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Date   : 10/11/2005    Duedate: 11/07/2005

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-162

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 REAL BEER 21/859     1710  863 24 66.5      DARQUE FORCES 47/1115                 
    IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 7/883                8 X-FORCE 8/1054         12   12  1 50.0
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           X-POSSE 72/1093                       
    CHAPEL ROCK 59/1108                       9 VALHALLA 28/1102       34   35  1 49.3
  2 OVERRATED 96/1044      29   16  1 64.4      THE BEAR'S PAW 47/196                 
    BLACKTHORN ORCS 8/663                    10 SIR AGLIO 10/716       76   89  1 46.1
    UNFIT TO BE ORCS 31/881                  11-PBA 78/1006            46   62  1 42.6
    WASTED SCUM 47/1112                         TREE PEOPLE 78/1019                   
  3 LENPROS 30/189        123   87  0 58.6   12 NEMESIS 47/313          9   14  0 39.1
    BULLDOGS 11/174                          13 SAND DANCERS 52/942   302  522  1 36.7
    COLORIFIC 11/1050                           MIDDLE WAY 6 50/1114                  
  4-DREAM TEAMS 41/919    122   97  1 55.7      SAND DANCERS 51/610                   
    MIKE'S MISFITS 1/793                        NORTHERN LIGHTS 45/1042               
    DEADLY DE-PARTED 11/370                     THE MIDDLE WAY 39/946                 
  5-SUPERIOR FOR 71/1109   11    9  0 55.0   14-THE PENTARCHY 28/966    1    2  0 33.3
  6 ANDORIAN KNIG 11/962   94   83  1 53.1   15-GRYFFINDOR H 54/1107    4   10  0 28.6
  7 DARQUE FORCES 31/908   70   62  1 53.0   16-CYNICAL DELUS 46/284    2    5  0 28.6

    '##/###' 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 262): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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  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  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, 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 was Novgorodny Vir, and I looked on his work and despaired of every making it 
readable, so I guess I'll have to do this myself.  He's Karnhorn, or Ferencian, or 
something like that, and you know what THOSE people are like.  Never by a second-hand 
carriage from one!

     So, let's take a look at the steward's notes here.  Sir Ly got the most 
challenges, six of them.  What it is to be popular!  If that's popularity.  I have my 
doubts.
     Andorian Knights were avoided by Royal Flush.  And why not?  They had to avoid 
somebody.  Perhaps this is alphabetical order?
     Twenty-nine fights, nine challenges, seven standbys out there fighting.  Not 
good.  SEVEN standbys?  And some of them fought twice!  Why don't some of YOU fight 
twice, eh?  [Note that the standbys don't read this, so I can talk about them any way 
I want.  Those of the standbys who are Rirorni, in fact, are illiterate, and they 
don't realize how lucky they are.  Can't read the bills.]  No deaths.  Too bad.  A 
death on the sands really livens things up.  It makes people appreciate NOT being 
dead.
     So, let's see what we've got today.

     BIG BLOATED BEN (31-4059) (16-3-0,51) of UNFIT TO BE ORCS fought RIRORNI SOLDIER 
(106-3) (0-0-0,30) of the College of Mimes.  BIG BLOATED BEN overpowered RIRORNI 
SOLDIER in an exciting 1 minute bloody uneven bout.  Do we WANT somebody with that 
image here?  What if people look at him and get a strange idea of the Crysaline 
character?  Um, a stranger idea, I hear that some already think us strange.  Thirteen 
fight days a year?  They say we're bad luck.  A lot they know!
     HUNGRY BONES (31-4720) (15-8-1,54) of UNFIT TO BE ORCS fought RIRORNI SOLDIER 
(106-3) (0-0-0,30) of the College of Mimes.  HUNGRY BONES overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIER 
in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  Hmm, glancing through the lists here, I find that 
NINE of our fights involve orcs!  Is this a sign?  Are we being invaded by these pig-
toothed, muscle-bound jocks?  They're as bad as the Rirorni!
     SENATOR SEDALIA (30-4245) (19-7-0,79) of LENPROS fought 98 POUND WEAKLING (31-
4055) (14-3-1,46) of UNFIT TO BE ORCS.  SENATOR SEDALIA was viciously subdued by 98 
POUND WEAKLING in a 8 minute fight.  Forget political correctness, senator!  Forget 
filibustering!  Smite the orc!
     THORN MOUSE (8-3590) (15-3-1,49) of BLACKTHORN ORCS fought SNOWFALL (45-3473) 
(33-24-0,74) of NORTHERN LIGHTS.  THORN MOUSE was savagely defeated by SNOWFALL in a 
popular 2 minute gruesome fight.  I am deeply suspicious of any orc that calls itself 
"Mouse" and pretends to be mild and harmless.  As if!

     BLUE BLAZES (11-6280) (16-6-0,54) of COLORIFIC fought MACIOBELLY (31-4392) (21-
6-3,72) of UNFIT TO BE ORCS.  BLUE BLAZES was unbelievably bested by MACIOBELLY in a 
2 minute duel.  And does this move Maciobelly a step closer to "offical" orcdom?  
Inquiring minds shudder to think.
     HOLLAN INNIS (50-3388) (19-22-0,64) of MIDDLE WAY 6 fought NI THE LESSER (8-
3453) (15-8-2,55) of BLACKTHORN ORCS.  HOLLAN INNIS overpowered NI THE LESSER in a 1 
minute one-sided fray.  Is, or is not, Innis now prepared to take on Ni the Greater?
     MELTDOWN (8-4353) (21-11-0,64) of X-FORCE fought BEER BELLY BOB (31-4056) (19-9-
0,66) of UNFIT TO BE ORCS.  MELTDOWN unbelievably bested BEER BELLY BOB in an action 
packed 3 minute gruesome bout.  What is the deal with this repetition of 
"unbelievable" victories?  We saw it happen, how can we not believe it?
     CLOSED MIND (8-4429) (17-6-0,57) of BLACKTHORN ORCS fought EGAN FORN (39-3295) 
(28-48-0,52) of THE MIDDLE WAY.  CLOSED MIND was defeated by EGAN FORN in an exciting 
1 minute bout.  And how does one defeat a closed mind?  By opening it with an axe?  
Or at least a crowbar.  Some minds are very FIRMLY closed.

     SUNFLASH (45-3474) (27-30-1,100) of NORTHERN LIGHTS fought PRINCE OF PITY (8-
3548) (18-4-2,60) of BLACKTHORN ORCS.  SUNFLASH was vanquished by PRINCE OF PITY in 
an action packed 1 minute one-sided match.  But he pitied her afterward.
     BEARNICE (47-2847) (19-23-6,139) of THE BEAR'S PAW fought KYRA (51-3774) (49-54-
1,150) of SAND DANCERS.  BEARNICE was overpowered by KYRA in a popular 1 minute one-
sided match.  It's a little-known fact that Bearnice is actually the Bear's Maw.
     BEAR ACUDA (47-4995) (19-9-1,104) of THE BEAR'S PAW fought RANDOM MATCHUP (96-
1048) (17-10-4,135) of OVERRATED.  BEAR ACUDA viciously subdued RANDOM MATCHUP in an 
action packed 3 minute bloody duel.  A dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.  Out 
upon the random matchups!  By "out upon" I mean "use them as a doormat and trample 
them underfoot as you exit the arena."
     MATADOR (11-4139) (51-42-2,180) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS fought MIRTA (51-4033) (54-
38-1,174) of SAND DANCERS.  MATADOR was overpowered by MIRTA in an exciting 2 minute 
gory uneven fight.  There's an extra charge, you'll find it down at the bottom of 
your bill, for unusually gory fights.  They're harder to clean up after.  Sometimes 
the sand has to be completely replaced.

     TEN COMMANDMENTS (47-3843) (46-39-1,197) of ROYAL FLUSH fought VILLAINOUS 
INFORMER (106-23) (0-0-0,181) of the College of Mimes.  TEN COMMANDMENTS overpowered 
VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 2 minute mismatched fight.  This is because of a little 
known clause in the commandments, where one is enjoined, "Thou shalt not snitch."
     JACK SPRAT (47-2954) (56-61-4,199) of ROYAL FLUSH fought VERMICIOUS KNID (106-
30) (0-0-0,240) of the College of Mimes.  JACK SPRAT was luckily beaten by VERMICIOUS 
KNID in an exciting 3 minute brutal match.  What can you do when your opponent is so 
thoroughly vermicious?
     GROLSCH (21-5029) (44-6-4,202) of REAL BEER fought DANNIA TYL SIO (52-3393) (45-
29-1,193) of SAND DANCERS.  GROLSCH was viciously subdued by DANNIA TYL SIO in a 
crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.  Dannia viciously subdued a beer?  A REAL beer?  I 
didn't think she was that kind of woman.
     DISCO QUEEN (47-1992) (40-21-1,188) of ROYAL FLUSH fought SANDPAWN (11-4169) 
(56-32-1,192) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  DISCO QUEEN overpowered SANDPAWN in an action 
packed 10 minute brutal uneven struggle.  This was a very LONG dance, and we're still 
waiting on word from the Infirmary as to whether Sandpawn suffered brain damage due 
to extended exposure to the flashing lights and pounding noise.  This may be a 
medical landmark.

     KING UVDAHELL (47-1643) (40-20-1,199) of ROYAL FLUSH fought VERMICIOUS KNID 
(106-30) (0-0-0,240) of the College of Mimes.  KING UVDAHELL was unbelievably bested 
by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 3 minute conflict.  You see?  The Knid is HOT today.  Phew!  
Never get close to a hot knid.
     JACK VALTRAEDS (47-407) (93-63-2,190) of ROYAL FLUSH fought ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL 
(106-28) (0-0-0,200) of the College of Mimes.  JACK VALTRAEDS savagely defeated 
ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute match.  Gladiators tell me that beating an 
arenamaster is always a rush.  They struggle through the basic arenas where the 
arenamaster is justly feared, a veritable nemesis, and then when they reach the Isle, 
they find... he can be defeated!
     BURGER KING (47-4152) (37-32-3,190) of ROYAL FLUSH fought ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL 
(106-28) (0-0-0,200) of the College of Mimes.  BURGER KING savagely defeated 
ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute competition.  Actually, I think Sandoval is 
getting rather shopworn.  Perhaps we should get a NEW arenamaster?
     JUNINHO (7-4001) (30-15-1,239) of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS fought SANDBLASTER (11-
3899) (63-61-3,184) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  JUNINHO was viciously subdued by 
SANDBLASTER in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.  Ah, brutality.  Gotta love it.

     The challenge matches:
     CANNONBALL (72-5313) (18-12-0,71) of X-POSSE challenged FANTA FUELED FUZZ (8-
4092) (27-8-1,92) of BLACKTHORN ORCS.  Up 21.  CANNONBALL was overpowered by FANTA 
FUELED FUZZ in a 1 minute Challenge fight.  So what, exactly, is this "fanta" that 
fuels the victorious orc?  Is it available to the general public, or can only orcs 
get it?
     BIG DOG (11-6378) (17-5-0,72) of BULLDOGS challenged ORPHAN (72-5463) (19-9-
2,90) of X-POSSE.  Up 18.  BIG DOG was defeated by ORPHAN in a 1 minute gruesome 
Challenge duel.  They say that every dog has his day, but you'll notice they don't 
say he has TWO.
     BLUE VELVET (11-6248) (20-7-0,67) of COLORIFIC challenged BALDER (28-3778) (17-
11-3,69) of VALHALLA.  Up 2.  BLUE VELVET won victory over BALDER in an action packed 
4 minute Challenge duel.  Amazing how good Balder looked, wrapped in blue velvet.  
Until his face started turning blue, too.  A clashing shade.  Try not to strangle or 
smother your opponent next time, Blue.
     SHADE (47-983) (27-13-2,105) of NEMESIS challenged STIGMA OF STUPID (31-4948) 
(22-4-1,152) of UNFIT TO BE ORCS.  Up 47.  SHADE was devastated by STIGMA OF STUPID 
in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  And who gets the stigma today, eh?

     BEAUTY QUEEN (47-3352) (43-45-3,196) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged POOH-BEAR (47-
1050) (34-31-0,230) of THE BEAR'S PAW.  Up 34.  BEAUTY QUEEN was defeated by POOH-
BEAR in an exciting 2 minute Challenge struggle.  As soon as the Bear found out that 
Beauty had gold locks, she was done for.
     PRIMUS (21-4975) (47-14-0,196) of REAL BEER challenged TOADKILLER DOG (47-1103) 
(24-5-1,194) of WASTED SCUM.  Down 2.  PRIMUS narrowly defeated TOADKILLER DOG in a 8 
minute Challenge competition.  Managers take note:  This warrior IS now listed in the 
rankings.  Challenge away!
     DAIRY QUEEN (47-2685) (70-40-3,197) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged GRINNON BEARIT 
(47-2955) (33-17-3,227) of THE BEAR'S PAW.  Up 30.  DAIRY QUEEN unbelievably bested 
GRINNON BEARIT in a 2 minute Challenge contest.  I believe it.  Grin believes it.  
Who is there not to believe this?  Except, of course, Carlo the Bookie, who was 
offering long odds against her.  I always knew that Carlo was a fool.
     IRONBAR (47-182) (36-24-0,206) of NEMESIS challenged FIGHTER ACE (47-1189) (62-
45-6,249) of ROYAL FLUSH.  Up 43.  IRONBAR was demolished by FIGHTER ACE in a popular 
1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Did you think the name "Fighter Ace" was an 
accident?

     And for the title:  KING FORADAY (47-3762) (50-44-4,233) of ROYAL FLUSH 
challenged SIR LY (10-4116) (52-38-0,261) of SIR AGLIO.  Up 28.  KING FORADAY was 
viciously subdued (he's got a reputation to live up to) by SIR LY in a 2 minute 
Challenge Title fight.  We'll let you off doing a column this time, Sir, because your 
manager's out of town, but don't make a habit of this!

                                       Ketchum

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SIR LY 10-4116              53  38  0  272  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         63  45  6  266  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-SNOOPER 1-5154              49  24  3  238  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 POOH-BEAR 47-1050           35  31  0  235  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      46  29  1  224  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
-SPLIT 78-2347               30  20  0  223  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-TASHIA 11-2740              36  45  1  218  DEADLY DE-PARTED (370)     ARUAK CITY
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         41  21  1  215  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         71  40  3  213  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 PRIMUS 21-4975              48  14  0  213  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         64  61  3  208  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    47  39  1  206  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 GRINNON BEARIT 47-2955      33  18  3  204  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407       94  63  2  203  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 BURGER KING 47-4152         38  32  3  203  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 TOADKILLER DOG 47-1103      24   6  1  202  WASTED SCUM (1112)         NORTH FORK
 KING FORADAY 47-3762        50  45  4  200  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 JACK SPRAT 47-2954          56  62  4  197  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       40  21  1  197  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 GROLSCH 21-5029             44   7  4  196  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 MIRTA 51-4033               55  38  1  195  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 IRONBAR 47-182              36  25  0  195  NEMESIS (313)              NORTH FORK
 BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352        43  46  3  194  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-300 78-2346                 28  21  1  194  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-JUAN 41-2304                35  26  0  190  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 JUNINHO 7-4001              30  16  1  189  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            56  33  1  188  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MATADOR 11-4139             51  43  2  172  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 KYRA 51-3774                50  54  1  158  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 STIGMA OF STUPID 31-4948    23   4  1  158  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-PINE 78-2350                28  15  1  132  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN
 BEAR ACUDA 47-4995          20   9  1  132  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 BEARNICE 47-2847            19  24  6  132  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
-PROOKIE 78-2345             27  20  1  120  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048      17  11  4  117  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS
 SHADE 47-983                27  14  2  112  NEMESIS (313)              NORTH FORK
-DOOM HAMMER 31-3566         22  32  3  101  THE STORM REAVERS (992)    CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FANTA FUELED FUZZ 8-4092    28   8  1  100  BLACKTHORN ORCS (663)      ARKERS
-YIP AGAIN 28-3512           25  20  2   98  THE PENTARCHY (966)        MORYA
 ORPHAN 72-5463              20   9  2   97  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD
-ONYX OWL 11-5548            26  15  0   93  ANIMAL FARM (1095)         ARUAK CITY
 PRINCE OF PITY 8-3548       19   4  2   91  BLACKTHORN ORCS (663)      ARKERS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MAGOG 31-5031               21  11  2   90  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
-GREYSCALES 31-4917          24  17  0   89  THE STORMBRINGERS (553)    CHIMLEVTAL
-KALYPSO 47-3603             23  15  0   84  DARQUE FORCES (1115)       NORTH FORK
 SNOWFALL 45-3473            34  24  0   82  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
-RON WEASLEY 54-2872         25  11  1   80  GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (1107)   TROCAR
 MACIOBELLY 31-4392          22   6  3   78  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
 BLUE VELVET 11-6248         21   7  0   77  COLORIFIC (1050)           ARUAK CITY
 98 POUND WEAKLING 31-4055   15   3  1   77  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
 MELTDOWN 8-4353             22  11  0   76  X-FORCE (1054)             ARKERS
 HOLLAN INNIS 50-3388        20  22  0   76  MIDDLE WAY 6 (1114)        SNOWBOUND
 BIG DOG 11-6378             17   6  0   75  BULLDOGS (174)             ARUAK CITY
 SUNFLASH 45-3474            27  31  1   74  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
 CANNONBALL 72-5313          18  13  0   71  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD
 BALDER 28-3778              17  12  3   70  VALHALLA (1102)            MORYA
 EGAN FORN 39-3295           29  48  0   67  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-FIVE + FIVE 78-2553         20   6  1   67  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 BEER BELLY BOB 31-4056      19  10  0   66  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
-OLD GOLD 16-3878            18  12  0   66  GOLDEN GLADIATORS (577)    WILLAF
 SENATOR SEDALIA 30-4245     19   8  0   63  LENPROS (189)              IAYE
 BLUE BLAZES 11-6280         16   7  0   59  COLORIFIC (1050)           ARUAK CITY
-150 78-2567                 18   3  1   58  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 HUNGRY BONES 31-4720        16   8  1   58  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
 BIG BLOATED BEN 31-4059     17   3  0   57  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
-BABY SPLIT 78-2432          16  13  2   54  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 THORN MOUSE 8-3590          15   4  1   54  BLACKTHORN ORCS (663)      ARKERS
-RUSTED SOUL 46-2603         15   7  0   52  CYNICAL DELUSIONS (284)    ARDIVENT
 CLOSED MIND 8-4429          17   7  0   50  BLACKTHORN ORCS (663)      ARKERS
 NI THE LESSER 8-3453        15   9  2   47  BLACKTHORN ORCS (663)      ARKERS

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Balder -- Perhaps if you had been more politically correct...?  Perception is
reality, you know.  We'll leave "truth" to the old fogies at The Justice Department.
(smirk) -- Senator Sedalia

Hollan Innis -- I won a fight in ADM?  I do now feel like a... -- Big Dog

Ron Weasley -- As a mere muggle, I knew I was outclassed the moment I saw my
opponent. -- Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific

All -- You may see more of us and our cohorts in this arena.  Hope you don't
mind.... -- The Consortium Folk

Ironbar -- I'll gladly take my Ghandhi award and hide.  All Beef patties seem rather
contradictory now. -- Burger King

Pooh-Bear -- I wish your avoids were more effective. -- Ten Commandments

Sir Ly -- Congrats on the throne.  Perhaps Sultan will actually right a column? --
Grolsch

Split -- I've been spared from further embarrassment. -- Dairy Queen

Ironbar -- Darn substandard weaponsmith.  Not the tools of the trade that I am used
to handling. -- Beauty Queen

Mirta -- Needless to say, I've long looked up to you. -- Disco Queen

Matador -- Time for you to bow to the obviously superior style. -- King Foraday

Sandpawn -- I now sit one spot from the top.  I never would have expected that. --
Fighter Ace

Toadkiller Dog -- So why aren't you listed in the newsletter?  Very difficult to
challenge you like that. -- Juninho

     Ah, is this a stealth warrior?  I'll get the anti-stealth squad on it.

     I find it was the work of the Toad Defense League.  But they've been squashed.

Bearnice -- Ah, very nice of you!  Can you bear it?  Sorry, couldn't help those puns.
They just sneaked out.  (That's more polite than the ones that snuck out.) -- Kyra
P.S.  I do NOT want to encounter you when you're using your new skills, though!

Disco Queen -- Those flashing lights make me dizzy.  In fact, they have me reeling.
Hmm, is that how disco dancing got started?  People reeling around bumping into each
other because of the noise and the flashing lights. -- Mirta the idly curious

     Now THAT makes sense! -- Ed.

Bear Acuda -- Wow, talk about the teeth that bite!  You should do something about
that temper, girl. -- Snowfall
P.S.  Such as cooling down.  I can help with that.

Cannonball -- You bowled me over. -- Egan Forn
P.S.  Typical Rirorni, not friendly or helpful at all.  ONE skill?  Pah.

Sandblaster -- (sigh)  I wish Leeta hadn't hauled us in to support Fratsfa for a
while, I'm not sure I like this stuff.  I was HAPPY being retired in a closed arena,
you know?  Ah, well. -- Dannia tyl Sio

Stigma of Stupid -- I hate losing to you.  Your name makes me feel stupid for losing!
-- Sunflash, worried about her wit

Big Dog -- Get rid of the idea that I'm a big bone! -- Hollan Innis

Beauty Queen -- Blinded, Your Highness. -- Ironbar

Dannia too Silly -- ...and put an ad in the "Tower Times":  "Will fight for flowers
and pie." -- Shade

Miss Mirta! -- Let's just say our short heights compensate for our longswords. --
Ironbar The Dwarf

Pine -- You pruned the fantasy I was "arboring." -- Shade, groaning

(Duel II know-how:  How is it some managers know other stables' profiles (hair color,
phobias, etc).  Just more observant?  Better spies?  "Towergate" scandalosity? --
Snarky, an enquiring mind)

     Spies.  Everywhere.

Kat -- "Me thinks you protesteth too much." -- Snarkspear

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

KING FORADAY was viciously subdued by SIR LY in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
IRONBAR was demolished by FIGHTER ACE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DAIRY QUEEN unbelievably bested GRINNON BEARIT in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
PRIMUS narrowly defeated TOADKILLER DOG in a 8 minute Challenge competition.
BEAUTY QUEEN was defeated by POOH-BEAR in a exciting 2 minute Challenge struggle.
SHADE was devastated by STIGMA OF STUPID in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BLUE VELVET won victory over BALDER in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
BIG DOG was defeated by ORPHAN in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
CANNONBALL was overpowered by FANTA FUELED FUZZ in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
JUNINHO was viciously subdued by SANDBLASTER in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.
BURGER KING savagely defeated ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute competition.
JACK VALTRAEDS savagely defeated ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute match.
KING UVDAHELL was unbelievably bested by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 3 minute conflict.
DISCO QUEEN overpowered SANDPAWN in a action packed 10 minute brutal uneven struggle.
GROLSCH was viciously subdued by DANNIA TYL SIO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
JACK SPRAT was luckily beaten by VERMICIOUS KNID in a exciting 3 minute brutal match.
TEN COMMANDMENTS overpowered VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
MATADOR was overpowered by MIRTA in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven fight.
BEAR ACUDA viciously subdued RANDOM MATCHUP in a action packed 3 minute bloody duel.
BEARNICE was overpowered by KYRA in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
SUNFLASH was vanquished by PRINCE OF PITY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
CLOSED MIND was defeated by EGAN FORN in a exciting 1 minute bout.
MELTDOWN unbelievably bested BEER BELLY BOB in a action packed 3 minute gruesome bout.
HOLLAN INNIS overpowered NI THE LESSER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLUE BLAZES was unbelievably bested by MACIOBELLY in a 2 minute duel.
THORN MOUSE was savagely defeated by SNOWFALL in a popular 2 minute gruesome fight.
SENATOR SEDALIA was viciously subdued by 98 POUND WEAKLING in a 8 minute fight.
HUNGRY BONES overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIG BLOATED BEN overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIER in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  48 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  29 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  35 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  24 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  30 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 162 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SIR LY 10-4116             53  38  0  272 SIR AGLIO (716)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIGHTER ACE 47-1189        63  45  6  266 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
AIMED BLOW       DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393     46  29  1  224 SAND DANCERS (942)
PARRY-STRIKE     DISCO QUEEN 47-1992        41  21  1  215 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
STRIKING ATTACK  TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843   47  39  1  206 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407      94  63  2  203 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURGER KING 47-4152        38  32  3  203 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
TOTAL PARRY      TOADKILLER DOG 47-1103     24   6  1  202 WASTED SCUM (1112)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       50  45  4  200 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-LUNGE      BEAR ACUDA 47-4995         20   9  1  132 THE BEAR'S PAW (196)

The overall popularity leader is JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was 98 POUND WEAKLING 31-4055.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
DISCO QUEEN 47-1992, TOADKILLER DOG 47-1103, BEER BELLY BOB 31-4056, PRIMUS 21-4975, 
BALDER 28-3778, KING UVDAHELL 47-1643, JACK SPRAT 47-2954, BEAR ACUDA 47-4995, 
GRINNON BEARIT 47-2955, and JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407.

The least popular fighter this week was NI THE LESSER 8-3453.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CANNONBALL 72-5313, BIG DOG 11-6378, SUNFLASH 45-3474, BEARNICE 
47-2847, SHADE 47-983, IRONBAR 47-182, HUNGRY BONES 31-4720, HOLLAN INNIS 50-3388, 
RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048, and FANTA FUELED FUZZ 8-4092.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  IAYE(30)             0  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            3  3 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       5  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         2  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       1  0 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  4 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       8  9 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   0  1 0  
MORYA(28)            0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JUNINHO 7-4001              30  16  1  189  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 FANTA FUELED FUZZ 8-4092    28   8  1  100  BLACKTHORN ORCS (663)      ARKERS
 SIR LY 10-4116              53  38  0  272  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         64  61  3  208  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 PRIMUS 21-4975              48  14  0  213  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 BALDER 28-3778              17  12  3   70  VALHALLA (1102)            MORYA
 SENATOR SEDALIA 30-4245     19   8  0   63  LENPROS (189)              IAYE
 STIGMA OF STUPID 31-4948    23   4  1  158  UNFIT TO BE ORCS (881)     CHIMLEVTAL
 EGAN FORN 39-3295           29  48  0   67  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN
 SNOWFALL 45-3473            34  24  0   82  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         63  45  6  266  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 HOLLAN INNIS 50-3388        20  22  0   76  MIDDLE WAY 6 (1114)        SNOWBOUND
 MIRTA 51-4033               55  38  1  195  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      46  29  1  224  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 ORPHAN 72-5463              20   9  2   97  X-POSSE (1093)             DRAGONHEAD
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048      17  11  4  117  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS