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Date   : 10/13/2005    Duedate: 10/26/2005

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-413

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-DARKENED PRID 37/998  231   86  6 72.9    7 GWAR 70/691           115  113  4 50.4
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       FEAR FACTORY IV 70/713                
  2 EXACTLY! 35/1033     1230  650  9 65.4      FEAR FACTORY 61/632                   
    COLGATE DAYS 33/1062                      8 PHILANTHROPIS 55/831  196  204  5 49.0
    PERPETUAL MOTION 82/1081                    THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746            
    LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053                        PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948              
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    SPONGMONKEYS 25/1076                      9-LUROCIANS IV 12/865   189  199  5 48.7
  3 DSM4 9/461            637  399  9 61.5      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    BROTHERHOOD 74/1073                      10 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  256  291  9 46.8
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 11 RHYME TYME 55/397     243  282  0 46.3
    I AM SAM 75/1075                         12 REDHORSE 56/823       304  392  3 43.7
  4-SAILS OF CHA 16/1044  352  253  9 58.2      ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                 13 UNDER DURESS 64/743   713 1034 10 40.8
  5-ANARCHY 19/1030        61   55  2 52.6      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    ACT OF MALICE 56/1079                    14 CROC FILES 29/951      91  148  5 38.1
    IMMORTAL ASYLUM 17/877                      WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    MALICIOUS INTENT 17/1077                 15 THE BONDS 49/774      456 1023  6 30.8
  6 DARKMOON 12/911       183  179  3 50.6      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    AUTUMN LIGHTNING 58/1069                    MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    ROMPER ROOM 60/1070                         FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
    SOL INVICTUS 31/974                      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 526): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 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 511): 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 508): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): PRONGHRON of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): 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 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, 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.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, 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.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Freeblades,

     I am afraid this will be brief (mainly because you people never speak anyway).  
After the split there won't be many of us representing here in Freeblades any longer.  
We are pulling up our tents and setting them where we belong, in Darkholm.  Don't 
worry though, we'll keep a warrior or two around to maintain the top team spot.  We 
wouldn't want you to forget your Delarquan masters....

Samoo,
Iron Council

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Wow, is this a day, or what?  Thursday the Thirteenth!  Of October, even.
     Which means, you know, we're going to have a tourney soon, and not just with 
dead people.  So warriors are coming out of the woodwork, leaving splinters 
everywhere, to be ready.
     So here's what is happening.  Blackest Pride was avoided by Exactly!  Of course.  
Sampsa got the most challenges.  At least, I think he did.  Somebody spilled pumpkin 
goo on these notes, and I do NOT, you know, think we need pumpkins here.  At least, 
not like that.  But I hear that some arenas are going to use pumpkin lanterns in the 
Dark Arena for the rest of the month.  We had twenty-four fights, which is a very 
round number.  And eleven challenge matches.

     COLOSSUS (22-5820) (22-12-0,86) of BLADES OF WONDER challenged MOUSE NOYLE (17-
6252) (30-50-0,67) of MIDDLE WAY.  Down some.  Umm, down 19.  COLOSSUS was subdued by 
MOUSE NOYLE in a 2 minute Challenge match.  So does this mean Colossus is like an 
elephant, which everybody says elephants are scared of mice?  Or is it something 
else?
     SAMARIUM (75-3071) (17-6-1,96) of I AM SAM challenged PROPANE TORCH (61-2524) 
(23-16-1,94) of FEAR FACTORY.  Down 2.  SAMARIUM was handily defeated by PROPANE 
TORCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Samarium is being treated for, you 
know, really bad burns.
     WE LIKE THE MOON (25-5013) (26-13-4,97) of SPONGMONKEYS challenged KIMO (70-
6089) (25-22-4,100) of FEAR FACTORY IV.  Up 3.  WE LIKE THE MOON defeated KIMO in an 
exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.  What is it with this moon stuff?  I mean, it's 
just, you know, a moon.
     TEXAS GLITTER (35-3509) (31-15-0,178) of EXACTLY! challenged JELIAH BIGABO (35-
3676) (28-8-2,169) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3.  Down 9.  TEXAS GLITTER vanquished JELIAH 
BIGABO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Was this a what-do-you-call-it?  A 
what's-it gesture.  You know.
     PUNGENT STENCH (61-2458) (30-13-1,155) of FEAR FACTORY challenged REDFOX (13-
4197) (60-94-0,152) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 3.  PUNGENT STENCH was overpowered by 
REDFOX in a 3 minute uneven Challenge melee.  Baking soda.  And sometimes vinegar in 
a dish.
     RETROVIRUS (70-6086) (29-19-0,172) of FEAR FACTORY IV challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (54-93-0,186) of RHYME TYME.  Up 14.  RETROVIRUS beat SMUG BUG in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Good!  Squash that bug!  I hate bugs.  They bite, 
and then they itch, and it makes a person's tan not smooth.
     ARTEMISIA (12-5096) (39-40-0,155) of DARKMOON challenged RETRIBUTION (74-2982) 
(24-13-1,156) of BROTHERHOOD.  Up 1.  ARTEMISIA bested RETRIBUTION in a popular 2 
minute bloody Challenge duel.  You see?  I knew it wasn't Artemisia who did it.
     RIDDLER (61-1856) (57-38-1,200) of FEAR FACTORY challenged FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) 
(112-140-1,204) of RHYME TYME.  Up 4.  RIDDLER was devastated by FUNNY BUNNY in a 2 
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  This is that, you know, poetic justice stuff, 
right?  Except no rhymes.
     MORTIFICATION (61-2333) (36-23-4,183) of FEAR FACTORY challenged KELOS (55-30) 
(74-110-4,187) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Up 4.  MORTIFICATION was savagely defeated by 
KELOS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  And now Morty is, like, totally mortified.  I 
mean, what else?
     PARANOIA (9-4557) (51-12-2,218) of DSM4 challenged GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) (145-
191-0,228) of RHYME TYME.  Up 10.  PARANOIA vanquished GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute 
uneven Challenge battle.  And even that didn't wake up the Doggy.
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (45-36-0,186) of BLADES OF WONDER TV challenged DARTMAN 
(33-7161) (30-13-2,231) of COLGATE DAYS.  Up lots.  Well, it's a tv challenge, after 
all.  People with tv challenges have reputations to, you know, guard.  Or something.  
NEBUCHADNEZZAR was devastated by DARTMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.

     And for being Lord Marshall, because Samoo didn't come this week, CAPTAIN 
CAVEMAN (56-3753) (34-5-0,267) of LAFFALYMPICS fought MILA (55-29) (83-106-0,238) of 
ROCANIS RIDERS.  Just random.  CAPTAIN CAVEMAN bested MILA in a crowd pleasing 2 
minute Title conflict.  And congratulations to Captain and write a column please?

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     35   5  0  275  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SAMOO 37-4630               33  17  2  275  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 DARTMAN 33-7161             31  13  2  243  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           78  67  1  229  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 PARANOIA 9-4557             52  12  2  228  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        113 140  1  227  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GOLEM 35-1485               52  41  1  220  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 ROYLAND 56-3380             91  62  0  215  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-LORD REDMOND 12-4109        46  41  1  214  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JULIUS 64-3641              85 109  2  204  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 MILA 55-29                  83 107  0  203  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
-WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       27  20  2  202  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         134 198  2  201  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 KELOS 55-30                 75 110  4  201  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        145 192  0  200  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-TREMOR CHRIST 17-4047       40  29  2  197  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       32  15  0  197  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         38  17  1  196  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-THE WHEAT KING 58-5407      67  51  2  195  AUTUMN LIGHTNING (1069)    DELARQ TOR
 JULIA 60-4651               35  40  0  194  ROMPER ROOM (1070)         ARADI
-FUT COUGH 17-4815           45  22  0  193  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
-OSIRIS 19-4111              37  26  2  193  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 RIDDLER 61-1856             57  39  1  191  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 3 FISTED RAT BOY 70-6130    30  30  3  186  GWAR (691)                 SENTERN
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      45  37  0  185  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 RETROVIRUS 70-6086          30  19  0  184  FEAR FACTORY IV (713)      SENTERN
 SAMPSA 31-4233              33  41  4  183  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         79 120  0  179  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 MORTIFICATION 61-2333       36  24  4  179  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            54  94  0  178  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 REDFOX 13-4197              61  94  0  176  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-ROWARDENN 16-4105           27  17  0  175  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
-SON OF SAM 17-3911          20  10  1  169  MALICIOUS INTENT (1077)    ALJAFIR
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           40  40  0  168  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       28   9  2  165  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            30  18  1  163  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     76 120  2  162  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 TIGRESS 13-4471             36  53  0  159  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 WHITEWING 13-4346           33  55  0  159  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         24  14  1  153  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PUNGENT STENCH 61-2458      30  14  1  144  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 SUE 22-5828                 27  28  1  144  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 DYNAMO 82-24403             19   8  1  142  PERPETUAL MOTION (1081)    DWES EG
-AKELDAMA 56-2417            13   0  0  142  ACT OF MALICE (1079)       ROCANIS
 VICTIM OF SOCIETY 55-3179   28  33  2  133  PHILANTHROPISTS (831)      KHALANI
-ULTRAMANIAC 21-4876         20  13  3  129  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 BINDI 29-4454               22  15  2  128  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SANDY 22-5829               29  17  1  112  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 PROPANE TORCH 61-2524       24  16  1  111  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013    27  13  4  107  SPONGMONKEYS (1076)        LYRATILAN
-SHEYN 64-4157               25   7  1  102  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-INERTIA 21-5761             19   6  1  100  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KIMO 70-6089                25  23  4   97  FEAR FACTORY IV (713)      SENTERN
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          33  37  1   94  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 SATAN CLAUS 6-5878          22   7  0   91  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         31  50  0   88  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            17   7  1   87  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CASSIE 29-4574              19  14  1   79  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 COLOSSUS 22-5820            22  13  0   72  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
-ANARCHY 12-3661             19   9  1   67  CASTLE (707)               RIZTAB
 JAVELINO 56-3728            27  18  0   62  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 LULU 32-3523                29  56  1   59  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
-TABOO 12-3277               23  13  0   58  CASTLE (707)               RIZTAB
-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

Julia -- Well, it doesn't look like you have what it takes for the long haul of 
gladiating on the Isle.  Don't feel bad.  It's mostly a man thing, although there are 
exceptions.  You are pretty, though.  Can you cook? -- Mila, thoughtfully scratching 
himself
P.S.  Do you have a flush toilet where you live?  Because my horse can do a neat 
trick with it.

Debbie Tonte -- I was most challenged, huh?  (smirking)  I guess a bunch of hot-shots 
thought they could grab a win off of an old man like me.  Heh! -- Mila

Tryurluck -- It was no biggie.  They reattached my hand right away.  I've almost got 
all the feeling back in it now. -- Kelos

Rowardenn -- Bad luck for you to catch me in the middle of one of my winning streaks 
(at least I hope it's the middle).  Sometimes any decent warrior with one-third my 
experience, such as yourself, can beat me. -- Royland
P.S.  Sorry about the groin hit.  I hit you there, then on your head... bet you 
couldn't guess where I was aiming.

Knowledgeable Researcher -- And why was the Shewish Giant put in here to fight Lord 
Protectors?  Poor guy, what did he do to deserve that? -- Royland

     He laughed at a dwarf.

Victim of Society -- You're an aggressive kid.  Hang in there, you'll get it. -- 
Loping Wolf

Jeliah Bigabo -- Listen, you're supposed to learn more from me.  Weren't you paying 
attention?  Teaching is what I DO here. -- Redfox

We Like The Moon -- Yes, well, some people are odd that way. -- Lulu

Julius -- Pish.  I wish you would find yourself duressed right out of the arena. -- 
Tigress

Son of Sam -- Tell your papa that he shouldn't have spared the rod, because it
spoiled the child. -- Whitewing

Cassie -- Crocodile boots! -- U.S. Steel

Colussus -- Damned overgrown primate! -- Mouse Noyle

Var -- Maybe after the Split.  I'm thinking of rearranging my roster in all ad2
arenas then. -- Jorja

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

NEBUCHADNEZZAR was devastated by DARTMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PARANOIA vanquished GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MORTIFICATION was savagely defeated by KELOS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RIDDLER was devastated by FUNNY BUNNY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ARTEMISIA bested RETRIBUTION in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
RETROVIRUS beat SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
PUNGENT STENCH was overpowered by REDFOX in a 3 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TEXAS GLITTER vanquished JELIAH BIGABO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WE LIKE THE MOON defeated KIMO in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
SAMARIUM was handily defeated by PROPANE TORCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
COLOSSUS was subdued by MOUSE NOYLE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN bested MILA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title conflict.
GOLEM demolished 3 FISTED RAT BOY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HOUSE MOUSE overpowered TIGRESS in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ROYLAND vanquished JULIA in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
TRYURLUCK handily defeated ARUNDA ROCKTROLL in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
JULIUS overpowered WHITEWING in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
GOSSAMER beat BINDI in a 1 minute match.
SUPERIOR FORCES was overpowered by SAMPSA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LOPING WOLF devastated SUE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DYNAMO won victory over VICTIM OF SOCIETY in a popular 1 minute match.
U.S. STEEL was handily defeated by SANDY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAVELINO was devastated by SATAN CLAUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
LULU was overpowered by CASSIE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  36 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   52 -  45 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    87 -  79 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  25 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  37 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 413 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753    35   5  0  275 LAFFALYMPICS (1053)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          78  67  1  229 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
STRIKING ATTACK  FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862       113 140  1  227 RHYME TYME (397)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLEM 35-1485              52  41  1  220 THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        134 198  2  201 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       145 192  0  200 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    RIDDLER 61-1856            57  39  1  191 FEAR FACTORY (632)
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     45  37  0  185 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
PARRY-STRIKE     MORTIFICATION 61-2333      36  24  4  179 FEAR FACTORY (632)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PROPANE TORCH 61-2524      24  16  1  111 FEAR FACTORY (632)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REDFOX 13-4197.  The ten other most popular fighters were RETRIBUTION 
74-2982, TRYURLUCK 61-1029, KELOS 55-30, FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862, CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 
56-3753, SMUG BUG 55-2900, TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509, WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013, HOUSE 
MOUSE 55-221, and ARTEMISIA 12-5096.

The least popular fighter this week was SUE 22-5828.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, LULU 32-3523, JAVELINO 
56-3728, U.S. STEEL 49-3369, VICTIM OF SOCIETY 55-3179, SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, 
BINDI 29-4454, WHITEWING 13-4346, and JULIA 60-4651.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SATAN CLAUS 6-5878          22   7  0   91  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 PARANOIA 9-4557             52  12  2  228  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           40  40  0  168  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 REDFOX 13-4197              61  94  0  176  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         31  50  0   88  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      45  37  0  185  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013    27  13  4  107  SPONGMONKEYS (1076)        LYRATILAN
 BINDI 29-4454               22  15  2  128  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              33  41  4  183  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LULU 32-3523                29  56  1   59  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 DARTMAN 33-7161             31  13  2  243  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 GOLEM 35-1485               52  41  1  220  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          33  37  1   94  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        113 140  1  227  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     35   5  0  275  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 JULIA 60-4651               35  40  0  194  ROMPER ROOM (1070)         ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           78  67  1  229  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              85 109  2  204  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 3 FISTED RAT BOY 70-6130    30  30  3  186  GWAR (691)                 SENTERN
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         24  14  1  153  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            17   7  1   87  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 DYNAMO 82-24403             19   8  1  142  PERPETUAL MOTION (1081)    DWES EG