DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2004    Duedate: 10/18/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAGMAN
HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
(4-5890) [11-6-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRAM DE WAARD                  SHOCKA MUTUMBO
RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)     MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
(4-5701) [13-4-0,114]          (4-6004) [1-2-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABHORRENCE                     WHITE WIND
DARK TOADS (534)               MAYAN WHITE (570)
(4-5568) [11-6-2,100]          (4-5902) [10-6-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DIFFERENT HATS (532)        48
2. BLACK & BLUE (547)          47      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. SHOCK TROOPS (544)          47      Unchartered Team
4. THE FORCE II (537)          33
5. ARENA FELINES (554)         33      BLITZKRIEG (531)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     56  28  3 66.7   1/ 3 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)    10  5 1
 2/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        55  29  4 65.5   2/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)       10  5 1
 3/ 3 BLACK & BLUE (547)        49  36  2 57.6   3/14 DIFFERENT HATS (532)     10  5 0
 4/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  49  38  2 56.3   4/ 5 DARK TOADS (534)          9  5 0
 5- 5 CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     41  32  3 56.2   5/ 1 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     9  6 2
 6/ 4 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       46  39  2 54.1   6/ 7 BLACK & BLUE (547)        9  6 0
 7/ 7 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     47  41  3 53.4   7/ 9 THE FORCE II (537)        8  5 0
 8/ 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE (355)       8   7  1 53.3   8/13 ARENA FELINES (554)       8  7 0
 9/ 8 MAYAN WHITE (570)         42  37  3 53.2   9/ 4 MAYAN WHITE (570)         8  7 0
10/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (531)          12  11  0 52.2  10/10 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        7  8 1
11/11 ARENA FELINES (554)       44  41  0 51.8  11/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  7  8 0
12/10 DARK TOADS (534)          47  45  4 51.1  12/12 DREAMERS (569)            7  8 0
13- 9 BLADES OF MIST (253)     286 275 20 51.0  13/11 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     6  9 0
14/12*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)        9  11  0 45.0  14/ 8 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       5 10 1
15/13 DREAMERS (569)            37  47  1 44.0  15/17 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       5 10 1
16/19 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      45  59  7 43.3  16/15 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  4  2 0
17/20 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        32  43  2 42.7  17/16 SOME BODIES (523)         4  7 1
18/16 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  23  31  1 42.6  18-19 BLADES OF MIST (253)      3  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 THE FORCE II (537)       117 165 11 41.5  19-18 CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     3  7 0
20/15 SOME BODIES (523)         24  34  2 41.4  20/20*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)       2  3 0
21/18 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       35  53  3 39.8  21/21 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 1
22/21 DOGS OF WAR (115)        321 496 20 39.3  22/ 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE (355)      1  0 0
23/22 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     32  52  1 38.1  23/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (531)          0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Just 4 turns to go in the contest and the MVP competition could be over after this
one....  DMob is now 7 points up in the team competition and 11 points up in the
warrior competiton.  Only 2 of the Stylemasters are determined (Barring Death) and
there are still 14 teams in line for the Iron Manager awards.  Here are the up to
date standings:

MVP Team:
1.  OrcCon Thugs         161
2.  Purple and Gold      154
3.  Superior Forces ZC2  147
4.  Classic Blues        139
5.  Black + Blue         139
6.  Arena Felines        136
7.  Dark Toads           131
8.  Cheeto's Heroes      130
9.  Mayan White          130

MVP Warrior:
1.  Stigma               47
2.  Grotesque            36
3.  Andromeda            35
3.  Justgiveitup         35
3.  Vanguard             35
6.  Happy Cat            33
7.  Kurt Rambis          32
7.  Magic Johnson        32
9.  Ma Rainey            31
9.  Shaq Daddy           31
9.  Spider Claws         31
9.  Putressence          31
9.  Abhorrence           31
9.  Hopeless Rob         31
15. Syndicate            30
15. Bram De Waard        30
15. George Mikan         30
15. Crazy Ivan           30

Stylemaster:
Aimed Blow:  Magic Johnson +5, Dark Champion +2, Cat Tusion +1, Cheetoo +1

Basher:  Grotesque +16, Syndicate +11

Lunger:  Abhorrence +8, Spider Claws +4, Crazy Ivan +4, Reveur +4

Parry Lunge:  Michael Cooper +37

Parry Riposte:  Pussy-Footed +2, Thousand Foot Crutch +1

Parry Strike:  Putressence +16

Slasher:  Shaq Daddy +13, Charlie Patton +12

Striker:  Bram De Waard +17, Stigma +14

Total Parry:  Justgiveitup +12, Vanguard +10, White Dog +7

Wall of Steel:  Ma Rainey +14, White Worldbenger +8

The Iron Manager standings remain the same for the 4th consecutive turn, Dark Toads
again losing a fight but with still 3 leeway.  The list unchanged is:  Force of Five,
Different Hats, The Force II, Black + Blue, Superior Forces ZC2, Arena Felines,
OrcCon Thugs, Purple and Gold, Dark Toads, Dreamers, Classic Blues, Millenium Metal,
Hitmen for Hire and Mayan White.

Best of luck to all contenders and spoikers in the final 4 turns of the contest!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in JHELUM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now, what did these guys have for 
breakfast this morning?  DIFFERENT HATS has turned a 5-0-0 into 3rd place from 14th.  
Give me the recipe!  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for CLASSIC BLUES, whose 1-4-1 this turn dropped them by 6 into 14th.  The 
ARENA FELINES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, JUSTGIVEITUP fought 
GROTESQUE and gained 21 points and contributed to SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2's 3-2-0.  
PUTRESSENCE has lost to DREAMER, falling 14 points, while helping make DARK TOADS a 
3-2-0 turn.  This turn STIGMA Bloodfeuded BAGMAN in what was JHELUM's Title bout.  We 
should ask BAGMAN about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does 
for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DARK TOADS stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided DARK TOADS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DIFFERENT HATS.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MILLENIUM METAL's 
warrior MUDVAYNE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, 
tsk, tsk.  SYNDICATE, does your manager know you're challenging down 20 points to 
fight CHARLEY PATTON from CLASSIC BLUES?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage 
of the system like this.  SYNDICATE overcame CHARLEY PATTON, as if it surprises 
anyone.  Building dreams on hope, SPIDER CLAWS challenged up 29 points this turn to 
take on WHITE DOG from MAYAN WHITE stable.  And whaddya know, SPIDER CLAWS beat WHITE 
DOG, and the fighters of BLACK & BLUE were last seen lifting frothy pints of ale in 
honor of SPIDER CLAWS' 25 point gain.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard 
to say sometimes), WHITE WIND challenged VANGUARD today, facing a 26 difference in 
recognition.  And now nobody knows where VANGUARD is right now, after giving WHITE 
WIND 26 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  I don't know 
about you, but DAPHNE challenging down 19 points to DARK TOADS' HIDEOUS, is not 
really worthy of MEMPHIS MAFIA.  Well, it only serves justice to see that DAPHNE was 
overcame by HIDEOUS.  Heh, heh.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  FORCE OF FIVE made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as 
they sent HOPELESS ROB, with a record of 10-6-1, to HOPELESS ROB death.  Farewell, 
his.  I guess it was coming sooner or later, SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 has lost -JUNKY, and 
JHELUM is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  HITMEN FOR HIRE has lost 
AGENT 47 to the arena in the sky, but they don't seem to be worried.  What do you 
expect from 4-5-0?  Is it really true that JHELUM has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in JHELUM, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAGMAN 5890                  11   6  1   109       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701           13   4  0   114       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 DREAMER 5894                  9   8  0   103       DREAMERS (569)
 ABHORRENCE 5568              11   6  2   100       DARK TOADS (534)
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943          14   2  0    98       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 SYNDICATE 5952               11   6  1    96       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXCURSION 5030               20  20  0    88       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 WHITE WIND 5902              10   6  1    85       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 STIGMA 5968                  13   4  1    84       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688            11   6  0    84       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692            11   6  1    82       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900       11   5  0    80       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 HUSBAND 5561                 13   9  5    79       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   5  2    79       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778             11   6  1    78       DARK TOADS (534)
 PERICLES 5531                14  13  2    77       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GROTESQUE 5571               12   5  1    72       DARK TOADS (534)
 VARAK TCOR 3740               8   4  1    72       CLAN BATTLEAXE (355)
 SIREN WOLFE 5719             11   6  1    71       THE FORCE II (537)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          8   9  0    71       ARENA FELINES (554)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           11   6  1    69       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 VANGUARD 5966                13   4  0    68       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 MA RAINEY 5702               12   5  0    68       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912              11   6  1    68       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-CHEETA 5881                  10   5  0    67       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 WHITE DOG 5898                9   7  1    67       MAYAN WHITE (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840          10   7  0    65       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917             10   7  0    64       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ANDROMEDA 5684               11   6  1    63       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               11   6  0    63       ARENA FELINES (554)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910            10   7  1    63       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           7  10  0    63       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 CLYDE 5686                    9   8  1    61       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 7   5  0    61       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         10   7  0    59       ARENA FELINES (554)
 FIRE BALL 5486                9   7  0    58       SOME BODIES (523)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          8   9  1    58       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 7  10  0    58       MILLENIUM METAL (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TUSION 5769               9   8  0    53       ARENA FELINES (554)
-RAEL 5225                     7   5  0    53       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 RED STORM 5889                9   8  0    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 ROGUE 7 5813                 11   6  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 REVEUR 5896                   7  10  1    50       DREAMERS (569)
-SERILIA 5193                 11   8  2    49       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             8   9  1    48       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-CHEETOO 6070                  7   4  1    46       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 CUBS FAN 5709                10   7  0    45       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          5   4  0    45       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             7   9  0    44       THE FORCE II (537)
 FOG SHOWER 6100               6   2  1    44       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               5   4  0    44       THE FORCE II (537)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEACON 5557                   6  16  0    43       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                6   3  0    39       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     7   5  0    38       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 SOGNATORE 5895                7  10  0    37       DREAMERS (569)
 ARC BURN 5662                 7   8  1    36       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 TRAUMER 5897                  7  10  0    35       DREAMERS (569)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            6  11  0    35       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-EZ CHEESY 5885                6   9  0    35       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 SPARKACUS 6045                6   5  1    34       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-EMILLE 5357                   5   3  0    34       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLAZIN 6069                   7   4  0    33       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             6  11  0    33       ARENA FELINES (554)
 MAJOR SPARX 6084              5   4  0    33       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 VIPER 6122                    2   3  1    33       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               5  12  0    31       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 WHITE WIZARD 5901             5  10  1    30       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 VILE 6096                     7   1  0    28       DARK TOADS (534)
 BOB'S FRIEND BOB 6086         4   6  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 DROMMARE 6066                 5   7  0    24       DREAMERS (569)
 ICBTRISA 6133                 3   2  0    24       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRCUIT BORED 6131            3   2  0    23       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 SHOCKA MUTUMBO 6004           1   2  0    23       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-BUTTERBEAN 5555               3   2  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 KERRY 6126                    1   3  1    20       SOME BODIES (523)
 BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      2   2  0    19       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  2   3  0    19       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 DAPHNE 5631                   3   3  0    18       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 DIPLOMA 6128                  4   1  0    17       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 CHEAP TRICK 5554              2   1  0    17       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 HIDEOUS 6147                  1   1  0    17       DARK TOADS (534)
 FLUXIOUS MAXO 6130            2   3  0    15       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098     3   5  0    14       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-CHESTER 6106                  2   4  0    14       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0  14  0    14       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SHADOW KAT 5629               1   3  0    13       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-GREY WOLF 6145                1   1  0    13       SOME BODIES (523)
 ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           3   3  0    12       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-OMEGA 5553                    2   2  0    12       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 TEACHER 6150                  1   0  0    11       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-ALPHA 5552                    3   1  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 HOWLIN' WOLF 6124             1   4  0     7       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SUN TZU 5827                  1   3  0     7       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-MJ 6127                       1   1  0     7       SOME BODIES (523)
-GUMBO 5632                    0   1  0     7       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 SUPER JACOB 6151              1   0  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 TOXIC 6153                    1   0  0     6       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 GRELIS FLARG 6155             0   1  0     1       THE FORCE II (537)
 GALEK VREN 6154               0   1  0     1       THE FORCE II (537)
-KRAV SIVAK 3739               0   1  0     1       CLAN BATTLEAXE (355)
 LITTLE MIKEY 6152             0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COOK 6134              1  3 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    VIPER 6122            506         
CAREOLA DENALLA 6067   4  6 1 THE FORCE II 537      SPARKACUS 6045        505         
HOPELESS ROB 5577     10  7 1 FORCE OF FIVE 535     WURM KIN 607          507 NONE    
THE MACHINE 5575      10  6 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     PERICLES 5531         506         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AGENT 47 6088          4  5 0 HITMEN FOR HIRE 560   WILLIE BROWN 5705     507         
SADIE LYNNE 5630       4  1 0 MEMPHIS MAFIA 538     GEORGE MIKAN 5910     506         
QUAX 5958              9  7 1 ORCCON THUGS 572      BAGMAN 5890           506         
-JUNKY 6027            8  6 0 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 546 CRAZY IVAN 5998       507         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Killjoy -- Have you considered the possibility that your manager may hate you?  That
weapon choice looks bad.  Especially since you weren't able to do a thing with it.
Come by our place and we'll see if we can find you something better. -- Pericles

Bob's Friend Bob -- Darn, you WERE laughing.  I could tell.  Just because I'm oh and
twelve, heck, that could happen to anybody, you know!  It isn't like I'm TRYING to
lose.  I give it my all.  But it doesn't want my all.  Darn. -- Dogface

Our congratulations to Hargreave Tenslayer for an amazing performance at the tourney.
Ah, we remember the days when he was here....  How time does creep onward. -- Nick,
Dogs of War

With the personal ad situation so bleak, you'd think that all anyone was playing for
in this arena prizes from the Zalcon contest.... -- Assur

Viper -- All he wanted was to sample a couple of eggs.  He wasn't going to take them
all. -- Assur

Willie Brown -- Those skills will hopefully help me solve my problems and I've got so
many that I just can't even think about helping you with yours! -- Problem Solver

Allen -- Glad I could be of service. -- Deacon

Siren Wolfe -- Don't you know I'm too busy watching the pennant race to worry about
something as silly as arena combat?  Why don't you go find some of the Giants to
knock upside the head so they'll be out for the count! -- Cubs Fan

I did write personals last time, but there was a problem with the lightning pigeons.
To wit, they flew the coop, and we had no lightning pigeons!  Tricky birds.  I hope
to see the old ones in this time, too? -- Nick, Dogs of War

The Machine -- My turn to win, I see.  Always a pleasant occurrence!  (pause to read
the fight more carefully)  Oh...DARN.  Your death is the last thing I desired.
Running a KD of six, aiming right arm.  Obviously, my aim is poor.  Rest in peace. --
Pericles
P.S.  I shall, of course, be present to receive any bloodfeud challenge you care to
issue.

Icbtrisa -- I'm helpless against warriors with unpronounceable names.  It's an old
flaw of mine. -- Dogface
P.S.  Somehow I thought you'd be female.  Probably the "trisa" at the end of your
name.

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOPELESS ROB was dealt death by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STIGMA was demolished by BAGMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title melee.
SHOCKA MUTUMBO was defeated by GEORGE MIKAN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
SYNDICATE devastated CHARLEY PATTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HUSBAND overpowered THIJS ZONNEVELD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WHITE WORLDBENGER won victory over MA RAINEY in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
DREAMER overpowered PUTRESSENCE in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MICHAEL COOPER handily defeated PERICLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SPIDER CLAWS won victory over WHITE DOG in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
JUSTGIVEITUP unbelievably bested GROTESQUE in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
WHITE WIND viciously subdued VANGUARD in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge bout.
HAPPY CAT subdued ROGUE 7 in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
REVEUR was overcome by SLIPKNOT in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
KURT RAMBIS luckily beat MUDVAYNE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
TRAUMER was luckily beaten by DEACON in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION was overpowered by CUBS FAN in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
NICKLEBACK was devastated by CAT TUSION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SPARKACUS beat DROMMARE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
FOG SHOWER devastated ARC BURN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH was luckily beaten by PUSSY-FOOTED in a 5 minute Challenge match.
DAPHNE was luckily beaten by HIDEOUS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
VIPER overpowered WHITE WIZARD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DIPLOMA slimly won victory over ANNOYING ELLEN in a popular 5 minute Challenge bout.
CIRCUIT BORED vanquished DOGFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BRAM DE WAARD handily defeated ALL LICKERED UP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ABHORRENCE devastated SHAQ DADDY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAGIC JOHNSON overpowered SOGNATORE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CLYDE was beaten by VARAK TCOR in a 1 minute fight.
SIREN WOLFE vanquished FIRE BALL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRAZY IVAN murdered -JUNKY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PROBLEM SOLVER vanquished WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR in a 6 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
GETS LAST LICKS beat ANNISTEEN ALLEN in a 1 minute competition.
RED STORM lost to ANDROMEDA in a popular 1 minute veteran's bout.
WILLIE BROWN viciously butchered AGENT 47 in a 2 minute gory fray.
DARK CHAMPION was beaten by PAVEL ICAM in a 1 minute match.
AVREN RALCEN overpowered BOB'S FRIEND BOB in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
VILE outlasted OSKSI NOBLE in a dull 7 minute bout.
CHEAP TRICK was demolished by MAJOR SPARX in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
KERRY was devastated by SNOW FLEA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SUN TZU was bested by ICBTRISA in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
HOWLIN' WOLF was defeated by TEACHER in a 5 minute novice's match.
FLUXIOUS MAXO handily defeated GALEK VREN in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
SUPER JACOB savagely defeated GRELIS FLARG in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
LITTLE MIKEY was subdued by TOXIC in a exciting 1 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  36 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  39 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         BASHING ATTACK    69 -  61 -  6      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       36 -  32 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-STRIKE      32 -  32 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    99 - 104 -  6      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         AIMED BLOW        60 -  67 -  3      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  71 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  53 -  3      39  |

Turn 507 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      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  8         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  7     AIMED BLOW         3 -  7         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BAGMAN 5890                11   6  1  109 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRAM DE WAARD 5701         13   4  0  114 RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
PARRY-STRIKE     DREAMER 5894                9   8  0  103 DREAMERS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   ABHORRENCE 5568            11   6  2  100 DARK TOADS (534)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943        14   2  0   98 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
BASHING ATTACK   SYNDICATE 5952             11   6  1   96 ORCCON THUGS (572)
TOTAL PARRY      JUSTGIVEITUP 5688          11   6  0   84 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
WALL OF STEEL    WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900     11   5  0   80 MAYAN WHITE (570)
AIMED BLOW       PERICLES 5531              14  13  2   77 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABHORRENCE 5568.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHITE WIND 5902.  The ten other most popular fighters were GROTESQUE 5571, 
ANNOYING ELLEN 6109, SPIDER CLAWS 5692, MUDVAYNE 5848, WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900, HAPPY 
CAT 5771, PROBLEM SOLVER 5829, HOWLIN' WOLF 6124, SUPER JACOB 6151, and TRAUMER 5897.

The least popular fighter this week was VILE 6096.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042, TEACHER 6150, KERRY 6126, DARK CHAMPION 
5689, -JUNKY 6027, FIRE BALL 5486, SOGNATORE 5895, SHAQ DADDY 5912, ALL LICKERED UP 
5770, and DOGFACE 6031.

                                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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes