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Date   : 10/05/2005    Duedate: 10/18/2005

HOME GUARD

DM-101    TURN-412

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 TUFT TUGGERS 11/557   308  204  4 60.2      MANNEQUIN'S BEST 1/1227               
    MANIACAL TUFTS 11/1147                      PERFECTION QUEST II 73/1303           
  2 HYBRIDS V 82/1340     350  266  1 56.8    9 VORTEX 25/478          63   71  0 47.0
    4-LETTER NAMES 82/1341                      ROGUES' GALLERY 67/838                
    ATTACK OF THE CLONES 82/1339                WIND STORM 1/649                      
    WOMEN LOVE ME FOR MY 82/1274                LETHAL HERITAGE 65/550                
  3 QUBIT 10/1136        1007  835 10 54.7      LETHAL HERITAGE 78/750                
    JOKA MASHER! 60/833                      10 VIOLENT FEMS 35/972   413  562  9 42.4
    TOO GOOD FOR ME 65/1054                     JUST BECAUSE 38/1228                  
    TRIPLE CROWN 15/990                      11 DARKMOON 12/1197       44   63  0 41.1
    SIR AGLIO 10/788                            CHAOTICDISORDER 33/1353               
    SPIRITUAL GIFT 12/791                       SOL INVICTUS 31/1355                  
    KNOT WHOLE 2/1333                           PHOENIX FIRE 8/1354                   
  4 RAZOR GRACE 67/1327    62   53  0 53.9   12 MY PETS 9/554         508  774 14 39.6
    FRAG 'EM ALL! 66/574                        RHYME TYME 55/449                     
    MYSTERY MACHINE 65/1326                     GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/812             
  5 TWISTED SESA 99/1307  119  104  1 53.4   13 REDHORSE 56/1325      185  285  1 39.4
  6 PUERCO'S PINA 53/700  146  133  1 52.3      MOSSRUNNERS 1/928                     
    ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/1123              14 REFORMERS 64/1095     488  807  5 37.7
    GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/516                     BAD APPLES 56/1091                    
    THE GREENHOUSE 30/1219                      CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/1093             
    THE FURIOUS FIVE 46/1121                    KRILL CAVALRY 11/1358                 
  7 THE BULLS 73/1144     728  696 10 51.1   15-AVENGERS 31/1321       37   66  0 35.9
    CHAPEL ROCK 59/1352                         LORDS OF CHAOS 11/1348                
    PRIMATES-R-US 25/1135                       MEDIEVAL CHAOS 22/1342                
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/146                          LORDS OF CHAOS 20/1320                
  8 CLEVER LINGO 46/1212  118  115  1 50.6      UNDER JOLLY ROGER 7/1351              
    LAB EXPERIMENTS 1/1207                      AS FAR AS SIAM 40/1323                
    SUGAR AND SPICE 7/1231                   16 GRYFFINDOR H 54/1356    0    1  0  0.0

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Ho!  Also, So!  What is this, Old Home Week?  I like it!  Forty-two fights 
today, and only one of them involved a standby.  To what do we owe this unusual 
turnout?  The upcoming Tourney?  A sudden rush of the Sporting Fever?  Whatever it 
is, I like it.  Keep this up.
     Forty-two fights, but alas, only nine challenge matches.  I guess you just 
didn't know who'd be here and who'd sleep in, hmm?  Whatever.  No deaths.  Too bad.  
This is the season for deaths.  More the merrier.
     Lethal Heritage was avoided by The Greenhouse.  Oh yeah?  You trying to tell me 
that they aren't growing anything poisonous in that Greenhouse?
     Prowess got the most challenges.  No surprise there.  Too many men want to 
verify the reality of that prow.

     Because the printers are tapping their feet and looking impatient, and because 
forty-two fights are too many to mention individually, I'll just hit some high spots 
here.
     For instance:  CROOKED HOOF (56-3493) (32-22-0,73) of REDHORSE fought MEAN 
SPIRIT (101-5) (0-0-0,70) of the Local Louts 101.  CROOKED HOOF was devastated by 
MEAN SPIRIT in a 1 minute mismatched match.  Our only fight involving a standby, and 
by golly, the standby won!
     KENNY (78-1940) (14-10-0,34) of LETHAL HERITAGE fought SKI MASK (58-5869) (47-
81-0,58) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES.  KENNY was handily defeated by SKI MASK in a 1 minute 
mismatched match.  The Duck goes down again.  How we love it.
     ACE BAILEY (47-4948) (15-19-0,67) of ROYAL FLUSH fought WALKER (1-6127) (26-18-
1,66) of WIND STORM.  ACE BAILEY was savagely defeated by WALKER in an action packed 
5 minute gory bout.  This may be our longest fight.  I'm not sure, because I nodded 
off at one point.  But it's a long one, anyway.
     PERFECT TEN (47-4218) (29-23-1,172) of ROYAL FLUSH fought BOB THE RUSSIAN (11-
2865) (28-29-2,124) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS.  PERFECT TEN beat BOB THE RUSSIAN in a 2 
minute fight.  Bob takes exercise.  Or maybe not, as the case might be.

     The challenge matches:
     SWALLOWTAIL (1-7387) (23-16-2,73) of MANNEQUIN'S BEST challenged JOHN LONGSHORE 
(11-4197) (26-37-0,85) of TUFT TUGGERS.  Up 12.  SWALLOWTAIL slimly won victory over 
JOHN LONGSHORE in a 10 minute Challenge duel.  Okay, this one was longer.
     KASENKO (73-4445) (21-11-2,82) of PERFECTION QUEST II challenged GAR & BRILL 
(38-4252) (31-58-0,84) of JUST BECAUSE.  Up 2.  KASENKO vanquished GAR & BRILL in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  And why not?  Gar & Brill is a LONG way from 
perfect, after all.
     SUGARBEET (7-5219) (27-27-1,67) of SUGAR AND SPICE challenged PROWESS (2-5155) 
(23-29-0,61) of KNOT WHOLE.  Down 6.  SUGARBEET savagely defeated PROWESS in an 
action packed 5 minute Challenge melee.  Heck, another fairly long one.  What's the 
deal?  It's too cold for us in the stands to sit through all these monsters.
     MONKEY WRENCH (25-4442) (13-5-0,43) of PRIMATES-R-US challenged LIL E. TEE (15-
4608) (15-11-1,51) of TRIPLE CROWN.  Up 8.  MONKEY WRENCH was overpowered by LIL E. 
TEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  I can't decide whether to say that 
Monkey saw, Monkey did, or make some comment about how wrenching that was.

     BRIARTHORN (12-5671) (20-22-1,96) of DARKMOON challenged ZLATINA ANGUELOVA (11-
4856) (29-29-1,97) of TUFT TUGGERS.  Up 1.  BRIARTHORN lost to ZLATINA ANGUELOVA in a 
2 minute bloody Challenge fight.  Tug on those tufts, girl!
     EVIL ELMO (99-1222) (25-13-4,143) of TWISTED SESAME challenged BUCK (1-2291) 
(44-99-0,109) of MOSSRUNNERS.  Down lots.  Um, 34 points.  But, up 105 regular arena 
fights, so it isn't as uneven as all that.  EVIL ELMO overpowered BUCK in a 2 minute 
bloody mismatched Challenge match.
     KERMORVAN (1-3116) (23-14-0,102) of LAB EXPERIMENTS challenged KHEMRA (78-72) 
(22-12-0,119) of LETHAL HERITAGE.  Up 17.  KERMORVAN vanquished KHEMRA in a 2 minute 
gory mismatched Challenge brawl.  Makes you wonder what exactly was going ON in that 
lab, doesn't it?
     CIARAN (1-7176) (27-19-1,172) of MANNEQUIN'S BEST challenged ZATHRUS (1-5858) 
(31-32-1,178) of WIND STORM.  Up 6.  CIARAN vanquished ZATHRUS in an exciting 1 
minute gory uneven Challenge battle.  Ciaran does this kind of thing often.  Winning.
     FIENDISH GLEE (46-1553) (26-17-5,176) of CLEVER LINGO challenged CADDY JACKKNIFE 
(11-4288) (38-18-1,203) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS.  Up 27.  FIENDISH GLEE viciously subdued 
CADDY JACKKNIFE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.  Cackling the whole time.

     And for the title:  HARV (82-20046) (23-7-1,285) of 4-LETTER NAMES fought BONGO 
(25-2600) (26-18-0,200) of VORTEX.  HARV overpowered BONGO in a popular 1 minute one-
sided Title melee.  How about a column, Harv?

Olaf

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HARV 82-20046               24   7  1  300  4-LETTER NAMES (1341)      DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMELLY TOES 82-17409        26  10  0  248  HYBRIDS V (1340)           DWES EG
 GATEWAY 82-15631            24   5  0  245  ATTACK OF THE CLONES (1339 DWES EG
 CREDIT LINE 82-1366         20  25  0  212  WOMEN LOVE ME FOR MY (1274 DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 QUONSET 10-4990             49  30  0  209  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARAC IRONFIST 67-1944       33  24  0  205  RAZOR GRACE (1327)         BARIKALA
 50 SUCKS 60-4129            87  48  2  204  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 FIENDISH GLEE 46-1553       27  17  5  204  CLEVER LINGO (1212)        ARDIVENT
 KAIDEN 35-3108             102  98  2  201  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 NED THE JANITOR 66-2973     41  34  0  200  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1123) TARRGIR
 MOD COD 55-2638             70  93  3  197  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
 BONGO 25-2600               26  19  0  194  VORTEX (478)               LYRATILAN
 STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908       39  40  1  193  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 CADDY JACKKNIFE 11-4288     38  19  1  186  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (516)     ARUAK CITY
 CIARAN 1-7176               28  19  1  186  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 TICKLES 9-3486              61  81  1  185  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL
 AVALYNE WHYTE 11-3270       28  20  1  182  TUFT TUGGERS (557)         ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SIR OCCO 10-5079            39  24  0  177  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
 PERFECT TEN 47-4218         30  23  1  174  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 BLACK EYE 60-6163           38  22  0  171  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 ZATHRUS 1-5858              31  33  1  167  WIND STORM (649)           MORDANT
 SINCLAIR 1-6269             24   5  3  167  WIND STORM (649)           MORDANT
 RUTHLESS 15-4591            31  19  0  164  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       62  86  0  161  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      64  71  3  160  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 ANIJIA ALARA 11-4675        24  15  1  158  MANIACAL TUFTS (1147)      ARUAK CITY
 QUIFF 10-4779               26  13  0  154  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 BATTLESTONE 66-2980         36  33  0  153  FRAG 'EM ALL! (574)        TARRGIR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOE KING 47-2223            31  53  1  150  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 RIFT 12-3922                33  24  1  147  SPIRITUAL GIFT (791)       RIZTAB
 EVE DREWSHADOW 53-6246      27  21  0  146  PUERCO'S PINATA (700)      KHALHUMS
 EVIL ELMO 99-1222           26  13  4  145  TWISTED SESAME (1307)      SOUTH RIDGE
 APPLE JACK 47-4011          31  26  4  142  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 SEGALLION SUNDANCE 11-4600  31  23  1  142  TUFT TUGGERS (557)         ARUAK CITY
 BOB THE RUSSIAN 11-2865     28  30  2  134  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (516)     ARUAK CITY
 VALLISNERIA 30-3226         25  24  1  132  THE GREENHOUSE (1219)      IAYE
 SHERIDAN 1-6055             28  23  2  131  WIND STORM (649)           MORDANT
 CITATION 15-3925            25  17  0  129  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
-MR. POTATO HEAD 20-442      30  30  0  127  LORDS OF CHAOS (1320)      SEAM
 KERMORVAN 1-3116            24  14  0  127  LAB EXPERIMENTS (1207)     MORDANT
 FRED 65-5333                35  15  0  126  MYSTERY MACHINE (1326)     DAL SHANG
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       59  91  0  123  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 CARLY 65-2000               32  36  0  123  LETHAL HERITAGE (550)      DAL SHANG
 QUEEN AMAZONIA 12-4796      37  48  1  122  DARKMOON (1197)            RIZTAB
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          62  88  3  120  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (812)   NIATOLI ISLAND
 FEALOST 1-3916              49  66  1  119  MOSSRUNNERS (928)          MORDANT
 ROT TEN EGGS 47-3099        37  37  0  117  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 AGLIBOL 12-5848             24  11  0  112  DARKMOON (1197)            RIZTAB
 BUCK 1-2291                 44 100  0  111  MOSSRUNNERS (928)          MORDANT
-KI 31-165                   33  40  1  106  AVENGERS (1321)            CHIMLEVTAL
-TEDDY RUXPIN 11-6399        31  18  1  103  LORDS OF CHAOS (1348)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMINGBIRD 56-3475         31  29  0  103  REDHORSE (1325)            ROCANIS
 ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 11-4856   30  29  1  103  TUFT TUGGERS (557)         ARUAK CITY
 GAZELLE 56-3701             26  21  0  103  REDHORSE (1325)            ROCANIS
 KHEMRA 78-72                22  13  0  103  LETHAL HERITAGE (750)      LIN TIRIAN
-LONE WOLF 31-162            35  40  1  102  AVENGERS (1321)            CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SENSOO O SURU 32-3979       26  19  0   97  THE STORMLORDS (1181)      ARVAT
 BARAK 25-2858               25  23  3   95  VORTEX (478)               LYRATILAN
 BLACK JACK SHELACK 47-4850  20  14  1   94  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 QUADRICEPS 10-5326          26  21  1   93  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 KASENKO 73-4445             22  11  2   93  PERFECTION QUEST II (1303) ERINIKA
 BRIARTHORN 12-5671          20  23  1   92  DARKMOON (1197)            RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BASE ON BULLS 73-3101       19   6  3   92  THE BULLS (1144)           ERINIKA
 LONDON QUIREBOY 59-2513     17   4  1   92  CHAPEL ROCK (1352)         ILLIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SWALLOWTAIL 1-7387          24  16  2   87  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 BROKEN TOE 56-3683          28  47  1   83  REDHORSE (1325)            ROCANIS
-BLACK EYES 46-2820          17  12  0   83  THE FURIOUS FIVE (1121)    ARDIVENT
-FRED WEASLEY 54-2868        24   7  0   79  GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (1356)   TROCAR
-BLIND ILLUSION 22-6379      20  18  1   77  MEDIEVAL CHAOS (1342)      SOLVEN
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         31  59  0   76  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 JOHN LONGSHORE 11-4197      26  38  0   76  TUFT TUGGERS (557)         ARUAK CITY
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 56-3700       29  42  3   75  REDHORSE (1325)            ROCANIS
 WALKER 1-6127               27  18  1   75  WIND STORM (649)           MORDANT
 BACKLASH 65-6518            19   4  1   75  TOO GOOD FOR ME (1054)     DAL SHANG
 SUGARBEET 7-5219            28  27  1   73  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
-LINI DAWNWIND 11-5865       19  14  1   72  KRILL CAVALRY (1358)       ARUAK CITY
 DEMONICHELLION 33-7038      16   7  2   71  CHAOTICDISORDER (1353)     NIATOLI ISLAND
 FARIN 78-503                21  32  2   70  LETHAL HERITAGE (750)      LIN TIRIAN
 TORYN 78-71                 15  21  2   69  LETHAL HERITAGE (750)      LIN TIRIAN
 SPATHA 31-4996              24  13  2   67  SOL INVICTUS (1355)        CHIMLEVTAL
-JAGUARMAN 8-4532            17  11  4   66  PHOENIX FIRE (1354)        ARKERS
 SKI MASK 58-5869            48  81  0   65  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 SHADOW 67-725               17   9  0   65  ROGUES' GALLERY (838)      BARIKALA
 ACE BAILEY 47-4948          15  20  0   64  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 LIL E. TEE 15-4608          16  11  1   63  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 CROOKED HOOF 56-3493        32  23  0   61  REDHORSE (1325)            ROCANIS
-YAKKO 7-3266                18  19  0   61  UNDER JOLLY ROGER (1351)   BONSUR
 PROWESS 2-5155              23  30  0   59  KNOT WHOLE (1333)          NIANIA
 KROETLAN 78-640             23  19  0   59  LETHAL HERITAGE (750)      LIN TIRIAN
 MOOSE 56-3459               20  28  0   57  REDHORSE (1325)            ROCANIS
-PISTON HURRICANE 40-2287    21  14  0   56  AS FAR AS SIAM (1323)      ZENSU
 MONKEY WRENCH 25-4442       13   6  0   36  PRIMATES-R-US (1135)       LYRATILAN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Lil E. Tee -- Sorry about that repeat fight downchallenge.  The boss issued it before
seeing the results of our first fight. -- London Quireboy

Hey, who was that?  Olaf?  Ed?  Of course you CAN get exercise in Home Guard,
although the likelihood of it drops if you become addicted to the merry-go-round.
But we're talking about the slovenly drunkard, Bob the Russian (oh, did I say that?)
who is pretty lazy about such things.  It'll be good to crack the whip and get him
down to business! -- Tankesh

     It was me, and I KNOW what kind of guy Bob is.  I've been on sprees with him
     before.  Of course, being dead, I have an advantage.  No hangovers. -- Olaf

Buck -- Don't take my name too literally. -- Segallion

Mountain Goat -- I know, I know, pretty good eh?  I practice a lot.  I'll get a lot
better for sure, but I think I've made great improvements recently. -- Zlatina

Hallie -- Leave out the olives?  What the heck is wrong with this world!?  Is
everybody a meat loving fool?  No wonder all you humans (not YOU specifically, but
you know) are fat, live short lives, and have regular heart failures!  You should eat
more veggies than meat, like us elves.  Just because I like a bit of some good
veggies on my sandwich style food stuffs (Umm, Duck Gyro!) doesn't make it wrong.  In
fact, it's just right! -- Tankesh

     Olives aren't veggies, especially on sandwiches.  They *might* be veggies on
     pizza though. -- Ed.

     And then again, they might not.  They're probably just really dark anchovies on
     pizza. -- Olaf

Sultan -- MOI?!  Pick on you?!  Pshaw.... -- Tankesh, rubbing his hands together.

Ablibol -- Perhaps you can answer what has been upon my mind?  Was that challenge you
made done out of boldness, or because I am a poor warrior with a poor record,
regardless that I handily defeated you? -- Avalyne (feeling good about that fight)

Quiff -- OOHHH!  What was that?!  WHAT was THAT?!  An aimed blow can't FINISH off
little ol' me?  A SLASHER!!  I mean, if I swung first, I'd understand why you'd lose.
But come on, you so had me, and then I spanked you!  It's okay, don't cry.... -- Anij

Sinclair -- You know, I've never been good with such crude weapons as yours.  But I
have to admit, it's very masculine.  Well fought. -- Segallion

Ruthless -- You certainly were!  Haven't you whupped me before?  I need to learn my
lessons.... -- Zlatina

Kroetlan -- Two wins in a row?  Hmm, wow, I'm not sure what to think of myself now.
I'll have to think about when the last time that was.  I even defeated you by using
my skill, rather than relying on somebody else's severe physical weaknesses. -- Dr.
Longshore

Evil Elmo -- You're not a real boy yet, are you? -- Buck

Olaf -- Enough to unnerve anybody?  You know I don't do that thing anymore.  Hey,
check this out!  [opens trenchcoat, showing off a neat, clean outfit of blue tunic
and black leggings] -- Buck

     (covering his eyes and shuddering)  Gods, that's enough to unnerve anybody! --
     Olaf

Kasenko -- I really thought I had you, then you got desperate and started riposting.
Maybe you should've been doing that in the first place. -- Moose

Rift -- I'm walking without crutches now.  I don't want to see you again for a while,
though. -- Fealost

Carly -- Well, for having my weapon broken in the first minute and fighting with my
fists, I did pretty well holding out until the eighth minute, didn't I?  I was even
ahead into the fourth minute.  But you did really well, too.  That was a good fight.
-- Gazelle

Tickles -- Thanks for showing me those techniques.  Um, why were you using that
weapon?  I don't think it works well for you.  I mean, you did beat me, but still....
-- Mountain Goat

Zlatina -- As if MY manager is going to post challenges.  You're lucky to have
Tankesh. -- Mountain Goat

Piston Hurricane -- By rights, you should have learned a skill in that fight.  Am I
not the old fart?  Are you not the young hotshot? -- Hummingbird
P.S.  You're pretty short for a Shew.  Meaning no offense, but...are you fully grown?

     Somebody mentioned "monsters in the bathtub," so he took a bath and shrank.

Dr. Longshore -- It seems you have a fine mind.  May it guide your weapon well. --
Hummingbird

Prowess -- You almost had me.  After that massive head hit, I was more than a bit
unsteady on my legs.  Keep up the good work. -- Crooked Hoof

Shadow -- That was a pretty bad matchup for you, but I'm glad you got something out
of it. -- Broken Toe

Ciaran -- I believe I see Delice's point! -- Hallie O'Dene
P.S.  The point in her comment turn before last.

Bob the Russian -- Are you telling me that you're a SOT?  Straighten up, young man!
Clean up your act, as they say.  Liquor is a mocker. -- Carrie Nation

Batavia -- Nothing like years of inactivity to put you off your stroke, is there? --
Delice the Red
P.S.  Li Dan says "Hi," to your manager.

Kenny -- Insufferable dwarf!  Hairy little mammal!  Take that! -- Ski Mask, Founder
and President of Ducks With Swords

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FIENDISH GLEE viciously subdued CADDY JACKKNIFE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CIARAN vanquished ZATHRUS in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
KERMORVAN vanquished KHEMRA in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
EVIL ELMO overpowered BUCK in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
BRIARTHORN lost to ZLATINA ANGUELOVA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
MONKEY WRENCH was overpowered by LIL E. TEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SUGARBEET savagely defeated PROWESS in a action packed 5 minute Challenge melee.
KASENKO vanquished GAR & BRILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SWALLOWTAIL slimly won victory over JOHN LONGSHORE in a 10 minute Challenge duel.
HARV overpowered BONGO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
SMELLY TOES subdued NED THE JANITOR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
GATEWAY overcame KAIDEN in a exciting 1 minute brutal contest.
CREDIT LINE devastated HALLIE O'DENE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
ANIJIA ALARA was overpowered by TICKLES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOD COD was unbelievably bested by ARAC IRONFIST in a exciting 2 minute bloody fray.
QUONSET devastated STEVE MCQUEEN in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
KHEMI was overpowered by 50 SUCKS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
APPLE JACK was overpowered by RUTHLESS in a 2 minute bloody mismatched conflict.
PERFECT TEN beat BOB THE RUSSIAN in a 2 minute fight.
RIFT was vanquished by SINCLAIR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
AVALYNE WHYTE handily defeated QUIFF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
SIR OCCO overpowered JOE KING in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
DELICE THE RED won victory over QUEEN AMAZONIA in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
BATTLESTONE was savagely defeated by BLACK EYE in a exciting 2 minute gruesome bout.
CARRIE NATION overpowered QUADRICEPS in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
CARLY was handily defeated by EVE DREWSHADOW in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
FRED won victory over KOOKABURRA in a popular 1 minute bout.
FEALOST was savagely defeated by BATAVIA in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
SHERIDAN beat ROT TEN EGGS in a popular 2 minute match.
SEGALLION SUNDANCER defeated VALLISNERIA in a 1 minute bout.
AGLIBOL was beaten by CITATION in a action packed 1 minute bout.
HUMMINGBIRD demolished FARIN in a 1 minute uneven contest.
MOUNTAIN GOAT was overpowered by BARAK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GAZELLE demolished TORYN in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
DEMONICHELLION was handily defeated by BLACK JACK SHELACK in a 1 minute fight.
SPATHA was demolished by BASE ON BULLS in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
ACE BAILEY was savagely defeated by WALKER in a action packed 5 minute gory bout.
KENNY was handily defeated by SKI MASK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KROETLAN was vanquished by BROKEN TOE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MOOSE was subdued by SHADOW in a action packed 3 minute duel.
CROOKED HOOF was devastated by MEAN SPIRIT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BACKLASH was overcome by LONDON QUIREBOY in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         AIMED BLOW        67 -  40 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  32 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  56 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  35 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  45 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  32 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  54 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  27 -  0      27  |

Turn 412 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         5 -  6         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  6     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HARV 82-20046              24   7  1  300 4-LETTER NAMES (1341)
SLASHING ATTACK  SMELLY TOES 82-17409       26  10  0  248 HYBRIDS V (1340)
LUNGING ATTACK   GATEWAY 82-15631           24   5  0  245 ATTACK OF THE CLONES (1339)
WALL OF STEEL    50 SUCKS 60-4129           87  48  2  204 JOKA MASHER! (833)
TOTAL PARRY      BONGO 25-2600              26  19  0  194 VORTEX (478)
BASHING ATTACK   TICKLES 9-3486             61  81  1  185 MY PETS (554)
STRIKING ATTACK  SINCLAIR 1-6269            24   5  3  167 WIND STORM (649)
PARRY-LUNGE      SEGALLION SUNDANC 11-4600  31  23  1  142 TUFT TUGGERS (557)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOB THE RUSSIAN 11-2865    28  30  2  134 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (516)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KASENKO 73-4445            22  11  2   93 PERFECTION QUEST II (1303)

The overall popularity leader is KAIDEN 35-3108.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SUGARBEET 7-5219.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMELLY TOES 82-17409, 
SWALLOWTAIL 1-7387, BLACK EYE 60-6163, BATAVIA 78-238, WALKER 1-6127, GATEWAY 
82-15631, SHERIDAN 1-6055, CIARAN 1-7176, ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 11-4856, and PROWESS 
2-5155.

The least popular fighter this week was KENNY 78-1940.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPATHA 31-4996, DEMONICHELLION 33-7038, MOUNTAIN GOAT 56-3700, FARIN 
78-503, QUADRICEPS 10-5326, ZATHRUS 1-5858, KROETLAN 78-640, TORYN 78-71, AGLIBOL 
12-5848, and VALLISNERIA 30-3226.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           6  3 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
NIANIA(2)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  2 0  ARADI(60)            2  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  2 0  
KOLACT(10)           2  2 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          0  2 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  4 0  NORTH FORK(47)       2  5 0  BARIKALA(67)         2  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  4 0  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          2  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          3  0 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  5 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        1  3 0  ROCANIS(56)          4  3 0  DWES EG(82)          4  0 0  
IAYE(30)             0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CIARAN 1-7176               28  19  1  186  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 PROWESS 2-5155              23  30  0   59  KNOT WHOLE (1333)          NIANIA
 SUGARBEET 7-5219            28  27  1   73  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
 TICKLES 9-3486              61  81  1  185  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL
 QUONSET 10-4990             49  30  0  209  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 CADDY JACKKNIFE 11-4288     38  19  1  186  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (516)     ARUAK CITY
 RIFT 12-3922                33  24  1  147  SPIRITUAL GIFT (791)       RIZTAB
 RUTHLESS 15-4591            31  19  0  164  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 BONGO 25-2600               26  19  0  194  VORTEX (478)               LYRATILAN
 VALLISNERIA 30-3226         25  24  1  132  THE GREENHOUSE (1219)      IAYE
 SPATHA 31-4996              24  13  2   67  SOL INVICTUS (1355)        CHIMLEVTAL
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          62  88  3  120  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (812)   NIATOLI ISLAND
 KAIDEN 35-3108             102  98  2  201  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         31  59  0   76  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 FIENDISH GLEE 46-1553       27  17  5  204  CLEVER LINGO (1212)        ARDIVENT
 STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908       39  40  1  193  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 EVE DREWSHADOW 53-6246      27  21  0  146  PUERCO'S PINATA (700)      KHALHUMS
 MOD COD 55-2638             70  93  3  197  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      64  71  3  160  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       62  86  0  161  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 LONDON QUIREBOY 59-2513     17   4  1   92  CHAPEL ROCK (1352)         ILLIS
 50 SUCKS 60-4129            87  48  2  204  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       59  91  0  123  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 FRED 65-5333                35  15  0  126  MYSTERY MACHINE (1326)     DAL SHANG
 NED THE JANITOR 66-2973     41  34  0  200  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1123) TARRGIR
 ARAC IRONFIST 67-1944       33  24  0  205  RAZOR GRACE (1327)         BARIKALA
 KASENKO 73-4445             22  11  2   93  PERFECTION QUEST II (1303) ERINIKA
 KHEMRA 78-72                22  13  0  103  LETHAL HERITAGE (750)      LIN TIRIAN
 HARV 82-20046               24   7  1  300  4-LETTER NAMES (1341)      DWES EG
 EVIL ELMO 99-1222           26  13  4  145  TWISTED SESAME (1307)      SOUTH RIDGE