Jan/Feb
2105
A prologue



And as the bullet penetrated the soft tissue of my stomach, and rebounded off my spine, I felt myself falling backwards, the air a blanket of forgetfulness as it folded around me. The ground came up to meet me like the brutal ending of a dark dream, and the blood of my body felt like summer rain as it filled my lungs.

There was a sound, a firmament, and a peculiar light in the eye of the falling dreamer.

Somewhere, a cat the color of sleek night sings a song of loss and sorrow.

I woke. But not quite. And not yet.

And he is running through the wastes. For hours to no end. A lifetime in the cold can not erase the memory of those few days in the warmth of affection. His songs grows louder, but men seldom pay heed to the sorrow of cats.

And I woke. The gelatinous membrane draped around my body was rubbery soft, slippery strong and summery green. And I felt the need, the need to be born. The need to split my caul and join... the living?

`You do no belong! There can be no sanctuary for you in this land! The caul will not break, the veil will not be lifted! Keep him down, keep him back, keep him out! Keep him alive, keep him well, keep him safe!` Chaos roared, and nighttime called. `We will not, I can not, they shall not, not cross, not yield, not fold, nor let! Stay back, stay out, stay down!`

`I was born face first, and the women they were screaming Ye gods, he`s got teeth!` I stood tall, straight and ever taller. `This is my land!` I rose, the caul stretching thin as glass as I tore at it. I pushed. I tore. And I hungered. `Who are you to keep to keep me back to keep this land away? Why can I not stay, stay where hunger can be sated, where I was born again?`

`Still, still, and stillborn! You do not belong, could not persist, could not exist in this land. You are the shining, the bright, and we the lost, not of your kind. You were never of this land`.

`Then tell me WHY,` I roared. The membrane was stretched taut between my powerful arms, and beyond the partially transparent surface, I could see shapes. `I will not be lost between worlds. And I have been ousted from the first land of my birth. Who are you to deny me the second? WHY?`

And a shade of a girl detached herself from the rolling mass of bodies and souls, from the stygian ocean of sliding dead, mixing and meshing with each other, one being at one moment, a collection of dreams and memories the next. Through the membrane, her face the color of night and bone, black and stark white, the shade of a girl shone as clearly as patches of light and darkness. The chant sang `keep him lost, keep him unborn, keep him not`. And she smiled, and gave me in that smile all the sorrow and loss of both worlds. She spoke.

`You have colors.`

Josephine `Acetylene` Smallwood of Mambas Maniacs died at Lost Trail: Overland.


Clyde `The Hurt` Burt of Mambas Maniacs died at Lost Trail: Overland.


`Killer` Karen Cantrell of Mambas Maniacs died at Lost Trail: Overland.


Jackie `Abbot` Costello of Mambas Maniacs died at Lost Trail: Overland.


Anthony `Where are we ` Wheeler of Lupos died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.


Edwin Taylor of Forsaken died at Gates of Elmsfield.


Steven Noriega of Ricky Ranjits Raiders died at Road to Somerset.


John Moyers of the mad mad crushers died at Road to Somerset.


Sean Godfrey of Edgerunners died at Road to Somerset.


Dorothy `Gun` Oliver of R.Inc. died at Road to Somerset.


Darrick Jenkins of The Thug Matrix died at Road to Gateway Truck Stop.


Jeff Blakley of Gearjammers died at Forever Yellow Skies.


Brenda Ware of the mad mad crushers died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.


Gloria Adams of the mad mad crushers died at Forever Yellow Skies.


Mark Hinton of the mad mad crushers died at Gates of Elmsfield.


Ken Quill of the mad mad crushers died at Gates of Elmsfield.


Dustin Martin of the mad mad crushers died at Gates of Elmsfield.


Courtney Williams of Riotous Assembly died at Gates of Badlands Truckstop.


Kimberley `Bang` Lang of Edgerunners died at Gates of Somerset.


Josephine `Colt` Corbin of Edgerunners died at Gates of Somerset.


Cody Kiser of LESS THAN JAKES died at Road to Gateway Truck Stop.


Alton Towers of LESS THAN JAKES died at Road to Gateway Truck Stop.


Dino Martino of LESS THAN JAKES died at Road to Gateway Truck Stop.


Kenneth Stiffler of Toecutters died at Somerset Rally Circuit.


Kyle `Two Gun` Nalls of 88 MPH died at Highway to Hell.


Patricia `Fey` Dey of Edgerunners died at Highway to Hell.


Catherine `Crag Cat` Martin of Edgerunners died at Highway to Hell.


Jennifer `Bud` Abbott of 88 MPH died at Highway to Hell.


Roosevelt Smith of The Thug Matrix died at Road to Somerset.


Mary `Gunbound` Harr of Advanced RaceLabs died at Gates of Somerset.


Jimmy Baker of The Ghosts died at Under a Bloody Red Sky.


Athena Grahm of The Paradise died at Blown With the Wind.


Celestina Grahm of The Paradise died at Blown With the Wind.


Man `Kill Krush` Kraker of The Reeking Pukes died at Road to Somerset.


Gidget Dicks of Bourgeois Stalkers died at Road to Gateway Truck Stop.


Todd Robles of The Thug Matrix died at Road to Gateway Truck Stop.


James Grim of The Reeking Pukes died at Gates of Badlands Truckstop.


`Chainsawed` Chelsea Millette of The Reeking Pukes died at Northern Speedway.


Vincent Payne of Ricky Ranjits Raiders died at Gates of Badlands Truckstop.


Cody Cooperman of Ricky Ranjits Raiders died at Gates of Badlands Truckstop.


Wendy `Sharpshooter` Knowles of Advanced RaceLabs died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.


`Gaius` Julius Caesar of Advanced Research Labs died at Gates of Gateway Truckstop.


Raymond `Juice` Welch of Gearjammers died at Scattered Hills.


Margie Potts of KLINGON GIRL SCOUTS died at Sandy.


Hannah Conover of KLINGON GIRL SCOUTS died at Sandy.


`Ding` Don Nelson of Fish Heads died at Gates of Somerset.


Joyce McGowan of KLINGON GIRL SCOUTS died at Maure Dore.


Max `Oxide` Priest of Advanced RaceLabs died at Gateway Dry Lake Track.


Nina Nebel of Riotous Assembly died at Scattered Hills.


Lynn `Really` Relyea of Riotous Assembly died at Scattered Hills.


Elizabeth Carter of Riotous Assembly died at Scattered Hills.


John Harris of Theusweare died at Northern Desert Circuit.


Patria `PMS` Meyer of Team Bansi died at Road to Somerset.


Dorothy Galloway of the mad mad crushers died at Once Upon a Town.


Jesse Escalante of War Hippies died at Sandy.


Richard Knight of War Hippies died at Sandy.


Rex McCorkle of Transylvanian Transmissions died at Pathway to Darkness.


Edmond Lopez of Team Bansi died at Road to Somerset.


Shelly Clay of The Thug Matrix died at Gates of Elmsfield.


Sharon Usry of Lattes Raiders died at Blown With the Wind.


Frances Dacus of Ricky Ranjits Raiders died at Gates of Somerset.


Shelli `TAKE THAT` Hill of KLINGON GIRL SCOUTS died at Road to Elmsfield.


Nina `THE REDNECK` Resnick of KLINGON GIRL SCOUTS died at Road to Elmsfield.


Wilson `Bad Moon` Pickett of SD Rollers died at Lost Trail: Dead River.


Quinton `Quick Draw` McGraw of SD Rollers died at Lost Trail: Dead River.


Walter `The Wink` Winkfield of SD Rollers died at Lost Trail: Dead River.


Michael Segars of Mizcreantz died at Road to Elmsfield.

Evan Leagues

The major leagues are nearly concluded, and with the title races hotting up, here are the current favourites:

Somerset Combat League - Fish Heads
Somerset Deathrace League - Advanced RaceLabs
Somerset Race League - Advanced RaceLabs
Evan Race Ladder - Toecutters
Evan Deathrace Ladder - Gearjammers
Evan Arena Combat Ladder - The Reeking Pukes

In addition, the leaders of the minor leagues are:

Gateway Autumn Meltdown League - Advanced RaceLabs
Elmsfield Autumn Classic League - Advanced RaceLabs



Advanced RaceLabs Win Gateway Autumn Meltdown League

The Gateway Autumn Meltdown League finished, with Advanced RaceLabs taking the overall victory and a prize of 20000. The runners-up were Technical Maelstrom, and finishing in third place overall were The Locos.



Advanced RaceLabs Win Elmsfield Autumn Classic League

The Elmsfield Autumn Classic League finished, with Advanced RaceLabs taking the overall victory and a prize of 20000. The runners-up were Ghost Wing, and finishing in third place overall were The High Rollers.



Big Earners on the Track

This list shows just who has been winning the most lucrative prizes on the circuits and arenas of Evan, during the past month.

1. Fish Heads: 234938.
2. Gearjammers: 125596.
3. Forsaken: 52479.
4. The Reeking Pukes: 38188.
5. Advanced RaceLabs: 37903.

Current DW Gazette Editors: Sam, Hati, Racing Robbie, Bastille, Rezeak, SmokeyKilla.