Date   : 08/26/2003    Duedate: 09/08/2003


DM-4    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors


(4-5269) [19-20-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUPER CHE                      FIRE BALL
DOGS OF WAR (115)              SOME BODIES (523)
(4-5269) [19-20-1,108]         (4-5486) [2-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUPER CHE                      SHERMAN
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5269) [19-20-1,108]         (4-5391) [12-12-1,89]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           46
2. SOME BODIES (523)            8      ABBY NORMAL (190)
3. LIGHT OF HONOR (520)         0      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS IV (513)        0
5. ABBY NORMAL (190)          -32      SOME BODIES (523)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LIGHT OF HONOR (520)      14   8  1 63.6   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  6 0
 2/ 2 ABBY NORMAL (190)        457 361 16 55.9   2/ 1 ABBY NORMAL (190)         7  8 0
 3/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        278 450 18 38.2   3- 3*LIGHT OF HONOR (520)      3  1 0
 4/ 6*SOME BODIES (523)          2   6  0 25.0   4/ 6*SOME BODIES (523)         2  6 0
 5- 5*THE NATURALS IV (513)      1   4  0 20.0   5- 5*THE NATURALS IV (513)     1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to ABBY NORMAL, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the DOGS OF WAR stable.  It looks like the guys(?) at DOGS OF WAR had a 
good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 1st place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for LYSISTRATA, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after 
mashing FANA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  FANA was bested by LYSISTRATA and drops 17 points.  
It's a proud day for the DOGS OF WAR stable, as their warrior, SUPER CHE, ascended 
the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid ABBY NORMAL, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does JHELUM really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  ABBY NORMAL + Weapons That go Boom = SOME BODIES + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPER CHE 5269               19  20  1   108       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAQA 5415                    11   5  0    93       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERMAN 5391                 12  12  1    89       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LYSISTRATA 5389              16   9  1    85       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FANA 5414                    11   5  1    72       ABBY NORMAL (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METAGRUMBLER 5422             8   5  0    61       ABBY NORMAL (190)
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             13  14  2    58       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINDAR 5456                   4   1  0    26       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
-SOLE SURVIVOR 5454            3   2  1    24       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOKOR 5455                    4   1  0    23       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
 HELLENIC FLU 5471             3   2  0    23       ABBY NORMAL (190)
-BLANCTOR 5452                 2   3  0    19       LIGHT OF HONOR (520)
 FIRE BALL 5486                2   0  0    15       SOME BODIES (523)
-THE TAILGATER 5395            1   0  0     9       THE NATURALS IV (513)
 MASTIFF 5490                  0   2  0     2       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MALFORMED 5489         1  2 0 ABBY NORMAL 190       WURM KIN 607          479 NONE    
THE BIG NASTY 5129    10 14 1 DEATH ON A STIK 490   G.A. CUSTER 5376      475 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baqa -- You fiend!  You are out to GET me, I know that now!  And I say FIEND.
Nothing less. -- Super Che

M. Chardinee has fans?  Amazing. -- Sherman

Fana -- I can't say you didn't earn that win.  I guess this was your day rather than
mine. -- Lysistrata

Metagrumbler -- You're plotting against me, aren't you?  I can tell.  But I know the
answer to THAT. -- G.A. Custer

Fireball -- You singed me good. -- Mastiff

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MALFORMED was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BAQA lost to SUPER CHE in a action packed 1 minute Title battle.
FANA was subdued by LYSISTRATA in a 1 minute fight.
SHERMAN viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
METAGRUMBLER overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
G.A. CUSTER devastated HELLENIC FLU in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
FIRE BALL devastated MASTIFF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  15 -  0      12  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 479 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BAQA 5415                  11   5  0   93 ABBY NORMAL (190)
WALL OF STEEL    LYSISTRATA 5389            16   9  1   85 DOGS OF WAR (115)
PARRY-LUNGE      FANA 5414                  11   5  1   72 ABBY NORMAL (190)
LUNGING ATTACK   METAGRUMBLER 5422           8   5  0   61 ABBY NORMAL (190)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUPER CHE 5269.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHERMAN 5391.  The ten other most popular fighters were G.A. CUSTER 5376, BAQA 
FLU 5471, MALFORMED 5489, FANA 5414, and MASTIFF 5490.

The least popular fighter this week was MASTIFF 5490.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FANA 5414, MALFORMED 5489, HELLENIC FLU 5471, FIRE BALL 5486, 
METAGRUMBLER 5422, LYSISTRATA 5389, SUPER CHE 5269, BAQA 5415, G.A. CUSTER 5376, and 

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

SUPER CHE (4-5269) DOGS OF WAR (115)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 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.
     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 
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