Date   : 02/14/2007    Duedate: 02/27/2007


DM-81    TURN-3

This Weeks Top Honors


(81-162) [3-0-0,33]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

                               JUST CHILLIN (28)
                               (81-162) [3-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MICEPICK                       DERRIK THE RED
RODENT CLAN (37)               WAR MACHINE (26)
(81-207) [1-2-0,5]             (81-295) [0-1-0,1]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DESOLATE ONES (36)          38
2. RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)       36      MULLETS! (50)
3. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         35      Unchartered Team
4. RODENT CLAN (37)            35
5. BLACK ROSE (47)             34      JUST CHILLIN (28)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*JUST CHILLIN (28)         12   3  1 80.0   1/ 1*JUST CHILLIN (28)        12  3 1
 2/ 0*BLACK ROSE (47)            4   1  0 80.0   2/ 4*RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)   11  4 2
 3/ 6*RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    11   4  2 73.3   3/ 3*LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 2
 4/ 5*LA PENTARCHIE (11)        10   5  2 66.7   4/ 2*AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     10  5 2
 5/ 4*AARP (41)                 10   5  2 66.7   5/ 6*AARP (41)                10  5 2
 6/ 2*AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      10   5  2 66.7   6/ 7*RODENT CLAN (37)         10  5 1
 7/ 8*RODENT CLAN (37)          10   5  1 66.7   7/ 5*VAMPIRATES (38)           9  5 1
 8/ 3*VAMPIRATES (38)            9   5  1 64.3   8/ 8*DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 1
 9/15*CULT OF BACCHUS (4)        8   5  1 61.5   9/10*DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
10/ 7*DARQUE AGES (29)           9   6  1 60.0  10/25*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      9  6 0
11/10*DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)      9   6  0 60.0  11/12*CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       9  6 0
12/22*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)       9   6  0 60.0  12/14*CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  5 1
13/13*CLAN LONGBEARD (39)        9   6  0 60.0  13/17*LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)    8  7 1
14/39*RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)      6   4  1 60.0  14/11*MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)     8  7 0
15-14*DEATHONTHESANDS (33)       3   2  1 60.0  15/34*DESOLATE ONES (36)        8  7 0
16/ 0*FEMME FATALE (53)          3   2  0 60.0  16/20*DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)     8  7 0
17-16*INEBRIATION (27)           5   4  0 55.6  17/23*LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 0
18/18*LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)     8   7  1 53.3  18/ 9*CAROLINA BLUE (9)         8  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/24*DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)      8   7  0 53.3  19/16*BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        7  8 3
20/ 9*MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)      8   7  0 53.3  20/28*STREET WALKERS (14)       7  8 1
21/11*CAROLINA BLUE (9)          8   7  0 53.3  21/29*BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  8 1
22/33*DESOLATE ONES (36)         8   7  0 53.3  22/24*THE DRAUGS (17)           7  8 0
23/23*LITERATE LOONS (40)        8   7  0 53.3  23/36*THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    7  8 0
24/17*BATTLE GRUNTS (20)         7   8  3 46.7  24/21*D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      7  8 0
25/29*STREET WALKERS (14)        7   8  1 46.7  25/13*LIFE IMPACTS (2)          7  8 0
26/31*BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)     7   8  1 46.7  26/22*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     7  8 0
27/35*KNIGHTBLADE (23)           7   8  0 46.7  27/32*KNIGHTBLADE (23)          7  8 0
28/12*LIFE IMPACTS (2)           7   8  0 46.7  28/42*RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)     6  4 1
29/36*THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)     7   8  0 46.7  29/26*BLADESMEN (45)            6  8 1
30/19*D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)       7   8  0 46.7  30/35*DARK ENCLAVE (16)         6  8 0
31/21*THE DRAUGS (17)            7   8  0 46.7  31/33*ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       6  9 1
32/20*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)      7   8  0 46.7  32/19*CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       6  9 0
33/27*BLADESMEN (45)             6   8  1 42.9  33/18*ERRATA (44)               6  9 0
34/34*DARK ENCLAVE (16)          6   8  0 42.9  34-15*INEBRIATION (27)          5  4 0
35/32*ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)        6   9  1 40.0  35/27*WAR MACHINE (26)          5 10 3
36/26*ERRATA (44)                6   9  0 40.0  36/39*CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      5 10 2
37/25*CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)        6   9  0 40.0  37/30*KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)   5 10 1
38/46*ETERNAL ABYSS (48)         4   6  0 40.0  38/31*WARMASTERS (15)           5 10 0
39-40*LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)    2   3  0 40.0  39/37*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)     5 10 0
40/28*WAR MACHINE (26)           5  10  3 33.3  40/ 0*BLACK ROSE (47)           4  1 0
41/41*CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)       5  10  2 33.3  41/45*ETERNAL ABYSS (48)        4  6 0
42/30*KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)    5  10  1 33.3  42/40*KATHOUSE (3)              4 11 0
43/38*WARMASTERS (15)            5  10  0 33.3  43-38*DEATHONTHESANDS (33)      3  2 1
44/37*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)      5  10  0 33.3  44/ 0*FEMME FATALE (53)         3  2 0
45/42*KATHOUSE (3)               4  11  0 26.7  45/44*AS SEEN ON TV II (7)      3 12 1
46-43*ASSASSIN NATION (34)       2   7  0 22.2  46-41*LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)   2  3 0
47/44*AS SEEN ON TV II (7)       3  12  1 20.0  47-43*ASSASSIN NATION (34)      2  7 0
48-45*HUCKLE'S CAT (51)          1   4  0 20.0  48/ 0*FUCHI OWNED (54)          1  4 0
49/ 0*FUCHI OWNED (54)           1   4  0 20.0  49-46*HUCKLE'S CAT (51)         1  4 0
50/ 0*THE BASIK'S OWN (49)       0   5  0  0.0  50/ 0*THE BASIK'S OWN (49)      0  5 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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     The smoky tavern sat on the edge of Shadowspire with music and raucous laughter
echoing across the clearing that stood before it.  The sign over the door swayed in
the wind and proclaimed the name as "Last Hope Bar" with the image of a man reddened
with what appeared to be blood clutching a short blade.  The name fit the place,
since those who frequented it were the worst sort, gladiators and those who preyed on
     Inside, a small crowd has gathered around the only individual of note in the
establishment, Sal "Three-fingers".  As people jostled for a better position, the
wizened old figure adjusted his ragged armchair to be more centered on the raised
platform that served as a podium.  As the chair slid, the stack of books under one
corner fell and he grumbled as he replaced the errant tomes amid catcall attempts at
humor.  After testing the chair was secure, he softly sat in it using his arms to
support his weight as he lowered himself to the torn leather.
     As he settled himself, the first thing noticed was his left hand which lacked
the middle and little fingers.  No one knew why the middle finger was missing, but
the little finger was rumored to be the price for failing to win a Tourney Champion
Prize for an unforgiving manager.  As for him, his head was shiny bald on the top
with a swath of gray-white hair that went from one ear to the other around the back
of his head.  His face was pocked from some old fight with a disease which appeared
to have been barely won and a scar along his forehead which created an impressive
cleft.  His brown eyes watched as his arm brought a brownish substance of his own
concoction to his lips and then caused a grimace as it passed his lips and rolled
over his tongue and down into his stomach.  His cup descended to be held atop his
ample belly as he leaned back, reveling in his refreshment.
     Leaning forward, he surveyed his audience, a small grin adding to the hills and
valleys on his face.  Taking another swill from his drink, he leaned forward
conspiratorially.  At his movement, the crowd silenced expectantly.
     "Greetings one and all.  Sal be grateful fer yer makin' the trip to be seeing
him.  I reckon yous want to knows about the goings on of the new 'rena?
     "Bah!  Shadowspire!  Bunch of worthless panty-wastes if you ask me.  Of course
they don't train em hard like when I fought so I reckons I should not be too hard on
them.  Okay, so heres what I can tell yous.
     "After two turns of combat there are 14 'warriors' with 20-23 Recognition points
vying to be the first Duelmaster with the front runners being that offensive lout
FULTON and that pathetic welp DJAIK.  Of course they are just at the top of the heap.
Can you believe that there are still 55 undefeated initiates?!  35 teams still have
contenders for perfection!!  I'm telling you it is unheard of.  Why in my day we
would have given all of them a sound drubbing....
     "And who appears to be offering the most to the fledgling Gladiatorial
Commission?  Well my sources say there is a reason why JUST CHILLIN, VAMPIRATES, and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES each have three warriors who are undefeated....  Between you and
me, skill is pretty low on the list of reasons for their success.  My sources say a
few strategic bags of copper to the right people help a lot more....
     "Of course while we are on this subject, I reckon I should mention that KATHOUSE
and AS SEEN ON TV II, appear to have cut back on their bribes.  The evidence is
evident in their three warriors with NO wins after two rounds.  There are some others
who should take note as well, since 29 teams have warriors who seem incapable of
getting a victory wreath.  Of course, this could mean that the warriors are just
incompetent, but I don't care to make any assumptions like that.  At least, not
without a small token of appreciation....
     "Speaking of the low end of the rankings, 41 pathetic slobs stilled can't find
the win column.  Kinda makes you proud to be affiliated with them, don't it?  Of
course, they are better off then those guys that are off to the meat market.  Another
18 dead this turn, 8 in night fights and 10 at the hands of their arena-mates,
although no one has managed to kill any of the murderous poppin-jays that fill this
arena.  How many fit this category, you ask?  19 warriors are already signed up on
this list...AND IT'S ONLY TURN 2!!
     "It appears that CHILDHOOD HEROES does not like to play nice after they dropped
two warriors into the meat grinder and became the first team in arena history to kill
multiple opponents on the same turn.  Amazing that, since they could not seem to
buckle their armor on correctly on Turn 1....  And FULTON becomes the first warrior
in the history of our little arena to slay two warriors as well as the first to start
his career at 2-0-2.
     "Yous know....  The arena denies that the bodies go to the meat market, but I'm
sure I'm not the only one to find links of chainmail in my soup from time to time.
Coincidence?  I don't think so....
     "And what is up with MULLETS! and WAR MACHINE?  2 night fights on the second
turn?  Hey, I understand that some guys just aren't cut out for the arena, but after
a little while you have to give SOMEONE a shot!!
     "In the coward column this week, we see AARDVARK HAMMERZ and ASSASSIN NATION as
they decide not to even TRY to avenge their dead on the sands.  Of course there are
those who will scream that the paperwork got lost, but do any of yous believe that?
Really?!  Personally, I smell fear.  And RAMA THE SHARK reeks.  Of course I would not
really be scared if I were him, even he can beat anything that them STREET WALKERS
could throw his way.  Wouldn't mind wrestling one o' them girls myself, now that I
think about it.
     "Exhibiting the scummy side of cowardice GHAS faced ICICLE in a 19 minute fight
that killed spectators with boredom.  This is why I think wild animals should be put
in the arena as well.  At least it would make the fighters move occasionally!!  Of
course, I can understand in these two's case.  When you have a pebble for a brain
it's easy to forget what you are there for.  Luckily GHAS decided it was his nap time
or they might still be standin' there.
     "I'd mention the biggest loser and biggest winner, but since everyone is still
learnin' which end to poke, slash, or bash with, I reckon I'll wait on that.  Now if
any of you knows any 'gladiators', tell them to hurry up and crown a Duelmaster.  I
am ready to bad-mouth the poor sucker.  Before I get a refill though, you should be
careful of AUSUBEL and DAISY CHAINS.  Both won their first fights to get 12
Recognition Points plus a free hour at the Kathouse.  Not sure which was more
motivation for them though....
     "Someone get me another drink...."

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     It was a project nearly two solar cycles in the making, and life was busy within
the newly crowned arena and town.  Shadowspire was bustling with life and everyone
took the opportunity to join the new arena and make their mark within the history
forming in front of everyone's eyes.  Looking upon the five story building upon the
arena, Joseph G. Wellington was overcome with emotion from his first business
undertaking past the managing of warriors.  The Gringolet Lounge overlooking the
arena was a tremendous project, towering five stories from the arena floor to the
private suite that would be his home within Shadowspire.
     Lord Xiang was standing beside the beleaguered manager and new entrepreneur when
he noticed a figure walking toward them.  Even though he and Wellington had noticed
their friend Seraphim walking toward the front of the establishment, the two old
friends continued their conversation.
     "And can you imagine a day when he is enshrined in the Hall of Fame as a manager
of field warriors?" Lord Xiang asked rhetorically.
     Wellington shifted so he could see the approaching friend of recent.  "And to
think his managerial style has allowed a youngster to possibly become the best of all
field warriors.  It is truly amazing.  Seraphim, how does life treat you here?"
     "Not as well as our friend here.  Have you told him of the joke?" Seraphim
     The joke was simple enough, that the managers who resigned from Amicitus
Primoris had gone to succeed in tournaments, and that would not come into play due to
the Gladiatorial Commission's decree on the new arena.  Both Seraphim and JGW had
enjoyed sharing a table ringside at the last tournament and toasting each manager's
success.  Lord Xiang did not look impressed by the mention of a "joke", which he knew
     "When do you plan to open the dive?" Lord Xiang asked to diffuse the tension
brought upon by Seraphim's comment.
     "It will be open for the beginning of the third turn.  I plan to have plenty of
festivities for the opening."
     "I would hope you both would attend the fights at the private overlook of the
arena?"  Wellington knew the answer but always would add the formalities of a
     "Without a doubt, even if my warriors may not be fighting long," Lord Xiang
added as he started walking down the street.  "Sword high, brother."
     Both Seraphim and Wellington answered in unison, "Sword high," to their friend.
     The crowded street began to overflow in front of the duo as many a manager
started toward the Commission's office to post their warriors challenges and await
the announcing of each match-up for the upcoming fighting cycle.  Rillion was
striding toward the office when Wellington gave a salute from the front of the
building, which was returned as the storied manager continued to the office.  Others
were walking or running to the area so their strategies would be considered before
the fights were announced.  The scene was reminiscent of ants marching to their work
without care to their surrounds, except for a few who were savvy to notice what was
going on around them.  Smitty, the local Consortium representative, slowly walked up
the street and acknowledged the two in front of the new establishment as he allowed
the impatient managers to flow in front of him.  Everyone from the Greek Guy, who
Wellington could respect all year except for one day, to Le Pentarque and Blackstorm,
who were favorite managers with accents among all of the managers who had landed at
the new arena.  Hammer had mysteriously appeared from behind the duo and walked
toward the office while giving a courtesy slap on the back of Wellington and Seraphim
as he passed.  Apex had been seen with something he called a "teal blue" tunic that
had a number of "ninety" on it, which befuddled the duo.  Ikillu, Den, and Crambus
had dressed in dark clothes to avoid notice, which made them all the more noticeable
in the crowd.  DeGotti was sitting across from the lounge with some instrument that
reproduced sound within his ears, and doing something he called "head banging" to
"indie art-rock."
     And more came down the street from Detective Kellumbo, to Vindicus, to SNuln (as
he was to be called during the festivities in North Fork), and on until the crowd
died down and eventually went away.  Wellington motioned to his friend to come into
the building to survey what had been a massive undertaking from the start of the
construction of the arena.
     "Unfortunately I need to post challenges too, so I must depart."  Seraphim
saluted Wellington as he walked toward the entrance of the Commission's office.
Wellington saluted his friend back and walked into the building.
     Once inside the beleaguered manager walked up to the bar and received ale from
the werecat minding the first floor.  He casually took a couple of swallows before
retreating to the stairwell to the above floors.  Once at the stoop, Wellington
looked back to stare upon the glory of wood and stone that made the lounge what it
was.  A gathering place for all managers before, during, and after the fights, the
first floor featured a gambling parlor for those who wanted to bet upon the winners
and killers of the round.  The glory of the architecture was amazing and encompassed
the entire city had to offer to all the managers.  Savoring the ale, he started up
the stairwell to the second floor which housed the private viewing booths of the
arena which were along the inside wall to the arena, and the outside walls to the
arena which overlooked the street had rooms for those who did not care to return to
the guild-house for whatever reason.  The third floor was another observation area
over the arena for those who did not get along with the inhabitants of the second
floor, with the same arrangements for sleeping.  The fourth floor was unable to be
reached unless a person had the proper key to open the door.  Once at the fourth
floor the five rooms for warriors and a small training area in the center of the
floor was noticed.  The floor served two purposes; one as a training area before a
warrior entered the arena, and one as a buffer between their manager and the outside
world, for whatever reason.  Once at the top floor, Wellington strolled to his
private viewing office and sat down at his desk.  The view over the arena was
breathtaking.  Wellington savored this ale to the last sip and then sat the mug down
on his desk while pondering his next move for the Femme Fatale warriors who were
lodged below him.
     After a few minutes of swimming in his meditations, Wellington got up and
retired to his private room to nap and consider an arena life where everyone would
have an even footing and without the travels to the central place of tournaments for
Alastari.  Yes, this would be a different experience for him and all involved in the
new arena.

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                              SHADOWSPIRE  SURREALISTIC
                                 NO TOURNEY TRIBUNE
                                  Systole the Third
                               by Hammer the WordSmith
                                 ShadowSpire Scribe

"Like cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far [home] country." --
Proverbs 25:25 Amplified

Alastari like Wildfire on the Open Prairie!
     Hammer was overjoyed that DM 81 ShadowSpire Arena was on the Cusp of Boasting
50+ Active Stables with a Cast of Characters Crossing Blades and Scribing Spots and
P-ads that the Veteran Manager had Not Witnessed since his Days in Noblish Island
     GrimmDorr noticed a glint in the Competitive Eye of Hammer that Shone Ever
     "The Fellowship!"
     That is what his friend Hammer had replied and now GrimmDorr was beginning to
understand the Full Meaning of what Hammer was Now Motivated By!

     Hammer looked intently as GrimmDorr mercilessly provoked the AARDVARK HAMMERZ
gladiators to increase their training procedures in preparation for the upcoming
Third Cycle Sand Matches in ShadowSpire Arena.  Hammer perceived that his friend The
Warrior Dwarf had taken upon himself to truly transform this stable of underachievers
into a force to be reckoned with on the DM 81 Battle Sands!
     "What the [BURP] is the [BURP] purpose of [BURP] increasing our [BURP]
training?" gasped SPIRE BURP HAMMER.  "It's not like [BURP] we have to [BURP] get
[BURP] prepped for a [BURP] Tournament...."
     The Icy Glare of Hammer forced the newest AARDVARK HAMMERZ gladiator to refrain
from spewing forth any more words to the contrary as GrimmDorr doubled the pace of
their practice a mere two days before registering for the Third Cycle Sand Battle in
ShadowSpire Arena.

     Hammer was elated that a "Dirty Dozen" had already made an Active Agreement to
Petition the Gladiatorial Commission to Open a New SLOW ARENA No Tourney Arena by
readying Stables, Pledges and Registrations for the New Historic SLOW ARENA No
Tourney Arena that was yet to be Named and Located by the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Doc LeGrand, Blackstorm, Hammer, Apex, Wretch, Phantasm, Kayelbe, Coach [of The
Consortium], Drake, Snow Miser, Vindictus and Baphomet had already made their Blood
Pledge to Populate the New SLOW ARENA No Tourney Arena with the Most Competitive
Gladiators They Could Field in the Least Possible Amount of Time!
     Hammer had received confirmation from the Gladiatorial Commission that his
AAAARRGH HAMMERZ stable was Registered along with His Pledge.  Now was the time to
Send the Call Across Alastari to Cross Blades in the New SLOW ARENA No Tourney Arena
with a Collection of Managers and Stables Quite Unlike Any that had Ever Assembled in
a Slow Arena....

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Minister of War
ShadowSpire Scribe
Free Blades Mercenary

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     The salle was a scene of ordered chaos as the five young warriors went about
their training.  A large, dark haired man was twirling a quarterstaff, trying to keep
the short spear of an equally young red-haired woman away from him and managing to
look almost graceful doing so, despite his size.
     "Damnation, Barry!  Stand still and fight like the mountain you are," seethed
the young woman.  "If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were reading my mind."
     "Now Callie," Barodan rumbled in a basso profundo that seemed to echo from his
toes, "And who was it that had the telling you I wasn't?"  With a teasing grin, he
motioned her to the attack, lightly side stepping her overly aggressive lunge and
tripping her easily with his staff, laughing loudly as she sprawled face first in the
saw dust.  Gathering herself, Callina rolled to her feet and turned, ready to charge
back into the fray.
     "HALT!' cried a strong soprano voice.  Disregarding the command, Callina began
to move towards Barodan, her eyes sparking fire.  "I _SAID_ Halt, MS Aillard.  Or
would you rather continue the lesson with ME," The voice continued, ice creeping into
the words.  "Just because you're my niece doesn't mean I won't run you around this
salle and show exactly how to use that pig sticker you're so fond of."  Moving
between the two, Dio Ridenow kept her eyes on Callina until the tension left her
shoulders and her spear was grounded.  "As for you, Barry..  I understand WHY you
were goading her, but you two are a TEAM and you should be working to help her
control that temper, not exacerbating the situation, understood?"
     "Aye, M'Lady," rumbled Barodan followed by a subdued echo from Callina.  Just as
Dio was about to continue the instruction, a more normal sized figure approached.
"Pardon, M'Lady, but there's a messenger at the door asking for you.  He said
something about the Commission..." he trailed off, almost snapping to attention as
Dio's eyes flashed toward the door and her whole posture changed, almost as if she
heard the call to battle.  "Thank you, Erkym.  I'll be right there.  All of you, go
get cleaned up and meet me in the library in thirty minutes."
     The five trainees watched her leave, marveling at the way she moved, not one
extraneous movement, her whole body at her command.  "You know...I don't think I EVER
want her coming after me with THAT sort of attitude," mused the second large figure.
     "You've the right on that, Airyc," rumbled Barodan.  "It's of a sudden I'm
thinking she could wipe the floors of this very same room here with the lot of us and
barely break a sweat."
     "It's hard to remember she's a Lady Protector," agreed Callina.  "And with that
thought in mind...let's go get cleaned up...wouldn't do to tempt fate."
     "Suddenly you've seen the light of reason, Callie?" asked the final member of
the group, yet another amazingly large figure as they headed towards the bathhouse.
     "Oh, hush, Chum.  Just because you manage to keep your mouth shut more than most
of us..." Callie retorted, the voices trailing off into the distance, all full of
good natured snipping and sniping.
     The young messenger stood nervously, looking around and wondering how much
longer he was going to be kept waiting.  "So, you've a message for us from the
Gladiatorial Commission, young man," Dio asked.
     "Well, I have a message for a Sir Kendric Stormblade.  Could you direct me to
him, Ma'am?" the messenger responded a bit haughtily while thinking to himself that
this young secretary should just inform her boss and get out of the way.
     "You can give the message to me, lad, I'm authorized to sign anything
     "I'm sorry, miss...it REALLY must be Sir Ken..."
     "Are you SURE you want to be difficult about this young man." Dio interrupted
him before he could get to puffed up in his job.  "I'm Lady Protector Dio Ridenow,
Sir Stormblade's WIFE and Co-Manager.  And if you make me get my credentials, you
might find yourself out of a job...and MAYBE spending some time in the infirmary as
     The young messenger wilted, utterly astounded at the tone of her voice, not
realizing he'd handed the paperwork over or that not ONCE had her tone of voice risen
above normal conversational levels.  Struggling to regain his composure, he tried to
pass on the final bit of information.  "Y-y-you just n-need to-to sign on the b-bb-
bottom of the last page, M'Lady."
     Taking a short moment to read through the document, Dio began to smile as she
realized that FINALLY they'd received their license and charter for the arena.
Reaching the end of the document, she almost choked before beginning to laugh
uproariously at the name her husband had chosen.  Signing the document, she handed
one copy to the messenger and sent him on his way, speaking quietly to herself, "The
Basik's Own, indeed.  You have a very warped sense of humor, Kendric...."

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RETIREMENT VILLAGE CAUSING A STIR--ARUAK CITY.  Is that a twinkle in his eye?  No, it
is just a cataract.  This and many other elderly ailments can be witnessed at the
Consortium Old Folks Home For Not-So-Young Persons.  The retirement home, typically a
place of strange smells and applesauce, has recently found itself at the center of
controversy.  The new Elderly Activity Director Smitty has replaced the docile
retirement games of yore with a more active line up.  Family members of the residents
are concerned.  One frightened relative said, "I'm scared he [father] is going to
break a hip.  Do you know how hard it is to replace a parent?  You can't just thumb
through the classifieds and find people giving one away!"  When questioned about the
dangerous geriatric games, Smitty, also manager of Life Impacts in Shadowspire, gave
rehearsed responses of, "HUH?  WHAT DID YOU SAY?  SAY IT IN MY GOOD EAR!"  Here are
just a few of the horrifying games played at the Consortium Old Folks Home For Not-
So-Young Persons the SYP witnessed first-hand:
     Sag, You're It
     Hide and Go Pee
     Kick the Bucket
     Red Rover, Red Rover, the Nurse Says Bend Over
     Simon Says Something Alzheimer's Induced
     Pin the Toupee on Soultaker
SYP will keep you abreast of the situation as the story develops.

conversations with Manager, we here at the SYP feel there is no need to write this
article.  He [Manager] made some very compelling points and we would only be wasting 
the readers' time by going into any detail.  We feel our readers will be better
served if the SYP nominates Manager for an award.  He has told us any award will do
just as long as it is, "Something big!  And don't you try and give me one of those
crappy arena awards either!"  What a swell guy and possible "Alastarian Manager of
the Year"!!!!

he is totally fixated on the idea of being Chairman," says White Spider, a gladiator
in Apex's Lyratilan stable.  "We used to focus on tactics and opponents, now we just
hear about how he could be Chairman through freak accidents."  Others in Apex's
gladiatorial guilds have noticed his attention has been diverted of late.  "It is
really becoming annoying and that is all he talks about in every team meeting," an
anonymous member of Apex's guild said to SYP reporters.  Flow charts of succession,
disaster charts, and even allergy charts for the other Shadowspire Committee members
decorate the walls of Apex's gladiatorial guilds.  "I don't know where he gets these
crazy ideas from," says Sniper, a member of Apex's Platoon guild.  "I am seriously
worried about his mental capacity to carry out his duties as out manager here in
Chimlevtal, which is pretty important.  If he was unable to function in his role as
manager, I am next in line to replace him as the senior member of this team," Sniper
later added.

We may be reached at shadowspireyellowpress@yahoo.com if you would like to share
gossip and rumor about your fellow managers.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SHADOWSPIRE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  With any luck, I can sneak into The 
Swinging Aardvark and join KELLUMBO'S KIDS' celebration over their good record this 
turn.  10th place, not bad.  If The Swinging Aardvark is buying drinks for DESOLATE 
ONES' good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 4-1-0 makes for a 
big thirst.  With any luck, I can sneak into The Swinging Aardvark and join THE 
MONGOLOIDS II's celebration over their good record this turn.  23rd place, not bad.  
Oh, this is too good to be true!  LIFE IMPACTS has fallen to 25th place after going 
1-4-0 this turn.  Who's bragging now?  If The Swinging Aardvark is buying drinks for 
RED IRON KNIGHTS' good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 4-1-1 
makes for a big thirst.  Why not, I'm having a good day, so I feel sorry for CLUB 
CUTTHROAT, who went 1-4-0 and dropped 13 into 32nd.  Here's my pity, for what it's 
worth.  Look out below!  ERRATA is on the way down, falling to 33rd from 18th with a 
1-4-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-1 is nice, but don't get cocky, 
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  I can just 
hear all the boasts coming in BLACK ROSE's next personal ads.  Their first turn they 
went 4-1-0.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see IMPALA win a fight and 
gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, IMPALA beat KRYSTA and KRYSTA lost 14 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ALBERTA 
CLIPPER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  MIGHTY MEAD ORCS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like DRAGONBANE GUILD avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, JORD was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego 
swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  KIRI FACADE challenged down 16 against 
LITERATE LOONS' J.G. BALLARD.  What a weasel!  Ha ha aha ha aha ha!!!  KIRI FACADE 
was was bested by by LITERATE LOONS' warrior!  Thank the gods for big favors!  ha!  I 
guess I can give a little credit to BIG BROTHER of CHILDHOOD HEROES for challenging 
up by 18 to HOOK.  BIG BROTHER lost to get 3 points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And now a passing thought on a warrior 
dying young (LONELY RAGE of RAGNAROK'S WOLVES):  You had your chance and now you're 
dead.  Oh well...  A big yahoo goes out to DRUGE this turn, for revenging CULT OF 
BACCHUS' bloodfeud against WAR MACHINE's warrior FULTON.  Heh, heh, heh.  It's about 
time FULTON got beat for picking on warriors like DRUGE.  Bravo, CULT OF BACCHUS.  
See you at The Swinging Aardvark.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be 
glad to see ALDEBARAN and DRAGONBANE GUILD at The Swinging Aardvark tonight 
celebrating their bloodfeud victory over CHAUCER.  It's about time MANX got beat for 
picking on warriors like LIGHTNING HAMMER.  Bravo, AARDVARK HAMMERZ.  See you at The 
Swinging Aardvark.  A big yahoo goes out to RAIN OF EMBERS this turn, for revenging 
ETERNAL ABYSS' bloodfeud against CHILDHOOD HEROES' warrior PAPA SMURF.  Heh, heh, 
heh.  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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBERTA CLIPPER 162           3   0  0    33       JUST CHILLIN (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSUAL SHREW 49              3   0  0    30       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 CHESHIRE RAT 204              3   0  0    29       RODENT CLAN (37)
 URD 199                       3   0  0    28       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233             3   0  0    28       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 CHAKHARI 108                  3   0  0    27       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 SERINA 133                    3   0  0    27       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219             3   0  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HOOK 212                      3   0  0    26       VAMPIRATES (38)
 MYK 170                       2   1  0    26       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 NAEL GHUN 71                  3   0  0    25       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 SPONGE BATH 226               3   0  2    24       AARP (41)
 KREK 213                      3   0  0    24       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MOUSE OF PAIN 206             3   0  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)
 COPERNICUS 163                3   0  0    24       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DRUGE 38                      3   0  0    24       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76              2   1  2    24       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 IMPALA 240                    1   2  0    24       ERRATA (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALDEBARAN 86                  3   0  0    23       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ALUMINUM WALKER 224           2   1  0    23       AARP (41)
 WONDER WOMAN 62               2   1  1    22       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 BURM WOLFSNARL 113            3   0  0    21       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ALLANA D'RAV 195              2   1  1    21       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 DAISY CHAINS 280              2   0  0    21       STREET WALKERS (14)
 ANVIL IRONFIST 84             3   0  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DROP DEAD NED 140             3   0  0    20       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 NECROMOUSER 203               2   1  1    20       RODENT CLAN (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 CHARGER 237               2   1  0    20       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 BIBIDYBOB 102                 1   2  0    20       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 THE SMALL CAT 74              3   0  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KOQUISHA 109                  3   0  0    19       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 EXTRUSION 31                  3   0  0    19       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 TRG CHINSNAPPER 116           2   1  0    19       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DA VINCI 166                  2   1  0    18       DARQUE AGES (29)
 '69 DAYTONA 235               2   1  0    18       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 CHROMIAN 40                   1   2  1    18       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 NIGHT FANG 126                3   0  0    17       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 THE COUNTESS 210              3   0  0    17       VAMPIRATES (38)
 DJAIK 169                     2   1  0    17       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SLEAZY SUSAN 92               2   1  0    17       STREET WALKERS (14)
 TIRED TINY TITAN 138          2   1  0    17       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 J.G. BALLARD 218              1   2  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DELILAH 311                   1   0  0    17       FEMME FATALE (53)
 FULL MOON SWOON 127           3   0  0    16       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 4' THICK GLASSES 227          2   1  0    16       AARP (41)
 THE BIG CAT 75                2   1  0    16       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 STRAY CAT 242                 2   1  0    16       ERRATA (44)
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52          2   1  0    16       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 SAUCERHEAD THARPE 128         2   0  0    16       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 SGT. YORK 61                  2   1  0    16       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 PLAGUENOG 205                 1   2  0    16       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FLOR 263                      1   0  0    16       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 VYNAR 244                     2   1  1    15       BLADESMEN (45)
 JAMES WORTHY 66               2   1  0    15       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 VERDANDI 201                  2   1  0    15       DESOLATE ONES (36)
-JIM BEAM 155                  2   0  0    15       INEBRIATION (27)
 ANGUS 217                     2   1  0    15       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SKINNER 232                   1   2  0    15       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 FULTON 150                    2   1  2    14       WAR MACHINE (26)
 ROUGE 121                     2   1  1    14       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 URIK 215                      2   1  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TURN-PARRY-DODGE 278          2   0  0    14       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 COLD STEEL 161                2   1  0    14       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 SLOGG 151                     2   1  0    14       WAR MACHINE (26)
 AUSUBEL 270                   2   0  0    14       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 XON 137                       1   2  0    14       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 PAVLOV 228                    3   0  0    13       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 LIGHTNING HAMMER 174          2   1  0    13       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 JUNKYARD DOGMA 294            1   0  1    13       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 JORD 198                      1   2  0    13       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 TCHARLZ 171                   1   2  0    13       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 MIA HAMM 65                   3   0  0    12       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 EDWARD GOREY 222              3   0  0    12       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236          2   1  1    12       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105               2   1  0    12       THE DRAUGS (17)
 SKULD 200                     2   1  0    12       DESOLATE ONES (36)
-RAMA THE SHARK 186            1   0  1    12       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 MISTY MEANER 89               1   2  0    12       STREET WALKERS (14)
 BARKING DOG AMATO 132         1   1  0    12       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288               1   1  0    12       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SOL 44                        1   2  0    12       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 CHAYN SAUGH 68                1   2  0    12       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 SOREX 94                      1   2  0    12       WARMASTERS (15)
 THETA 123                     2   1  1    11       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 GROLSCH 45                    2   1  1    11       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 L'HERITIER 73                 2   1  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CELEGDRAUG 107                2   1  0    11       THE DRAUGS (17)
 HAZER 119                     2   1  0    11       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SADLER 129                    2   0  0    11       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 RAIN OF EMBERS 262            2   0  0    11       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODRUNNER 101               2   1  0    11       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 DJAIMZ 168                    1   2  0    11       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BOOGER STANG 78               1   2  0    11       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 LADY BLACKTHORN 254           1   0  0    11       BLACK ROSE (47)
 LADY NIGHTSHADE 253           1   0  0    11       BLACK ROSE (47)
 ICICLE 159                    3   0  0    10       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114           2   1  1    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CHAUCER 164                   1   2  1    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
-KERENA THE MAD 183            1   0  0    10       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 GRANITE 118                   1   2  0    10       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-AHM THE VIOLENT 185           1   0  0    10       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 ANN VYL 69                    3   0  0     9       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 FROSTY 158                    2   1  1     9       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 DIVINE BOVINE 141             2   1  0     9       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 BARON STONEWALL 85            2   1  0     9       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GUTENBERG 167                 2   1  0     9       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TINNIE TATE 131               1   1  1     9       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 FURNACE DRAGON 307            1   0  0     9       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 BLOODBEARD 211                2   1  1     8       VAMPIRATES (38)
 ALEMA D'RAV 196               2   1  0     8       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 CHAOS LORD 100                2   1  0     8       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 STUMP 238                     2   1  0     8       ERRATA (44)
 ERIC MONTROSS 64              2   1  0     8       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 CALYPSO TAN 54                1   2  1     8       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 BARKILY 148                   1   2  1     8       WAR MACHINE (26)
 MCBAIN 318                    1   0  0     8       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SPIN1 182                     1   2  0     8       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 JOAN OF ARC 165               1   2  0     8       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DEANA 112                     1   2  0     8       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GROND 80                      2   1  0     7       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 HA-THRUST! 180                2   1  0     7       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 SNOW CONE 160                 2   1  0     7       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 BEREGDRAUG 106                2   1  0     7       THE DRAUGS (17)
 RED TAIL 47                   2   1  0     7       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KIRI FACADE 37                2   1  0     7       KATHOUSE (3)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225           2   1  0     7       AARP (41)
 DECIMUS 97                    2   1  0     7       WARMASTERS (15)
 KRYSTA 41                     2   1  0     7       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 RECRUDESCENCE 81              2   1  0     7       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 MRS. VAUGHN 28                2   1  0     7       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 CRIMSON 122                   1   2  1     7       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 THE BIG LIE 79                1   2  0     7       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-YUKON JACK 156                1   1  0     7       INEBRIATION (27)
 SHRAPNEL BLAST 258            1   1  0     7       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 ESTELLA HAVISHAM 309          1   0  0     7       FEMME FATALE (53)
 GHAS 34                       1   2  0     7       KATHOUSE (3)
 PAPA SMURF 60                 1   2  1     6       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 MANX 229                      1   2  1     6       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 '76 GRAN TORINO 234           1   2  1     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 HUNTER 120                    1   2  1     6       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BAGLADY 90                    1   2  1     6       STREET WALKERS (14)
-LUXURIA 192                   1   1  0     6       ASSASSIN NATION (34)
 TOBY 298                      1   0  0     6       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 LILITH 313                    1   0  0     6       FEMME FATALE (53)
-MAHATMA GUMBY 286             1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
 LADY DEATH 257                1   0  0     6       BLACK ROSE (47)
 BRUTAL BOB 291                1   0  0     6       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 MICEPICK 207                  1   2  0     5       RODENT CLAN (37)
 RED DRAGON HAMMER 177         1   2  0     5       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 SLICE RICE HAMMER 176         1   2  0     5       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 FOUNTAIN 241                  1   2  0     5       ERRATA (44)
 FREAKY REEKY 139              1   2  0     5       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 LLUD 216                      1   2  0     5       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE ACE 29                 1   2  0     5       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 AUTO HAMMER 55                1   2  0     5       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 SACHE 246                     1   2  0     5       BLADESMEN (45)
 WRONG HAND HAMMER 175         1   2  0     5       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 DREX 135                      1   2  0     5       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 TRAJEN 96                     1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 WINTERBRAUN 46                1   2  0     5       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 JULIUS PEPPERS 63             1   2  0     5       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 BREGDRAUG 103                 1   2  0     5       THE DRAUGS (17)
 KING COBRA 51                 1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178         1   2  0     5       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 STELLION 99                   1   2  0     5       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 HOWLING HYENA 50              1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BOREC 245                     1   2  0     5       BLADESMEN (45)
 ARVINIUS 95                   1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 DIRTY DIANA 91                1   2  0     5       STREET WALKERS (14)
-CALM 249                      1   0  0     5       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
 PYOTR KAPITSA 193             1   2  0     5       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 COLOSTOMY BAG 223             1   2  0     5       AARP (41)
-REST 250                      1   0  0     5       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221             1   2  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VYGOTSKY 230                  1   2  0     5       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 BORNE 214                     1   2  0     5       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 JAQUES HAMMYR 70              1   2  0     5       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 LADY DREAMWEAVR 255           1   0  0     5       BLACK ROSE (47)
 CONSORTIUM? 77                1   2  0     5       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 C.H.S. 32                     1   2  0     5       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 DALEK 277                     1   0  0     5       BLADESMEN (45)
 ANTANIQUE 111                 1   2  0     5       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 LOST BOY 208                  1   1  0     4       VAMPIRATES (38)
-JACK DANIELS 154              1   1  0     4       INEBRIATION (27)
-CUERVO 157                    1   1  0     4       INEBRIATION (27)
-AVARITIA 191                  1   1  0     4       ASSASSIN NATION (34)
 CANTEX 30                     0   3  0     3       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117          0   3  0     3       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            0   3  0     3       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 HERCULES HOOK 53              0   3  0     3       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 BIG BROTHER 59                0   3  0     3       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 SEAN MAY 67                   0   3  0     3       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 LUCIUS 93                     0   3  0     3       WARMASTERS (15)
 SNAKE EYES 58                 0   3  0     3       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 KELLIGRRL 33                  0   3  0     3       KATHOUSE (3)
 JACOB FROLOV 194              0   3  0     3       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 SEVEN TOE MOE 142             0   3  0     3       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 ZIPPO 239                     0   3  0     3       ERRATA (44)
 TINR 36                       0   3  0     3       KATHOUSE (3)
 STEPHEN SAGAN 197             0   3  0     3       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 NEVER SCRUB 57                0   3  0     3       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 SIGURWULF 87                  0   3  0     3       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CZECHVAR 269                  0   2  0     2       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-IRA 189                       0   2  0     2       ASSASSIN NATION (34)
 RAGING COUGAR 260             0   2  0     2       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 SPIRE BURP HAMMER 287         0   2  0     2       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 DRACULARR 289                 0   2  0     2       VAMPIRATES (38)
-SILENCE 251                   0   1  0     1       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
 DERRIK THE RED 295            0   1  0     1       WAR MACHINE (26)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                 0   1  0     1       THE DRAUGS (17)
-BLING BLING CROSBY 282        0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
-GENGHIS TRON 285              0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
 DORIS 290                     0   1  0     1       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 LOLA 310                      0   1  0     1       FEMME FATALE (53)
 CALLINA AILLARD 265           0   1  0     1       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 CLODIA 312                    0   1  0     1       FEMME FATALE (53)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEACE 248                     0   1  0     1       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
-MARITA THE MEAN 184           0   1  0     1       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
-CHUPACABRON 284               0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
-TEXAS LONGWHORN 283           0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
-ARYEH THE LION 187            0   1  0     1       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 AIRYC ZYRR 267                0   1  0     1       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
-RELAXATION 252                0   1  0     1       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
 GK CHESTERTON 305             0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ERKYM POLL 266                0   1  0     1       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 BARODAN 264                   0   1  0     1       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 DEATH KNIGHT 256              0   1  0     1       BLACK ROSE (47)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RIGHT HAND HAMMER 173  0  1 0 AARDVARK HAMMERZ 31   MANX 229                1 JUST REV
INFORMERCIAL 304       0  1 0 AS SEEN ON TV II 7    HIGH ELF 19             3 NONE    
HAIRAGAMI 56           1  1 0 AS SEEN ON TV II 7    CRIMSON 122             2         
SUPERBIA 190           0  1 0 ASSASSIN NATION 34    BLOODBEARD 211          1         
CHUM 268               0  1 0 THE BASIK'S OWN 49    VYNAR 244               3         
MARIQ 243              1  2 0 BLADESMEN 45          SPONGE BATH 226         3         
BAIL 247               0  1 0 BLADESMEN 45          SPONGE BATH 226         1         
EUNICE 39              0  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4     FULTON 150              1 JUST REV
SCREAMIN BOZ 42        1  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4     FULTON 150              2 JUST REV
BOING!!! 181           1  2 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32    JUNKYARD DOGMA 294      3         
LIFESPARK 98           0  2 0 DARK ENCLAVE 16       NECROMOUSER 203         2         
HOLDA 202              0  3 0 DESOLATE ONES 36      TINNIE TATE 131         3         
MITHRIL MANDRILL 48    0  3 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6   ROUGE 121               3         
GROK DA CAVEMAN 306    0  1 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13   GROLSCH 45              3         
ZANZIBAR 83            1  1 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13   CHAUCER 164             2 JUST REV
GYGG SAUGH 72          0  3 0 DRAKE'S HARDWARE 10   BARKILY 148             3         
MIRDRAUG 104           0  2 0 THE DRAUGS 17         ALLANA D'RAV 195        2         
DA1 308                0  1 0 ETERNAL ABYSS 48      SHEWISH GIANT 21        3 NONE    
PYROCLASM 261          0  1 0 ETERNAL ABYSS 48      PAPA SMURF 60           2 JUST REV
BILL 314               0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        HIGH ELF 19             3 NONE    
BOB 315                0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        BLACK ORC 20            3 NONE    
TOM 316                0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        STONE GOLEM 26          3 NONE    
SLICK 317              0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        CALYPSO TAN 54          3         
IRISA 35               1  2 0 KATHOUSE 3            CHROMIAN 40             3         
ARAKAN 134             0  3 0 KNIGHTBLADE 23        SPYMASTER 22            3 NONE    
GRAKUS 136             1  1 0 KNIGHTBLADE 23        '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236    2         
MALCOLM LOWRY 220      0  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40     THETA 123               1 REVENGED
JD SALINGER 281        0  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40     WONDER WOMAN 62         2         
BLOOM 231              0  1 0 LUROCIAN SCHOLARS 42  HUNTER 120              1 JUST REV
DJOH 172               0  1 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II 30  BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114     1 REVENGED
TENNESSEE TOPHAT 274   0  1 0 MULLETS! 50           BAGLADY 90              2         
LONELY RAGE 125        2  1 0 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES 21  IMPORT-EXPORT 76        3         
HOWLING THUNDER 124    0  2 0 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES 21  IMPORT-EXPORT 76        2         
WICKED WANDA 88        0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 14     RAMA THE SHARK 186      1         
THE BARONESS 209       0  1 0 VAMPIRATES 38         FROSTY 158              1 REVENGED
HOPELESS FREAK 296     0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18       3 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Okay, as requested last turn, here's a list of managers in this fine arena.
     These are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've gotten anyone's name
     wrong (which is far from impossible), just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The
     Saint, keeper of lists
     AARDVARK HAMMERZ   Hammer                HUCKLE'S CAT        Huckle Cat
     AARP               Lord Xiang            INEBRIATION         Philthy Phil
     ALE HOUSE MERCS    Pauly                 JUST CHILLIN        Mr. Freeze
     AMERICAN MUSCLE    Elephant?             KATHOUSE            Kat
     AS SEEN ON TV II   Indimar Fallon        KELLUMBO'S KIDS     Detective Kellumbo
     ASSASSIN NATION    Ghab                  KNIGHTBLADE         Vindictus
     BATTLE GRUNTS      General Ikillu        KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL  Aranthar
     BIG LAKE OUTCASTS  Den                   LA PENTARCHIE       Le Pentarque
     BLADESMEN          Lord Falca Erindane   LEGION OF SOLITUDE  Seraphim
     CAROLINA BLUE      Apex                  LIFE IMPACTS        Smitty
     CHILDHOOD HEROES   Master Beru           LITERATE LOONS      Sherman
     CLAN LONGBEARD     Visionist             LUROCIAN SCHOLARS   The Greek Guy
     CLUB CUTTHROAT     Bill                  MIGHTY MEAD ORCS    Slugbait
     CULT OF BACCHUS    DeGotti               MULLETS!            Hombre
     D2 MIGHTY DUCKS    Woody                 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES   Var
     DARK ENCLAVE       Blackstorm            RED IRON KNIGHTS    Nuln
     DARQUE AGES        Master Darque         RODENT CLAN         Swinetiger
     DEATHONTHESANDS    Milkman               STREET WALKERS      Roadkill
     DESOLATE ONES      Goat                  THE DRAUGS          Rillion
     DOC LEGRAND'S LAB  Doc LeGrand           THE MONGOLOIDS II   Otis the Drunk
     DRAGONBANE GUILD   Nomad                 VAMPIRATES          Apocalypse
     DRAKE'S HARDWARE   Drake                 WAR MACHINE         Crambus
     ERRATA             JE                    WARMASTERS          Vanek
     ETERNAL ABYSS      Slade

Necromouser -- Let's see if your necromousic dark arts can save you now!!! -- Chaos

All -- Lifespark was the dead weight on the team, I was kinda disappointed he didn't
get killed last turn--11-5-15-11-21-10-11 LU got hosed-poor/good. -- Dark Knight

DK Goat -- Hey Bro!! looks like we'll have to do a "come from behind" on them next
turn.  Are any others coming? -- DK Blackstorm

Apex -- C'mon be nice, let's not get it going...then again WAR is always cool, haha.
Besides this is proof that U started.  (wink) -- Blackstorm

Llud -- C'mon give me a break!!  This is the forth time Blackstorm has torn me from
the nether regions to fight, and it's not getting any easier, I keep forgetting
things. -- Bloodrunner

Recrudescence -- That was just plain rude!! -- Stellion (still hurtin')

Cold steel does not scare the Lord of Chaos!!!!  I use it all the time. -- Chaos Lord

Lost Boy -- Do you ever...looks like you found the sand ok though.  (snicker) --

Vynar -- Ghads, again!!  I must be unlucky or something.  Maybe another weapon? --

All -- I have been advised by the Players' Committee to explain why I am a man short
this month.  Due to a great distance my mail takes a while to get to me, so when you
kill one of my warriors it also means I have to run a man short for one turn.  That
is why I'm gonna get real nasty with this bloodfeud!!!!!! -- Blackstorm

Y'all done it!  Yowser!  Round two done done!  Yehaw! -- Smitty

Indimar -- Yup, I done be thinking ah met that there Barnabas feller.  Seemed a
decent un.  Little shifty, maybe?  Yup. -- Smitty

Drake -- We understand that Deke's monumentous donation for the start of this arena
included significant allocations for a 400+ warrior locker room.  Now that's thinking
ahead.  What a guy! -- The Consortium Scribe

Yo, Hammer.  Yon Snuffy be muh Pop.  Yessir. -- Smitty

Rillion -- What a very nice thing to say to Smitty and The Consortium.  Back at you,
pal. -- The Consortium Scribe

'1090' -- Wow!  That was an exciting one.  I feel like I eked out the win in
overtime. -- Purple Ace

Jack Daniels -- I always wanted to get into a chugging contest. -- Extrusion

Le Pentarque -- Thank you very much for the "tribute".  You are too kind.  Now make
that SOB win! -- The Consortium Elders

Arakan -- Now if you are planning to attend my class, you had better come prepared.
-- Mrs. Vaughn

Skinner -- I think I was very lucky.  But I sure will take it!  One more win for The
Bulldogs. -- C.H.S.
P.S.  We need the wins.  CHS, the second smallest high school in Indiana, just
recorded its first basketball win in two years.  Anything you can do to help....

Ed. -- That was despicable!  To Pauly, "may ants infect your cookie jar".  Poor
Pauly.  That was so rude of you, Ed.  Loved it! -- The Consortium Scribe

     One good turn deserves another, or so I've been told. -- Ed.

Jim Beam -- Yeah, I know I challenged.  I thought I could hold my booze, but I guess
it's back to Bud now. -- Cantex (head hanging low)

All -- Keep up the spots and personals and the chatter on line.  Shadowspire is
becoming the talk of the town!  Each of you deserve a big "thank you".  Salute. --
The Consortium Elders

Yo! Kellumbo -- It is bad enough that you use my good name for one of your thugs, but
then you send him off to die in the dark--very risky!!!  I suggest you "Chill Out" on
that stuff! -- The Cold One, Mr. Freeze

Dark Enclave -- I won't apologize for killing the unfortunately named Lifespark, but
I do apologize for nibbling on his corpse (he smelled like Cheddar and it was a
lunchtime fight). -- Necromouser

Full Moon Swoon -- I put more holes in you than a slice of Swiss cheese and you still
pulled it off....  Nicely played.  Nicely played, indeed. -- Micepick

Red Dragon Hammer -- I can live with losing to you; it's the deluge of personal ads
in relation to it that I dread.  In any case, you were faster than I expected, so
well done. -- PlagueNog

Papa Smurf -- I thought our fight was just, well, actually, it was "smurfy".  It
required three cleanings to get the blue stuff off of my blade. -- Trg Chinsnapper

Drake -- I am vexed, greatly vexed.  You made the comment last turn "I see the AA are
making friends already."  Could you please not only enlighten me, but the entire
world what you meant by this?  To this point, we have not uttered a single syllable,
but that has come to a conclusion now, driven by your blatant ignorance.  You are a
dunderhead in the true fashion of the word.  Please, sound off mighty Drake and
explain yourself.  I have talked to the Arenamaster about drawing up "Papers of
Slander" against you for this outright unsolicited attack.  Also, I am sure your
grade-school education will be befuddled by this, but you used the improper

preposition, should have been "I see the AA is making friends already."  Remember
idiot, it is better to be thought the fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. --

It was nice to read all these RP spotlights...and perhaps even nicer to read our good
old Smitty!  Let's hope we will also have beautiful fights on the blistering sand. --
Le Pentarque

Now, please step in the open light, shy managers who are still hiding behind your

Well, Full Moon Swoon, I liked our fight too...but why did your manager send this
brittle friend of yours on my sword?  I guess we are going to meet again.  Or will
you try a faster way? -- Import-Export, surprised

Xon -- You were a little big to catch my little cat. -- Le Pentarque

Don't be jealous, Smitty, I can see you rising.

Slice that big rat, Blackie ! -- Le Pentarque, again

Well, well, well...I am still up here and I gotta tell you I like the view.  My boys
like this time of year--nice and cold, stuck in the deep freeze.  We figure we gotta
do our thing now because some day it will thaw out and we could be in trouble.  For
now I just hope for a long-cold-winter, a winter of my content. -- Mr. Freeze (you
can call me MF for short)

Hey Ms. Countess -- What a temper you have.  I mean the Barnyardness wasn't worth all
of this trouble was she?  Why waste your energy on this--shouldn't you be trying to
find your husband--I think I saw him hanging on the corner with Big Bird--you should
go check on that.  So Just Chill...Frosty--out!

Var -- Welcome to Shadowspire.  Good to have you here. -- Rillion

DeGotti -- Good to see and hear you here. -- Rillion

Huckle Cat -- I look forward to your arrival. -- Rillion

Lord Xiang -- Yes the early numbers here are promising.  Hopefully we can sustain
both the quantity and the quality. -- Rillion

Master Beru -- Hey, someone needs to help everyone else out.  Your and Indimar's
efforts are appreciated, although I wish I could benefit more directly. -- Rillion

Le Pentarque -- Maybe your guys should try fighting those weird funny warriors
instead of running into them. -- Rillion

Pauly -- Fortunately for Ed. the reading here isn't as disturbing as Aradi, yet. --

     I sincerely hope that Aradi remains unique.  Shadowspire should be allowed to
     develop its own flavour. -- Ed.

Vindictus -- I am sure the fellow managers of Shadowspire will appreciate your
bleeding.  Thanks for the offer. -- Rillion

Hammer -- Hey cut it out.  You are making me seem shy by comparison!  I did manage to
get part one out last turn.  Part two might be delayed due to the craziness of
purchasing a new guildhouse. -- Rillion

Apocalypse -- I am confused.  Are you a pirate or a vampire?  Or are you a pirate
vampire or a maybe a vampire pirate?!? -- Rillon

Mr. Freeze -- Congratulations on having been the first top team and also managing to
be the first two time top team holder. -- Rillion

Slade -- Greetings to you as well.  May your team prosper here, just not as much as
mine. -- Rillion

Kat -- Oh, but I like teams that are welcoming. -- Beregdraug

Extrusion -- Sorry, I am not like you, even though I am like you. -- Angrendraug
P.S.  Learn to spell, but I guess you might not be that smart.

Holda -- Shoulda, coulda, woulda, but you didn't. -- Beregdraug

Brendan Behan -- That match up stank.  If it were not for bad luck, I'd have no luck
at all. -- Celegdraug

Cheshire Rat -- Hrmph, filthy rat. -- Bregdraug

LPGA -- You been shorn. -- Angrendraug

Allana D'Rav -- Since the death occurred on my challenge, I shall only bloodfeud you
until you have been beaten once.  -- Rillion

All -- Well I am attempting to use the gladiatorial commission's automated personal
ad submission web golem.  I hope it works and is able to handle the Hammeresque
number of posts. -- Rillion

Fulton -- Correction!  Looks like your first six fights will be vs. Cult of Bacchus.
-- DeGotti

Glad to see things got more lively turn two. -- DeGotti

I would like to introduce my newest sultry warrior...Flor.  She is a beautiful
rose...but beware of her thorns. -- DeGotti

turn two.  You know that means the first round of drinks is on you guys for everyone.
-- DeGotti

Degotti -- Looks like I haven't had much to worry about. -- Fulton, War Machine

Shadowspire -- I'm piling you thugs like firewood.  I'm looking forward to many more.
-- Fulton

Jaque Hammyr -- Another swing would've made you the deadest hammer in Shadowspire. --

Drake -- What friends are you talking about?  Nobody for the AA had spoken yet.  I
already have enough friends anyway. -- Crambus, mgr. of War Machine and Head Court
Jester of the Allied Axis

Warden Kinchloe -- Giggle....  I'm just happy to get my first win, I'm not laughing
at you...honest...giggle. -- Daisy Chains

Rama The Shark -- Come out, come out where ever you are!!!! -- Roadkill and the
Street Walkers

Serina -- Thanks!!!  Looks like it's time to live up to my last name and stop being
so nice. -- Misty MEANER

Long Nose Hairs -- I may be sleazy, but I'm not stupid....  Was losing to you so
pathetic that I couldn't even learn a single skill? -- Sleazy Susan

Ira -- Maybe you should roll it over for retirement. -- Dirty Diana

Mullets -- I'd like to say sorry for the untimely death of Tophat, but let's face
it...if you can't beat me you have no business in the arena....  Yes, I REALLY am
that bad.  Believe it of not, I was aiming for the legs, so tell your warriors to get
their heads out of their butts and maybe it won't hurt so much. -- Baglady

Mirdraug -- Don't be so dramatic.  Just because I was ABOUT to kill you, doesn't mean
I actually would have.  That Arenamaster is such a worry wart. -- Red Tail

Ed. -- How did you know I have a candy jar, as well as a chronic ant problem?  Are
you spying on me?  (looking around nervously) -- Pauly

     I'm no spy (I don't have the time), but I do have my sources.  *mildly demented
     laugh* -- Ed.

Indimar -- Do you want to change your mind about that wager?  Although, I guess I'm
only two wins ahead of you.  Deal. -- Pauly
P.S.  Speaking of stones, after last turn you may want to check the arena sands for
yours.  Reasty!

Nuln -- I hope for the sake of the arena, you fight this turn.  The reastiness level
was dangerously low last time.  Do I even have to remind you what happens to arenas
that lose their reastitude?  (shuddering)  Gods, I can still hear the screams. --

Manx -- I may have won, but I don't think I'll try my luck again any time soon. --
Red Tail

Gutenberg -- I have a confession to make.  (breaks down crying)  I never learned how
to read!  I wanted to ask for help during the fight, but there just never seemed to
be a good time to ask. -- Winterbraun

Hazer -- Hmm.  How did you know getting stabbed in the side of the head was my only
weakness? -- Sol

Ha-Thrust! -- That's fine if that's your name, but did you have to yell it every time
you attacked?  It got kind of annoying. -- Czechvar

e e cummings -- Was my blood on the sands puddle-wonderful?  That hurt you

ShadowSpire SwordPlayers -- 45 Active Stables for Cycle the Second with 2 Inactive!
Shades of Noblish Island 10+ Years Ago!  Perhaps Cycle the Third will Produce 50+
Stables! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Eurdite Ed -- Perhaps Your Documents are Now in Order to List the Managers and
Stables who have Congregated in this Historic No Tourney Arena? -- Hammer/Minister of
War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

     You should find the list at the beginning of the personal ads. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists

The Saint, Keeper of Lists -- This is Your Friendly Reminder for Publishing the
Current Up to Date List of Managers and Stables in ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Rillion -- Splendid Spot for Cycle the Second and I Do Crave More to Read from Your
Pen! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Smitty -- Enjoyed the Real Life Stroll Down Memory Lane!  May You Have Many More
Memories in Real Life and ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Le Pentarque -- Thank Your for Writing a Spot Last Cycle!  Glad Someone from Morya
Arena is Managing a Stable in the Historic ShadowSpire Arena!  Look Forward to
Crossing Blades in the New SLOW ARENA No Tourney Arena as well as here! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Master Beru -- Another Excellent Scribing!  You Do Realize that AARDVARK HAMMERZ is
Fully Supplied from My Own Coffers! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Pauly -- Another Nostalgic Look at Aradi and the TOGS contest through the
entertaining read about your ALE HOUSE MERCS stable!  Hope You have More to Share in
Future Spots here in ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/
Free Blades Mercenary

Deke Sir -- Thank You for Once Again Posting the Players Committee Information as a
Spot in Last Cycle's Newsletter! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Smitty -- The Chair and the Honor is Yours! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Slugbait -- May the Spring Rains Shine Favorably Upon Your Reign! -- Hammer/Minister
of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Drake -- May the Summer Sun Shine Favorably Upon Your Reign! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Apex -- May the Autumn Leaves Shine Favorably Upon Your Reign! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Rillion -- May the Promise of the First Winter Chill Wind Shine Favorably Upon Your
Reign! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Kendric -- Hopefully Your Spot is but the Beginning of Many Entertaining Reads! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

The Shadowspire Yellow Press -- What a Welcome Addition to the Historic No Tourney
Arena known far and wide as ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Shadowspire Surrealistic No Tourney Tribune -- Good to Know there is Another Paper in
the Community besides Yours to fill in the Gaps that Hammer the WordSmith neglects to
report or editorialize!  Freedom of the Press! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

The Unknown Spymaster -- Congratulations on being the Second Spy Reporter to provide
information for this Historic No Tourney Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Life Impacts -- Cheers for being listed as the Most Avoided Team! -- Hammer/Minister
of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Just Chillin -- Boos for being listed as the stable from Avoid City! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Gutenberg -- Just like a Gladiator to get Free Ale for being the Most Challenged
Gladiator last cycle! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

Micepick -- Congratulations for being named both the This Week's Favorite and
Popularity Leader last cycle! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Ghas -- You were selected as the Least Popular Fighter last cycle, but No Free Fight
for your listing! Congratulations AnyWay! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Manx -- Just reviewed the fight you had with RIGHT HAND HAMMER and it seems as though
his Death was attributed to Angering You! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

The Greek Guy -- Not Sure Why the Blood Feud Did Not Register with the Gladiatorial
Commission!  Will Make a Decision Soon as the Due Date is a Couple Days Away! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Freaky Reeky -- How were those Nurses in the Infirmary?  Avoid Me! -- Lightning

Ira -- Did You Enjoy Those Nurses Too? -- Wrong Hand Hammer

Auto Hammer -- Rude Boy!  Been Lifting Weights I See! -- Slice Rice Hammer

The Countess -- Hot Momma!  Wore Me Down! -- Red Dragon Hammer

ShadowSpire SwordPlayers -- In one of those Rare Moments Oversees I received the
Second Cycle ShadowSpire Newsletter BeFore the Cycle 3 Due Date! -- Hammer/Minister
of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Burm Wolfsnarl -- Your Challenge!  Pesky Bugger! -- Lightning Hammer

Manx -- Dad Blamed Gladiatorial Commission!  I was Supposed to Blood Feud You!  What
Hammer Wills to Do Now is AnyBody's Guess! -- Lightning Hammer

Den -- Not Surprised You Challenged My Warrior! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Granite -- Your Challenge!  Your Mistake!  Better Not Bother Those Nurses! -- Slice
Rice Hammer

Druge -- Umm....  Err....  Uhh....  Wore....  Me....  Down...! -- Wrong Hand Hammer

Plaguenog -- Your Challenge!  Your Loss! -- Red Dragon Hammer

Night Fang -- Interesting [BURP] Match [BURP] Up!  I [BURP] Better [BURP] Do Better
[BURP] Next Time! -- Spire Burp Hammer

Fulton -- Two Kills!  Nice History! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Crambus -- I See You are Getting Your Money's Worth of Enjoyment Running a Killer! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

ShadowSpire Death Dealers -- 10 Kills and 8 Dark Arena Deaths!  Breaking in this New
Historic No Tourney Arena with Bloody Blades! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

ShadowSpire Death Dealers -- 5 Blood Feuds Just Revenged and 5 More Yet To Be!  From
Turn the First That Is! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

ShadowSpire Death Dealers -- Another Early Historical Note is that CULT OF BACCHUS
and LITERATE LOONS have Both Suffered 2 Deaths in Sand Matches the First Two Turns!
Separate Categories Thanks to FULTON and His Blade! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Var -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena! Good to Have You Here! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Full Moon Swoon -- You Will Always Have the Memory of the First Historic Longest
Fight in ShadowSpire Arena!  But You Have Been One Upped By Icicle and Ghas for the
Longest Fight in ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Apex -- I See You Have a Hobby Here in ShadowSpire Arena!  Hunting Goats! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

DeGotti -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena!  I See You and Crambus Have Gotten
Acquainted By His Killer!  How is the Replacement Pool Here?!  No Complaints from
Mine! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Rillion -- Verbosity You Say?  This is My Contribution to ShadowSpire Arena! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Huckle Cat -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena!  There is Plenty of Excitement for the
Future! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Smitty -- They All Look Like SkunkFacers BeCuz You Been Nippin at the Jug! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Lord Xiang -- Glad You Made It Over Here from Mordant Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Master Beru -- Golden Goose Egg Award Sounds Like Great Spot Writing Material for the
Historical ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Childhood Heroes -- Looks Like Your Master Beru Should Be Happy with You Scoring 3
Wins and 2 Kills Last Cycle!  I See Your Stable Number is 8 and Master Beru Likes to
Kill in Arkers Arena DM 8 Too! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Le Pentarque -- Writer's Cramp from Writing Your Spot eh?!  Perhaps You Will
Appreciate the Literary Efforts Invested in this Fine Historic ShadowSpire Arena?! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Pauly -- Funny Thing IS I Did UnderStand Your Spot and it Did Make Sense to Me and I
Did Not Fight in Aradi and I Did Not Follow the TOGS Newsletters! -- Hammer/Minister
of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Ed. -- Pleasant Reading! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

Vindictus -- Looks Like ShadowSpire is Bleeding Profusely! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

ShadowSpire StyleMasters -- Just Because Red Dragon Hammer is Ranked Higher is No
Reason to Place Your Bets on Him! -- Slice Rice Hammer

ShadowSpire StyleMasters -- Sounds like SRH is getting a bit Huffy!  Her Bloody Blade
gets Quite a Workout in our Sparring Sessions! -- Red Dragon Hammer

Drake -- That is the AA Way of Life!  Making New Friends!  They Seem to Be a Bit
Bashful [Pun Intended] About Writing Their Usual Brand of P-Ads!  Another Historic
Event in ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

Jack Hammyr -- Probably Not the Greatest Hammer in ShadowSpire Arena!  Just the Only
One Spelled with a Y in the Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Ann Vyl -- SILENCE is Golden! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Mr. Freeze -- Making History at the Top as the Current Top Team in ShadowSpire Arena!
Enjoy! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Apocalypse -- Seems the Best Arenas Always Sport a Blood Sucker! -- Hammer/Minister
of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Slade -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena!  Mine are Improving! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Kat -- Always Enjoy Reading Your P-ads!  Looking Forward to More in the New SLOW
ARENA No Tourney Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

Deke in the Lab -- Enjoying the Experience Here!  Many Thanks!  Swords High to the
New SLOW ARENA No Tourney Arena Coming Our Way Soon! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

ShadowSpire SwordPlayers -- Those of You Patient Enough to Actively Participate in
the New SLOW ARENA No Tourney Arena are On Notice that the Registrations and Pledges
are Now Being Processed at the Gladiatorial Commission! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Guild Representative Rhuw -- The Historic No Tourney ShadowSpire Arena Welcomes and
Awaits the Arrival of the Visionist and the Clan Longbeard Guild and Many Others
Making the Trek to Register and Activate! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Auto Hammer -- Hammer found us in the Desert in his Travels SomeWhere BeTween
ElseWhere and ElseWhen!  We Shall See Which One of Us Survives!  Send Your Whipping
Boy Tack to See Me! -- Slice Rice Hammer

Indimar Fallon -- There are Those in ShadowSpire Arena Ready Enough to Blame Me for
Their Misfortunes!  Auto Humors Me! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

Furry Fury -- Are You Just Content to Be Window Dressing for the ShadowSpire Arena
Newsletter or is Your Stable Going to Activate Here Soon?! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Deathonthesands -- Come On Back and ReActivate!  Maintenance is an Option!  Pray All
Is Well in Real Life! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

Legion Of Solitude -- Your Name Fits!  Maintenance is an Option!  Pray All Is Well in
Real Life! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Huckle's Cat -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena!  Looks like you got a Rude Welcome on
the Battle Sands! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Eternal Abyss -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena!  Looks like you got a Ruder Welcome on
the Battle Sands! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Mullets! -- Welcome to ShadowSpire Arena!  Looks like you got the Rudest Welcome of
All on the Battle Sands! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades

The Mongoloids Ii -- Congratulations on Your Point Gains to Become Recognized as the
Top Team On The Move Last Cycle! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free
Blades Mercenary

American Muscle -- Congratulations on the Best Record of Stables with Deuce Deaths
Dealt in the Historic No Tourney ShadowSpire Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Wretch -- Hey Wretch!  Your Stable on the Way?!  The Fun is Just Beginning!  Bring a
Spot with You! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

JGW -- Heard Rumors Your New Stable is On the Way!  Good News to My Ears!  Bring a
Spot with You Too! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Hey Mr Postman!  How Does It Feel to Lug 81 P-ads from Hammer the WordSmith?!  You
have Some of the Duel Forum Members to Thank for Challenging Me to Write These!  And
You Thought 47 P-ads in NorthFork was Heavy! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire
Scribe/Free Blades Mercenary

Consortium? -- At least we got you on the rebound.  One for two is better than 0-for-
1. -- Aldebaran

Da Vinci -- I thought that might work.  Not your best masterpiece. -- Anvil

Chaucer -- Hhmmm...I guess we have a death to revenge.  But, the odd thing is, you
killed the warrior that would have been used for the bloodfeud.  That seems a bit
awkward.  I guess I'll give it a shot. -- Aldebaran of the Dragonbane Guild

Snake Eyes -- Maybe you just need to get out of that odd costume you're wearing in
the stories?  To be blunt, it isn't working. -- The Baron

Rillion -- Well met.  The pleasure is all ours. -- Vanek

Calypso Tan -- No sense waiting, let's get this rematch underway! -- Trajen

All -- Considering I was only able to get one p-ad in for T2, I thought I would catch
up. -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

Turn 2:

TGG -- Looks like you can start talking trash, as you didn't go 0-5 T1. :D -- Lord

Aranthar -- Welcome to Shadowspire!  Your name is new to me, so I welcome you to this
addiction we all love! -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

All -- Anyone else love the all-arena stuff from time gone by?  :D -- Lord Xiang

Djaimz -- You lasted longer than I thought you might.  Impressive.  You will do well
on the Isle...if you survive that long. -- Colostomy Bag

Devine Bovine -- I am so better than what I showed you!  How DARE you make me look
that bad.  Grrrrrrrrr -- Aluminum Walker

Barkily -- Got to love being beaten by my style!  :D  I thought it was quite
impressive, considering how it all started. -- Long Nose Hairs

Bladesmen -- I await your bloodfeud.  Bail's death at my hands proves that he was not
worthy to compete in this arena, ergo, not worthy to be on your team.  Consider this
an effort of mine to improve your stable.  I will not charge you for my assistance.
-- Sponge Bath

Borne -- I WILL have my revenge upon you later!  I cannot abide knowing I cannot win
against an opponent. Bah!! -- 4" Thick Glasses

All -- 14 Dead, 10 in daylight, no less.  I wonder if this arena will become the
deadliest arena in the game?  Where's Mannequin?  He'd be at home here.  Grin -- Lord

Turn 3:

All -- Holy smokes!  All the spots...reminds me of TOGS.  (commences to wash his own
mouth out with soap)  I hope some enterprising writer(s) get some kind of
storyline/background written for the arena.  It would be nice to see something
develop along those lines.  I, however, am not much of a writer.  It does not mean I
cannot appreciate the efforts of others. :D -- Lord Xiang

All -- Still no DM.  I don't believe that being ranked above the Initiates is
required, as you can have a 2 FE warrior as DM (under the right circumstances).  I
think it is because last turn and this turn we had the top two warriors have exactly
the same recognition totals, hence the fact that we have no unchartered recognition
leaders as well.  Hopefully, T3 will break that logjam.  If not, it is starting to
look as though we have an actual race to the Throne underway! -- Lord Xiang

All -- 18 dead this turn, and once again, 10 were in the daylight.  Is this going to
be a standard?  10 warriors killed each turn by non-Commission warriors?  On the flip
side, 5 dead from T1 were avenged, but that still leaves 3 more turns to kill them
off...bloodfeuds are just that, feuds!  Keep the blood flowing! -- Lord Xiang, proud

Var -- It is excellent to see you here!  I wish Ragnaraok's Wolves the best of luck
in the arena, but please treat my stable of geriatrics with kid gloves.  They forgot
to take their Geritol today. -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

DeGotti -- Greetings to you as well!  May the crowds sing your warriors praises for a
long, long time. -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

Huckle Cat -- Don't fret.  Yes, missing Turn 1 is a PITA from the "I was there at the
start" perspective, but you are still here in the beginning, and able to help
influence the direction of the arena.  I hope to see great things from you and your
stable here. -- Lord Xiang

Rillion -- I agree that 44 teams is a great start!  I believe that players are more
willing to play "mediocre" or "Consortium-style" designs in an arena that won't have
any tourney godlings to compete against.  Then again, the reasons could be all
financial, as well.  To get a tourney-quality team, the DA would be overworked, and
team records would be ruined.  Glory and domination are the watch-words for this
arena, just as the game itself started out so many years ago. -- Lord Xiang

Smitty -- Skunkfacers?  See here, what in tarnation kinda language would dat be?
If'n youz can't speek rights, jes don't speek atall! -- Lord Xiang

Master Beru -- I don't think that Goose was Golden. :D -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

La Pentarque -- And good luck to you, too, Monsieur! -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP
P.S.  I'm not sure on the spelling, as my French lessons were over 25 years ago! :D

Pauly -- Just what we DON'T need, TOGS-style spots.  Grrrrr.  And I was certain I was
over TOGS.  Now, I have an itch to get a jump on the next one...writing several spots
starring YOU! :D Perhaps not, but it was a good idea! -- Lord Xiang

Pauly -- re:  your post about Ed. and typing.  We COULD start writing TOGS-style
spots and ads, that way she could have more typing due to editing!  After all, we
have Nuln here, what more do we need to start in with competitions on who has the
largest nutsack, or who has the longest legwarmers?  True, we could use Soultaker
here, so let's work on that, too! -- Lord Xiang

     Neither of those items of apparel is certified for export from the island of
     Aradi. -- Ed.

Slade -- Indeed Welcome and Greetings!  I wish you well in your quest for glory. --
Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

Borne -- Gah!  Your prayers were answered?  What about MINE?  Not only that, how dare
you smack around an old geezer like me?  Not only am I past retirement (never mind my
PRIME), but I can't see you because of these silly glass bottle bottoms Smitty put in
front of my eyes!  Some days I think that man has it in for my boss. -- 4" Thick

All -- The top eight teams have nine kills between them after 2 turns!  Sweeeeet!!!
-- Lord Xiang

Smitty -- I see how it is.  Naming your entire team after fond memories from your
youth so that everyone else will feel guilty if they kill one of your warriors.
That's a sneaky trick, that is.  I'm on to you, though.  Just you remember that. ;-P
-- Drake

Ed. -- Only the excess water?  Just how much water is considered the norm for your
clothing?  BTW, do you wash the water before you put it in the clothing or after? --

     It depends on the weather.  Cold clothing doesn't hold as much water as warm
     clothing.  As far as the water, the choice is up to each individual.  *I* prefer
     clean water. -- Ed.

Angus -- I didn't know you played the piano. -- Chayn Saugh

Slogg -- Zeeing you carry all of zat weight haz made ME tired. -- Jaques Hammyr

Divine Bovine -- No fair!  Who let the sacred cow into the arena? -- Gygg Saugh

DJohey DJr -- DYour dname dis dtough dto dpronounce. -- DNael DGhun

Jord -- You're cute and all, but I prefer men with a little more stamina. -- Ann Vyl

Borec -- But what's the other half? -- Chayn Saugh

Rillion-- A 'problem' is it?  Well, we certainly hope to avoid any problems as
well...but then again, we've learned that those who most claim to not be a problem
seem to make the most.  *grins* -- Kendric&Dio

All -- 45 teams on Turn 2, hopefully we'll break the 50 mark this turn...now that the
Commission has so kindly granted us our license. -- Kendric

Drake -- You HAD to go there, didn't you? -- Kendric Stormblade, just shaking his
head sadly at the poor, benighted soul who HAD to make a bad joke

Drake -- You, Sirrah, are NOT innocent.  Only you were gauche enough to make that
inference in public and then try to act as though butter wouldn't melt in your mouth.
I'll be keeping an eye on you and my weapons close by....  Almost makes me wish I
weren't immortal these days so I could challenge you. -- Dio Ridenow, Lady Protector,
putting the first name on her list

Indimar -- We grieve your loss. -- Master Beru and the Heroes

Eternal Abyss -- Well, is it really eternal??  I mean, maybe it is just a REALLY LONG
TIME. -- Papa Smurf

Literate Loons -- Hmmm....  Rules say I can't fly away in my invisible jet, so....  I
guess I will have to use my Lasso on you!! -- Wonder Woman <Looking very perky!!>

Baron Stonewall -- Well, the name fits!!  Geesh!! -- MB for Snake-eyes

Calypso Tan -- I don't know how to Calypso, but I guess my moves were smooth enough,
eh?? -- SGT. York

Yukon Jack -- I'm glad the crowd was pleased, 'cause I weren't. -- Big Brother

Tired of the lack of refreshment within the stands at Shadow Spire arena?  Looking
for a place to have a bird's eye view of the action?  Need a gathering place for you
and your alliance mates to strategize the next turn's challenges in privacy?  Look no
further than Gringolet Lounge, located right on the arena across from the warrior's
entrance to the sands.  Watch the Arenamaster start the fights!  See the tactics
employed by warriors without obstruction!  Quench your thirst on the finest ales and
meads within the city, brewed right upon the premises!  Grab a working lady for your
finest wenching!  The Gringolet Lounge is open all the time so when you need anything
it is there.  C'mon down and see the place today!

All -- I look forward to seeing you relaxing at the establishment soon.  Mention this
ad and get a free drink and tour of the second and third floor observation areas and
conference rooms. -- Joseph G. Wellington, proprietor of the Gringolet Lounge

Lord Xiang -- Goodness, quite a start you have going there.  Hope to see you stay
around and keep the winning ways. -- JGW

Seraphim -- I know you can do better than that.  Maybe your warriors need to train
with the Femmes? -- JGW

Smitty -- Good to see the local Consortium representative around ShadowSpire.  Your

peers are some of the most respected managers within the land.  I hope you show as
well as Kennelworth does in Aruak City.  Please let him know I will be returning in
the future as soon as I have the chance. -- JGW

Apex -- Sword high, Delarquan brother.  By the way, my apologies for saying you were
in "teal" and not "powder blue." -- JGW

Rillion -- Make sure to stop by the Lounge and I'll get one of the girls to repay you
for all the assistance given in the last tournament. -- JGW

TGG and DeGotti -- Make sure to do the same as Rillion.  Again, many thanks for the
assistance and the camaraderie. -- JGW

Blackstorm -- All because I like you doesn't mean I won't try to beat you down in
North Fork.  I'm sure you will return the favor. -- JGW

...wow, I'm sitting here and enjoying the moment to give a word to all of you.
Definitely feels like old times.  Deke and Lord Xiang, great job on getting the
movement going, and then taking it to the house.  We are all grateful. -- JGW

Red Tail -- Well after all those crits to my butt I think I had the red tail.  Man
that chafed. -- Manx

Tcharlz -- Well that was an interesting beginning to our fight.  Looks like my
superior intellect won out at the end. -- Vygotsky

CHS -- I think your fighting style is a perfect example of cognitive development.  I
think you have studied well. -- Skinner

Hammer -- Thanks for the kind words and I wish you bad luck in your bloodfeud versus
me.  :) -- TGG

Rillion -- Great to have you here with the brightest Luroc has to offer.  Looks like
so far we're tied.  I'm sure I'll pull ahead soon.  :) -- TGG

Wow, 47 teams.  I think 50 is possible this turn. -- TGG

Pauly -- You can take arena wins for my TC wins anytime you like. -- TGG

WOW!  Nothing like an 0-5 with a death to take the pressure off.  Only one way to go
from here. -- Indimar

Warriors of As Seen On TV II -- If fighting in the sunlight is too much for you I
could arrange later fights. -- Indimar Fallon

Nuln -- How reasty of you to miss last turn. -- Indy

Skuld -- I don't know if the pronunciation is the same, but you sure "schooled" me.
-- H. Hook

Sgt. York -- I guess you're over that whole conscientious objector thing. -- Calypso

Alema D'Rav -- That did not go quite the way I had envisioned. -- Never Scrub

Crimson -- Hairagami knew that death is always a possibility when one steps on the
sands.  We may or may not exercise our challenge rights on you in the coming turns.
-- Warriors of As Seen On TV II

Pauly -- I would never waste my time following you.  I would, however, put forth
considerable effort to stay upwind of you. -- Indimar

I knew that '69 Charger was going to come back.  I used to own the '68 Charger and it
was smoking hot! -- Apocalypse

Dracularr -- What the heck do ye call that eh?  Maybe you were not worthy of "The
Dark Gift!"  Maybe ye don't have the stomach for this kind of work, kind of like yer
old team Assassin Nation, who lack the guts to even Bloodfeud revenge for yer sorry
corpse!!!  Ye better show me something this turn son or it's the Dark Arena for ye!
-- Bloodbeard

Yes, Master. -- Dracularr

What an impressive display by Fulton!  But we are asking ourselves, where is Rama the
Shark? -- Vampirates

Bloodrunner -- A twist of fate may have saved ye this time, but ye will notice that
while ye may have been granted the win, I am still undefeated.  Let us see if fate is
as kind to ye if/when we meet again, if ye dinna avoid me.... -- Lost Boy

Frosty -- What comes after Spring? -- The Countess

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARAKAN was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INFORMERCIAL was killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA1 was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BILL was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
A CLINTON PROMISE was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena match.
BOB was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TOM was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
HOPELESS FREAK was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BRENDAN BEHAN was overpowered by WONDER WOMAN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
MARIQ was viciously butchered by SPONGE BATH in a 3 minute beginner's Bloodfeud duel.
LIGHTNING HAMMER viciously subdued MANX in a popular 2 minute novice's Bloodfeud duel.
DRUGE overcame FULTON in a 3 minute novice's Bloodfeud bout.
ALDEBARAN subdued CHAUCER in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
LONELY RAGE was viciously butchered by IMPORT-EXPORT in a 3 minute Bloodfeud contest.
BEREGDRAUG was devastated by ALLANA D'RAV in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud bout.
CHAOS LORD was overcome by NECROMOUSER in a 2 minute beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
RAIN OF EMBERS defeated PAPA SMURF in a 2 minute beginner's Bloodfeud struggle.
AUSUBEL overcame HUNTER in a 6 minute bloody amateur's Bloodfeud bout.
FROSTY slimly won victory over MRS. VAUGHN in a 9 minute novice's Challenge fight.
CZECHVAR was overpowered by CHAYN SAUGH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DEANA overcame WRONG HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
BIBIDYBOB overpowered JULIUS PEPPERS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BARKING DOG AMATO demolished STEPHEN SAGAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
BURM WOLFSNARL won victory over L'HERITIER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
ARVINIUS was overpowered by XON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SOREX overpowered NEVER SCRUB in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HAZER was defeated by ANVIL IRONFIST in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
DRACULARR was overpowered by VERDANDI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
TIRED TINY TITAN beat ALEMA D'RAV in a popular 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
SHRAPNEL BLAST overcame WARDEN KINCHLOE in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
EXTRUSION luckily beat DJAIMZ in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge fight.
RECRUDESCENCE was savagely defeated by DAISY CHAINS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DROP DEAD NED overpowered RED DRAGON HAMMER in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SEVEN TOE MOE was luckily beaten by GHAS in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge contest.
BARKILY viciously butchered GYGG SAUGH in a 1 minute bloody novice's Challenge battle.
TINR was overpowered by JORD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
KIRI FACADE was subdued by J.G. BALLARD in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
CONSORTIUM? was viciously subdued by MIA HAMM in a 9 minute novice's Challenge bout.
CHROMIAN easily killed IRISA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FULL MOON SWOON won victory over THE BIG LIE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
SAUCERHEAD THARPE subdued HA-THRUST! in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
ZIPPO was subdued by ICICLE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge conflict.
'69 CHARGER overcame CRIMSON in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
'69 DAYTONA beat STUMP in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
MITHRIL MANDRILL was easily killed by ROUGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
'76 GRAN TORINO was overpowered by SGT. YORK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
'70 SUPERBIRD won victory over STRAY CAT in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
VYGOTSKY was handily defeated by CHESHIRE RAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PAVLOV viciously subdued C.H.S. in a unpopular 10 minute novice's Challenge match.
HERCULES HOOK was subdued by ERIC MONTROSS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge battle.
LONG NOSE HAIRS was overpowered by MYK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SADLER overcame SACHE in a 2 minute brutal amateur's Challenge match.
BORNE was demolished by COLD STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
KREK devastated KING COBRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BIG BROTHER was devastated by HOOK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LOST BOY was defeated by BLOODRUNNER in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
MICEPICK was defeated by CELEGDRAUG in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
PLAGUENOG handily defeated PURPLE ACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SKULD beat SEAN MAY in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
URD savagely defeated JAMES WORTHY in a 3 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
SLICE RICE HAMMER was unbelievably bested by GRANITE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TINNIE TATE delivered the death blow upon HOLDA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TCHARLZ overpowered TRAJEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GUTENBERG defeated STELLION in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
DA VINCI overpowered WINTERBRAUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
JAQUES HAMMYR was vanquished by ANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NAEL GHUN bested SLOGG in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge match.
JOAN OF ARC was bested by THE COUNTESS in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge bout.
COPERNICUS beat DJAIK in a popular 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
ALBERTA CLIPPER devastated '69 MUSTANG BOSS in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
THE BIG CAT overpowered LLUD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
BREGDRAUG lost to SPIN1 in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
ANGRENDRAUG savagely defeated DEATH KNIGHT in a 9 minute beginner's fight.
CHAKHARI handily defeated DIRTY DIANA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
KOQUISHA vanquished HOWLING HYENA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ANTANIQUE was unbelievably bested by DALEK in a unpopular 20 minute beginner's match.
DECIMUS was demolished by SERINA in a 1 minute brutal mismatched bout.
BLAIR HAMMERTOE viciously subdued SIGURWULF in a 1 minute gory novice's match.
TRG CHINSNAPPER handily defeated PYOTR KAPITSA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
POWR GORESLINGER was overcome by EDWARD GOREY in a 2 minute amateur's match.
LUCIUS was luckily beaten by NIGHT FANG in a 2 minute novice's match.
THETA viciously subdued COLOSTOMY BAG in a 2 minute gruesome novice's duel.
SLEAZY SUSAN handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
BAGLADY was savagely defeated by FURNACE DRAGON in a 8 minute novice's competition.
MISTY MEANER overpowered GK CHESTERTON in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
BARON STONEWALL overcame DORIS in a 2 minute novice's fight.
DREX was luckily beaten by LADY NIGHTSHADE in a 2 minute novice's bout.
FREAKY REEKY lost to BOOGER STANG in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
GROND was narrowly defeated by FLOR in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's duel.
DIVINE BOVINE was overpowered by SENSUAL SHREW in a popular 3 minute mismatched duel.
SNOW CONE was handily defeated by ALUMINUM WALKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
THE SMALL CAT defeated AUTO HAMMER in a 2 minute beginner's brawl.
ANN VYL won victory over DAGRDRAUG in a 5 minute amateur's duel.
HO! HA-HA! GUARD! was subdued by LYCANTHROPIC LYNX in a 1 minute beginner's match.
BOING!!! was slaughtered by JUNKYARD DOGMA in a 1 minute uneven fray.
JACOB FROLOV was overpowered by SOL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MOUSE OF PAIN demolished SPIRE BURP HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
BLOODBEARD was overpowered by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 3 minute bloody uneven contest.
SNAKE EYES was overpowered by DJOHEY DJR. in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
URIK overpowered ERKYM POLL in a exciting 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
CALYPSO TAN barely slew SLICK in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
4' THICK GLASSES savagely defeated LOLA in a popular 2 minute gruesome novice's duel.
SKINNER luckily beat RED TAIL in a 1 minute beginner's contest.
GROLSCH viciously butchered GROK DA CAVEMAN in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
IMPALA vanquished KRYSTA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FOUNTAIN was beaten by ESTELLA HAVISHAM in a 2 minute novice's duel.
VYNAR savagely slew CHUM in a 1 minute bloody beginner's fight.
BOREC was handily defeated by DELILAH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KELLIGRRL was luckily beaten by LADY DEATH in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.
CANTEX was luckily beaten by BRUTAL BOB in a action packed 5 minute novice's contest.
RAGING COUGAR was devastated by LADY BLACKTHORN in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
TURN-PARRY-DODGE viciously subdued CLODIA in a popular 1 minute novice's battle.
AIRYC ZYRR was overcome by LILITH in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
CALLINA AILLARD was savagely defeated by TOBY in a 4 minute bloody amateur's match.
BARODAN was subdued by MCBAIN in a exciting 4 minute brutal beginner's duel.
DERRIK THE RED was outlasted by LADY DREAMWEAVR in a popular 7 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  44         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  14 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 38         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   26         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  55 -  6      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  25         AIMED BLOW        28 -  29 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     24         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  13 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 20         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  68 -  7      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                      15         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  41 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    12         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  42 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  46 -  4      38  |

Turn   3 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        8 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK    21 - 23         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       19 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK   18 - 20         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         7 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL     11 - 15     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  7     
                              BASHING ATTACK     9 - 16     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    6 - 14     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MICEPICK 207.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DERRIK THE RED 295.  The ten other most popular fighters were CANTEX 30, WARDEN 

The least popular fighter this week was DALEK 277.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANTANIQUE 111, MRS. VAUGHN 28, PAVLOV 228, C.H.S. 32, BAGLADY 90,