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Date   : 04/26/2005    Duedate: 05/23/2005

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-156

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 REAL BEER 21/859     1685  849 24 66.5      THE STORMGUARDS 31/192                
    MISTAKEN IDENTITY 73/96                  12 THE BEAR'S PA 47/196   19   23  1 45.2
    IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 7/883               13 SIR AGLIO 10/716       70   86  1 44.9
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           KNOT WHOLE 2/1092                     
  2 OVERRATED 96/1044      13    9  0 59.1   14 PBA 78/1006            40   53  0 43.0
    UNFIT TO BE ORCS 31/881                     TREE PEOPLE 78/1019                   
    MYSTIC ORC FEAST 47/704                  15-BLUE BOAR INN 9/369    18   24  2 42.9
  3 DREAM TEAMS 41/919    114   93  1 55.1      BLUE BOAR INN II 9/561                
    MIKE'S MISFITS 1/793                        THE FELLOWSHIP 51/381                 
    DEADLY DE-PARTED 11/370                  16 IRON CURTAIN 50/791    13   18  0 41.9
  4 ANDORIAN KNIG 11/962   86   70  1 55.1      OPHIDIAN ORDER 39/705                 
  5 NEMESIS 47/313          6    5  0 54.5   17-THE STORMBRIN 31/553   31   45  0 40.8
  6 BLOOD LUST 73/978      47   40  1 54.0   18 SAND DANCERS 52/942   285  501  1 36.3
    MORDRED'S MADMEN 45/1015                    SAND DANCERS 78/848                   
    WILLBENDERS 31/1016                         SAND DANCERS 51/610                   
  7 ANCIENT KNIGH 65/817   43   38  0 53.1      NORTHERN LIGHTS 45/1042               
  8 DARQUE FORCES 71/863   67   62  1 51.9      THE MIDDLE WAY 39/946                 
    DARQUE FORCES VIII 73/1043               19-DRINKING BUDD 39/574   94  165  1 36.3
    DARQUE ANGELS 39/1087                    20 X-FORCE 8/1054          2    4  0 33.3
  9-THE FURIOUS  71/1096   31   29  0 51.7      X-POSSE 72/1093                       
 10 K.B.W.F II 73/1097      2    2  0 50.0   21-ODIN'S CHOSE 73/1088    0    1  0  0.0
 11-OVERLORDS 20/371       83   88  1 48.5

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                             ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): JUDAS PRIEST of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 203): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): FILM FUN (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 157): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

     Sorry about the silence of late.  Busy real life term for Professor Crip, and it
also appears that there will be a move coming up in the June/July timeframe.  Crip's
participation in DM arenas has actually increased this year in the Jan-Apr timeframe,
but DM columns and Personal Ads have been non-existent in all arenas, and this
situation doesn't appear to have a short term resolution either.  But, columns from
the throne won't be much of an issue from here on in, as I am off to Primus at last.
Three Will Raises from 20 to 23 in the past cycle have sealed my permanent departure
from this place.  But before I go, take one last look at my record, and note that
even a warrior who starts off with an 8 Will can have long term success.

Willie Makit
Yes He Has
Mistaken Identity

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I should've left you to the golem Modeen.  Not you, Willie Makit, but the rest 
of them.  Bah.
     Royal Flush was avoided by Andorian Knights.
     Sir Ly was the most-challenged warrior.
     Nobody died.
     Fourteen challenge matches (none TV) out of twenty-nine total fights.
     Four standbys fought.

     BLANK (78-2374) (17-13-2,56) of TREE PEOPLE challenged EGAN FORN (39-3295) (27-
43-0,80) of THE MIDDLE WAY.  Up 24.  BLANK viciously subdued EGAN FORN in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.
     CANNONBALL (72-5313) (15-9-0,57) of X-POSSE challenged DASKINOR (71-3390) (15-
10-2,57) of DARQUE FORCES.  Straight across.  CANNONBALL was handily defeated by 
DASKINOR in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
     PINE (78-2350) (26-13-1,94) of TREE PEOPLE challenged SIR PELLEAS (31-4352) (24-
21-1,100) of WILLBENDERS.  Up 6.  PINE devastated SIR PELLEAS in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute one-sided Challenge battle.
     DISCO QUEEN (47-1992) (38-20-1,144) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged 300 (78-2346) (25-
20-0,157) of PBA.  Up 13.  DISCO QUEEN was subdued by 300 in a crowd pleasing 3 
minute bloody Challenge match.
     MATADOR (11-4139) (50-37-2,161) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged SIR PLUS (10-
4316) (33-35-1,176) of SIR AGLIO.  Up 15.  MATADOR was overcome by SIR PLUS in a 
popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
     DEBBIE DAHMER (45-3579) (31-12-1,161) of MORDRED'S MADMEN challenged IRONBAR 
(47-182) (32-22-0,183) of NEMESIS.  Up 22.  DEBBIE DAHMER was defeated by IRONBAR in 
an exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
     STONEWALL (11-3900) (56-62-2,178) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged PIXIE BLIGHT 
(73-4427) (24-18-0,180) of DARQUE FORCES VIII.  Up 2.  STONEWALL vanquished PIXIE 
BLIGHT in an action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
     SPLIT (78-2347) (28-18-0,193) of PBA challenged KITALA THE BOLD (78-875) (89-
108-2,199) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 6.  SPLIT was handily defeated by KITALA THE BOLD in 
a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
     SANDBLASTER (11-3899) (59-59-3,209) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged TASHIA (11-
2740) (34-42-1,213) of DEADLY DE-PARTED.  Up 4.  SANDBLASTER overpowered TASHIA in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
     FIGHTER ACE (47-1189) (59-45-6,195) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged MIRTA (51-4033) 
(54-32-1,197) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 2.  FIGHTER ACE devastated MIRTA in a popular 1 
minute bloody uneven Challenge brawl.
     TEN COMMANDMENTS (47-3843) (44-38-1,209) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged JUAN (41-
2304) (33-23-0,219) of DREAM TEAMS.  Up 10.  TEN COMMANDMENTS defeated JUAN in an 
exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
     JACK VALTRAEDS (47-407) (91-62-2,194) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged GRINNON BEARIT 
(47-2955) (29-15-3,195) of THE BEAR'S PAW.  Up 1.  JACK VALTRAEDS overpowered GRINNON 
BEARIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
     BURGER KING (47-4152) (36-30-3,221) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged POOH-BEAR (47-
1050) (31-28-0,223) of THE BEAR'S PAW.  Up 2.  BURGER KING was vanquished by POOH-
BEAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.

     And for the title, our column-writing champ, WILLIE MAKIT (73-514) (110-38-
3,357) of MISTAKEN IDENTITY challenged SIR LY (10-4116) (48-36-0,249) of SIR AGLIO.  
WILLIE MAKIT bested SIR LY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge Title fight.  
Congratulations to Willie, who did, indeed, make it.

                                       Ketchum

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        111  38  3  369  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDMAN 11-3923             63  57  2  240  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 PRIMUS 21-4975              46  13  0  238  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 POOH-BEAR 47-1050           32  28  0  237  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         60  59  3  220  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    45  38  1  220  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         60  45  6  218  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 GROLSCH 21-5029             43   5  4  216  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407       92  62  2  213  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      90 108  2  213  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SIR LY 10-4116              48  37  0  210  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 JUNINHO 7-4001              28  15  1  210  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       39  19  1  208  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            55  28  1  207  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 KING FORADAY 47-3762        48  44  4  200  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-TALOS 31-2069               57  31  0  199  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 *WINTER* 65-3644            28  27  1  199  ANCIENT KNIGHTS (817)      DAL SHANG
 JUAN 41-2304                33  24  0  197  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         69  39  3  196  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HANNYA 73-4350              33  16  1  196  BLOOD LUST (978)           ERINIKA
 SNOOPER 1-5154              45  24  3  195  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
-CRUSADER LORD 31-3946       44  39  6  195  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
-R'SHANN 20-577              58  46  3  194  OVERLORDS (371)            SEAM
 STONEWALL 11-3900           57  62  2  193  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 IRONBAR 47-182              33  22  0  192  NEMESIS (313)              NORTH FORK
 GRINNON BEARIT 47-2955      29  16  3  192  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 BURGER KING 47-4152         36  31  3  191  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 MIRTA 51-4033               54  33  1  190  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 TASHIA 11-2740              34  43  1  190  DEADLY DE-PARTED (370)     ARUAK CITY
-TZUKI MU 51-1610            28  26  3  190  THE FELLOWSHIP (381)       TRICORUS
 SIR PLUS 10-4316            34  35  1  187  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SIR YDER 31-4353            30  17  1  186  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL
-EARTH ELEMENTAL 31-1245     34  25  0  185  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 SPLIT 78-2347               28  19  0  185  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-TEMPUS 31-538               41  38  0  182  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352        42  44  3  181  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-PRINCE OF AR 31-3625        16  20  1  177  THE STORMBRINGERS (553)    CHIMLEVTAL
-KING RICHARD II 9-1976      42  43  1  174  BLUE BOAR INN (369)        ZUKAL
 JACK SPRAT 47-2954          54  61  4  172  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 300 78-2346                 26  20  0  171  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 PIXIE BLIGHT 73-4427        24  19  0  169  DARQUE FORCES VIII (1043)  ERINIKA
-YYZ 9-1972                  38  45  0  168  BLUE BOAR INN (369)        ZUKAL
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       31  13  1  165  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
 MATADOR 11-4139             50  38  2  161  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
-WILL SCARLET 9-2535         38  29  3  159  BLUE BOAR INN (369)        ZUKAL
 THANATO 39-2824             25  23  1  157  OPHIDIAN ORDER (705)       XOCHITHLAN
 KYRA 51-3774                47  51  1  156  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         38  21  1  145  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      41  28  1  140  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 PROOKIE 78-2345             26  18  1  136  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-LITTLE JOHN 9-2475          36  36  0  131  BLUE BOAR INN (369)        ZUKAL
 BUCKNER 50-2841             25  27  1  124  IRON CURTAIN (791)         SNOWBOUND
-BEARNICE 47-2847            18  22  6  112  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 PINE 78-2350                27  13  1  110  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN
 SHADE 47-983                27   8  2  106  NEMESIS (313)              NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ALLAN A' DALE 9-3586        21  15  2   99  BLUE BOAR INN II (561)     ZUKAL
-ROBIN HOOD 9-3583           16  18  0   97  BLUE BOAR INN II (561)     ZUKAL
-RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048      15  10  3   95  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS
 SIR PELLEAS 31-4352         24  22  1   91  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STIGMA OF STUPID 31-4948    17   4  1   81  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
 BEAR ACUDA 47-4995          15   8  1   80  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
-ANGELOST 39-3415            16   8  1   79  DARQUE ANGELS (1087)       XOCHITHLAN
-UNCERTAIN OMELET 47-3786    13   6  0   79  MYSTIC ORC FEAST (704)     NORTH FORK
 BLANK 78-2374               18  13  2   76  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN
-DROKK 31-4014               20  11  2   73  WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (874) CHIMLEVTAL
-RAINBOW 47-4553             21   9  0   72  LAND OF OZ (28)            NORTH FORK
 DASKINOR 71-3390            16  10  2   71  DARQUE FORCES (863)        KYR'TERR
-DEEP FRIED LARD 47-4975     20   9  1   70  MYSTIC ORC FEAST (704)     NORTH FORK
 MELTDOWN 8-4353             20   7  0   65  X-FORCE (1054)             ARKERS
-MANNAZ THORSSON 73-4269     17  11  1   65  ODIN'S CHOSEN (1088)       ERINIKA
 EGAN FORN 39-3295           27  44  0   64  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN
-PURPLE PANTHER 11-6057      18  10  0   64  ANIMAL FARM (1095)         ARUAK CITY
-NORM PETERSON 39-2745       45  79  0   62  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 ORPHAN 72-5463              15   8  1   57  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-BLUE BLAZES 11-6280         16   6  0   54  COLORIFIC (1050)           ARUAK CITY
 SNOWFALL 45-3473            31  21  0   53  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
 CANNONBALL 72-5313          15  10  0   49  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD
-CHINESE SIMIAN 73-3859      13   8  2   49  K.B.W.F II (1097)          ERINIKA
-FRIAR TUCK 9-3582           15  11  0   48  BLUE BOAR INN II (561)     ZUKAL
 SUNFLASH 45-3474            25  27  1   45  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sandman -- What a tedious person you are, to be sure. -- Kitala the Bored

Earth Elemental -- Ah, I wasn't sure of that one.  If matches like that last long
enough, I run out of steam.  Glad it was you who went down this time. -- Mirta

Who is this Floyd? -- Kyra

Sir Pelleas -- It says we "traded attacks and parries."  Then it says I didn't learn
anything.  Where are my attacks and parries? -- Dannia tyl Sio

Shade -- Always a good thing to have around in the summer. -- Egan Forn

Blank -- Now, a snow-covered blank. -- Snowfall

Rirorni Soldier?  How embarrassing! -- Sunflash

Arvat's (32) 500th cycle is rapidly approaching.  Be there!

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

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

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

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

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

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

Street Legal
Jeff Bura
193 Pepperidge Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
triumph1971@hotmail.com
THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14

12 April 2005
                               A Question of Contests
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

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

Hammer
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WeaponSmith
Minister of War
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Illuminati Ice Pick

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

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

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

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

BASE SCORE POINTS
WIN = +1 point
KILL = +1 point
LOSS = -1 point

VARIANT SCORES
SCOUT WIN = +2 points
SCOUT LOSS = -2 points
SCOUT DEATH = -5 points
CHAMPION WIN = +3 points
CHAMPION LOSS = -3 points
STYLE MASTER FOR TURN = +1 point
MOST AVOIDED TEAM = +2 points
SUCCESSFUL BLOODFEUD = +2 points
FAILED BLOODFEUD = -2 points

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

Now on to the prizes:

1ST PLACE "FRATSFA'S BEST":
     1)  12 (Twelve) rollup gift certificates transferred to "Fratsfa's Best"
         ultimate victor.
     2)  Renaming of Fratsfa's arena for 6 (six) months.
     3)  Renaming of D.A. monsters: Wurmkin', Bandit Prince and Black Orc.
     4)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     5)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
2ND PLACE
     1)  8 (eight) rollup gift certificates transferred to 2nd place manager.
     2)  Rename the D.A. monsters:  Dark Champion and High Elf.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus potion.*
3RD PLACE
     1)  4 (four) rollup gift certificates transferred to 3rd place manager.
     2)  Renaming of D.A. monsters Mountain Troll and Shewish Giant.
     3)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     4)  1 (one) +1 bonus skill potion.**
4TH PLACE
     1)  3 (three) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. Monster Stone Golem
5TH PLACE
     1)  2 (two) rollup gift certificates
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
     3)  Rename D.A. monster Spy Master
6TH PLACE
     1)  1 (one) rollup gift certificate
     2)  1 (one) favorites potion.*
7TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
8TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
9TH PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
10 PLACE
     1) 1 (one) favorites potion.*
STABLE STAMINA AWARDS:
     All teams that fight at least 67 of the possible 75 fights will get 1 (one) FREE
tournament entry for a warrior of that team in the first tournament after the
completion of "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best"!

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

    Our thanks go to RSI for their cooperation with us on the prizes they have
sponsored to make this contest of ours a reality.
     Any questions can be addressed to Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori in DM 18 or by
email:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com!  OR to Goat, mgr. Desolate Ones DM 47 or to Wasby,
mgr. Soul Forge in DM 47.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILLIE MAKIT bested SIR LY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge Title fight.
BURGER KING was vanquished by POOH-BEAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JACK VALTRAEDS overpowered GRINNON BEARIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
TEN COMMANDMENTS defeated JUAN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
FIGHTER ACE devastated MIRTA in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge brawl.
SANDBLASTER overpowered TASHIA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SPLIT was handily defeated by KITALA THE BOLD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STONEWALL vanquished PIXIE BLIGHT in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DEBBIE DAHMER was defeated by IRONBAR in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
MATADOR was overcome by SIR PLUS in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
DISCO QUEEN was subdued by 300 in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
PINE devastated SIR PELLEAS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
CANNONBALL was handily defeated by DASKINOR in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
BLANK viciously subdued EGAN FORN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.
PRIMUS overcame RIRORNI COOK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
HANNYA was devastated by GROLSCH in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SANDMAN beat KING FORADAY in a exciting 2 minute bout.
DAIRY QUEEN was savagely defeated by TELGOR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute conflict.
SANDPAWN outlasted SNOOPER in a action packed 14 minute brutal fight.
KING UVDAHELL overpowered SIR YDER in a 1 minute uneven fray.
JUNINHO overcame *WINTER* in a popular 2 minute contest.
THANATO was savagely defeated by JACK SPRAT in a popular 2 minute gruesome fight.
BEAUTY QUEEN overpowered DANNIA TYL SIO in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
BUCKNER was savagely defeated by PROOKIE in a action packed 3 minute brutal match.
KYRA vanquished CHEATING MANAGER in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
SHADE handily defeated MELTDOWN in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
STIGMA OF STUPID overpowered SUNFLASH in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ORPHAN overpowered CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOWFALL was overpowered by BEAR ACUDA in a action packed 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        31 -  19 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         WALL OF STEEL     61 -  44 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK   105 -  78 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  23 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  35 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  32 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  63 -  3      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  27 -  0      29  |

Turn 156 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  7                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILLIE MAKIT 73-514       111  38  3  369 MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANDMAN 11-3923            63  57  2  240 ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)
WALL OF STEEL    PRIMUS 21-4975             46  13  0  238 REAL BEER (859)
LUNGING ATTACK   POOH-BEAR 47-1050          32  28  0  237 THE BEAR'S PAW (196)
STRIKING ATTACK  TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843   45  38  1  220 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407      92  62  2  213 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
TOTAL PARRY      SANDPAWN 11-4169           55  28  1  207 ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       48  44  4  200 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURGER KING 47-4152        36  31  3  191 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-STRIKE     DISCO QUEEN 47-1992        38  21  1  145 ROYAL FLUSH (10)

The overall popularity leader is KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SNOOPER 1-5154.  The ten other most popular fighters were 300 78-2346, 
PROOKIE 78-2345, BLANK 78-2374, KING FORADAY 47-3762, SIR PLUS 10-4316, JACK SPRAT 
47-2954, JUNINHO 7-4001, BEAR ACUDA 47-4995, WILLIE MAKIT 73-514, and FIGHTER ACE 
47-1189.

The least popular fighter this week was SUNFLASH 45-3474.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SIR YDER 31-4353, CANNONBALL 72-5313, GRINNON BEARIT 47-2955, 
SNOWFALL 45-3473, MELTDOWN 8-4353, THANATO 39-2824, SANDPAWN 11-4169, HANNYA 73-4350, 
EGAN FORN 39-3295, and SIR PELLEAS 31-4352.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       0  2 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
ARKERS(8)            0  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       0  3 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)      10  5 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       4  2 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        0  1 0  ERINIKA(73)          1  2 0  
SUNSET(21)           2  0 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       5  1 0  
CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNOOPER 1-5154              45  24  3  195  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 JUNINHO 7-4001              28  15  1  210  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 MELTDOWN 8-4353             20   7  0   65  X-FORCE (1054)             ARKERS
 SIR LY 10-4116              48  37  0  210  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SANDMAN 11-3923             63  57  2  240  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 PRIMUS 21-4975              46  13  0  238  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 SIR YDER 31-4353            30  17  1  186  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL
 THANATO 39-2824             25  23  1  157  OPHIDIAN ORDER (705)       XOCHITHLAN
 JUAN 41-2304                33  24  0  197  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       31  13  1  165  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
 POOH-BEAR 47-1050           32  28  0  237  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 BUCKNER 50-2841             25  27  1  124  IRON CURTAIN (791)         SNOWBOUND
 MIRTA 51-4033               54  33  1  190  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      41  28  1  140  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 *WINTER* 65-3644            28  27  1  199  ANCIENT KNIGHTS (817)      DAL SHANG
 DASKINOR 71-3390            16  10  2   71  DARQUE FORCES (863)        KYR'TERR
 ORPHAN 72-5463              15   8  1   57  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        111  38  3  369  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      90 108  2  213  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!