Date   : 04/21/2005    Duedate: 05/04/2005


DM-75    TURN-308

This Weeks Top Honors


I AM SAM (267)
(75-3071) [10-3-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMARIUM                       XIAOLING LI
I AM SAM (267)                 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
(75-3071) [10-3-1,121]         (75-2817) [6-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           VOLTO LEENI
DARK TOADS (240)               SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3012) [22-22-1,89]         (75-3038) [11-29-0,62]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      48
2. DRAGONS KEEP (260)          24      I AM SAM (267)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)           22      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (240)             4
5. I AM SAM (267)               2      DRAGONS KEEP (260)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I AM SAM (267)            37  16  2 69.8   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         12  2 0
 2/ 4*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        19  10  1 65.5   2/ 2*DRAGONS KEEP (260)        8  2 0
 3/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)         291 161  6 64.4   3/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            6  4 1
 4/ 0*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    19  15  1 55.9   4/ 0*HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    4  0 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        572 939 16 37.9   5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         2 13 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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 307): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 294): TERMINOTTER III of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 339): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 312): STONED (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 307): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 294): HUNTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 271): THAT'S US, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now let's all watch DRAGONS 
KEEP's heads swell from their 3-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, 
big deal.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster WOODY TV challenged this turn.  
And if variety is the spice of life, JADE MOUNTAIN may be getting bland, as SAMARIUM 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JADE MOUNTAIN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, VOLTO LEENI was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to XIAOLING LI 
of DRAGONS KEEP for challenging up by 21 to VOLTO LEENI.  XIAOLING LI won to get 58 
points of recognition.  And we have SAMOSET in a challenge, going down 12 points for 
the fight.  Guess what?  I thought SAMOSET showed great skill and promise when he was 
subdued by TABATAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  WOODY, a glorious 
12-90-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad SAND DANCERS.  Honor is like a 
chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless 
rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMARIUM 3071                10   3  1   121       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             17  12  0   116       DARK TOADS (240)
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
 ANNE 3101                    15   7  0   112       DARK TOADS (240)
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132            16   4  0   105       DARK TOADS (240)
 TABATAN 3040                 20  18  0    95       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIA 3012                    22  22  1    89       DARK TOADS (240)
 SPIKE 3154                   11   2  0    88       DARK TOADS (240)
 SAMOSET 3043                  7   2  0    72       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             11  29  0    62       SAND DANCERS (67)
 XIAOLING LI 2817              6   1  0    58       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN WEI LO 2816               5   2  0    48       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIRIUS BLACK 3141             4   3  1    48       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-PADFOOT 3142                  5   1  0    47       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 PRONGS 3139                   3   4  0    39       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  26  0    38       SAND DANCERS (67)
-MATSUMOTO 2815                4   2  1    37       DRAGONS KEEP (260)
 SNAPE 3138                    4   3  0    36       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 3   4  0    35       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 AYA KUWABARA 2813             4   0  0    34       DRAGONS KEEP (260)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             3  17  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMURAI 3119                  1   0  0    13       I AM SAM (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA2 3176               0  1 0 I AM SAM 267          HAGAR NORTHMAN 24     308 NONE    
WOODY 2503            12 91 0 SAND DANCERS 67       SAMARIUM 3071         308         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Only two more turns, and we sit out for a goodly stay.  Our apologies.  If you have
something to say, say it now. -- Chi'en Huan Li, Dragons Keep

Treenva Taral -- It figures somebody would vocally interpret my name and make a
comment.  If you must, think of my name meaning, 'Sunset'. -- Sun Wei Lo

Arnal Redaxe -- So...what are you then?  A dwarf or not?  I just enjoy knowing a
little girl like me can beat up a big guy like you. -- Xiaoling Li

Bonze -- I have not read such reports, no.  Tell me of yourself, your kind, your
culture, and your religion.... -- Matsumoto

Arnal -- Not you again.... -- Ping Hui (formerly Aya)

Volto Leeni -- Ok, you're a bit too big for me to bite off and chew.... -- Sun Wei Lo

Treenva -- Lucky?  Was it so lucky I defeated you? -- Matsumoto

Shizaran -- Do you truly have a Blackheart?  Or is it just a cool surname? --

Samarium -- See?  AGAIN.  So much for their "everyone graduates after one hundred
fights" deal.  I bet I'm here till I get fourteen wins REGARDLESS, and I DO have a
chance to beat that golem from Osksi.  Ha. -- Woody, 102 fights and counting

Samoset -- I don't know why I thought you would be small and cuddly.  It isn't like
I've never seen you around before. -- Tabatan

Sun Wei Lo -- Actually, it's dark.  Moon wei hi. -- Volto Leeni

Matsumoto -- You're too tall for me to fight.  I can't reach your head. -- Treenva
P.S.  Not that I would hit you on the head, but it's the principle of the thing.

Aya Kuwabara -- Dammit.  I just KNEW you were going to be slippery when I saw you
were a cat. -- Arnal Redaxe

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     P.O. Box 250
     Draper, UT  84070
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 April 2005
                               A Question of Contests
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

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

Minister of War
kLk Knight
Illuminati Ice Pick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now on to the prizes:

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

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

    Our thanks go to RSI for their cooperation with us on the prizes they have
sponsored to make this contest of ours a reality.

     Any questions can be addressed to Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori in DM 18 or by
email:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com!  OR to Goat, mgr. Desolate Ones DM 47 or to Wasby,
mgr. Soul Forge in DM 47.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAMARIUM butchered WOODY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge Title duel.
SAMOSET was demolished by TABATAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
XIAOLING LI unbelievably bested VOLTO LEENI in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SUN WEI LO bested TREENVA TARAL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
AYA KUWABARA defeated ARNAL REDAXE in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
ANNE overpowered JADE MASTER in a 3 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ARIA was overcome by JADE MASTER in a action packed 5 minute uneven melee.
JOHN MICHAEL viciously subdued KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
MOCKINGBIRD viciously subdued LADY SCORN in a exciting 4 minute veteran's fight.
SPIKE narrowly defeated JADE MASTER in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
PRONGS viciously subdued STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute master vs. novice conflict.
WORMTAIL beat WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute conflict.
SIRIUS BLACK handily defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 2 minute gory uneven fight.
SNAPE devastated SHIVERING BONZE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -   3 -  0      89  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  19 -  0      17  |

Turn 308 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    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SAMARIUM 3071              10   3  1  121 I AM SAM (267)
TOTAL PARRY      MOCKINGBIRD 3073           17  12  0  116 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  15   7  0  112 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132          16   4  0  105 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               20  18  0   95 SAND DANCERS (67)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIKE 3154                 11   2  0   88 DARK TOADS (240)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043                7   2  0   72 I AM SAM (267)
WALL OF STEEL    SUN WEI LO 2816             5   2  0   48 DRAGONS KEEP (260)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VOLTO LEENI 3038.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARIA 3012, SPIKE 3154, 
SAMARIUM 3071, AYA KUWABARA 2813, and PRONGS 3139.

The least popular fighter this week was WOODY 2503.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DA2 3176, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, TREENVA TARAL 3072, SAMOSET 3043, SNAPE 
3138, WORMTAIL 3140, SUN WEI LO 2816, XIAOLING LI 2817, PRONGS 3139, and AYA KUWABARA