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Date   : 03/12/2005    Duedate: 03/25/2005

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-269

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-PARANOIA 65/281        26   16  1 61.9    5 DARKLINGS 74/207      775  783  6 49.7
    PARANOID ASYLUM 75/282                      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
  2 THAT'S US 75/291      342  317  3 51.9    6 SCARLET KNIGHT 99/19  596  655  6 47.6
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    SUNNYLAND 40/284                          7 SAND DANCERS 75/37   1591 2110 19 43.0
  3 DARK TOADS 78/276     167  160  4 51.1      SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279                  SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 65/283                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
  4 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   56   56  0 50.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 336): LORGAN TEN VARN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 309): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 304): WOODY of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 291): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 268): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 336): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 309): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 304): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 291): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 268): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Champion of the Horn

     Well, well, well...it seems I am back for another turn at the top of Lirin Kiv, 
Horn in hand!  An absolutely wonderful party was held after that fight, as I earned 
the right to hold our Horn for yet another turn.  You know, I just noticed that the 
Commision, in their infinite wisdom, has me listed as a Dwarf.  I know I'm short, but 
certainly no dwarf am I!  Anyone who has ever read anything about me, either here or 
in any of the other arenas that Armalias and I have run in, I am Elanti...a lost 
tribe closely related to the Rirorni; though my mother was from Lin Tirian and I was 
raised there, my father was a Medicine Man of the Elanti.  Both my parents taught me 
of Mantor, and so I have a slightly different view of him than perhaps most of you 
do.
     Larkin, is there any chance we can get my race updated with your silly 
beaureacrats?  I would really like my race to be representative of my blood, and not 
of my appearrance.  Hell, how many dwarves do you know that shave, Khora?  How many 
dwarves do you know at all?  One less, I am sure, than you thought you knew before.
     Health, humility, honor...those words are often associated with Fandil the Wise 
and other members of the Consortium.  We are NOT Consortium, but the 3-H's are 
popular amongst my fellow Cadre members.  Integrity, Service, and Excellence is the 
Scarlet Knights creed.  A creed that I have lived by and fought by to earn my place 
here in Lirin Kiv, and with Mantor's faithful.
     Who shall receive my challenge this turn?  No one.  I feel badly for the poor 
warrior I humiliated last turn, so I will wait for whichever one of you is brave 
enough to face me.  Best of luck to you, as my reign up here will likely spell my 
doom and force me to Primus, and no amount of luck will save my record there.  ;)

                              Talon Warsmith,
                                    Priest of Mantor,
                                          Champion of the Horn

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Well, what are you looking at, LIRIN KIV?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see JON SNOW win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TAIRIKIA beat 
THE QUICKLING and THE QUICKLING lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, LIRIN KIV may be getting bland, as TALON WARSMITH stays 
top dog in the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From LIRIN KIV's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  LIRIN KIV, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
SCARLET KNIGHTS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
it looks like SLYTHERIN HOUSE avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would 
be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, NIGHTFALL was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  VALLANT was 
challenged by one of THE DRAGON FIST's warriors this turn, with SMOLDER DARKSUN 
having a lead of 17 points going into the fight.  And golly gee, SMOLDER DARKSUN beat 
VALLANT.  Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 
ego on this one, but KYRLANIA has challenged up by 26 in an attempt against NIGHTCAP. 
And The Warty Toad has banned NIGHTCAP from service until next turn for losing to 
KYRLANIA and giving her 11 points in the process!  Ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LIRIN KIV's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LIRIN KIV to get a drink than The Warty 
Toad!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come 
this winter-- Snide Clemens  

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       81  90  8  280  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      82  67  3  245  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421          103  99  3  244  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        34  15  1  210  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            71 101  1  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     124 140  3  203  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              19  17  1  202  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            88 103  2  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 JON SNOW 78-2389            25   5  2  198  DARK TOADS (276)           LIN TIRIAN
 DARLINA 74-2995             44  29  2  196  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            73  92  0  195  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          53  95  3  195  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             44  23  2  195  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 CYLADIA 51-1122            102 116  0  189  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          34  24  2  185  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      37  22  2  181  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     34  37  1  180  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 KING LOVE 40-3748           32  32  2  178  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 JAMMIES 74-2829             67  71  1  177  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 BAT 74-2742                 81  85  1  176  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 THOMAS 82-14150             15  16  2  171  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG
-FLIGHT 75-2606              28  16  3  164  PARANOID ASYLUM (282)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      45  48  0  162  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
-MIDNIGHT FAITH 75-2651      26  18  1  155  PARANOID ASYLUM (282)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            78  83  0  154  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    66  72  4  151  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      57  87  0  148  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       56 128  2  143  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 WAIS 65-6447                26  33  0  112  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       26  32  1  100  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DISORDER 65-6419            25  12  1   85  PARANOIA (281)             DAL SHANG
 WITCH 75-3088               19   5  0   74  THAT'S US (291)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694     20  60  1   50  SAND DANCERS (37)          JADE MOUNTAIN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

     Due to an unfortunate scheduling error, you're going to have to make do with the
     golem spy report this time.  But my thanks to those who took the time to
     participate in the newsletter. -- Larkin

Scarlet Knights -- Okay, you have succeeded in your quest to get my attention.  You 
obviously wanted to start something with me, so fine, consider it started.  Even I 
can not let you downchallenge three out of my four warriors and not respond. -- 
Rillion

King Love --Well done, youngster.  Stay the course and one day you'll be as good as 
you should be. -- Talon Warsmith

Nightcap -- You won't mind if I try again, of course?  I can't believe you beat me, 
and I mean to return the loss ten-fold. -- Kyrlania

Tom Riddle -- Thanks for the train, bub.  I look forward to the next time you are an 
upchallenge for me. -- Smolder

Cyladia -- Armalias says I can't challenge you again, even though I finally found 
someone I could beat.  Lucky you. -- Zalmardarin

Draco Malfoy -- Thank you for the fight.  It was nice to win one for Armalias after 
all the time he's put into all of us. -- Deadbolt

Flight -- Bloody match?  Bloody right!  I'll return the favor, 'friend'. -- Cort

Gregory Goyle -- Was anyone surprised?  Was anyone SURPRISED!?!  WAS ANYONE 
SURPRISED!!!  THAT'S IT, I'M KILLING SOMEONE!!! -- The Quickling

Larkin -- You're welcome.  It's nice to make the time to say something once in a 
while. -- Armalias

Disorder -- Do you ever get the feeling that we've done all this stuff before?  LOTS 
of times before?  And that maybe we should go on to something NEW?  (sigh)  Even 
washing the dishes would be an improvement, besides giving us clean dishes. -- Essina 
tyl Vern

Roberto Leatham -- Toryn made a comment after that fight, but it was unprintable.  I 
don't know what's gotten into that girl lately. -- Rebina
P.S.  Hey, I got retired in Primus, and I have to do SOMETHING.  So I figured I might 
as well manage the guildhouse here.

Vallant -- Yes, but WHAT do you blend?  That's always bothered me. -- Darlina

Jammies -- If you're a good boy, you can take your teddybear to bed with you. -- 
Khora the Small

Brand -- But what brand are you, that you should push me further into losing-record-
hood?  Not that I'm going to have a hissy about it.  You're allowed your own dreams, 
too, and I see that you now have a winning record.  Congratulations on that. -- 
Damoreth Stenn

Midnight Faith -- I never seem to have much faith so late at night.  How do you do 
it? -- Tairikia

Cort Nightjewel -- I most certainly am NOT, and I would disdain to "belong" to any 
many with such a temper. -- Darlina

Cyladia -- Thank you, no.  I'm a very ordinary kind of guy. -- Damoreth Stenn

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEADBOLT was viciously subdued by NIGHTFALL in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
SMOLDER DARKSUN demolished VALLANT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DRACO MALFOY overpowered ZALMARDARIN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
KYRLANIA defeated NIGHTCAP in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was devastated by JAMMIES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
TALON WARSMITH devastated ROBERTO LEATHAM in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
KING LOVE was overpowered by DARLINA in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
VINCENT CRABBE was viciously subdued by BRAND in a popular 2 minute gruesome duel.
TOM RIDDLE lost to JON SNOW in a 2 minute fight.
KHORA THE SMALL defeated BAT in a action packed 1 minute match.
CYLADIA overpowered DAMORETH STENN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THOMAS demolished TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE QUICKLING was bested by TAIRIKIA in a exciting 1 minute battle.
GREGORY GOYLE was bested by WAIS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
WITCH handily defeated ESSINA TYL VERN in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  17 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  25 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  40 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  19 -  1      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 269 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    3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      81  90  8  280 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
TOTAL PARRY      SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513     82  67  3  245 THE DRAGON FIST (30)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421         103  99  3  244 DARKLINGS (207)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       34  15  1  210 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
AIMED BLOW       KYRLANIA 70-2327           71 101  1  206 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    124 140  3  203 SAND DANCERS (43)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JON SNOW 78-2389           25   5  2  198 DARK TOADS (276)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           73  92  0  195 DARKLINGS (207)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     57  87  0  148 THE DRAGON FIST (30)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WAIS 65-6447.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIGHTFALL 74-2421, 
DEADBOLT 70-1664, KYRLANIA 70-2327, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, BRAND 82-13289, DRACO MALFOY 
74-3500, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497, SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513, and 
JAMMIES 74-2829.

The least popular fighter this week was ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777, DAMORETH STENN 65-6105, ROBERTO 
LEATHAM 65-6232, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, KING LOVE 40-3748, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, 
THOMAS 82-14150, BAT 74-2742, KHORA THE SMALL 78-519, and TOM RIDDLE 74-3501.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  2 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       3  2 0  
ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       4  6 0  DWES EG(82)          2  0 0  
TRICORUS(51)         2  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
DAL SHANG(65)        1  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             44  23  2  195  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           32  32  2  178  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 CYLADIA 51-1122            102 116  0  189  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     34  37  1  180  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            71 101  1  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421          103  99  3  244  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WITCH 75-3088               19   5  0   74  THAT'S US (291)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      82  67  3  245  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              19  17  1  202  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       81  90  8  280  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE