DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2004    Duedate: 01/14/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARY RETZLAFF
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
(3-6119) [16-19-1,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARY RETZLAFF                  THE CHIROPRACTOR
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)       EVIL DUDES (554)
(3-6119) [16-19-1,127]         (3-6088) [5-0-0,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARY RETZLAFF                  HARALDUR
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)       AESIR (164)
(3-6119) [16-19-1,127]         (3-6325) [5-2-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE NUKES (580)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    25
2. THE NUKES (580)             22      SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
3. AESIR (164)                 16      Unchartered Team
4. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       15
5. EVIL DUDES (554)            10      EVIL DUDES (554)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      30  16  2 65.2   1/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           9  5 0
 2/ 4*EVIL DUDES (554)           5   3  0 62.5   2/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     9  6 0
 3- 2*BLITZKRIEG (581)           6   4  0 60.0   3/ 2 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  8  7 0
 4/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           23  16  2 59.0   4- 4*BLITZKRIEG (581)          6  4 0
 5/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    123  97  7 55.9   5/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 1
 6- 6*UNBELIZEABLE (570)         9   8  1 52.9   6/ 5 AESIR (164)               5 10 1
 7- 7*GHASTLY (573)              1   1  0 50.0   7/ 9*EVIL DUDES (554)          2  2 0
 8/ 8 AESIR (164)              531 539 39 49.6   8-10 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      0  2 0
 9- 9 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      80  83  1 49.1   9- 7 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      0  1 0
10/10 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  69 104  3 39.9  10- 8*GHASTLY (573)             0  1 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 Dark Federation #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rodeki:

     "Princess?  I didn't know she was a princess," Tolugat muttered.  "Princess
Tirisha?  This changes everything!"
     "Yeah."  Adabemis & Balmador nodded with satisfaction.  "This gives us, you
know, whatchit.  Not just a back-street cult.  We've got a princess."
     "She'll be picky," the priest objected.  "She'll want velvet cushions to kneel
on.  Good wine.  All that fancy stuff we can't afford--"
     "Hey, it makes a good show!" the gladiator protested.  "People like a good show.
Velvet cushions, okay, maybe not, but we have to have good wine.  And blood
sacrifices.  Lots of them."  His eyes glittered.  "Lots of blood...."
     Tolugat began to look uneasy.  "That could attract unfavorable attention.
Rulers don't like that, they shut down cults that do a lot of sacrificing, they--"
     "But Princess Tirisha's going to be the ruler," the gladiator pointed out.
"She's one of us.  She's on OUR side.  She LIKES a good bloody cult, I can tell."  He
grinned, the glitter in his eye becoming more pronounced.
     "Oh.  Oh, of course," the priest said faintly.  "Why didn't I think of that...."
     "And we'll have lots of gladiators," Adabemis & Balmador went on.  "Gladiators
like blood, too.  Gladiators are INTO dark cults, after all.  It'll be great!"
     "Right... great.  Of course," Tolugat muttered.  "Lots of...," he swallowed
hard, "lots of blood."

Mordant, the royal palace:

     Talissen, Queen of Mordant, threw down the spy's report and glared across the
breakfast table at her husband, King Samir of Trocar.  "You see!  I told you that if
we didn't deal with Sibikhas and Rodeki, there would be trouble."
     Samir shrugged and cut himself another slice of ham.  "If it gets out of hand,
you can crack down on things, but I like the idea of letting the contenders for
Overlord of Sibikhas fight it out among themselves.  Fewer discontented challengers
left around to make trouble later."
     "And I told you I thought it was a bad idea, on several counts," she snapped
back.  "That kind of chaos is not good for the nation, in the first place.  Second,
the winner could end up being TOO strong, and everyone knowing it.  Third, it ignores
the legal solution, that Morra of Jhans, as Gryzash's wife, should be regent until
his son is old enough to take the rule--"
     "She's got experience at being a regent," Samir remarked, frowning thoughtfully.
"Rather convenient, isn't it, that just when her job ends in Jhans, here comes
another one in Sibikhas...."
     "Coincidences DO happen sometimes.  That's why we have a name for them," the
Queen replied.  "And the fourth reason is that if there is to be some new rulers
among my vassals, *I* should be the one to choose them."
     "That's the best reason," Samir agreed.  He shrugged again.  "So choose one.
But if it isn't someone with the strength to defend the position, you'll have to
commit YOUR army to supporting him.  And if your army's not at home, then you could
be vulnerable."
     After a moment's thoughtful silence, Talissen said, "I need more information.
And I need some warriors to be bodyguards for whoever I do choose.  Gladiators, I
think.  Very useful people, gladiators."

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do
it.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): MAC of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): MAUI WAUI of TACO GODS from ZENSU (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): RAGE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): DREIHDENWALD (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): ALOHA ALICE of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
                           BUBBA of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): VIGO of ALCHEMY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): 2 + 2 = 4 of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, well, looks like the Aesir have quite the crush on little ole' me!  Four
challenges in as many turns--you're making me blush.  Almost as much as my 3-1 record
against y'all...but enough about me, let's hear more about me!

Actually, I can't be bothered to write too much--so much to do this holiday season.
All kinds of gifts to buy for the trolls, hobgoblins and assorted nasties on my list,
not to mention all the fellow warriors I've come to know and love (or hate--you know
who you are!).

So, I wish y'all a Kwappy Kwanzaa (or Chappy Chanukkah) and better luck knocking me
off my perch next year!!! 

                                          -- Mary

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for OSKSI.  Too bad, SIMPLY DESSERTS, but THE 
NUKES was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for DAT NGUYEN?  AMERICAN 
APPRAISAL's proud of him after beating GRAPH and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  WOLF SPIDER got smashed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and lost 8 points!  
Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all OSKSI.  She got the 
most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) FANDRAL thinks his 12-6-0 and studly 
character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Don't you think 
the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think MARY RETZLAFF should let FANDRAL be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119           16  19  1   127       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALTUN HA 6222                 5   2  1   113       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
 THOR 5672                    14   9  3   103       AESIR (164)
 WHIP SCORPION 6275           12   4  0    93       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANDRAL 5701                 12   6  0    83       AESIR (164)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              12  12  0    79       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SIMEARTH 6155                19  17  0    74       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRAPH 6073                   13  34  0    73       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088         5   0  0    68       EVIL DUDES (554)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND CRABS 6308               8   2  1    61       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 TWITCH 6316                   5   3  0    58       THE NUKES (580)
 JOHN MAHER 6218              11  12  2    57       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARALDUR 6325                 5   2  0    46       AESIR (164)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            5   3  1    39       THE NUKES (580)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          8  10  0    38       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT HOYLE 6208                6  18  0    36       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLF SPIDER 6324              4   3  0    33       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-PUTT PUTT 4977                4   5  0    33       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 THE GOALIE 6229               3  19  0    28       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 FROSTY 6314                   5   3  0    27       THE NUKES (580)
 WHIPSNAKE 6344                2   0  0    25       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BORA BORA 6281                5   5  1    21       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
-BONES 6337                    2   0  0    19       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-SKULL CRACKER 6333            2   0  0    19       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 GOMER 6326                    5   2  0    17       THE NUKES (580)
-G W CHIMP 6259                1   1  0    17       GHASTLY (573)
 SUNBURN 6345                  1   1  0    14       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 DEWEY 6363                    1   0  0     6       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-IVAN THE GREAT 6336           1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-LITTLE JOE 6335               1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 MARIA FU 6360                 0   1  0     1       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SACKED 6361            0  1 0 AESIR 164             LORD ISKOVEN 627      491 NONE    
SATCHEL 6362           0  1 0 AESIR 164             MOUNTAIN TROLL 622    491 NONE    
SUNSCORCH 6279         8  4 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   THOR 5672             489         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whip Scorpion -- (Note to myself: do NOT encourage the evolution of scorpions.  Or
spiders.  Or even centipedes and millipedes.  Definitely not.  Never.  No way.) --
SimEarth

Fandral -- Right off the map.  I hate that.  What's the point in HAVING a map, if
everybody heads straight for the edge? -- Graph

Twitch -- I would've gotten you if you'd just stood STILL.  But no, twitch and
shimmy, flinch, dodge, and twitch.  That is... Not Hoyle

Freddy Fungus -- Oh, no!  You...you got all over me!  I may be marked for life!  How
awful. -- The Goalie

These Convicted Assassins have no IDEA how fish.  Ha!  Not a deuce, not a five, not a
jack does he get. -- Lord Protector Go Fish

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SACKED was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SATCHEL was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
FANDRAL was vanquished by MARY RETZLAFF in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
DAT NGUYEN overpowered GRAPH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HARALDUR was devastated by THE CHIROPRACTOR in a 7 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DEEANN RAKOVICH was devastated by TWITCH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THOR handily defeated SIMEARTH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHIP SCORPION vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WOLF SPIDER was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NOT HOYLE was defeated by FREDDY FUNGUS in a 1 minute match.
JOHN MAHER handily defeated THE GOALIE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SAND CRABS demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FROSTY overcame SUNBURN in a 1 minute contest.
GOMER was subdued by WHIPSNAKE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory match.
MARIA FU was overcome by DEWEY in a action packed 1 minute gory novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  31 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  27 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  23 -  2      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 491 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THOR 5672                  14   9  3  103 AESIR (164)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275         12   4  0   93 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANDRAL 5701               12   6  0   83 AESIR (164)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              19  17  0   74 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
TOTAL PARRY      THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088       5   0  0   68 EVIL DUDES (554)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAND CRABS 6308             8   2  1   61 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
PARRY-LUNGE      FREDDY FUNGUS 6318          5   3  1   39 THE NUKES (580)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARY RETZLAFF 6119.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HARALDUR 6325.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHIPSNAKE 6344, 
MARY RETZLAFF 6119, TWITCH 6316, THOR 5672, DEWEY 6363, SATCHEL 6362, THE 
CHIROPRACTOR 6088, WHIP SCORPION 6275, FREDDY FUNGUS 6318, and SAND CRABS 6308.

The least popular fighter this week was GOMER 6326.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE GOALIE 6229, NOT HOYLE 6208, SIMEARTH 6155, DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254, 
GRAPH 6073, FANDRAL 5701, MARIA FU 6360, SUNBURN 6345, JOHN MAHER 6218, and WOLF 
SPIDER 6324.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

MARY RETZLAFF (3-6119) AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff