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Date   : 11/20/2004    Duedate: 12/03/2004

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-261

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   43   37  0 53.8      DARK TOADS 75/262                     
  2 SUNNYLAND 40/284      320  297  3 51.9      DARK TOADS 65/283                     
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                   4 DARKLINGS 74/207      753  765  6 49.6
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                     5 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  559  635  6 46.8
    REIGNING DOOM 65/210                        SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    COLD DARK KNIGHTS 65/201                    THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    BATTLE SCHOOL 65/216                      6 SAND DANCERS 75/37   1572 2081 19 43.0
    LOS ANGELES DODGERS 13/287                  SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    DREAM PARK 9/286                            SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
  3 DARK TOADS 9/275      151  142  3 51.5      SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279                  SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    DARK TOADS 38/271                     

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

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Alarond says that a quiet thief gets rich.  Maybe we should try a little quiet 
thieving, as rich would certainly be convenient, eh?  Do you suppose we could, hmm, 
steal warriors from other arenas on the Isle?  That might pay good dividends here!
     And why?  Because we only had seventeen fights today.  True, no standbys fought, 
or if they did, I can't find 'em on my list.  But still, only thirty-four warriors 
active.  Sad.  At least, sad up to a point.  But we DID have seventeen fights, and a 
good crowd in the stands.  Managers who have been taking necessary, hard-earned rests 
from the burden of management are returning and taking notice.  Seven of our fights 
were challenge matches, and one was even a tv challenge.  So it isn't all bad.
     Dark Toads were avoided by Slytherin House, which tells you that those two 
managers were paying attention.  Good work!  Zalgor Prigg tW got the most challenges.  
More than the Champion of the Horn, which isn't saying much, because HE didn't get 
any.  Ah, well.  We must make haste slowly here.

     So, the fights--
     WAIS (65-6447) (20-30-0,66) of DARK TOADS fought TAMRISSA (38-4153) (18-11-0,73) 
of BLENDING ENTHRONED.  WAIS overpowered TAMRISSA in an exciting 1 minute one-sided 
match.  I don't know about exciting, or where the one-sided bit comes from; it looked 
even to me.  Maybe that was the exciting part.
     JAMMIES (74-2829) (62-67-1,158) of DARKLINGS fought DAMORETH STENN (65-6105) 
(42-42-0,127) of SAND DANCERS.  JAMMIES was devastated by DAMORETH STENN in a popular 
1 minute mismatched brawl.  It would appear that Damoreth Stenn is not one of those 
warriors who is gravely handicapped by a death and resurrection.  What an odd thing 
to be good at!
     ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-6232) (30-32-1,185) of SPLIT INFINITY fought UHLEK (38-4234) 
(18-10-2,152) of DARK TOADS.  ROBERTO LEATHAM devastated UHLEK in an exciting 1 
minute uneven duel.  I can't help it, maybe there's something wrong with me, but it 
takes me more than one minute to get excited.  Now, if we were viewing the fights 
through one of those slow-action spells, where a minute lasts a lot LONGER, maybe 
that would be different.  Of course, there are situations where a minute seems like a 
VERY long time, and I have no doubt that it sometimes feels like that for gladiators, 
but....
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (55-80-0,188) of THE DRAGON FIST fought TAIRIKIA (51-
4247) (74-78-0,190) of SAND DANCERS.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL was handily defeated by 
TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.  She's still working on that winning 
record, I see.  And--no offense, Cort--she's got a better chance of getting it than 
many.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (42-37-1,208) of DARK TOADS fought CYLADIA (51-1122) (98-111-
0,206) of SKAITHVARN.  SHYLOCK demolished CYLADIA in a popular 1 minute mismatched 
match.  Does this mean that Cyladia does NOT have to worry about Induction in her 
immediate future?

     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (67-89-0,187) of DARKLINGS fought SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) 
(76-64-3,208) of THE DRAGON FIST.  NIGHTCAP was overcome by SMOLDER DARKSUN in a 2 
minute contest.  Never leave a fire smoldering when you got to bed, Nightcap.  You 
see what happens.
     VALLANT (38-4151) (40-18-2,187) of BLENDING ENTHRONED fought KHORA THE SMALL 
(78-519) (117-138-3,199) of SAND DANCERS.  VALLANT was overpowered by KHORA THE SMALL 
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  Unlucky match for you, Vallant.  Khora just 
OOZES experience, and she's, ahem, testy.  Even, perhaps, short-tempered.
     DEADBOLT (70-1664) (81-101-2,215) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought BAT (74-2742) (79-
78-1,186) of DARKLINGS.  DEADBOLT defeated BAT in an action packed 1 minute match.  
But not, fortunately (for Bat) by knocking him dead with a bolt.  What kind of bolt?  
A big old carriage bolt, such as are used to fasten houses to their foundations?  An 
eye bolt, so it can see where it hits?
     TALON WARSMITH (99-101) (73-89-8,246) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought NIGHTFALL (74-
2421) (97-96-3,193) of DARKLINGS.  TALON WARSMITH lost to NIGHTFALL in a popular 1 
minute duel.  Not something he expected, but it does happen, even to former Champions 
of the Horn.

     The challenge matches:
     GREGORY GOYLE (74-3497) (24-25-1,76) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE challenged GISELLA (74-
2704) (23-14-0,77) of CHEYSULI & LIR.  Up 1.  GREGORY GOYLE devastated GISELLA in a 3 
minute one-sided Challenge competition.  A home-town match, even though these two 
warriors weren't fighting in Dayla Kiv at the same time.  It would appear that youth 
and agression beats sitting on the bench for a few years.  Who could have guessed?
     VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) (32-18-2,100) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE challenged ESSINA TYL 
VERN (75-2694) (19-52-1,110) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 10.  VINCENT CRABBE viciously 
subdued ESSINA TYL VERN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.  Yes, I can see now--I have 
seen for some time--that Essina's going to regret letting some Toad talk her into 
being active on the Isle.  One of these days she's going to borrow a towel and throw 
it in.
     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (52-123-2,122) of SCARLET KNIGHTS challenged DARLINA 
(74-2995) (38-26-2,138) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 16.  THE QUICKLING was subdued by 
DARLINA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  A bit of a surprise, considering the 
experience difference.  But that's one of the things that keeps the bookies in 
business.
     TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (31-18-2,159) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE challenged THOMAS (82-
14150) (11-11-1,180) of TOADS OF KRONDUR II.  Up 21.  TOM RIDDLE was dealt death by 
THOMAS in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.  Now, THIS was a hard fate!  And just 
for asking a silly little insoluble riddle.
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (63-100-1,180) of SCARLET KNIGHTS challenged TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
(74-2777) (64-65-4,187) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 7.  KYRLANIA defeated TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.  And good work, Kyrlania, hard luck, 
Toryn.
     ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (49-90-3,183) of THE DRAGON FIST challenged KING LOVE (40-
3748) (26-29-2,184) of SUNNYLAND.  Up 1.  ZALMARDARIN was viciously subdued by KING 
LOVE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.  Love beats a fist, eh?  Who would have guessed?

     Our TV challenge:  DRACO MALFOY (74-3500) (28-12-1,195) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE TV 
challenged ZALGOR PRIGG (82-15204) (34-20-0,211) of MUTANT LEAGUE II.  Up 16.  DRACO 
MALFOY bested ZALGOR PRIGG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.  
Congratulations to Draco on having the TV challenge to use.

     And for the Horn:  DARKMOON BLACKFELL (75-862) (92-70-3,255) of SCARLET KNIGHTS 
fought TREMERE (9-4915) (41-13-0,238) of DARK TOADS.  DARKMOON BLACKFELL vanquished 
TREMERE in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.  A random match, no column, but who 
knows, there may be a column next time.  Good cess to the both of you.

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   93  70  3  280  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             43  37  1  219  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     118 138  3  218  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            82 101  2  218  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      77  64  3  211  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        29  12  1  211  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THOMAS 82-14150             12  11  2  210  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           98  96  3  203  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            75  78  0  202  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       34  21  0  197  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 TREMERE 9-4915              41  14  0  196  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       73  90  8  193  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 CYLADIA 51-1122             98 112  0  192  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     31  32  1  192  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 KING LOVE 40-3748           27  29  2  192  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            64 100  1  190  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
-FACELESS KILLER 65-4853     22  13  2  190  REIGNING DOOM (210)        DAL SHANG
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            67  90  0  189  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 BAT 74-2742                 79  79  1  185  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             40  19  2  180  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      55  81  0  179  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
-ENDER 65-4971               40  37  0  179  BATTLE SCHOOL (216)        DAL SHANG
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    64  66  4  178  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          49  91  3  178  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          31  19  2  159  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      43  42  0  154  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 UHLEK 38-4234               18  11  2  150  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME
 DARLINA 74-2995             39  26  2  142  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
-SILVER SKY 65-4152          36  21  1  136  COLD DARK KNIGHTS (201)    DAL SHANG
 JAMMIES 74-2829             62  68  1  132  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       52 124  2  125  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      33  18  2  113  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
-ALLAH 13-2440               16  11  0  110  LOS ANGELES DODGERS (287)  DULLENS
 ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694     19  53  1  107  SAND DANCERS (37)          JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-VELOXI 38-4233              15   4  0   97  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       25  25  1   95  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WAIS 65-6447                21  30  0   85  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 GISELLA 74-2704             23  15  0   66  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
 TAMRISSA 38-4153            18  12  0   59  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
-ALEX GRIFFIN 9-4856         14  12  1   42  DREAM PARK (286)           ZUKAL
-SNOW BLIND 65-5368           7   2  0   31  COLD DARK KNIGHTS (201)    DAL SHANG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
TOM RIDDLE 74-3501         31  19  2 SLYTHERIN HOUSE 277    THOMAS 82-14150        261

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Zalgor Prigg -- I don't know where you were attacking since you were hitting me all
over, but they were all mighty blows so it doesn't really matter.  Well fought, sir.
-- Nightfall

Zalmardarin -- If this keeps up I may have a winning record in a few months.  Ugh.
Primus comes after that, I think, for someone as experienced as I am.  Please try a
little harder to win next time.  You should be able to beat a small woman armed with
a chisel! -- Cyladia

Tairikia -- I can think of better things to do.  Fighting brings in an income of
sorts, and then I use it to buy materials for my sculptures.  However, if you had
something particularly interesting in mind, I would like to hear it. -- Cyladia

Tom Riddle -- Sorry; I hope you've stopped peeing blood now.  With our difference in
experience, I should've taught you something.  Maybe you already knew the skills I
was ready to show you. -- Bat

Toryn tyl Dageda -- Ow!  I still have a headache.  They claim you're fully healed,
you know, but I wonder. -- Jammies

Larkin -- Those flowing sleeves looked sexy enough to get me a date, though.  And
they didn't really interfere.  I would've lost anyway.  Toryn is very good. --
Jammies
P.S.  And I have never worn footed pajamas, even in my personal life.  I sleep nude.

     I'd think your feet would get cold.

Darlina -- I hope the leg is all right.  Jammies says the healers aren't as good as
they used to be. -- Nightcap

Larkin -- I cannot speak for the other managers here, I'll let them not speak for
themselves, but I know that after the hectic few weeks before and during a
tournament, I like to take a couple of weeks or so off of having to manage all my
warriors.  So I let them take care of themselves for a turn or two.  Unfortunately I
have noticed a tendency that when left to their own devices, warriors are lazy bunch
and will not bother to challenge or avoid anyone or even try anything new in their
strategies.  They also fail to make their voices heard in the newsletter.  So really
it is not a case of managers being lazy, but their warriors just not picking up the
slack.  I mean after all the work a manager does you could think a warrior would
bother to do something on their own every once in a while, but no.  Fortunately, I am
back this turn and will see to it that my students do all of their assigned work,
including challenges and personal ads. -- Rillion

     You're right!  Bunch of bums, those warriors!  Lazy.  But "tourney exhaustion,"
     provided it doesn't last forever, sounds like a reasonable explanation.

Deadbolt -- You got lucky, bloke!  If it were not for my horrible luck (and mediocre
endurance), I would be unbeatable! -- Draco Malfoy

Bat -- Ouch, you are one quick bludger! -- Tom Riddle

Tamarissa -- Is it my imagination or was that Deju Vu all over again?  I am going to
challenge someone this turn because beating you up three turns in a row is getting
redundantly repetitive. -- Vincent Crabbe

     It can't have been Deju Vu, he fights--or used to--in Free Blades.  A Karnhorn.

Wais -- Wow, I did not realize there was someone here I could beat without being
fortunate enough to have their weapon break! -- Gregory Goyle

Darkmoon Blackfell -- Well done, though it pains me to admit it.  (It would pain me
less if you didn't hit so hard!)  And a Champion's column, too--excellent. -- Khora
the Small
P.S.  I wish I could believe that your continuing victories will delay my own
Induction.

Thomas -- Yeah, all right, it wasn't EXACTLY your fault, since the damned orderlies
dropped me five times on the way to the Infirmary.  But still, if you hadn't been so
violent in the first place, there wouldn't have been any NEED for the orderlies to be
carrying me to the Infirmary. -- Damoreth Stenn the really cranky and annoyed

Jammies -- You're so cute in those drop-seat pjs.  And I loved having you on your
knees to me.  I really did. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Uhlek -- My thanks.  That is one of several I will need to regain my winning record,
and every winning streak, after all, begins with a single win.  This, I hope, is the
beginning of something really good. -- Tairikia

Nightcap -- (muzzily)  Wha' wash in 'at flashk? -- Darlina

The Quickling -- You have done me no favor, sir!  They're all LAUGHING at me over at
our place for losing to you.  I'm not sure why.  Sure, your record is something like
1:2.5, but then, so's mine, and you have a lot MORE fights than I do, so...?  Why
shouldn't you beat me? -- Essina tyl Vern

Cyladia -- What would be the POINT of all this if we weren't getting better? --
Tairikia

Kyrlania -- Catsup stains? -- Damoreth Stenn

The Quickling -- These days, they give you drugs if you admit to rapid mood changes.
Conceal it. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that

     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRACO MALFOY bested ZALGOR PRIGG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
ZALMARDARIN was viciously subdued by KING LOVE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
KYRLANIA defeated TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
TOM RIDDLE was dealt death by THOMAS in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
THE QUICKLING was subdued by DARLINA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
VINCENT CRABBE viciously subdued ESSINA TYL VERN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
GREGORY GOYLE devastated GISELLA in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
DARKMOON BLACKFELL vanquished TREMERE in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
TALON WARSMITH lost to NIGHTFALL in a popular 1 minute duel.
DEADBOLT defeated BAT in a action packed 1 minute match.
VALLANT was overpowered by KHORA THE SMALL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
NIGHTCAP was overcome by SMOLDER DARKSUN in a 2 minute contest.
SHYLOCK demolished CYLADIA in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was handily defeated by TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
ROBERTO LEATHAM devastated UHLEK in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
JAMMIES was devastated by DAMORETH STENN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WAIS overpowered TAMRISSA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        37 -  24 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  23 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  43 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  14 -  0      18  |

Turn 261 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862  93  70  3  280 SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)
AIMED BLOW       SHYLOCK 75-2602            43  37  1  219 DARK TOADS (262)
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    118 138  3  218 SAND DANCERS (43)
TOTAL PARRY      DEADBOLT 70-1664           82 101  2  218 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       29  12  1  211 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
PARRY-LUNGE      THOMAS 82-14150            12  11  2  210 TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          98  96  3  203 DARKLINGS (207)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204      34  21  0  197 MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   64  66  4  178 SAND DANCERS (36)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREGORY GOYLE 
74-3497, DARLINA 74-2995, ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694, KING LOVE 40-3748, TAIRIKIA 
51-4247, DRACO MALFOY 74-3500, KYRLANIA 70-2327, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, NIGHTFALL 
74-2421, and THE QUICKLING 70-1669.

The least popular fighter this week was TAMRISSA 38-4153.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAMMIES 74-2829, UHLEK 38-4234, ZALMARDARIN 78-312, CORT 
NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, CYLADIA 51-1122, VALLANT 38-4151, BAT 74-2742, TREMERE 9-4915, 
GISELLA 74-2704, and THOMAS 82-14150.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        3  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       2  2 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        0  3 0  SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 1  
ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       5  6 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  
TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREMERE 9-4915              41  14  0  196  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             40  19  2  180  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           27  29  2  192  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            75  78  0  202  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     31  32  1  192  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            82 101  2  218  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        29  12  1  211  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   93  70  3  280  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     118 138  3  218  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 THOMAS 82-14150             12  11  2  210  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       73  90  8  193  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE