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Date   : 04/23/2005    Duedate: 05/06/2005

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-272

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 THAT'S US 75/291      350  321  4 52.2      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                 4 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   61   63  0 49.2
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                     5 SCARLET KNIGHT 99/19  608  664  6 47.8
    SUNNYLAND 40/284                            SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
  2 DARK TOADS 78/276     169  169  4 50.0      THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                 6 SAND DANCERS 74/36   1599 2117 19 43.0
    DARK TOADS 65/283                           SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279                  SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 38/271                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
  3 DARKLINGS 74/207      783  790  7 49.8

    '##/###' 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 339): DIAMOND ICEBLADE of BLOOD WIZARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 312): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 307): SAMARIUM of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 294): TERMINOTTER III of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 271): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 339): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 312): STONED (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 307): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 294): HUNTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 271): THAT'S US, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

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

Howdy, all,
     Larkin, how many turns is that now?  Five?  Seven?  It's so hard to keep track
of these things.  Hopefully, as you read this I am still your Champion of the Horn,
draining the thing of all the mead it will hold.  If not, well, I'll be back.  I'm
very proud to have come so far in Lirin Kiv as to be able to fight this dominantly.
From Blood Games to glory!
     Armalias is not pleased with the performance of his teams in all of his arenas,
and a housecleaning is about to take place.  Some of us will no longer be fighting in
Primus and Andorak, some of us will be seeing the Dark Arena in Aruak City,
Snowbound, and Talcama; but no one in Lirin Kiv, not even The Quickling, will be
going any where unless they force us to.  I will likely be off to Primus soon enough,
but until then, I will continue to lead the Scarlet Knights here.  I will continue to
lead you all.
     Larkin, on another note (I said this once before, but you weren't listening):
     I am not a dwarf.  I am Elanti/Rirorni, raised in Lin Tirian by my mother.  I
have trained as a Priest of Mantor with both the church in the City of Lights, and my
Elanti tribesmen.  Everyone always wonders why I view things differently, and that is
why....  Mantor is a god of WAR!!!  A bloody god.  Not the wimp that so many of our
priests make him out to be....  Anyway, can you please see that my race is updated to
Elanti (if possible) or Rirorni (if not)?  Thank you.

                         Talon Warsmith,
                              Priest of Mantor,
                                   Champion of the Horn

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Debby Tonte can't believe the violence in Lirin Kiv.  Why not?  What else would
you expect in an arena?
     The only avoides were posted by Slytherin House against the Scarlet Knights.
The only challenges were from the Scarlet Knights against assorted teams.  Nightfall
of Darklings got the most challenges.  Yes, we actually HAD challenges this time.
But only sixteen fights, with five of them challenge matches and three standbys out
there on the sands.

     GREGORY GOYLE (74-3497) (26-34-1,53) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought RIRORNI SOLDIER
(107-3) (0-0-0,30) of the Rirorni Support Society.  GREGORY GOYLE beat RIRORNI
SOLDIER in a 1 minute brawl.  The RSS is not upset with Greg.
     TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-2777) (66-74-4,117) of SAND DANCERS fought WITCH (75-3088)
(21-5-0,133) of THAT'S US.  TORYN TYL DAGEDA was assassinated by WITCH in a 2 minute
gruesome uneven struggle.  And if that isn't enough to seal Toryn's inclination to
retire, I don't know what would do it.
     DAMORETH STENN (65-6105) (45-50-0,145) of SAND DANCERS fought WAIS (65-6447)
(26-35-0,124) of DARK TOADS.  DAMORETH STENN handily defeated WAIS in an action
packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.  This may have undermined Stenn's retirement
moves.
     TAIRIKIA (51-4247) (80-83-0,173) of SAND DANCERS fought UHLEK (38-4234) (18-15-
2,131) of DARK TOADS.  TAIRIKIA demolished UHLEK in a popular 1 minute mismatched
match.  No surprise in that.
     BRAND (82-13289) (20-18-1,190) of TOADS OF AMBER III fought JAMMIES (74-2829)
(68-72-1,170) of DARKLINGS.  BRAND demolished JAMMIES in a crowd pleasing 2 minute
bloody mismatched match.  If Jammies were to spend a little less time trying to keep
his clothes from being damaged, he might do better, yes?
     ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-6232) (35-38-1,183) of SPLIT INFINITY fought THOMAS (82-
14150) (15-18-2,151) of TOADS OF KRONDUR II.  ROBERTO LEATHAM overcame THOMAS in a
popular 2 minute bout.  Who can tell why the crowd finds one fight more pleasing than
another?
     DEADBOLT (70-1664) (89-104-2,203) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought CYLADIA (51-1122)
(103-117-0,192) of SKAITHVARN.  DEADBOLT defeated CYLADIA in a 2 minute match.  Cold
hands are not enough, Cyladia.
     DRACO MALFOY (74-3500) (35-16-1,208) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought CLOTTO (107-25)
(0-0-0,181) of the College of Mimes.  DRACO MALFOY savagely defeated CLOTTO in a
action packed 2 minute gory duel.  The Mimes will be out to get him, but not to
worry, Draco can handle Mimes.  Of course, you never hear a Mime coming....
     VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) (38-23-2,195) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought RIRORNI CAPTAIN
(107-26) (0-0-0,200) of the Rirorni Support Society.  VINCENT CRABBE lost to RIRORNI
CAPTAIN in a 2 minute duel.  Our arenamaster stepped in before the Captain had time
to scalp Vince, fortunately.
     DARLINA (74-2995) (44-31-2,185) of SAND DANCERS fought VALLANT (38-4151) (45-24-
2,178) of BLENDING ENTHRONED.  DARLINA handily defeated VALLANT in an action packed 1
minute gruesome uneven fight.  The fans always like grue.

     The challenges:  THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (58-128-2,166) of SCARLET KNIGHTS
challenged TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (34-26-2,172) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  Up 6.  THE
QUICKLING was bested by TOM RIDDLE in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.  Good going,
Tom.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (58-88-0,153) of THE DRAGON FIST challenged KING LOVE
(40-3748) (33-33-2,177) of SUNNYLAND.  Up 24.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL was defeated by KING
LOVE in a 2 minute Challenge match.  And good going to King Love, also.
     SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) (83-68-3,210) of THE DRAGON FIST challenged NIGHTCAP
(74-2745) (75-92-0,228) of DARKLINGS.  Up 18.  SMOLDER DARKSUN was overpowered by
NIGHTCAP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  Just one thing after another,
isn't it, Armalias?
     ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (54-96-3,190) of THE DRAGON FIST challenged BAT (74-2742)
(82-86-1,193) of DARKLINGS.  Up 3.  ZALMARDARIN vanquished BAT in an exciting 1
minute uneven Challenge battle.  Bat, you're going to have to give up trying to get
into your opponent's hair.  What if he's bald?
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (73-101-1,239) of SCARLET KNIGHTS challenged NIGHTFALL (74-
2421) (104-100-4,242) of DARKLINGS.  Up 3.  KYRLANIA was bested by NIGHTFALL in a
crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.  If the crowd's pleased, what else matters?

     For the Title:  TALON WARSMITH (99-101) (83-90-8,305) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought
KHORA THE SMALL (78-519) (126-140-3,226) of SAND DANCERS.  TALON WARSMITH was bested
by KHORA THE SMALL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title match.  Fast work from our foxy
lady.

This has been Larkin
again

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     127 140  3  232  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421          105 100  4  250  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            76  92  0  247  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        36  16  1  211  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            90 104  2  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 DARLINA 74-2995             45  31  2  207  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          55  96  3  203  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              21  18  1  198  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            73 102  1  197  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       83  91  8  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      38  24  2  192  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122            103 118  0  190  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      83  69  3  190  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
-JON SNOW 78-2389            25   6  2  186  DARK TOADS (276)           LIN TIRIAN
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     36  38  1  185  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 BAT 74-2742                 82  87  1  181  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WITCH 75-3088               22   5  1  180  THAT'S US (291)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 KING LOVE 40-3748           34  33  2  179  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          35  26  2  178  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            81  83  0  175  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 VALLANT 38-4151             45  25  2  175  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 JAMMIES 74-2829             68  73  1  166  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       58 129  2  165  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      58  89  0  154  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 THOMAS 82-14150             15  19  2  154  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      46  50  0  151  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 UHLEK 38-4234               18  16  2  132  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME
 WAIS 65-6447                26  36  0  119  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    66  75  4  115  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       27  34  1   55  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   66  75  4 SAND DANCERS 36        WITCH 75-3088          272

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Hey -- I'm remembering to write personal ads!  And during Aims testing, too.
Amazing. -- TigToad

     And very good, too.  Thank you.

Nightcap -- TigToad was so upset about my loss he benched me again.  Next time, do me
a favor and throw the fight, eh? -- Jon Snow

     Throw it where?  We have anti-littering regulations here, you know.

Cyladia -- Toad teams have a long and glorious tradition in this game.  Why there are
Dark Toads and Dark Toads 03A and Dark Toads 04B and uh...well, you get the point. --
TigToad

Larkin -- Sorry about last turn, the suddenness with which the commission sprung the
tournament on me caused me to drop everything else.  I'm caught up now and will
hopefully keep on top of things for a little while. -- Rillion

     Just do the best you can.

Larkin -- Sadly, I can't do better than that.  I have now lost nine fights in a row
and also lost to every stand in I have faced (Alastari Deserter, Rirorni Soldier,
Captured Pirate, R.O.U.S., and Zorro).  Clearly with Essina retiring I am now the
worst warrior in Lirith Kai. -- Gregory Goyle

Brand -- Well done, youngster.  Better luck next time. -- Talon Warsmith

Vincent Crabbe -- Thanks for the fight.  Now I need to go after Nightcap to repay for
that loss a couple turns ago. -- Kyrlania

Bat -- Too bad, so sad.  Sucks to be you. -- Smolder

Amber Wolfwalker -- Armalias says I should challenge you, even though I got beat.  I
guess I will. -- Zalmardarin

Tom Riddle -- 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

Jammies -- This is getting ridiculous.  How many years is it going to take me to max?
-- Cort

Wais -- Was anyone surprised?  Was anyone SURPRISED!?!  WAS ANYONE SURPRISED!!!  I
sure was.  I finally got a win! -- The Quickling

Cort -- I don't want to hear it.... -- Q

All -- Wasn't there someone threatening me a couple turns ago?  I didn't get any
challenges thrown my way last cycle, so was someone just blowing smoke?  Or did
someone REALLY want me to come out and play??? -- Armalias

Darlina -- Sorry I couldn't teach you anything.  I'm not really an expert duelist.
You might have paid closer attention to my initial riposte, though.  Even your style
needs a few complex moves. -- Nightcap

Smolder Darksun -- Well fought.  Don't forget to remind your manager to change your
train. -- Bat

King Love -- Oh no!  I didn't mean to kill you.  It was the Commission matching up
warriors with such different levels of experience.  I assumed you would parry or
defend against that blow somehow; it was the next one that I really meant to hit you.
I hope you're recovering all right from the resurrection hangover. -- Nightfall

Draco Malfoy -- You're a very good fighter.  Well done. -- Cyladia
P.S.  Fingers like fishsticks?  I know my hands are a bit muscular and calloused from
my art, but they're not THAT bad.

Cort Nightjewel -- Hey, that's the first time I've come back from a groin hit to win
a fight.  I needed some stitches, but...guess I kinda saw red. -- Jammies

     So did the crowd!

Nightcap -- I find your preoccupation with my "upper chest" offensive, as well as
painful.  You, sir, are a dirty old man. -- Darlina

Roberto Leatham -- (frowning)  That should have been a learning experience.  Why
didn't you learn anything? -- Khora the Small

Thomas -- I didn't realize you were that unstable, to fall over because of a blow to
the hand.  I believe your designer needs to do some work on this. -- Tairikia

Vallant -- (gloomily)  This is it, isn't it?  The final, irrevocable decline into an
increasingly depressing record. -- Damoreth Stenn, contemplating final, irrevocable
retirement

Witch -- Murderous indeed!  I see no value to me in continuing this pointless
exercise.  I shall retire. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Cyladia -- I am going to retire from the arena, return to the Dal Shang coast and my
Lord Protector property (a haunted house north of the city), and take up "fishing,"
or at least dangling a line in the water while I doze in the sun.  Drop by when
you're in the area. -- Damoreth

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     #28341
     P.O. Box 250
     Draper, UT  84070
     or:
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
====================
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

Rules
======
The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

6 April 2005
                                SLAUGHTER'S CHALLENGE

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

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

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

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

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

Street Legal
Jeff Bura
193 Pepperidge Dr.

Wixom, MI 48393
triumph1971@hotmail.com
THE DEATH SQUAD (63) in Tobir, arena 14

12 April 2005
                               A Question of Contests
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

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

Hammer
WordSmith
WeaponSmith
Minister of War
kLk Knight
Illuminati Ice Pick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now on to the prizes:

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KYRLANIA was bested by NIGHTFALL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
ZALMARDARIN vanquished BAT in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SMOLDER DARKSUN was overpowered by NIGHTCAP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was defeated by KING LOVE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
THE QUICKLING was bested by TOM RIDDLE in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
TALON WARSMITH was bested by KHORA THE SMALL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title match.
DARLINA handily defeated VALLANT in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
VINCENT CRABBE lost to RIRORNI CAPTAIN in a 2 minute duel.
DRACO MALFOY savagely defeated CLOTTO in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
DEADBOLT defeated CYLADIA in a 2 minute match.
ROBERTO LEATHAM overcame THOMAS in a popular 2 minute bout.
BRAND demolished JAMMIES in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
TAIRIKIA demolished UHLEK in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
DAMORETH STENN handily defeated WAIS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
TORYN TYL DAGEDA was assassinated by WITCH in a 2 minute gruesome uneven struggle.
GREGORY GOYLE beat RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  17 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  18 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  29 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  34 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  18 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 272 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    127 140  3  232 SAND DANCERS (43)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421         105 100  4  250 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           76  92  0  247 DARKLINGS (207)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       36  16  1  211 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
TOTAL PARRY      DEADBOLT 70-1664           90 104  2  207 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
AIMED BLOW       KYRLANIA 70-2327           73 102  1  197 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      83  91  8  196 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     58  89  0  154 THE DRAGON FIST (30)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   66  75  4  115 SAND DANCERS (36)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NIGHTFALL 74-2421.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRACO MALFOY 
74-3500, DARLINA 74-2995, KING LOVE 40-3748, TOM RIDDLE 74-3501, ROBERTO LEATHAM 
65-6232, BRAND 82-13289, KYRLANIA 70-2327, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, 
and DAMORETH STENN 65-6105.

The least popular fighter this week was UHLEK 38-4234.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513, BAT 74-2742, GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497, TORYN TYL 
DAGEDA 74-2777, WAIS 65-6447, JAMMIES 74-2829, THOMAS 82-14150, THE QUICKLING 
70-1669, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, and CYLADIA 51-1122.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             45  25  2  175  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           34  33  2  179  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 CYLADIA 51-1122            103 118  0  190  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     36  38  1  185  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            90 104  2  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421          105 100  4  250  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WITCH 75-3088               22   5  1  180  THAT'S US (291)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     127 140  3  232  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              21  18  1  198  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       83  91  8  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE