Champion -- J "Army" Moore #3670
11/14     Fallen (373) mgr. Azreal                (-2)     (25)     (23)
     Scout -- Breandel #3654
     Champion -- Badda Bang #3656
12/15     Force of Five (367) mgr. Wulfhere       (-2)     (24)     (22)
     Scout -- Gord the Rogue #3607
     Champion --
13/9     The Church (369) mgr. Rev. Bob           ( 2)     (15)     (17)
     Scout -- The Elder #3618
     Champion -- The Deacon #3619
14/17     Icelanders (371) mgr. Staghorn          (-3)     (20)     (17)
     Scout -- Skjald Borg #3638
     Champion --
15/19     Red Knights (370) mgr. Dok Sik         (-10)     (25)     (15)
     Scout -- Ser Red Scar #3623
     Champion -- Lord Red Scorpion #3625
16/18     Incarnations (281) mgr. Papaiz          (-5)     (18)     (13)
     Scout -- Step-up!! #3627
     Champion --
17/21     Springborne Fair (305) mgr. Still      (-20)     (30)     (10)
     Scout -- Oragami Orc #3091
     Champion -- Gnarly Gnome #2918
18/20     Bleak Legion (364) mgr. Expatriate     (-14)     (20)     ( 6)
     Scout -- Old Grim #3593
     Champion --
19/16     Odd Odious Orcs (374) mgr. Slugbait     (-2)     ( 0)     (-2)

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     The light of the sun was just fading when Muscle Bum arrived at the stockade.
He was just rounding the corner when he ran into two young men fighting in the alley.
Muscle Bum didn't pay much notice at first, but as he tried to pass, one of the young
men let out a loud cry of pain.  The man fell to the ground holding his left knee.
     Muscle Bum was quite impressed with the victor's last attack, so he stopped to
ask the young man a few questions.
     "Well, my young friend, what is your name?" asked Muscle Bum.
     To this the young man said with a smirk, "J 'Army' Moore.  Why do you ask?"
     "Oh just that I saw you fighting a moment ago and thought that you must be a
fighter in the arena."
     To this the young man quite happily responded, but "No, not yet," came his
reply.
     "Well, why not?" asked Muscle Bum.
     The young man said that he could not find a manager that would look at him.
     Muscle Bum thought about this for a minute, then having made up his mind that
this young man was going to be his next fighter, he said, "Would you be willing to
fight for me?"
     The young man said that he really didn't care who he fought for so long as he
got the chance to prove himself on the sands.  So, Muscle Bum gave him directions to
the Inn where they were staying and a note to "Stinky" to let the man sleep on the
floor.
     He then went on to the stockade to see about "Gummy" and the third fighter for
his stable.
     As he entered the office of the deputy he noticed that "Gummy" was in the cell
along with a rather tall man of such a dark complexion that he almost looked blue.
Muscle Bum thought that this was probably the ugliest person that he had ever seen,
but that didn't really matter at the moment.
     There was only one guard on duty at the time, so he asked to speak to the
prisoner "Gummy" and the guard told him to go ahead but not to be too long about it.
     "Well, it seems that you are in a tight spot this time 'Gummy'", said Muscle
Bum.
     "Yes, but I'll find a way out of it.  I always do, don't I?" said "Gummy".
     "I might have a way out for you if you are willing to help me out also," said
Muscle Bum.
     "Gummy" asked, "Well what do you have in mind this time?"
     "Just a fight or two in the arena."
     "Gummy" said, "You know I don't fight anymore."
     To this Muscle Bum replied, "Oh, only in the streets, is that it?  You are
wasting a very good talent you know.  I guess I will just have to let the good deputy
know about that little thing back in North Fork and see if you can't be transferred
there.  I am sure that I could use the reward money anyway."
     "Gummy" said, "All right, all right.  What is it that you want of me?"
     "Well I need a fighter and a good one, so you're it."  With that Muscle Bum
started to turn and speak with the jailer when the tall man in the back of the cell
called to him.  Muscle Bum turned and asked, "What is it you want?"
     The tall man replied that he was a fighter and would be willing to fight in his
stable if he would buy his freedom.
     To this Muscle Bum decided, "What the hell."  He could always get rid of him
later....

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): FRANK ZAPPA of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): OPUNTIA of PLANTARUM ANDORIA (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): POPPA LODE of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
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 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): none
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 468): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What do you know, here I am again for yet another turn.

Here, for interest's sake, are the minimum and maximum characters from Otto's Parts.

Mr. Minimum
11 - 5 - 8 - 4 - 5  - 5 - 9

Mr. Maximum

21 - 17 - 15 - 21 - 19 - 12 - 17

Man, would I ever like to have Mr. Maximum as a teammate.  We would also let Mr.
Minimum spend his time at the Flower Shoppe

Collapsed Lung
Otto's Parts

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of FRATSFA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave DARK RAIDERS a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down. 
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
SPRINGBORNE FAIR's 3rd moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  It seems so recently people 
were saying OTTO'S PARTS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 2.  I 
guess they're washed no more...  Try as he might, VICIOUS wasn't good enough at 
persuading COLLAPSED LUNG to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it 
be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the 
uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, ODIN'S CHOSEN!  The bums at ICELANDERS couldn't face the challenges from 
ODIN'S CHOSEN!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in GUTHHILD MIDWALL?  Hers 
4-1-1?  ODIN'S CHOSEN ain't talkin', but she's got 39 points.  HORRID HOLLY of FLOWER 
GIRLS knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged SHOCKER of LETHAL WEAPONS who is up by 
20.  Now was this a wise move?  HORRID HOLLY perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing 
as she won victory over SHOCKER and ended up with 92 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Yeah, yeah, SEVERITY killed SORROW, who was "too young to 
die."  Well, he was a fighter, and that's what you have to face.  SER GREGOR CLEGANE 
was plum wore out after HASKISON pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BRONZE KNIGHTS'll 
have to get a little better before going after HASKISON again!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLAPSED LUNG 3380          15   9  2   114       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424        14   8  0   113       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MUTILATE 3375                15  10  2    93       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 HORRID HOLLY 3334            12   8  0    92       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           14   7  0    91       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 3523                 10   5  1    88       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 VICIOUS 3508                  8   4  1    77       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 SHOCKER 588                  14   6  0    75       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502             9   1  0    74       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 GANGRENE 3344                 8   5  1    73       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 PANDEMIC 3319                 7  14  0    69       DARK RAIDERS (78)
-WILD THING 382               10  13  0    67       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYHEM 3537                  11   3  1    64       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 SEVERITY 3538                 9   5  2    64       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 GARBLE GOBLIN 2932           10   6  0    63       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 GNARLY GNOME 2918            11   7  1    58       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENTPEG TROLL 3663            3   0  0    46       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 MALICE 3343                   7   6  0    43       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575          5   2  0    40       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611         4   1  1    39       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUMPKINHEAD 1244              3   1  0    33       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
-SHY ANN 3562                  2   2  1    33       SITTEES (359)
 KYKENSTIENBURG 3613           5   0  1    32       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 BLOODEAGLE 3631               4   1  0    32       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 LADY RED HAWK 3624            3   1  0    32       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 MERCILESS MUM 3675            2   0  0    27       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596          2   4  0    27       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 IGOR MALMORT 3594             3   2  0    26       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-GRAENDAL 3130                 3   6  0    25       INCARNATIONS (281)
 NERVOUS NEOPHITE 3664         2   1  0    25       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER STURM 3574                4   3  0    23       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573           3   4  0    23       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 RAMBLING ROSE 3659            3   0  0    22       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 BLACK VIPER 3590              3   2  0    22       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-PAS DE QUARTIER 3633          2   2  0    22       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 LITTLE DEATH 3649             3   1  0    21       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-LOKI 3604                     3   1  0    21       FORCE OF FIVE (367)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554         3   4  0    21       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-BASHER ZAZLUK 3605            3   1  0    21       FORCE OF FIVE (367)
 LORD RED SCORPION 3625        2   2  0    20       RED KNIGHTS (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUE SOON 3572                 2   1  0    20       SITTEES (359)
 HASKISON 3676                 1   1  0    20       ICELANDERS (371)
 THE DEACON 3619               3   3  0    18       THE CHURCH (369)
 SER STEEL 3579                2   2  1    18       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678           1   1  0    17       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 LORD DAVOS 3577               4   3  0    16       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-OAK LEE 3563                  3   1  0    16       SITTEES (359)
 SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         2   2  1    16       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 ORIGAMI ORC 3091              2   4  0    15       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 DANNY GLOVER 3652             1   0  0    15       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
 THE ELDER 3618                4   2  0    14       THE CHURCH (369)
 PSYCHOSIS 3651                3   1  2    14       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 LORD JON SNOW 3580            2   2  1    13       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-BASHER GAMUK 3606             2   2  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE (367)
 ABHORRENT ANT 3668            1   2  1    13       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 SER RED HAND 3621             1   3  0    13       RED KNIGHTS (370)
-BADDA BANG 3656               1   0  0    13       THE FALLEN (373)
 CLERKOFSESSION 3681           1   0  0    13       THE CHURCH (369)
-BYRON 3559                    3   1  0    12       SITTEES (359)
-TONNELLE 3634                 3   1  1    11       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-BOB LE CANADIEN 3632          3   1  0    11       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665         2   1  0    11       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 DERANGED DIAMOND 3666         2   1  1    10       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-TWISH N SHOUT 3647            2   1  0    10       INCARNATIONS (281)
-GORD THE ROGUE 3607           1   3  0    10       FORCE OF FIVE (367)
 C.H.U.D. II 1848              2   2  1     9       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
 GUNGNIRSDOTTIR 3610           2   3  0     9       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 SER GREGOR CLEGANE 3650       2   1  1     8       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 SER JAIME 3578                2   2  0     8       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 SIGURD 3648                   2   2  0     8       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 OLD GRIM 3593                 1   4  1     8       BLEAK LEGION (364)
 THE USHER 3620                1   5  0     8       THE CHURCH (369)
 SOUL NOVA 3685                1   0  0     8       HOPLITES (376)
 FUNOR DREPA 3661              2   1  0     7       ICELANDERS (371)
 SER RED SCAR 3623             1   3  0     6       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 SER RED IRON 3622             1   3  0     6       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 SKJOTT HIFNA 3660             1   2  0     5       ICELANDERS (371)
-BRENT WOOD 3588               1   1  0     4       SITTEES (359)
-STEP-UP!! 3627                0   2  0     2       INCARNATIONS (281)
-PRINGEL 3657                  0   1  0     1       THE FALLEN (373)
 ABSOLUTE GRACE 3687           0   1  0     1       HOPLITES (376)
 LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684           0   1  0     1       HOPLITES (376)
 OPAL AVENGER 3686             0   1  0     1       HOPLITES (376)
 THE RECTOR 3682               0   1  0     1       THE CHURCH (369)
 ARMED RESPONSE 3683           0   1  0     1       HOPLITES (376)
-TRAMMEL 3655                  0   1  0     1       THE FALLEN (373)
-GRAENDEL 3654                 0   1  0     1       THE FALLEN (373)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VILE 3592              0  5 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      HIGH ELF 19           210 NONE    
YOUNG GRIM 3589        0  5 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      SER LORAS TYRELL 3582 210         
HOPELESS 3591          0  1 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      KYKENSTIENBURG 3613   206 NOT REVE
THE STEWARD 3616       3  2 0 THE CHURCH 369        SHY ANN 3562          209         
CHOIR DIRECTOR 3630    3  1 0 THE CHURCH 369        GNARLY GNOME 2918     209         
SORROW 3571            5  2 0 DARK RAIDERS 78       SEVERITY 3538         210         
VOLATILE VERBENA 3536  2  3 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611 210         
NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307  7  6 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      MUTILATE 3375         208         
FELLWYNN 3679          0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 367     PSYCHOSIS 3651        209         
SKJALD BORG 3638       1  3 0 ICELANDERS 371        STONE GOLEM 26        210 NONE    
LIST KRAPTR 3639       1  3 0 ICELANDERS 371        BLACK ORC 20          210 NONE    
HASKI HAGGUR 3635      0  2 0 ICELANDERS 371        LORD JON SNOW 3580    208         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SKJOTT DREPA 3636      0  1 0 ICELANDERS 371        PSYCHOSIS 3651        207 REVENGED
FUNDR HIFNA 3637       0  1 0 ICELANDERS 371        SER GREGOR CLEGA 3650 207 JUST REV
TWO-STEP 3628          0  1 0 INCARNATIONS 281      DERANGED DIAMOND 3666 208         
CHRISTINE 1849         1  1 0 LETHAL WEAPONS 74     OLD GRIM 3593         206 REVENGED
ARYAN BARBARIAN 3614   0  1 0 ODIN'S CHOSEN 368     SER STEEL 3579        206 JUST REV
SER HAWKWING 3576      1  6 0 SILVER KNIGHTS 361    BLACK ORC 20          210 NONE    
BETSY BOGGLE 3680      0  1 0 SPRINGBORNE FAIR 305  ABHORRENT ANT 3668    210         
GRIMALKIN 3092         1  2 0 SPRINGBORNE FAIR 305  TONNELLE 3634         207 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Friendly Constable -- You were really friendly, but so quick?  Next time we will take
it sslloowweerr....  Know what I mean?  (giggle) -- Merciless Mum

Collapsed Lung -- I think you collapsed MY lungs.  (And there are a lot to collapse!)
But you knew that I love that kind of stuff, so let's do it again--real soon, Hon. --
Horrid Holly

Vicious -- Now wasn't that the most excitement you've had in years?  Bring your buddy
Mutilate next time.  I want his bod! -- Insolent Iris

Ser Red Iron -- Sorry for that groin shot, but you can see what really interests me,
You Big Studmuffin! -- Rambling Rose

Igor Malmort -- Oooooh, I love all the foreplay with all you Hotties at Blood And
Guts!  So massive!  Bring your whole team next time.  (wink) -- Volatile Verbena

Collapsed Lung -- Congratulations on your title.  You were apparently too much man
for Holly. -- Lady Fern

Reverend Bob -- Fratsfa is a godless city?  Why, Sir, I'll have you know they are all
god fearing people.  I have seen them deposit many flowers at the altar of love.
Come on over to The Flower Shoppe and let my serving ladies show you what I mean. --
Lady Fern

Crip -- A very nice spot on Otto's Parts.  We were so glad you found the time to
write for us.  Actually, we had sort of hoped that you would forget to do so.  After
all, you don't need the twenty-five points, Big Guy. -- Lady Fern

Cauliflower Ears -- Not only are you dangerous, but you are funny!  You should be a
stand-up comedian.  Never stop! -- Insolent Iris (wanting more)

Crip -- One is very lucky when one finds his very own Brown-Eyed Susan.  So don't
blow it!  (You know what I mean.) -- Lady Fern

The Expatriate...quiet?  Are we in the same arena?  If you want more noise and
action, bring that big sexy countenance on over to The Flower Shoppe, and my girls
will give you more noise and action than you can handle!  (wink) -- Lady Fern

Dark Knight Toker -- Gentle?  Of course.  Anything that pleases you, Luv. -- Lady
Fern

Ghab, my old friend, we appreciate your kind words.  It was simply The Nasturtium's
time to be plucked.  She would have wanted it that way.  I think. -- Lady Fern

Lady Fern -- This Verbena of you is painfully beautiful.  She made me forget what I
was on the sands for! -- Igor Malmort

Ok, Black Viper, one of us will try to get you first.... -- Bob le Canadien

Heathen -- Grats on the nice job.  It will be difficult to keep an eye on you if you
keep climbing like this.  After a nice first turn, I'm starting to worry about this

contest--no learns, ugly input error for my champion--so this turn my three
youngsters will sit out to be in the tournament.  They will be back next turn. -- Le
Pentarque

Skjott Hifna -- You couldn't have declared yourself before that now could you? --
Pulled Hamstring

Horrid Holly -- There's only room for one basher atop this town. -- Collapsed Lung

Mutilate -- You were certainly one that I did not want to get matched up against.  I
think you will be rising to the top. -- Brain Tumour

Oak Lee -- Such a speedy look you have. -- Athlete's Foot

Heathen -- I've always been here. -- Crip

Tonelle -- It's a well known fact that bloodfeud blood is thicker than regular
everyday blood-on-the-sands blood.  It's like fancy go-to-meetin blood. -- Tentpole
Troll

Choir Director -- It wasn't much of a match-up for you...now what's the choir going
to do?  As for me, just call me...Bulls-Eye!!!  *TA-DA* ... I mean bullseye!  *ta-da*
... ya, that's it. -- Gnarly Gnome

Severity -- Ruthless and Relentless.  It's a goblin trademark. -- Garble Goblin

Black Viper -- When the Viper strikes...my how time flies. -- Origami Orc

Brain Tumour -- Well, all good things must come to an end.  This includes unbeaten
streaks.  They just don't make those shields the way they used to. -- Mutilate

Insolent Iris -- What can I say?  You wore me out!  At least you let me take the lead
the entire time -- Vicious

Pandemic -- Short quip for a short fight. -- Torment

Gangrene -- Well fought!  I give you credit, as I thought I had you. -- Mayhem

Garble Goblin -- Where did you come from?  Didn't even see you coming from all the
way down there!  Well fought! -- Severity

Heathen -- Ummm....  Ok....  Do I have spinach caught between my teeth? -- Ghab

Heathen -- Got your snail mail.  I am getting everything together to send to you
shortly.  Copies of the fights you requested will also be included. -- D.K. Toker

Le Pentarque -- You should have received my email.  Hope it makes you happy!  (GRIN!)
-- Toker

Wasby the Great -- Haven't heard from Goat in a while.  Don't know what's up!  I will
improve my team's performance both here and in 47! -- Toker

Heathen -- Also, as you have guessed (noticed), you only score what your warrior
gains.  Not the points your opponent loses.  Sorry for the confusion! -- Toker

Rev. Bob -- I had thought you lost your vocal cords for a minute.  Glad to hear it
was outside forces and not just neglect! (grin) -- Toker

Heathen -- I see you jumping out to an early lead.  Nice job. -- Wasby

All -- Thanks again to everyone for participating and helping to make our contest a
success. -- Wasby

Odin's Chosen and Icelanders -- Condolences.  My knights didn't mean to, really. --
Wasby

Icelanders -- I did. -- Ser Gregor Clegane, The Mountain That Rides

Basher Zazluk -- You, Ser, have my respects.  That's twice now, but we shall meet
again. -- Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers

Skjald Borg -- It's a good thing I brought the heavy artillery. -- Ser Jaime
Lannister, The Knight Slayer

Loki -- You were almost my second victim.  It's tough to conquer the Mountain. -- Ser
Gergor Clegane, The Mountain That Rides

Siguid -- Salute. -- Ser Steel Brightblade, Barrenstone

Icelanders -- A hail for your fallen brother.  He was a worthy opponent.  I shall
await your bloodfeud. -- Lord Jon Snow, High Lord Commander of The Watch

All -- Since I missed last turn, I wrote p-ads from T-208.  Sorry, I promise not to
miss any more! -- Wasby the Great

All -- Well, I see I'm not well liked!  Two deaths on one turn.  One of those guys
had 12 FE on me.  Talk about bad matchups! -- Rev. Bob

All -- My gods have smiled on me!  Two new members have joined the Church.  Beware!
-- Rev. Bob

Toker -- No sermon this month.  Too busy with funerals. -- Rev. Bob

Well finally I believe I have broken loose of Crip--whoo hoo!  Eat my dust, Otto!!
(big grin)  Echoing Expatriate, this is a contest.  Why is everyone so quiet?  Come
on, speak up!! -- Heathen Hatebred

Bob, Bob, Bob, you have to WIN for your words to have any force behind them!  Perhaps
you should devote less time to the thought-provoking personal ads you write and more
on strategic planning!  Send me a diplo and I'll offer you some help, though it may
cost your soul!! -- Heathen

Lady Fern -- Was that the good Reverend I saw sneaking out the back door of your
Flower Shoppe?  Not only is he a suicidal priest, but a first-rate sinner as well!  I
may have to stop by the Shoppe myself to see what all the fuss is about. -- Heathen

Expatriate -- Everyone needs a goal:  though most people set ones that are
achievable!  Good luck with that though! (grin) -- Heathen

Old Grim -- That's what age will do to you.  Make you tire too quick and a single
blow can take you out!  Maybe Young Grim will have better luck. -- Kykensteinburg

Basher Zazluk -- That should not have gone as it did, but with that train it won't
the next time we meet up--and we WILL meet up again! -- Gungnirstottir

Lord Davos -- That was a cheap challenge, but I'll take it and the skills.  Thanks!
-- Guthhild

Graendal -- How I pulled that one off I don't know, but thanks! -- Bloodeagle

Ser Hawking -- Good challenge--for me anyway!  I sure appreciate those skills as
well. -- Sigurd

What?  My warriors won some fights?  I'm shocked, speechless! -- The Expatriate

Toker -- Is there some kind of prize for having the worst team on earth?  I'm not in
last place, but I'm working hard to get there.  (grin) -- The Expatriate

Lady Fern -- Young Grim would love to visit your fine establishment, but he is busy
trying to convince me not to send him to fight by torchlight. -- The Expatriate

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKJALD BORG was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SER HAWKWING was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
VILE was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIST KRAPTR was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BLOODEAGLE unbelievably bested SER STEEL in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HASKISON overpowered SER GREGOR CLEGANE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
CAULIFLOWER EARS vanquished TORMENT in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HORRID HOLLY viciously subdued SHOCKER in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
BRAIN TUMOUR unbelievably bested PANDEMIC in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
MAYHEM overpowered MALICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SEVERITY assassinated SORROW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VOLATILE VERBENA was barely slain by GUTHHILD MIDWALL in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
LORD DAVOS subdued GUNGNIRSDOTTIR in a 6 minute Challenge match.
SKJOTT HIFNA was viciously subdued by ORIGAMI ORC in a 6 minute Challenge conflict.
FUNOR DREPA was savagely defeated by THE DEACON in a popular 6 minute Challenge brawl.
MERCILESS MUM handily defeated THE ELDER in a 3 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
SER LORAS TYRELL butchered YOUNG GRIM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SER JAIME was overpowered by IGOR MALMORT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SER RED HAND bested OLD GRIM in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
COLLAPSED LUNG demolished VICIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
MUTILATE beat VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody fight.
GANGRENE was bested by INSOLENT IRIS in a 2 minute bout.
GARBLE GOBLIN overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GNARLY GNOME overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fray.
TENTPEG TROLL handily defeated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SER ARTUR DAYNE demolished PULLED HAMSTRING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SER STURM was unbelievably bested by KYKENSTIENBURG in a 2 minute match.
PUMPKINHEAD overpowered LORD JON SNOW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SER ILYN PAYNE savagely defeated DERANGED DIAMOND in a action packed 2 minute match.
AUBIN L'AUROUGE vanquished SIGURD in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
THE USHER was unbelievably bested by PSYCHOSIS in a 2 minute bout.
SER RED IRON was handily defeated by CLERKOFSESSION in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SER RED SCAR was defeated by SOUL NOVA in a action packed 4 minute beginner's fight.
LADY RED HAWK overpowered LOATHSOME LUMMOX in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LORD RED SCORPION overpowered ARMED RESPONSE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLACK VIPER overpowered OPAL AVENGER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LITTLE DEATH demolished THE RECTOR in a 1 minute uneven contest.
RAMBLING ROSE defeated LUMINOUS ANGEL in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
C.H.U.D. II was subdued by ATHLETE'S FOOT in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
NERVOUS NEOPHITE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ABHORRENT ANT easily killed BETSY BOGGLE in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
DANNY GLOVER vanquished ABSOLUTE GRACE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  14 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  3      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  26 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    57 -  52 -  3      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  33 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  46 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  17 -  1      29  |

Turn 210 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    7 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     5 - 10         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   COLLAPSED LUNG 3380        15   9  2  114 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424      14   8  0  113 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
SLASHING ATTACK  MUTILATE 3375              15  10  2   93 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
TOTAL PARRY      INSOLENT IRIS 3323         14   7  0   91 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
PARRY-LUNGE      GANGRENE 3344               8   5  1   73 DARK RAIDERS (78)
STRIKING ATTACK  TENTPEG TROLL 3663          3   0  0   46 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
AIMED BLOW       GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611       4   1  1   39 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is PANDEMIC 3319.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ORIGAMI ORC 3091.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE DEACON 3619, 
PANDEMIC 3319, HORRID HOLLY 3334, SER RED SCAR 3623, GUNGNIRSDOTTIR 3610, GANGRENE 
3344, SER STURM 3574, SER ILYN PAYNE 3573, DERANGED DIAMOND 3666, and ATHLETE'S FOOT 
3678.

The least popular fighter this week was FUNOR DREPA 3661.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORD DAVOS 3577, SKJALD BORG 3638, THE ELDER 3618, ABSOLUTE 
GRACE 3687, LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684, THE RECTOR 3682, OPAL AVENGER 3686, ARMED RESPONSE 
3683, LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665, and SER RED IRON 3622.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MUTILATE (52-3375) ASSASSIN NATION (186)