Date   : 11/19/2004    Duedate: 12/16/2004


DM-59    TURN-176

This Weeks Top Honors


(59-2221) [14-3-1,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PLAGUEBEARER                   ANCHOR
SHADOWLAND (251)               SEA DOGS (282)
(59-2221) [14-3-1,144]         (59-2465) [5-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLAKER                         BLACKROCK
ISLANDERS (247)                DAMAGE INC. (71)
(59-2284) [15-22-1,72]         (59-2498) [2-3-1,24]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ILL AVENGERS (290)          59
2. SEA DOGS (282)              49      SHADOWLAND (251)
3. SHADOWLAND (251)            48      Unchartered Team
4. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     42
5. HELTER SKELTER (291)        37      SEA DOGS (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SHADOWLAND (251)          43  18  4 70.5   1/ 1 HELTER SKELTER (291)     14  1 0
 2/ 2*SEA DOGS (282)            17   8  2 68.0   2/ 3*VENDETTA INC (295)       10  5 2
 3/ 3 NOT QUITE (240)           23  12  1 65.7   3/ 4 DAMAGE INC. (71)         10  5 2
 4/ 5*REVENGE (277)             17  10  2 63.0   4/ 6*VILE REAVERS (292)       10  5 0
 5/ 6*VENDETTA INC (295)        12   8  3 60.0   5/ 8 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         9  5 1
 6/ 0*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)       3   2  1 60.0   6/ 7 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   9  5 0
 7/ 7 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   65  44  3 59.6   7/ 5*SEA DOGS (282)            8  7 1
 8/ 8 DAMAGE INC. (71)          99  73  4 57.6   8/13 THE EXPLORERS (21)        7  8 0
 9/ 9 THE EXPLORERS (21)       170 129  7 56.9   9/11*ILL AVENGERS (290)        7  8 0
10/14*ILL AVENGERS (290)        14  11  0 56.0  10-10*FACIST DROOL (283)        6  3 1
11/11 HELTER SKELTER (291)      28  23  0 54.9  11/15*REVENGE (277)             6  4 1
12/ 4*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    10   9  1 52.6  12/ 2*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    6  8 1
13/13 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        171 156 11 52.3  13/12*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  5  7 0
14/15*VILE REAVERS (292)        12  13  0 48.0  14/ 9*TEAM TOMORROW (281)       5 10 0
15/16*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  10  12  0 45.5  15/16*BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)        4  8 0
16-17*FACIST DROOL (283)         7   9  2 43.8  16/17*SOULFORGE (294)           4 11 0
17/12*TEAM TOMORROW (281)       13  17  1 43.3  17/ 0*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      3  2 1
18/ 0*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)    4   6  0 40.0  18/20*KATHOUSE (288)            3  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19*BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)         8  13  1 38.1  19/14 ISLANDERS (247)           3 12 0
20/18 ISLANDERS (247)          157 257  8 37.9  20/ 0*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)   2  3 0
21/20*DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)   6  14  3 30.0  21/19*DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)  2  8 0
22/21*SOULFORGE (294)            6  14  1 30.0  22/ 0 SHADOWLAND (251)          1  0 0
23/22*KATHOUSE (288)             4  18  1 18.2  23/21 NOT QUITE (240)           1  1 0

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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
                      Death Fest Round Five Edition/DM 59 T-176
                                      by Hammer

         You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations;
spare none and be not merciful to any who treacherously plot evil. Selah [pause, and
calmly think of that]! -- Psalms 59:5 Amplified Bible

     HAMMER READ THE EMAIL WITH GRIM SATISFACTION at the news that the Gladiatorial
Commission had begun receiving his payments from afar and would be reactivating his
stables in DM 28 and DM 59 as requested in Good Faith!
     After 3 rounds of inactivity in the Death Fest, Hammer was beginning to lose
touch with the pulse beat of the competition in DM 59; in spite of reading the
newsletters online to keep track of the Death Fest competitors.
     Only by crossing blades with the competitors in DM 59 would Hammer once again
feel the thrill of what the Death Fest had been intended to be when the contest was
first birthed in his mind!
     Hammer had considered retiring from the arena life after all his stables had
been deactivated by the Gladiatorial Commission, but the lure of competition and the
camaraderie that had been so painstakingly forged with many of the active and
inactive managers over the years still drew the Veteran Manager to once again make
his presence known throughout the realm of Alastari.
     Friends and Friendly Foes meant more to Hammer than just relegating them to
become all but forgotten memories of the past.
     A steady stream of finances had begun to flow into Hammer's coffers and the
interest of discovering whether or not his gladiators would be able to fight their
way to Graduation in several different arenas was too much of a stimulant to ignore.
     Hammer still had an interest in the dozen plus Rippers scattered throughout his
inactive and deactivated stables; now was the time to set a master plan into motion
to activate some of his all but forgotten stables to see how those Rippers would fare
against the gladiators of a more recent design by the managers currently active
throughout Alastari.
     Not all of the Rippers would be activated in the next few months.  It would be
prudent to save a handful of them for future amusement.  Besides, there were some
arenas that Hammer was interested in sending new stables to compete in; therefore, a
request had been issued to the Gladiatorial Commission for new stable forms to be
sent to Hammer in exchange for some of the Gold Coins that had been sent to the GC to
wipe out the debt of past battles on the sands of Alastari.
     Hammer would spend the next few months acquiring specific new stable forms that
would best suit his interests for launching new stables in North Fork and Arkers; as
soon as the stables most tailored to his projected interests in those arenas
manifested to him.
     Finding a stable well suited for competing in Delarq Tor whenever the new slow
arena was opened for competition was also on Hammer's agenda for Autumn 2005.
     Mordant, Talcama and Jhans were also in the Autumn 2005 plans that Hammer was
devising for competing in some Delarq regular arenas that the Veteran Manager had not
ventured into in his 7+ years of activity in the Alastari arenas.
     There was also a spark of interest within Hammer to reactivate his stable in
Jhelum as well in Autumn 2005.
     Hammer knew it would take a combination of discipline and sacrifice to
accomplish these goals over the next several months.
     Specifically, it would demand a personal boycott of competing in the annual
Tempe Face 2 Face Tourney.  Hammer could readily locate a trustworthy manager to
Proxy some of his selected warriors, but Hammer historically would send more
gladiators to the Facer and Mailer Tourneys than he would originally plan on sending.
     Hammer knew that if he were to be able to lay the proper financial foundation
for expanding his interests in several arenas by the end of the 2005 fiscal year,
that it would require and demand a personal boycott of the Tempe Facer.
     Ignoring the Temptation to Compete in the Blood Games and sending 10 to 20+
gladiators to the Tempe Facer was essential for Hammer's master plan for competing in
several slow and regular arenas by the end of the 2005 year to succeed as projected!
     Financial Restraint was Imperative!
     Especially since Hammer was first and foremost including deposits to his
Gladiatorial Commission account to pay the expenses of the Prize payments for DM 28
and DM 59 that had already been committed to the Madness and Death Fest contests!
     Hammer also realized that during the coming summer months of 2005 it would also
require cutting back on the number of active stables from those arenas where Hammer
would be activating and reactivating stables in the next 60 to 90 days!
     Alarming News had also been Discovered from Niytyole Island where Hammer had
spent so many months, nay years, helping to develop DM 33 into a strong and
competitive arena in his early years as a Newbie Manager.
     Early November had witnessed the demise of Niytyole Island to a mere 2 active
stables and 3 inactive stables.
     Hammer was now forced to reactivate his CASINO HAMMERZ ahead of schedule in
hopes that his beloved Niytyole Island would be spared the embarrassment of being
closed by the Gladiatorial Commission as had befallen other arenas in recent years!
     There was no indication at the present time that DM 33 would possibly be closed,
but the lack of P-ads and only 2 active stables was a sure sign of Danger to Hammer!
     Not even Jorja had an active stable in DM 33 which also concerned Hammer!
     If Niytyole Island were to be spared the humiliation of a Forced Closure, then
Hammer would have to send his CASINO HAMMERZ stable to DM 33 post haste!
     In the event that Niytyole Island was to be closed by the Gladiatorial
Commission, there was already a plan forming in the mind of Hammer as to where to
transfer his stable should such an ignominious event befall his beloved DM 33 in the
near future!
     Hammer Just Did NOT have it Within Himself at the Present Time to Devise and
Launch a Hammer 500 Contest to Revive Niytyole Island from Certain Extinction!
     Only Time Would Tell for Certain!

     HAMMER TURNED HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE as he selected several more Gold Coins to
send by special courier to the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Now the time had come for AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ to be reactivated and Hammer would
savor every account of the battle reports arriving from overseas in future cycles.

Death Fest Rules & Prizes
Death Fest Stables/Managers
Death Fest Current Standings

     Be sure to stop by and lounge in the GustoRanTilli Gamblerz Garden where fine
food and finer drink is only surpassed by the company you keep and the wagers you
     What better place to plot your Death Fest strategies while composing your Death
Fest Team Spotlights/P-ads; in full view of your competitors as everyone trades
information and receives tips from their network of Death Fest spies?
     Just the place to experience a more refined change of pace from the Denizens of
the Dark Dive that frequent The Welcome Wench tavern near the Illis arena!

Death Fest Rules & Prizes
     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round Begins July 29th, 2004/T-172 and Concludes
August 25th, 2005/T-186.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win = +2 pts
Loss = -1 pt
Kill = +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death = -3 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill = +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death = -5 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud = +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out -3 pts for Death and -1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

     DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1st Place Death Fest Dominator Prizes include
1.  Receive 6 months Free Play in DM 59 courtesy of RSI
2.  Rename Illis Arena for 6 months courtesy of RSI
3.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
4.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Lord Lian Ki Na-Zul
5.  Rename NPC: Convicted Thief
6.  Rename NPC: Dangerous Criminal
7.  Rename NPC: Khalums Dwarf
8.  10(ten) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 1st place manager

2nd Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Dark Champion
3.  Rename NPC: Mordant Deserter
4.  Rename NPC: Convicted Assassin
5.  Rename NPC: Veteran Mercenary
6.  8(eight) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 2nd place manager

3rd Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Bandit Prince
3.  Rename NPC: Osksi Noble
4.  Rename NPC: Kung Fu Master
5.  6(six) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 3rd place manager

4th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Stone Golem
3.  Rename NPC: Persistent Beggar
4.  Rename NPC: M. Chardinee
5.  4(four) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 4th place manager

5th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Wurm Kin
3.  Rename NPC: Embezzling Scribe
4.  Rename NPC: Venemous Concubine
5.  2(two) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 5th place manager

6th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Spy Master
3.  Rename NPC: Cult Member

7th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Shewish Guard
3.  Rename NPC: Fratsfa Slave

8th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Black Orc
3.  Rename NPC: Captured Orc

9th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: High Elf
3.  Rename NPC: Ambitious Guard

10th Place Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Mountain Troll
3.  Rename NPC: The Userous Merchant

Illis Iron Stable Award  [Minimum 67 of 75 Fights]
     Delarq Tor DM 58 is Re-Opening as a Slow Arena/Sanctioned by the Gladiatorial
Commission as a Special Prize Awarded to the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners on the
following conditions:
1.  At least 20 of the stables entered in the DM 59 Delarq Death Fest beginning July
    29th Must Complete a Minimum of 67 of a possible 75 fights over the course of 15
2.  At least 20 of those Iron Stable Managers Must Enter a New Team Roll Up into DM
    58 Delarq Tor Without Cannibalizing Any of Their Active Stables
3.  A Minimum of 15 Stables are Required to Remain Active Each Cycle for the First
    Six Months to Ensure Exclusive Competition for the Duel Master and Team Awards
    [Free Fights!] Without Any Other Stables Being Allowed to Enter the Newly Re-
    Opened  DM 58 Slow Arena [Until the First Six Months Have Expired in May 2006]

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example:  Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]
Each Delarq Death Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight [Printed in the T-172
DM 59 Newsletter; The Death Fest Opening Round!] featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 points added to His/Her opening round score.

     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to qualifying to send a New Team Roll Up to
DM 58 for the Grand Re-Opening of  Delarq Tor as a New Slow Arena!]
Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75 fights during the
15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final overall score [this
allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of competition; plus up to 3
additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups from Deaths suffered either
in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59 over the course of 15 rounds of

Death Fest Stables/Managers
     The following Death Fest Stables/Managers are listed Alphabetically [number of
stable fights set in brackets/minimum 67 needed for 25 Bonus Points!]
1.  AGELESS KNIGHTS (258)/Unforgiven [5]
2.  AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)/Hammer [5]
1.  BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)/Polarius [17]
2.  CHAPEL ROCK (287)/Crip [19]
3.  DAMAGE INC (71)/Tripwire [20]
4.  DIABOLOUS HERETICUS (270)/Firehawk [15]
5.  FASCIST DROOL (283)/Slaughter Priest [14]
6.  HANGOVERS (265)/Crip [3]
7.  HELTER SKELTER (291)/Cosmo [20]
8.  ILL AVENGERS (290)/ Wildstorm [20]
9.  IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)/Phantasm [18]
10.  ISLANDERS (247)/Nick [20]
11.  KATHOUSE (288)/Kat [19]
12.  NATURAL B KILLERS (286)/Maximillian [18]
13.  NOT QUITE (240)/Crip [3]
14.  REVENGE (277)/Baphomet [7]
15.  SEA DOGS (282)/One Armed Bandit [20]
16.  SOULFORGE (294)/The Great Wasby [15]
17.  TEAM TOMORROW (281)/Nostradomus [20]
18.  THE EXPLORERS (21)/Kellog [20]
19.  THE WILLBURYS 77 (284)/Rascally Rabbit [8]
20.  VENDETTA INC (295) [15]
21.  VILE REAVERS (292)/Bobby Bigfoot [20]
22.  VINCERE AUT MORI (293)/Toker [14]

Here It Is Sports Fans!
The Updated Standings After 4 Rounds of Death Fest!
Tripwire Remains Seated as the Death Fest Dominator by virtue of the tie breaker [136
recognition pts] over One Armed Bandit [37 recognition pts] as the Reigning Death
Fest Dominator!

Crip falls to 4th place and Rascally Rabbit plummets to 7th place while Goat muscles
his way to 3rd place on the strength of 2 Kills!

Cosmo lurks quietly entrenched in 5th place after back to back 5-0 cycles while the
self proclaimed seer Nostradomus sneaks into 6th place courtesy of Rascally Rabbit's
back to back inactive cycles!

Rounding out the Top Ten Contenders/Pretenders are Wildstorm, Polarius and Hammer;
while quietly edging closer to break into the Top Ten are Phantasm and Slaughter

Death Fest Standings last cycle were slightly erroneous due to crediting IMPROVED
ILLUSION with a Kill. [Must Keep a Closer Watch Over My Hand Writing!] The Standings
Should Have Read As Follows:
11th Place: VINCERE AUT MORI +18 points
12th Place: FASCIST DROOL +16 points
13th Place: KAT HOUSE +15 points
14th Place: IMPROVED ILLUSION +13 points [tiebreaker 77 recognition pts]

Corrected Standings Are Reflected Below:

Death Fest Current Standings/Position Last Cycle
1.  (1st) Death Fest Dominator DAMAGE INC (71)/Tripwire [+52 Pts last cycle; +4 pts/3
wins = +6; 1 2osses = -2; Total = +56 pts with 136 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
2.  (2nd) SEA DOGS (282)/One Armed Bandit [+50 pts last cycle; +6 pts/2 wins = +4; 3
losses = -3; 1 Rev BF = +5; Total = +56 pts with 37 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
3.  (6th) VENDETTA INC (295)/Goat [+35 pts last cycle; +17 pts/4 wins = +8 pts; 1
loss = -1 pts; 2 Kills = +10 pts; Total = +52 pts]
4.  (3rd) CHAPEL ROCK (287)/Crip [+48 pts last cycle; +2 pts/2 wins = +4; 2 losses =
-2; Total = +50 pts]
5.  (5th) HELTER SKELTER (291)/Cosmo [+37 pts last cycle; +10 pts/5 wins = +10; 0
losses = -0; Total = +47 pts]
6.   (8th) TEAM TOMORROW (281)/Nostradomus [+30 pts last cycle; +12 pts/4 wins = +8;
1 loss = -1; 1 Rev BF = +5; Total = +42 pts]
7.  (4th) THE WILLBURYS 77 (284)/Rascally Rabbit [+38 pts last cyle; +0 pts/0 wins =
+0; 0 losses = -0; Total = +38 pts]
8.   (7th) ILL AVENGERS (290)/ Wildstorm [+34 pts last cycle; +1 pt/2 wins = +4; 3
losses = -3; Total = +35 pts]
9.  (10th) BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)/Polarius [+21 pts last cycle; +7 pts/2 wins = +4; 2
losses = -2; 1 Rev BF  = +5; Total = +28 pts]
10.  (9th) AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)/Hammer [+26 pts last cycle; 0 pts/0 wins = +0; 0
losses = -0; Total = +26 pts]
11.  (14th) IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)/Phantasm [+13 pts last cycle; +7 pts/4 wins = +8;
1 loss = -1; Total = +20 pts]
12.  (12th) FASCIST DROOL (283)/Slaughter Priest [+16 pts last cycle; +1 pt/2 wins =
+4; 3 losses = -3; Total = +17 pts]
13.  (11th) VINCERE AUT MORI (293)/ Toker [+18 pts last cycle; -4 pts/1 win = +2; 3
losses = -3; 1 Death = -3; Total = +14 pts]
14.  (15th) REVENGE (277)/Baphomet [+13 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0; 0 losses
= -0; Total = +13 pts]
15.  (13th) KATHOUSE (288)/Kat [+15 pts last cycle; -4 pts/1 win = +2; 3 losses = -3;
1 DA Death = -5; 1 Death = -3; 1 Rev BF = +5; Total = +11 pts] (15th)
16.  (16th) ISLANDERS (247)/Nick [+9 pts last cycle; -5 pts/0 wins = +0; 5 losses = -
5; Total = +4 pts]
17.  (19th) NATURAL B KILLERS (286)/Maximillian [+1 pt last cycle; +2 pts/2 wins =
+4; 2 losses = -2; 1 DA Death = -5; 1 Rev BF = +5; Total = +3 pts]
18.   (17th) SOULFORGE (294)/The Great Wasby [+7 pts last cycle; -5 pts/0 wins = +0;
5 losses = -5; Total = +2 pts]
19.  (20th) HANGOVERS (265)/Crip [+0 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0; 0 losses = -
0; Total = 0 pts with 111 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
20.  (21st) NOT QUITE (240)/Crip [+0 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0; 0 losses = -
0; Total = +0 pts with 45 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
21.  (22nd)DIABOLOUS HERETICUS (270)/Firehawk [+0 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0;
0 losses = -0; Total = +0 pts with 14 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
22.  (23rd) THE EXPLORERS (21)/Kellog [+1 pt last cycle; -2 pts/1 win = +2; 4 losses
= -4; Total = -1 pt]
23.  (23rd) AGELESS KNIGHTS (258)/Unforgiven [-2 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0;
0 losses = -0; Total = -2 pts]
24.   (24th) VILE REAVERS (292)/Bobby Bigfoot [-16 pts last cycle; +7 pts/4 wins =
+8; 1 loss = -1; Total = -9 pts]

   "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel
Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

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     Nostradomus sat in his chamber, enjoying himself immensely.  Goat was there as
were Toker and Wasby the Great.  They were all laughing hysterically at Baphomet.  It 
turned out that Firehawk had become furious with Maruin's artwork and since it had
been signed Baphomet, one can imagine how things had been here in Cartelville for
     Baphomet spoke, "Come on guys; that wasn't funny."
     His statement was followed by renewed laughter from the others.  Marvin entered
the room and made his report.
     "Sire, 14 managers showed up for dinner at Kat's, his coffers were completely
     Everyone in the room including Baphomet laughed heartily.
    Marvin continued, "Bobby Bigfoot hired a gang of thugs to thank Slaughter-Priest
for the roses.  They say Slaughter Priest may recover by next week."
     Bapohmet and Toker almost fell over they laughed so hard.  The others chuckled
as well.
     Nostradomus rubbed his palms together as he outlined his plans for a burglary of
the local C.H.O.I.R.
     Marvin turned red, jumped up and down, screaming, "I won't do it!"
     "Yes you will," responded Nostradomus.  "Remember your promise!"
     Marvin hung his head in dejection and began to snivel.  "Damned promises.
Damned oath.  Damned sister!" as he walked out of the room.
     The others, not knowing the arrangement between Marvin and Nostradomus were
perplexed by this exchange.
     Marvin crept through the streets of Illis, now referred to by Nostradomus as
Cartelville.  He was waiting for the C.H.O.I.R. to close.  It was after 3:00 am
before the last patron left and another 30 minutes before the bartender locked up and
left.  Marvin clutched his goody bag and approached the door as he cursed both
Nostradomus and his sister.  Why did she every dally with--oh never mind.  He had
work to do.
     The device that Nostradomus had given him easily opened the door and Marvin
slipped inside.  His first stop was Hammer's private bar, where he replaced two
bottles of fine Andorian wine with the two bottles of yaks' urine that he had
brought.  The bottles looked identical.  Nostradomus had most certainly done his
homework here.  Marvin placed the wine in his bag as he made his way to the mens'
room. Once there he placed two water moccasins in the bidet that he found there.  How
strange.  Marvin had never even seen a bidet before, much less one in a men's room.
     Marvin then began to search for the trophy room.  He was to take the painting of
a lady from there.  After much searching and many wrong doors, Marvin finally located
his goal.  There was a problem though, the painting on the wall there was of Master
Darque and two wildebeest that he had slain.  Marvin became frantic.  Nostradomus
would not be pleased.  This just would not do.  Then behind the divan he saw a large
sheet covered object.  Marvin removed the sheet to reveal an eight foot by four
painting of a woman.  Marvin was distraught.  He stood just a tad over five feet and
this was going to be a nightmare moving this painting, much less carrying it almost a
mile to Nostradomus's chamber.
     It was near dawn before Marvin arrived back at the chamber.  He was exhausted.
He lay down on the floor and slept, not even looking at the painting.
     Marvin was awakened several  hours later by laughter.  He quickly bolted to his
feet to see all laughing hysterically.  They had stood up the painting and were
gathered around it.  Marvin saw that the painting was not of a woman at all, but of
Maximillian wearing a fancy blue dress.  He also began to laugh.

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     While Toker sat by the fire in his private chambers of the VINCERE AUT MORI
guildhouse, wondering how his warriors were doing in other arenas.  Foremost on his
mind though, was the poor showing of his warriors in Illis.
     He called for his Andorian slave to bring him his sparkle wine and smoking pipe.
When the slave was leaving Toker called to him.  "Send Morik and tell him to be quick
about it."
     The slave left in a hurry and in less than a minute Morik entered the smoke
filled chambers of his master.
     "Morik, can you tell me why my warriors lost so badly this turn?  Dedalus was
the only win and Bottom Feeder didn't even fight."
     Morik shifted around uneasily back and forth under the steady gaze of his
     "Boss, we both told them all what we expected of them and how to handle their
opposition.  A The Bold fought like she was drunk.  Respen Niale thought he could be
cute and win with the wrong weapon, and get this, Caluis was so sure that he was to
fight M.S. Atnahp in a Bloodfeud that he didn't prepare for anyone else.
     "We couldn't foretell that Baphomet would hold all his warriors out of the arena
this turn.  So when Calius found himself across the sands from Trefot he was totally
unprepared and was killed for it."
     Toker sat back once again and puffed on his pipe while he thought about what
Morik had said.
     "Why was it that Bottom Feeder didn't fight?  I know that we entered him in the
fights," said Toker.
     Morik started with a stutter for he knew his master would be enraged after he
told him the reason.  "There was a problem with his paperwork.  It was lost before
the fight."
     "Well Morik, my friend, I have learned a lesson this day and it will stay with
me the rest of my career!  I will let you know what punishments to dole out to our
warriors for their failures."
     "Also Morik, on your way out would you be so kind as to find our lowest slave
and tell him to go by the Axe Illis hammerz guildhouse and tell Hammer personally
that if he petitions to Vendett@United that we will loan him the funds to pay off his
creditors and the Gladiatorial Commission so that we will be able blades and not
because his guild and alliance is so poor he can't afford to fight!"
     As Morik hurried out of the room he heard Toker yell to him, "And Morik make
sure that message is given verbatim; your life depends on it!"

          With the enjoyment of telling tales,
          and many to come.
               Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori

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     The mood was not at all light in the Soulforge guildhouse.  In the common room
warriors sat, feeling the dead quiet of tension so thick it could almost be touched.
Wasby was in an extremely foul temper as judged by the silence from his study.  All
was not well as Wasby thought on what to do about his team's performance in the arena
last turn.
     The door to the study suddenly crashed open as Wasby stepped into the hall.
     "Where is Fredredo?" asked Wasby
     Fredredo was the sole advisor and aide to Wasby.
     "I think he went to buy some of that Tabac you like," said Log.
     "And Arutha?  I have need of him," replied Wasby.
     Cyndane looked up from over a small mirror she was gazing into.
     "I think he went to hunt or something.  I don't know why.  I'm all the catch he
     The left hand of Wasby moved in a quick, intricate gesture.  Cyndane was frozen
in place, helpless.  She was only able to move her eyes to follow him.
     "Be silent with your comments of lust.  Feel lucky that you still have the good
looks of a human after your performance.  Now listen, since neither Fredredo or
Arutha are here.  It will have to be you."
     Wasby crossed the room and sat at the bar and poured himself a drink then loaded
his pipe before continuing.
     "Since I seem to have made instant enemies here it may be time to set a course
of action.  I will contact a couple of old friends and invite them to join me here in
Illis.  This is just their type of game."
     "I want you, Cyndane, to visit in turn the guildhouses of Vincere Aut Mori,
Vendetta Inc and Team Tomorrow.  Best you don't take longer than necessary at any
place taking your pleasure either.  This is what I want to tell my friends Goat,
Nostradomus and General Toker."
     "Tell them I have contacted..."  At that moment Wasby was interrupted by
Fredredo who crashed through the door pointing outside.
     "Master, there is an unconscious man lying near the front door.  He reeks of
death and pestilence."
     "Well," replied Wasby, "let us dispose of this interruption then.  Show me.
Feral, come."
     He and Feral followed Fredredo outside.
     They returned a few minutes later, with Feral carrying a man over his shoulder.
Arutha walked in behind them.
     "Who is it?" asked Arutha.
     "This is a friend of mine, a man who puts fear into the mightiest warrior.  This
is Dok Sik.  Cursed to walk the land carrying any and all calamities known to man.
With the power to inflict any he chooses with a mere touch."  Wasby gestured to a
chair as he talked.
     "Don't worry, I can protect against this, but he must be here for the Deathfest.
He loves such contests, taking pleasure in each kill.  A fighter of great skill, Dok
Sik, he must have pupils close by."
     Just then, Dok Sik awoke and rose to his feet.  He shook Wasby's hand and
gestured to a back room.
     "Good to see you, let's kill," came the calm voice of Dok Sik.
     "Yes," smiled Wasby, "let us discuss the situation here in my study.  Fredredo,
Arutha, come.  Cyndance, run get Goat, General Toker, and Nostradomus.  Dok Sik is

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as THE EXPLORERS can attest...  ILL AVENGERS 
posted a nice gain, to come in 9th.  Everybody loves a winner...  I doubt many are 
quaking in their boots, but DOK SIK KILLAS comes out of nowhere to get 3-2-1.  What 
does the future hold?  Watch this space...  SHADOWLAND had cause to celebrate, after 
PLAGUEBEARER got 48 points by beating COOK.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
IRMINSUL was winsome, after beating MALLORY and seeing her lose 20 points.  DUFF 
found out that ILLIS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead 
trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in ILLIS avoid CHAPEL ROCK.  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of HELTER SKELTER, so did that sorry team shy from CHAPEL ROCK 
Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever 
it is, ANITA COY is the most challenged warrior.  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  
Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  EVANGELION will face SVAD BONEGRIN, up by 27.  
Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  If EVANGELION had won victory over SVAD BONEGRIN, 
she'd be a hero, but since she lost we just laugh at her.  Tough break.  Take heed 
ILLIS, of the unprincipled action of PISTONS MCGUIRE.  By challenging UMI, 16 points 
below it, PISTONS MCGUIRE besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Bookies and PISTONS 
MCGUIRE were more than a little surprised, as UMI snatched an easy victory from 
PISTONS MCGUIRE, gaining 20 points.  LONDON QUIREBOY found himself challenged by a 
warrior 21 below:  OOKAZI.  OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION kept his wits as he bested 
LONDON QUIREBOY.  Willing to win at any cost is CORSAIR, who challenged KATATONIA, 14 
points junior.  Our sympathies, KATATONIA!  I thought CORSAIR showed great skill and 
promise when he won victory over KATATONIA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see VINCERE AUT MORI retaliate against 
REVENGE in bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body 
parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ILLIS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for ILLIS?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUEBEARER 2221            14   3  1   144       SHADOWLAND (251)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVAD BONEGRIN 954            19  14  0   135       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-FESTIN 2227                  12   4  2   114       SHADOWLAND (251)
 DUFF 2180                     7  78  0    99       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVANGELION 2340              11  10  1    95       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLENN 2415                   15   4  0    86       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 OOKAZI 2401                  11   4  1    85       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 LONDON QUIREBOY 2513          7   3  0    76       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 COOK 2419                    11   7  0    73       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 SLAKER 2284                  15  22  1    72       ISLANDERS (247)
-POX 2232                     10   5  1    70       SHADOWLAND (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOTOX BARBIE 2554             6   3  0    64       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 WISE OLD WAYNE 2427           4   2  0    64       NOT QUITE (240)
 UMI 2414                      7   6  0    62       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 JUDAS PRIEST 2506             4   1  2    57       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEWIS 2402                   15   7  0    52       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 ANCHOR 2465                   5   0  0    45       SEA DOGS (282)
 WIMPIRA 2421                  9   9  1    43       ISLANDERS (247)
 STICKER SHOCK 2550            5   2  0    43       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 PISTONS MCGUIRE 2556          7   4  0    40       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 REX X 2552                    5   3  0    37       HELTER SKELTER (291)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEREON 2581                   2   2  1    33       VENDETTA INC (295)
 IRMINSUL 2579                 2   2  0    33       VENDETTA INC (295)
 KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547       4   1  0    32       ILL AVENGERS (290)
-SHADESEDGE 2219               4   2  0    31       SHADOWLAND (251)
 RSI CS 2482                   4   2  0    30       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 THORAN THUNDERGOD 2543        4   1  0    30       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 I MOTHER EARTH 2504           2   2  0    30       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 PETER RABBIT 2540             4   1  0    29       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 AMMER EAD 2425                6  10  0    28       ISLANDERS (247)
 MEDIA MIDGET 2549             3   2  0    28       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561           3   2  0    28       VILE REAVERS (292)
 SLAG IRONTOOTH 2545           4   1  0    27       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 GORI BLOODAXE 2588            3   0  0    27       VILE REAVERS (292)
 BLACKBEARD 2468               3   2  1    26       SEA DOGS (282)
-BLACKNESS 2220                3   3  0    26       SHADOWLAND (251)
 PARRY 2435                    4   9  0    25       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 EREM WODAHS 2441              3   2  0    25       REVENGE (277)
 MAST MONKEY 2466              2   3  0    25       SEA DOGS (282)
 MADONNA 2502                  5   0  0    24       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 CORSAIR 2467                  4   1  0    24       SEA DOGS (282)
 BLACK SUN 2577                3   1  1    24       VENDETTA INC (295)
 BLACKROCK 2498                2   3  1    24       DAMAGE INC. (71)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAZARETH 2503                 3   2  0    23       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 TREFOT 2580                   2   2  1    22       VENDETTA INC (295)
-GOLGASET 2470                 2   1  0    22       FACIST DROOL (283)
 BARRY T. DED 2541             3   2  1    21       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 JAN PEARL 2443                4   7  1    20       ISLANDERS (247)
 HAGGAI 2462                   3   3  1    20       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 K. WAHT 2437                  5   2  0    19       REVENGE (277)
 BOTTOM FEEDER 2567            3   0  0    19       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 HABAKKUK 2464                 4   2  0    18       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 NEH TAEH 2438                 3   2  1    18       REVENGE (277)
 DUNDOR 2497                   3   2  0    18       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568         2   2  1    17       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 ARUTHA 2576                   2   2  0    17       SOULFORGE (294)
 FYLFOT 2578                   3   1  0    15       VENDETTA INC (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY REAVER 2572              2   2  0    15       SOULFORGE (294)
 THE JUICE 2490                2   3  0    15       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
-HAPPY PUPPY 2474              1   2  0    15       FACIST DROOL (283)
 UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            1   0  0    15       VILE REAVERS (292)
 NAT LUS 2439                  3   2  0    14       REVENGE (277)
 BRANA GOREFANG 2582           2   2  0    14       VILE REAVERS (292)
 BALLAST 2597                  1   1  0    14       SEA DOGS (282)
 MALLORY 2493                  3   2  0    13       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 SOUL SCOURGE 2589             2   1  0    13       VILE REAVERS (292)
 NULLAN VOID 2546              1   4  0    13       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH 2544       1   4  0    13       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 M.S. ATNAHP 2440              3   2  1    12       REVENGE (277)
-THE MAN 2564                  2   1  2    12       FACIST DROOL (283)
 RICIN 2603                    1   0  1    12       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 AXE CARTEL HAMMER 2451        1   1  0    12       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
-SUPERIOR BEING 2565           1   1  0    12       FACIST DROOL (283)
 ANITA COY 2539                1   4  0    11       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 BUBONIC PLAGUE 2602           1   0  0    11       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 KATAKANA 2599                 1   0  0    11       KATHOUSE (288)
 NAHUM 2460                    2   4  0    10       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 ABBADON 2601                  1   0  0    10       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 HITLER YOUTH 2491             2   3  0     9       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 RALNOR 2489                   1   5  1     9       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 KATATONIA 2531                0   5  0     9       KATHOUSE (288)
 OGO POGO 2591                 0   2  0     9       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 AXE SEXIER HAMMER 2536        2   0  0     8       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 KITTYKAT 2592                 1   2  0     8       KATHOUSE (288)
 LORI BOBBEDIT 2593            1   0  0     8       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 AXE BENDER HAMMER 2453        1   1  0     8       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 LOG 2575                      1   3  1     7       SOULFORGE (294)
 ARISTOPHOLES 2585             1   2  1     6       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 FERAL 2574                    1   3  0     6       SOULFORGE (294)
 PROFANITTI 2369               1   3  0     6       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 AXE BURPER HAMMER 2452        0   2  0     6       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 POLO 2586                     1   2  0     5       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-GRUNGE GIRL 2472              1   2  0     5       FACIST DROOL (283)
 RESPIN NIALO 2587             1   2  0     5       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 CANCER 2606                   1   0  0     5       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 DEDALUS 2598                  1   1  0     4       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 PTERRAX 2595                  1   1  0     4       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 CYNDANE 2573                  0   4  0     4       SOULFORGE (294)
 AXE SEXIST HAMMER 2537        0   2  0     2       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 MALACHI 2596                  0   2  0     2       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 E-SA-IAS 2609                 0   1  0     1       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 THE DESPOILER 2600            0   1  0     1       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 SMALL POX 2605                0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 THE UNSULLIED 2607            0   1  0     1       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 WEST NILE 2604                0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAJIK 2594             0  2 0 BLITZKRIEG 5 289      RICIN 2603            176         
DON KEBALLS 2542       0  3 0 BLITZKRIEG 5 289      ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568 174 JUST REV
QUIXOS 2370            0  1 0 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 JUDAS PRIEST 2506     172 NOT REVE
CHERUBAEL 2371         2  1 1 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 JUDAS PRIEST 2506     174         
PONTIUS GLAW 2373      1  1 1 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 BLACK SUN 2577        173         
LORD OF CHANGE 2590    0  1 0 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 THE MAN 2564          174         
KATERPILLAR 2533       1  3 0 KATHOUSE 288          GEREON 2581           175         
KATNAP 2535            0  3 0 KATHOUSE 288          BLACKBEARD 2468       174 REVENGED
MICKEY 2494            1  1 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 286 THE MAN 2564          173 REVENGED
SWASHBUCKLER 2469      2  1 1 SEA DOGS 282          BLACKROCK 2498        174 JUST REV

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OBADIAH 2499           0  3 0 TEAM TOMORROW 281     RALNOR 2489           174 REVENGED
ROG HEADCRUSHER 2558   0  2 0 VILE REAVERS 292      ARISTOPHOLES 2585     173         
CALUIS 2569            2  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  TREFOT 2580           175         
SCAR THE BEAST 2570    0  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  BARRY T. DED 2541     173 REVENGED
THARKON 2571           1  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  M.S. ATNAHP 2440      174 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

MaCauliffe -- What bothers you more?  The FACT that I beat you twice or the FACT that
I graduated with a better record than you?  No, a warrior does not boast, but then
again, a true warrior doesn't lose the throne to inactivity either.  Think whatever
helps you sleep at night, the RECORD stands.  Courage in your case is an excuse for
losing.  Try this new tactic out and tell me how it works for you--LOGIC.  Logic is
weighing the options and choosing the best course.  This is what gave me a win and
points for the contest on my last turn, and your lack of it cost you. -- HWH
P.S.  This may be hard for you to understand, so get the person that reads the NL to
you to explain it.

Frosted Flake -- Thanks for the unnecessary history lesson.  I'll put it in my file
of "things I already know." -- Phantasm

Hammer -- I have already e-mailed you about this, but just to give you another heads
up I'll put it here.  I think you scored me wrong last turn.  I didn't have a kill on
Turn 174, and the contest standings you e-mailed me credited me with one. -- Phantasm

Baphomet -- I thought you better than to take the "propaganda" road.  I still have
the NLs conveniently at my fingertips to reference.  Whatever helps you sleep at
night. -- Phantasm

Duff -- Almost had ya there!  The kill that is!  Can't say I didn't give it a shot!
-- Fedifensor

Grunge Girl -- It went exactly as planned, for once. -- Dundor

Glenn -- Not bad for a little ole PL no? -- Svad Bonegrin

Ezekiel -- C'mon!  Kill me already! -- Ralnor

Anchor -- Hrmm, try that again! -- Blackrock

Hammer -- Perhaps I don't understand your scoring system, but on turn 174, Judas
Priest notched his second kill of the tourney, so shouldn't the score for Chapel Rock
have been +44, +6pts/3win, -2pts/2losses, 1 kill = +5 -- +53 pts? -- Crip

Hammer -- Right you are.  Salute! -- Baphomet, not really caring what was said anyway

Goat -- All smoke and mirrors.  Just watch out if the girdles fall down.  Then we're
in trouble. -- Baphomet

Toker -- Your fault Tharken died.  You brought that style into a Death Fest.  A.K.A.:
running Killer Strats.  What'd you expect? -- Baphomet

All -- Apologies for missing turn.  Should be back this one. -- Baphomet

Calvis -- OOPS. -- M.S. Atnahp

Death Fest Fanatics -- According to the Gladiatorial Commission my AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ
stable was scheduled for reactivation this cycle!  Hopefully this is the case!  Time
to get reacquainted with my friends and friendly foes who have assembled for the
Death Fest in hopes of claiming prizes and glory! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Death Fest Fanatics -- Time to reply to some P-ads that I read online last cycle.
Excuse me for a few moments while I pontificate! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Baphomet -- Thanks for your compliment last cycle that I am at least the only one in
the Vendetta Cartel who has any sense!  Very Diplomatic of you, my friend!  Do return
to the Death Fest when your time and finances allow! -- Hammer/Vendetta Cartel
Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

Wasby the Great -- It was NOT a case that my money was funny; rather, it was that my
Dueling Money was seemingly non-existent for an agonizingly long time! --
Hammer/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel
Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

Goat -- Another Boring Repeat Whining P-ad last cycle!  Get Something Fresh Printed
for next cycle! -- Hammer/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the
Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

Death Fest Fanatics -- Thank You One and All for Patiently Enduring the Previous
Pontifications!  Now to proceed further in hopes that my stable has indeed been
reactivated this cycle by the Gladiatorial Commission! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Baphomet -- Received your article on the Tank Lunger!  Thankfully my wife's stable
was still active in DM 28 and the Gladiatorial Commission forwarded it to me in her
newsletter packet!  Since my current job overseas is requiring TONS of paperwork
during my scheduled vacations, it will probably be about a year or so before I am
able to complete the Style Masters Symposium!  Previous contributions are scattered
around on floppy disks and of course I have to type yours as well.  I plan to run
another All Arena Ad in the next few weeks to solicit any new contributions and to
update those who are interested.  I have yet to write any articles for the
aforementioned work in progress.  Have several articles from Jorja/Scribe/Livia/
Judith and another from a Newbie Manager who sent me an article via Email a few weeks
after the All Arena Ad first appeared throughout Alastari.  As previously stated, my
overseas job is consuming my vacation time; however, I should be able to begin
writing my articles and compiling the articles the end of January when my vacation at
that time is projected to be free from any School Publication writing or School
Newsletter compilations as it currently is for my November and December vacations! --
Hammer/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel
Tarantula Tribe in DM 28
P.S.  Funds have been forwarded to the Gladiatorial Commission and soon my friends
and friendly foes will again be able to cross blades with my various HAMMERZ stables
in select arenas throughout Alastari on a more consistent basis!
P.P.S.  Late yesterday afternoon after writing this P-ad and PS [Sunday, November 14,
2004] I was inspired to search for the articles that had been copied and pasted to
several disks. My efforts were rewarded with grouping all the Style Master Symposium
articles on one centrally located floppy disk.  Then I took the time to type your
Tank Lunger article and saved it to the central disk as well.  However, the time
frame for the Hand Book remains the same as mentioned above.  I do look forward to
receiving your Charts that you mentioned in your Diplo with the Tank Lunger article
that you sent.

Phantasm -- Thanks for pointing out my mistake of crediting your stable with a Kill
last cycle!  Appreciate Your Sportsmanship! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Death Fest Fanatics -- My apologies for my mistake last cycle as mentioned to
Phantasm!  The following stables should have been listed in the Death Fest Standings
in my Team Spotlight as follows:  VINCERE AUT MORI +18 points for 11th place; FASCIST
DROOL +16 points for 12th place; KAT HOUSE +15 points for 13th place and IMPROVED
ILLUSION +13 points for 14th place by his 77 recognition points tie breaker over
REVENGE who had 22 recognition points!  Adjustments have been made in this cycle's
standings to reflect who should have been listed in last cycle's Death Fest Standings
position rankings! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host and Official Score Keeper

Goat -- Congratulations on your 2 Kills and rise to third place in the Death Fest
Standings! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Death Fest Fanatics -- A Ton of Paperwork overseas prevented me from sending the
Death Fest Standings to the Deathfest@yahoogroups.com until the last possible minute.
Compiling the information and updating the Death Fest Standings takes me a
considerable amount of time and effort!  My apologies to Tripwire and anyone else who
relies on the updates via this Email service to determine their Challenges and Avoids
before sending their Duel Sheets to the Gladiatorial Commission! -- Hammer/Your Death
Fest Host and Beleaguered Score Keeper 

Tripwire -- Congratulations on your successful move to sunny Florida from the frozen
north country; while maintaining your hold on the Death Fest Dominator title by
virtue of the recognition pts tiebreaker formulae! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

One Armed Bandit -- I see your Jolly Roger Boys have their sights set on reclaiming
the Death Fest Dominator title from Tripwire! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Crip -- The Death Fest Dominator title is in the other direction from where you are
heading!  Cosmo will gladly trade you 5th place for 4th to keep your streak alive!
First, Second, Third and Fourth in Death Fest Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 are NOT QUITE the
accomplishment one would seek to accomplish unless he be hindered by HANGOVERS along
the way! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host and WordSmith Humorist

Cosmo -- Your Ten Wins in the last 2 cycles are quite an accomplishment indeed!  It
is still early in the contest, but you seem assured of a Top Ten finish, if not a
legitimate run at the Death Fest Dominator title! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Death Fest Fanatics -- Time for me to focus my attention elsewhere!  Death Fest will
be One Third of the way to the finish line when you receive this DM 59 newsletter!
Hopefully my AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ will be reactivated and provide some well deserved
entertainment and competition as they battle to remain among the Top Ten Contenders/
Pretenders for the next 10 cycles! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host
P.S.  Looking forward to your Spots and P-ads next cycle and beyond!

Ookazi -- I don't think you're "improved," and you're surely not (wince) an illusion.
Go away! -- Wimpira

Umi -- There wasn't the least need to go hand bury me hin the sand, lady.  Hi don't
care 'OW himproved your hillusions were.  Or hare.  Leave hoff the bit with the sand.
-- Ammer Ead

Fedifensor -- Good work! -- Duff
P.S.  Actually, I'm not Kannar.  I'm a Shew.  But the Commission always gets stuff
wrong.  They don't hire anybody but blind idiots.
P.P.S.  Good gods, I didn't realize I was in a title match.  What has this arena come
P.P.P.S.  Congratulations on graduating, too.

London Quireboy -- Whew!  I'm so glad you're not a ream! -- Slaker

Lewis -- I don't see how you ever got any exploring done! -- Jan Pearl, of the more
energetic (and exhausted) Pearls

Ookazi -- You're welcome.  In fact, any time, if I can win each time. -- Slaker

Cook -- Got really good sauerkraut, do you?  And fine, chewy, dark rye bread?  Okay,
I will.  Thanks. -- Duff

Hammer -- A spot is unlikely.  The general policy is "no house spots in contest
newsletters," because they're already full of contest statistics.  Besides, you want
one in Morya, right?  Can't have 'em in both places! -- Nick
P.S.  Well, probably not, anyway.  I'll see how the rest of the day's arenas go.

Log -- Hof course it his!  Finest kind. -- Ammer Ead

Vendetta Inc. -- Regarding the armor and the "death fest":  First, you can't kill if
you don't win.  So the warriors have to win.  And then, you can't win if you die.  So
they have to stay alive.  Hence the armor, because everyone really IS out to get 'em!
-- Nick, just making a guess here

All -- I prophecy, he's c-o-m-i-n-g! -- Nostradomus

All -- Alas, Ezekiel has left the building. -- Nostradomus

Hammer -- Do you keep score by Cartel New Math?  You have me -5 for the turn!  One
win +2, 4 losses -4.  That should equal -2!  What happened to the other 3 points?
Did Maximillian eat them? -- Nostradomus

Maximillian -- I guess you use Cartel New Math as well.  You have the gall to tell
the great Wasby (who is affiliated with vendett@united) that we are easy targets and
our warriors are puds.  Well, both myself and Goat are ranked ahead of any Cartel
members! -- Nostradomus

Goat -- I bet probably that we will not see CFH in DII for a year or more!  You lead
here and ABRAXIS will lead in Free Blade Arenas. -- Nostradomus

Wasby -- Consider us aligned! -- Nostradomus

Toker -- Consider us aligned! -- Nostradomus

Baphomet -- Took to the diplo! -- Nostradomus

Nostradomus -- It seems that newbies such as we are unable to get challenges
accepted.  But don't fret, I'll gladly share the target.  I don't let friends battle
alone. -- Wasby the Great

Goat -- Nice turn; wish I could say the same for Soulforge.  Dok Sik just showed up
at the Soulforge guildhouse.  He's backing any action needed against Vendett@United
enemies. -- Wasby the Great

Toker -- Drinks on you huh?  Make mine a double.  I need it. -- Wasby the Great

Hammer/Death Fest Host -- Does hosting a Death Fest mean that you can't participate?
Maybe if you showed a little more of your panties (pink thongs?) you wouldn't have a
shortage of coin.  Come down to the Soulforge guildhouse and we'll see what can be
arranged.  Make sure that your legs are shaved, okay. -- Dueling Disciple/Wasby the

Vendetta Cartel Members -- Do you hear it?  It's the sound of inevitability.  When
your knees touch the ground don't forget to whimper.  It's soooo cute. -- Wasby the
Great for Vendett@united

Maximillian -- Is your reference to the shower due to a shortage of your maxis?  Your
name implies that you have millians.  But please, kill my warriors if you can
(judging by Natural B. Killers total--unlikely) so someone from the reeaaal Vendetta
Cartel will enlighten me. -- Wasby the Great

Wasby -- Detail is the key to a warrior's wins.  Stay on track.  Skills learned will
soon help.  I did not see anything wrong with your styles.  You correctly created
them, I think.... -- Goat

Toker -- After the smoke clears (cough, cough) and munchies are passed around, you
will see that you won't need Daddy Long Legs extra points to beat his spiderlings.  I
also think you would learn more by challenging some of the better managers like
"Crip", "Kellog" and Rascally Rabbit.  Just remember a diplo can never hurt for that
extra info that you can usually get with a fair exchange.  Take it easy on them
Cartel duds.  All right.  Quit being a boat and pass it on. -- Goat

Maximillian -- Some things are left better unsaid!  I hoped your warrior "Mallory"
killed "Gereon."  Alas you did not quite live up to your name which to me is an
oxymoron.  18 fights and no kills.  Of course this only reflects on whoever sponsored
you for the Cartel.  I can only support your action in asking for any info send it my
way.  I sure will use it when I run TPs.  I sent a challenge up to "Mallory".  Good
luck.  good hunting. -- Goat

Vincere Aut Mor -- Unexpected turn of events.  I have already secured a parcel of
land for "Calius" parents.  Some of Hammer's land holdings came up for back taxes.  A
horn is raised. -- Vendetta Inc

Katerpillar -- Would have liked to see your wing colors. -- Gereon

Happy Puppy -- Nice try with the tactic.  Thanks for the skills. -- Fly Fot

Mikayla Bloodwitch -- Your spell almost held me.  You taught very well.  Maybe a
private lesson? -- Irminsul

Peter Rabbit -- What hat did you come out of?  Nice fight on your part.  Just sick on
mine. -- Black Sun

Hammer -- Unlike you, I have no mercy for your hebephrenia.  Your nescience has
reserved you a sharpened pole on "Vendett@united's" field of ostracism. -- Goat

Vendetta United -- Welcome our newest probate "Dok Sik."  Extend to him a "united"
party.  May our lives be long; our enemy's short and full of pain. -- Goat

All -- The Doktor brings a new rew to the arena to welcome anyone who wishes to
challenge death. -- Dok Sik

Hammer -- Would you enter my stable of Dok Sik Killas into the Deathfest Contest,
NOW. -- Dok Sik

Goat -- I would like to have a meeting set up about joining Vendett@United. -- Dok

M.S. Atnahp -- Coming back in the next three turns or no?  My bloodfeud will be
waiting! -- Toker

Brana Gorefang -- Does this mean that you do not return my affections?? -- Bottom

Maximillian -- Smoke appears everywhere!! -- Toker

Trefot -- You unexpectedly slew Caluis.  Good job at making it look easy.  You are
strong! -- Toker

Anita Coy -- Kudos, you surprised me and my warrior.  Well fought! -- Toker

Golgaset -- I will see you again! -- Respen Nialio

Hammer -- I understand your reasoning behind not granting my stable the bonus points;
however it has one flaw.  It was misfiled at RSI and didn't get printed until (2) two
turns later!  After your whining and mis-statements on the last HAMMERZ HERALD, I've
come to expect this from our DEATH FEST HOST!  You can play your games and try to be
witty with that glib tongue of yours, but we all know the truth behind the cowardice
of you and your cartel members!!!  FEAR!  So you can keep your bonus.  I won't need
the points anyway, with all the kills I'm going to get off your stable after you stop
hiding behind the excuse of insufficient funds!  Send one of your broke house members
to our guildhouse and we might send some gold to fill your coffers.  We at
VENDETT@UNITED often loan lesser guilds and alliances gold so that we can slay them,
instead of always just listening to the sewage that spews from their mouths!!!!! --
P.S.  I will be challenging you every chance I get.

Vendetta Cartel -- We know how you treat your alliance members.  With a smile to
their face and a stab in the back!!! -- VENDETT@UNITED

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

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

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


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

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

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

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

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

The Saint, keeper of lists

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANCHOR devastated BLACKROCK in a action packed 7 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
ALUCIEA THE BOLD was demolished by BARRY T. DED in a 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
ARISTOPHOLES was overpowered by BLACK SUN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
BOTTOM FEEDER unbelievably bested M.S. ATNAHP in a 4 minute novice's Bloodfeud fight.
OGO POGO was bested by JUDAS PRIEST in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
EVANGELION was viciously subdued by SVAD BONEGRIN in a 3 minute Challenge match.
PISTONS MCGUIRE was handily defeated by UMI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
OOKAZI unbelievably bested LONDON QUIREBOY in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
BOTOX BARBIE won victory over LEWIS in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
FYLFOT was overpowered by REX X in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
TREFOT was overpowered by STICKER SHOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NULLAN VOID was devastated by PARRY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH subdued RALNOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
THORAN THUNDERGOD beat JAN PEARL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
MADONNA outlasted SOUL SCOURGE in a tiring 25 minute Challenge duel.
IRMINSUL devastated MALLORY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CORSAIR overpowered KATATONIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLACKBEARD was devastated by GEREON in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
RSI CS overpowered ANITA COY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PTERRAX was overpowered by MAST MONKEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
EREM WODAHS overpowered BRANA GOREFANG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE JUICE savagely defeated NAHUM in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
MEDIA MIDGET vanquished KITTYKAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
RESPIN NIALO was overpowered by GORI BLOODAXE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NAT LUS defeated HITLER YOUTH in a 4 minute gory novice's Challenge duel.
MALACHI was viciously subdued by BALLAST in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
NEH TAEH vanquished FERAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
FEDIFENSOR handily defeated DUFF in a 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
PLAGUEBEARER handily defeated COOK in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SLAKER was defeated by GLENN in a action packed 3 minute duel.
WIMPIRA was overpowered by WISE OLD WAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PETER RABBIT narrowly defeated K. WAHT in a 6 minute brutal fight.
HABAKKUK was beaten by URG GUTSPILLER in a action packed 1 minute bout.
HAGGAI was luckily beaten by SLAG IRONTOOTH in a action packed 3 minute gory contest.
AMMER EAD was devastated by KRUNK SKULLSMASHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
I MOTHER EARTH devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NAZARETH luckily beat CYNDANE in a 9 minute brutal match.
AXE SEXIST HAMMER was handily defeated by BUBONIC PLAGUE in a 1 minute uneven match.
LADY REAVER beat PROFANITTI in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
LOG was beaten by AXE CARTEL HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's competition.
ARUTHA vanquished AXE BENDER HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
AXE SEXIER HAMMER subdued THE DESPOILER in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
DUNDOR slimly won victory over AXE BURPER HAMMER in a 2 minute amateur's match.
POLO was overcome by LORI BOBBEDIT in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
MAJIK was executed by RICIN in a 1 minute uneven competition.
DEDALUS slimly lost to UDUN HELLFIRE in a 2 minute gory novice's match.
KATAKANA demolished WEST NILE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ABBADON overpowered SMALL POX in a 1 minute uneven bout.
CANCER defeated E-SA-IAS in a 4 minute beginner's competition.
THE UNSULLIED was subdued by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  25 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  44 -  7      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  48 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  19 -  2      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  55 -  4      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  24 -  2      33  |

Turn 176 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-LUNGE        4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 11         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  8                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  7                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PLAGUEBEARER 2221          14   3  1  144 SHADOWLAND (251)
PARRY-LUNGE      SVAD BONEGRIN 954          19  14  0  135 DAMAGE INC. (71)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 2340            11  10  1   95 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
TOTAL PARRY      GLENN 2415                 15   4  0   86 THE EXPLORERS (21)
WALL OF STEEL    LONDON QUIREBOY 2513        7   3  0   76 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
BASHING ATTACK   COOK 2419                  11   7  0   73 THE EXPLORERS (21)
AIMED BLOW       BOTOX BARBIE 2554           6   3  0   64 HELTER SKELTER (291)
STRIKING ATTACK  WISE OLD WAYNE 2427         4   2  0   64 NOT QUITE (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   REX X 2552                  5   3  0   37 HELTER SKELTER (291)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLAKER 2284.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLACKROCK 2498.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLAKER 2284, LONDON 
ATNAHP 2440, JUDAS PRIEST 2506, THE JUICE 2490, and CYNDANE 2573.

The least popular fighter this week was MADONNA 2502.  The other ten least popular 
2540, CANCER 2606, WEST NILE 2604, MAJIK 2594, POLO 2586, AXE BENDER HAMMER 2453, and 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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