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Date   : 09/29/2005    Duedate: 10/12/2005

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-412

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DARKENED PRID 37/998  231   86  6 72.9      AUTUMN LIGHTNING 58/1069              
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       ROMPER ROOM 60/1070                   
  2 EXACTLY! 35/1033     1224  650  9 65.3      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    COLGATE DAYS 33/1062                      8 PHILANTHROPIS 55/831  194  202  5 49.0
    PERPETUAL MOTION 82/1081                    THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746            
    LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053                        PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948              
    SPONGMONKEYS 25/1076                        PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                    9 LUROCIANS II 33/775   189  199  5 48.7
  3 DSM4 9/461            636  395  9 61.7      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    BROTHERHOOD 74/1073                         LUROCIANS IV 12/865                   
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 10 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  255  291  9 46.7
    I AM SAM 75/1075                         11 RHYME TYME 55/397     241  280  0 46.3
  4 SAILS OF CHA 16/1044  352  253  9 58.2   12 REDHORSE 56/823       301  390  3 43.6
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
  5 ANARCHY 19/1030        61   55  2 52.6   13 UNDER DURESS 64/743   712 1033 10 40.8
    ACT OF MALICE 56/1079                       DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    IMMORTAL ASYLUM 17/877                   14 CROC FILES 29/951      89  146  5 37.9
    MALICIOUS INTENT 17/1077                 15 THE BONDS 49/774      454 1019  6 30.8
  6 GWAR 70/691           113  108  4 51.1      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    FEAR FACTORY IV 70/713                      MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    FEAR FACTORY 61/632                         FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
  7 DARKMOON 12/911       181  178  3 50.4   16-CASTLE 12/707           1    5  0 16.7

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 525): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 519): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 521): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 518): HI-JINX of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 509): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 498): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 459): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 410): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 525): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 519): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 521): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 518): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 509): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 498): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 459): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 410): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 524): ANARCHY of CASTLE (Citizen Kane, public relations)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 517): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GREGOLA of LIFE'S LESSONS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 213): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                (turn 385): KID QUICK of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
               (turn 364): AFFLICTED of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     It's going to be winter before any of us knows it, and I hate winter except for 
skiing, which shouldn't have two eyes in it close together like that because you KNOW 
eyes close together mean you can't trust him.  But I kind of like swooping down 
hills, like flying, you know?  Except that if people see you flying, they get all 
excited.
     But anyway, we're going to move soon.  To Lirin Kiv, remember?  It'll still be 
called Free Blades arena, but it'll be us and the Adantri only--and there aren't but 
a couple dozen of them--and not having to share the arena with everybody else almost.  
Well, not the Delarquans, because they have their own arena, too, but everybody ELSE 
uses the Talahya arena, Home Guard, and Primus, and Andorak, and Crysalis, and, of 
course, Talahya.  Because of Her saying that we didn't need to have lots of different 
arenas on this little bitty island.
     I don't know when it'll happen exactly, the move, I mean, but probably after the 
Tourney and the Split.  I'm, like, excited, you know?  There's lots of room down in 
Lirin Kiv, well, more than we have HERE, anyway, because of all the Adantri 
gladiators that quit the arena and went off to do other stuff.  So we won't have to 
live in crowded apartments.  A team can have a whole HOUSE.  This is totally 
albendranious.

     But today, we just have business as, you know, usual.  That sort of stuff.
     Fear Factory was avoided by Sol Invictus.
     Mila got the most challenges.  He probably stole them.
     We had twenty-eight fights, with eleven challenge matches (these notes are 
really helpful, remind me to thank the scribe that did 'em), two TV and the rest 
radio.
     Nobody died.  It would be okay to die about now, if you had to, because of the 
Dead Tourney coming up.

     WE LIKE THE MOON (25-5013) (25-13-4,83) of SPONGMONKEYS challenged LULU (32-
3523) (29-54-1,89) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  Up 6.  WE LIKE THE MOON demolished LULU in 
a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.  If the moon is made of cream cheese, 
and I can have it with crackers, I'll like it too.
     KIMO (70-6089) (25-21-4,109) of FEAR FACTORY IV challenged BINDI (29-4454) (21-
14-2,107) of CROC FILES.  Down 2.  KIMO was handily defeated by BINDI in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge bout.  Gosh, what big TEETH she's got!
     SHEYN (64-4157) (25-6-1,101) of HEART OF DARKNESS challenged ARTEMISIA (12-5096) 
(38-40-0,145) of DARKMOON.  Up 44.  SHEYN was vanquished by ARTEMISIA in an exciting 
1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Well, of course.  I mean, even I could see that 
would happen.

     PUNGENT STENCH (61-2458) (30-12-1,161) of FEAR FACTORY challenged SUPERIOR 
FORCES (33-4543) (75-119-2,158) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 3.  PUNGENT STENCH was 
viciously subdued by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 4 minute Challenge duel.  And a good thing, 
too!
     JELIAH BIGABO (35-3676) (27-8-2,157) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 challenged REDFOX (13-
4197) (60-93-0,158) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 1.  JELIAH BIGABO overpowered REDFOX in an 
action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  This is not, you know, news.  
Everybody does it.
     GOSSAMER (35-3656) (29-17-1,163) of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (53-93-0,175) of RHYME TYME.  Up 12.  GOSSAMER was beaten by SMUG BUG in a 
crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Nononono!  Not like that!  You're supposed 
to SMASH that bug!  Bugs are BAD.  Neat colored, sometimes, but BAD.  Really.

     LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (45-41-1,203) of LUROCIANS IV challenged 3 FISTED RAT BOY 
(70-6130) (30-28-3,230) of GWAR.  Up 27.  LORD REDMOND vanquished 3 FISTED RAT BOY in 
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Gosh, I guess next time the Boy needs to 
bring FOUR fists.
     GOLEM (35-1485) (50-41-1,188) of THE PHILANTHROPISTS challenged THE WHEAT KING 
(58-5407) (67-50-2,204) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING.  Up 16.  GOLEM savagely defeated THE 
WHEAT KING in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge match.  I don't understand this 
one.  Why was the crowd pleased?
     JULIA (60-4651) (35-38-0,206) of ROMPER ROOM challenged MILA (55-29) (82-106-
0,230) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Up 24.  JULIA lost to MILA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute 
gory Challenge brawl.  Well, darn.

     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (45-35-0,182) of BLADES OF WONDER TV challenged DARTMAN 
(33-7161) (29-13-2,223) of COLGATE DAYS.  Up lots.  Umm, maybe 41?  NEBUCHADNEZZAR 
was subdued by DARTMAN in an exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.  Lots of 
darting.

     And for being Lord Marshall:  SAMOO (37-4630) (32-17-2,257) of DARKENED PRIDE TV 
challenged RIDDLER (61-1856) (57-37-1,247) of FEAR FACTORY.  Down 10.  SAMOO 
viciously subdued RIDDLER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge Title fight.  Good.  
Write a column.  Or even just a pedestal.

Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAMOO 37-4630               33  17  2  275  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-LADY EMILY 33-6626          40  31  1  271  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     34   5  0  267  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 MILA 55-29                  83 106  0  238  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 DARTMAN 33-7161             30  13  2  231  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        145 191  0  228  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 PARANOIA 9-4557             51  12  2  218  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-RED BARON 33-1092           49  48  3  216  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        46  41  1  214  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 GOLEM 35-1485               51  41  1  211  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           77  67  1  209  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 ROYLAND 56-3380             90  62  0  205  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        112 140  1  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 JULIUS 64-3641              84 109  2  202  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       27  20  2  202  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 RIDDLER 61-1856             57  38  1  200  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
-LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     50  46  3  200  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         133 198  2  199  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 TREMOR CHRIST 17-4047       40  29  2  197  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         38  17  1  196  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 JULIA 60-4651               35  39  0  196  ROMPER ROOM (1070)         ARADI
 THE WHEAT KING 58-5407      67  51  2  195  AUTUMN LIGHTNING (1069)    DELARQ TOR
 FUT COUGH 17-4815           45  22  0  193  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 OSIRIS 19-4111              37  26  2  193  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 3 FISTED RAT BOY 70-6130    30  29  3  191  GWAR (691)                 SENTERN
 KELOS 55-30                 74 110  4  187  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            54  93  0  186  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      45  36  0  186  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 MORTIFICATION 61-2333       36  23  4  183  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       31  15  0  178  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     76 119  2  177  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         78 120  0  176  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           27  17  0  175  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 RETROVIRUS 70-6086          29  19  0  172  FEAR FACTORY IV (713)      SENTERN
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       28   8  2  169  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 SON OF SAM 17-3911          20  10  1  169  MALICIOUS INTENT (1077)    ALJAFIR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              32  41  4  168  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
-LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      46  46  0  163  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            29  18  1  161  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 WHITEWING 13-4346           33  54  0  158  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 TIGRESS 13-4471             36  52  0  157  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         24  13  1  156  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           39  40  0  155  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 PUNGENT STENCH 61-2458      30  13  1  155  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 REDFOX 13-4197              60  94  0  152  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-THE SICKNESS 21-5327        28   8  1  151  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AKELDAMA 56-2417            13   0  0  142  ACT OF MALICE (1079)       ROCANIS
 VICTIM OF SOCIETY 55-3179   28  32  2  140  PHILANTHROPISTS (831)      KHALANI
 DYNAMO 82-24403             18   8  1  131  PERPETUAL MOTION (1081)    DWES EG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ULTRAMANIAC 21-4876         20  13  3  129  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 BINDI 29-4454               22  14  2  120  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          33  36  1  102  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 SHEYN 64-4157               25   7  1  102  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KIMO 70-6089                25  22  4  100  FEAR FACTORY IV (713)      SENTERN
-INERTIA 21-5761             19   6  1  100  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013    26  13  4   97  SPONGMONKEYS (1076)        LYRATILAN
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            17   6  1   96  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 PROPANE TORCH 61-2524       23  16  1   94  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 COLOSSUS 22-5820            22  12  0   86  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 SATAN CLAUS 6-5878          21   7  0   80  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 LULU 32-3523                29  55  1   79  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         30  50  0   67  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
-ANARCHY 12-3661             19   9  1   67  CASTLE (707)               RIZTAB
-TABOO 12-3277               23  13  0   58  CASTLE (707)               RIZTAB
 CASSIE 29-4574              18  14  1   57  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-SAMSARA 75-3055             11   5  0   47  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

All -- I see I'm the only one willing to fight a parry-striker and a parry-ripper in 
this arena.  Come on!!  Just because they have no skills and are slow doesn't make 
them bad people.  Bad warriors maybe. -- Var

Texas Glitter -- I don't see anything exact about that. -- Redfox

Ultramaniac -- Pride, huh?  Tricky stuff, pride.  A certain amount--if earned--seems 
like it should be a good thing, but it's so easy to over do it. -- Tigress
P.S.  I wish you could've taught me some of those skills.

Kimo -- Yesyesyes you're terrifying.  I'm all a-quake with fear.  But I can cook 
better skillet-breads than you can, and which is a more useful skill in this world?
-- Lulu

Tryurluck -- Er... no, thanks just the same, but I think I won't. -- Whitewing

This Rosella seems a nice girl.  What's she doing HERE, eh? -- U.S. Steel

Cassie -- That pleases me, and my god, the Master Mouse, immensely.  We would dine on 
Croc, even, if the wretched arenamaster hadn't stepped in at the last minute.  I was 
all SET for it. -- Mouse Noyle

Royland -- Careful research seems to indicate that your tall opponent was an escapee 
from the Dark Arena, where such heights occur in one warrior out of ten. -- 
Knowledgeable Researcher

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

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMOO viciously subdued RIDDLER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR was subdued by DARTMAN in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
JULIA lost to MILA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
GOLEM savagely defeated THE WHEAT KING in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge match.
LORD REDMOND vanquished 3 FISTED RAT BOY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOSSAMER was beaten by SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
JELIAH BIGABO overpowered REDFOX in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PUNGENT STENCH was viciously subdued by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
SHEYN was vanquished by ARTEMISIA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KIMO was handily defeated by BINDI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WE LIKE THE MOON demolished LULU in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN devastated TREMOR CHRIST in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FUT COUGH was handily defeated by GROGGY DOGGY in a 4 minute one-sided conflict.
PARANOIA devastated TEXAS GLITTER in a exciting 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
KELOS was devastated by TRYURLUCK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
FUNNY BUNNY demolished RETRIBUTION in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WRATH OF ONE savagely defeated MORTIFICATION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
RETROVIRUS was devastated by HOUSE MOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JULIUS vanquished TIGRESS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
ROYLAND vanquished ROWARDENN in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
OSIRIS demolished SAMPSA in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
LOPING WOLF defeated VICTIM OF SOCIETY in a popular 1 minute duel.
WHITEWING was defeated by SON OF SAM in a action packed 1 minute brutal match.
DYNAMO lost to AKELDAMA in a popular 2 minute fray.
U.S. STEEL handily defeated CASSIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SAMARIUM viciously subdued SATAN CLAUS in a popular 1 minute gory bout.
PROPANE TORCH won victory over ROSELLA in a popular 2 minute fray.
COLOSSUS overpowered MOUSE NOYLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  19 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  36 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   51 -  45 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    88 -  82 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  28 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  39 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |

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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  6     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SAMOO 37-4630              33  17  2  275 DARKENED PRIDE (998)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753    34   5  0  267 LAFFALYMPICS (1053)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILA 55-29                 83 106  0  238 ROCANIS RIDERS (285)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       145 191  0  228 RHYME TYME (397)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLEM 35-1485              51  41  1  211 THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)
AIMED BLOW       WRATH OF ONE 82-11628      27  20  2  202 LUROCIANS XII (1039)
WALL OF STEEL    RIDDLER 61-1856            57  38  1  200 FEAR FACTORY (632)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        133 198  2  199 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-STRIKE     MORTIFICATION 61-2333      36  23  4  183 FEAR FACTORY (632)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PROPANE TORCH 61-2524      23  16  1   94 FEAR FACTORY (632)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLEM 35-1485.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPERIOR FORCES 
33-4543, GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, MILA 55-29, THE WHEAT KING 58-5407, SAMOO 37-4630, 
DARTMAN 33-7161, FUT COUGH 17-4815, PARANOIA 9-4557, WRATH OF ONE 82-11628, and 
JULIUS 64-3641.

The least popular fighter this week was MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SATAN CLAUS 6-5878, CASSIE 29-4574, WHITEWING 13-4346, 
ROWARDENN 16-4105, RETRIBUTION 74-2982, LULU 32-3523, 3 FISTED RAT BOY 70-6130, 
RETROVIRUS 70-6086, MORTIFICATION 61-2333, and TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            1  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       0  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  0 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  JURINE(61)           2  3 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  3 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
WILLAF(16)           0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           2  2 0  SENTERN(70)          0  3 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  3 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  VITHICAR(49)         1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  KHALANI(55)          5  2 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          4  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SATAN CLAUS 6-5878          21   7  0   80  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 PARANOIA 9-4557             51  12  2  218  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        46  41  1  214  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 WHITEWING 13-4346           33  54  0  158  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           27  17  0  175  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 TREMOR CHRIST 17-4047       40  29  2  197  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 OSIRIS 19-4111              37  26  2  193  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      45  36  0  186  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013    26  13  4   97  SPONGMONKEYS (1076)        LYRATILAN
 BINDI 29-4454               22  14  2  120  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              32  41  4  168  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LULU 32-3523                29  55  1   79  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 DARTMAN 33-7161             30  13  2  231  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 GOLEM 35-1485               51  41  1  211  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 SAMOO 37-4630               33  17  2  275  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          33  36  1  102  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 MILA 55-29                  83 106  0  238  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     34   5  0  267  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 THE WHEAT KING 58-5407      67  51  2  195  AUTUMN LIGHTNING (1069)    DELARQ TOR
 JULIA 60-4651               35  39  0  196  ROMPER ROOM (1070)         ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           77  67  1  209  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              84 109  2  202  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 3 FISTED RAT BOY 70-6130    30  29  3  191  GWAR (691)                 SENTERN
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         24  13  1  156  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            17   6  1   96  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       27  20  2  202  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG