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


DM-5    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4324) [9-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULL DURHAM                    SUX0R
PARTY ANIMALS (324)            MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4324) [9-2-0,110]           (5-4560) [6-1-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARON HARN                     BURNT OCHER
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
(5-4368) [16-24-2,77]          (5-4322) [13-4-0,93]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      18
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       9      CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
3. CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)        4      Unchartered Team
4. PARTY ANIMALS (324)          1
5. JOHNS (379)                  1      MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     13   4  0 76.5   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   10  5 0
 2/ 2*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    12   4  1 75.0   2/ 2 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       4  4 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   123  80  6 60.6   3/ 3 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)     2  1 0
 4/ 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      107  95  7 53.0   4/ 4*MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    2  1 0
 5/ 6 JOHNS (379)              176 277  5 38.9   5/ 6 JOHNS (379)               0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KALTOS games.  JAD LADRUE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE put down FARON HARN, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the 
process.  Not for nothing has BULL DURHAM in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in KALTOS seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In KALTOS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  KALTOS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is MORE NEW TEAMS 2, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of PARTY ANIMALS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after BURNT OCHER.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that BEATLE BAILEY posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized BURNT OCHER.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BEATLE 
BAILEY was subdued by BURNT OCHER.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My hearty congratulations SUX0R, for thy revenge upon MOUSE DAVIS, 
slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Some say a warrior 
is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then 
a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in KALTOS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL DURHAM 4324              9   2  0   110       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURNT OCHER 4322             13   4  0    93       CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
-CATFISH HUNTER 3315          13  15  1    91       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARON HARN 4368              16  24  2    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FOLIE HANNA 4528             10   7  1    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           11   8  0    70       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            10   2  0    68       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                    6   1  0    59       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                    7  32  0    53       JOHNS (379)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              5   1  1    50       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               6   4  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BELISS DON 4558               5   5  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRIED TWINKIE 4562            3   1  0    22       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574             1   2  0    12       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEER GEYSER 4563       3  2 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 476  MOUSE DAVIS 4379      474 JUST REV
TIGER WOODS 4323       3  4 0 PARTY ANIMALS 324     BEER GEYSER 4563      473 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bull Durham -- Ah, well, style-vs.-style, that was possibly inevitable.  Which
doesn't stop me from practicing hard in the hopes of reversing it, of course! --
Folie Hanna

Burnt Ocher -- I never realized how much burning ocher, ah, what a whiff it makes.
No wonder you win fights. -- Derbie Foyle

M. Chardinee tried to bribe me to let him win.  That's new, isn't it?  I mean, I
didn't think that kind of thing was ALLOWED. -- Faron Harn

I think the Ambitious Guard was being UNFAIR.  Everyone KNOWS that standbys are
supposed to LOSE. -- Jad Ladrue
P.S.  Besides, I wasn't ready for him.  It was a mismatch from the word go.

Samantha Fox -- No doubt you'd have better luck against a male opponent, especially
dressed like that. -- Beliss Don

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

SUX0R bested MOUSE DAVIS in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BEATLE BAILEY was viciously subdued by BURNT OCHER in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
SAMANTHA FOX lost to BELISS DON in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BULL DURHAM devastated FOLIE HANNA in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
FARON HARN was subdued by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's competition.
DERBIE FOYLE won victory over HOFFA in a 1 minute fight.
JAD LADRUE bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   3 -  1      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 477 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         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL DURHAM 4324            9   2  0  110 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURNT OCHER 4322           13   4  0   93 CRAYOLA KILLERS (448)
BASHING ATTACK   FOLIE HANNA 4528           10   7  1   77 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         11   8  0   70 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          10   2  0   68 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAD LADRUE 4559             6   4  0   41 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FARON HARN 4368.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BURNT OCHER 4322.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOUSE DAVIS 4379, JAD 
3745, FARON HARN 4368, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, FOLIE HANNA 4528, and HOFFA 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was SUX0R 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 4348, FOLIE HANNA 4528, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, FARON HARN 4368, 
4559, and MOUSE DAVIS 4379.

                                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