DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2004    Duedate: 01/01/2005

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-397

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YELLOW PIKE
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5031) [15-50-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YELLOW PIKE                    SCARDY CAT
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          ARENA FELINES (622)
(2-5031) [15-50-1,116]         (2-5279) [4-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABALONEA                       PROWESS
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          KNOT WHOLE (443)
(2-5032) [14-51-0,93]          (2-5155) [15-18-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       30
2. ARENA FELINES (622)         20      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. KNOT WHOLE (443)            14      Unchartered Team
4. HARLEQUINS (577)             0
5. GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)   -21      ARENA FELINES (622)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ARENA FELINES (622)        4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 0
 2/ 1 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 111  32  0 77.6   2/ 1 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  8  4 0
 3- 2 HARLEQUINS (577)         139 129  8 51.9   3/ 4 KNOT WHOLE (443)          4  2 0
 4/ 3 KNOT WHOLE (443)          33  32  3 50.8   4- 3 HARLEQUINS (577)          2  2 0
 5/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    355 564  9 38.6   5/ 0*ARENA FELINES (622)       1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Golden Fish ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "But I was ALREADY on an adventure!" Analira said.  "I was going to rescue my
teammate--I'm a gladiator--"
     "We know that, lass.  We were gladiators ourselves, before so many arenas were
closed."  The Dwarf walking beside her looked as mournful as a beard and nose could.
"I was the Khalhums Dwarf of Sibikhas.  Gilglas Blackbrow."  He bowed.
     "Oh...sorry, I didn't mean to be rude.  I'm Analira, from Niania."
     "Ah, Gobiann Strongaxe's arena--"
     "Yes, well, he's the problem!  He kidnapped my teammate!"
     One of the other Dwarves asked a question in Dwarvish.  Gilglas replied with a
series of staccato sounds that seemed angry.
     Finally one of them said to her, "That's outrageous!  Gobiann HAS a job, he's no
need to take to banditry!"  This Dwarf, who was mainly distinguished by a dense mane
and beard of brick red curls--to the extent that he seemed to have no face at all--
muttered something in Dwarvish, then bowed.  "Hrolvar Redbeard, me.  I was in
Dullens."  He paused.  "Or maybe it was Khalani.  One of those horsy places, anyway."
     "So what is this fool Gobiann up to, then?" asked the tallest of the Dwarves
(five foot three and a half inches).  "Kidnapping for ransom?"
     "I don't know," Analira answered.  She noted that they were out of sight of the
road now, not that the Shuttle had waited after she'd been led away.  But it would be
easy to get lost in these mountains, which was NOT something she looked forward to.
"There was no ransom note.  We think it was personal.  And we're pretty sure he's
taken her to the Vale of Kalorie."
     Hrolvar Redbeard hissed.  "The Big Rock Candy Mountain!  'Tis not an honest
thing for any Dwarf to do!"
     "Aye.  We'll have to go and sort him out," Gilglas Blackbrow said.  "And you'll
be coming with us, miss, to see fair play."

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 510): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 396): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 515): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 511): WHITE WIND of MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 510): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 514): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 511): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 506): LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 498): SALT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 496): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): CLURACAN of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): CRAPOLA CRAYON of THE LOST SOULS (Stimpy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 448): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 396): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 510): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 396): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 515): VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 511): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 510): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 514): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 511): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 506): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 498): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 496): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): THE CHADS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 448): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 396): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 176): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 395): ANALIRA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
                           LUBAYA  THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 505): CUP O'PIZZA of THE JERKS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 495): BAD ACID of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 460): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
              (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 345): CHIP ENSER of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I didn't expect to be Duel2Dude and went and wrote a regular personal.  That
means I have to think of something ELSE to say, right?  I'm not really GOOD at
thinking of things to say, you know.  I'm not a verbal kind of guy.
     But it's so cool to be on top, even just this once, and I love it.  Maybe I'll
graduate, too!

                                    Yellow Pike

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
NIANIA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, GLORY BOUND TROLLS, since 
THE GOLDEN FISH took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see SCARDY CAT win a fight and gain 20 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SCARDY CAT beat NEEBLES and NEEBLES lost 17 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  PIP challenged NIANIA's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, NIANIA may be getting bland, as YELLOW PIKE stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  NIANIA, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KNOT WHOLE the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like GLORY BOUND TROLLS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Looks 
like time for laurels or hemlock, NELLISTHA was challenged by OOZE-O, who was ranked 
26 points below her.  But here's a pretty tale--OOZE-O did lose the fight, but gained 
3 worth of recognition.  Some long shots can pay off, I guess.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for NIANIA'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.   
     What does the NIANIA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YELLOW PIKE 5031             15  50  1   116       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORMIDABLE 5177              13   6  3   106       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 PROWESS 5155                 15  18  0    98       KNOT WHOLE (443)
 PIP 5286                     10   4  0    95       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 ABALONEA 5032                14  51  0    93       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-SOLITARE 5120                10  11  0    93       HARLEQUINS (577)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NELLISTHA 5156               22  18  1    88       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOZE-O 5277                  10   4  0    62       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARDY CAT 5279               4   0  0    50       ARENA FELINES (622)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COMEDY 5139                   8   8  1    33       HARLEQUINS (577)
-MELODY 5151                   4   4  0    32       HARLEQUINS (577)
 NEEBLES 5301                  6   4  0    28       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OSCAR 5264                    2   0  0    22       HARLEQUINS (577)
-BWA HA 3650                   2   5  0    17       KNOT WHOLE (443)
-JESTER 5309                   1   0  0    15       HARLEQUINS (577)
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318             1   0  0     8       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 NUGGET MCGOLD 5317            1   0  0     8       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ugg, death of a 10-0 TP by an NPC!  Ohh, the irony!  I have a TP sit on the throne
for 23 straight turns and then have 2 others killed. -- DeGotti

Sultan -- Thanks.  I just don't recall you being that active in the personals is all.
I guess I just expected most, if not all, of the PA's to be from Nick in such a small
arena. -- DeGotti

Prowess -- (breathing heavily, eyes nearly crossed with the effort not to stare at
his opponent)  It's an education, I mean, it's an honor to be matched against you.  I
was really TRYING, and for the first minute, at least, I managed not to stare at
your...chest.  And, er, developments.  But I just couldn't keep it up.  Or down.  Or
to the side, either, for that matter.  It's more than male flesh and blood can stand.
-- Yellow Pike

Pip -- You're not helping things, you rotten golem!  I'd be a lot better off if I
could get some substantial wins here.  I might actually escape, which is better than
I can expect if I wait for my teammates.  Wandering around with Dwarves all the time!
How do they expect to get anything DONE? -- Abalonea

Formidable -- Yes, dear boy, I'm sure you are.  Or can be.  Practice at it. -- Lubaya

Oh, gods, I knew it, I just KNEW it.  ALL these Dwarves are Khalhums Dwarves that
have been put out of work by the closing of arenas across Alastari.  One of them even
had his face ripped off! -- Analira

A Convicted Assassin?  A KARRAGIT assassin?  I suppose I should be GLAD he was
caught, as a sign that the Karragit haven't mastered assassination yet, but what
about the others?  How many Karragit assassins are walking our streets undetected,
striking from hiding, decimating the oligarchs of Niania?  I think we may be in need
of a crusade here. -- Nellistha

Prowess -- I sincerely hope you graduate soon, and me, too!  I'd feel a lot better
about this adventure if I weren't mortal. -- Abalonea
P.S.  Watch out for the Dwarves, though.

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIP was bested by YELLOW PIKE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
OOZE-O was savagely defeated by NELLISTHA in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
PROWESS vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 4 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ABALONEA was overpowered by FORMIDABLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NEEBLES was devastated by SCARDY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NUGGET MCGOLD bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's match.
SPIKE MCGOLD overcame CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   6 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 397 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FORMIDABLE 5177            13   6  3  106 KNOT WHOLE (443)
PARRY-STRIKE     PIP 5286                   10   4  0   95 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
WALL OF STEEL    NELLISTHA 5156             22  18  1   88 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
SLASHING ATTACK  OOZE-O 5277                10   4  0   62 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCARDY CAT 5279             4   0  0   50 ARENA FELINES (622)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABALONEA 5032.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PROWESS 5155.  The ten other most popular fighters were YELLOW PIKE 5031, 
NELLISTHA 5156, PIP 5286, FORMIDABLE 5177, SCARDY CAT 5279, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, OOZE-O 
5277, NUGGET MCGOLD 5317, ABALONEA 5032, and NEEBLES 5301.

The least popular fighter this week was NEEBLES 5301.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ABALONEA 5032, NUGGET MCGOLD 5317, OOZE-O 5277, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, 
SCARDY CAT 5279, FORMIDABLE 5177, PIP 5286, NELLISTHA 5156, YELLOW PIKE 5031, and 
PROWESS 5155.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OXYGEN THIEF 3726 (145-71-4)           6  3  0         ODD SQUAD            
ANGEL 1548 (136-113-9)                 3  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUUL THE BULL 4840 (41-60-1)           3  3  0         RESURRECTION         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEDLAM'S BARD 4144 (31-23-2)           0  2  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIME 4966 (24-16-4)                    4  3  0         HARLEQUINS           
BIG RED 5080 (16-5-0)                  0  2  0         BIG COUNTRY          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OTIS 3579 (0-0-0)                      7  3  0         NEWMAN HALL          
EEK THE CAT 4110 (11-7-0)              4  3  0         THE FUNNY FARM       
TOOFLESS 5103 (37-4-0)                 2  3  0         GLORY BOUND TROLLS   
BETTY 5107 (16-7-2)                    1  3  1         BIG COUNTRY          
BILLY 5153 (12-7-0)                    1  3  0         BIG COUNTRY          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOODSHED 4619 (7-3-0)                 2  3  0         BLOOD BATH           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAHMA 4880 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         ONE SURFING HINDU    
BRUTUS 5248 (6-3-0)                    0  2  0         BIG COUNTRY          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCARDY CAT 5279 (3-0-0)                8  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
LOU LOU 5294 (1-3-0)                   0  2  0         BIG COUNTRY          

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104 (16-10-0)          4  3  0         GLORY BOUND TROLLS   
KAYDAN 4928 (9-10-1)                   3  3  0         RESURRECTION         
CHANCE 4945 (15-18-0)                  1  3  0         HARLEQUINS           

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DESPAIR 5170 (8-2-0)                   5  3  0         DARK ANGELS          
RAPTURE 2718 (3-3-0)                   0  2  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE ROCKET 5181 (2-2-1)                2  3  0         FAMOUS HURLERS