Date   : 08/29/2003    Duedate: 09/11/2003


DM-6    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors


(6-5493) [19-7-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIZZERDRIX                     BLACK MAMBA
BATTLE BEASTS (464)            JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
(6-5493) [19-7-1,119]          (6-5753) [2-2-2,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ASHANTI                        WARCHILD
KREWE OF DRUID (369)           JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
(6-5352) [13-16-2,111]         (6-5754) [2-2-1,23]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)     32
2. JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)        32      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)         25      Unchartered Team
4. TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)     20
5. WINGED LEGION (499)         19      CONTROL (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CONTROL (390)              3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  10  5 1
 2- 3 STR8 OUTTA ROCKRID (490)  15   9  0 62.5   2/ 1*JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      7  7 2
 3/ 2*JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      11   8  4 57.9   3/ 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)       5  4 0
 4/ 5 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       92  69  5 57.1   4/ 5 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5  4 0
 5/ 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)      389 306 23 56.0   5/ 3 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       5  5 0
 6/ 4*SUPER HEROES (492)        19  15  0 55.9   6/ 4 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         4  5 0
 7/ 7 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    112 102  5 52.3   7/ 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     4  6 0
 8/ 8 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  177 187 20 48.6   8/12*WINGED LEGION (499)       4  6 0
 9/ 9 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      71  82  5 46.4   9/10*CONTROL (390)             3  1 0
10/10*TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     10  12  1 45.5  10/ 9*SUPER HEROES (492)        3  5 0
11/11*WINGED LEGION (499)        4   6  0 40.0  11/ 0*TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)   2  0 0
12/12 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        182 284 17 39.1  12-11 STR8 OUTTA ROCKRID (490)  2  1 0
13/ 0*TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)    8  15  0 34.8  13/13*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   2  8 1
14/13*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)    3  12  2 20.0  14/ 7*TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     1  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

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     Liam stepped into the room at the Tin Cup Inn and closed the door.  "What is it
you want, Kree'resh?" asked Liam.
     The tall figure dropped the body to the blue rug and licked the blood from his
lips.  "So good of you to come, Necromancer," Kree'resh said.  "Do you wish to feed?"
     Disappointment crossed Kree'resh's face.  "No, you wouldn't would you, priest of
Ahringol.  No matter.  Will you give me what my master wants?"
     Liam smiled.  "What Shamias took from your master's Holy Mahsh is now
     Anger covered Kree'resh's whole body.  "You dare challenge the scimitar of Wrath
of the Flail of Justice that is the mighty Kjarran!"
     "Yes, I do, Kree'resh," said Liam as he tapped the door with his black staff.
Shamias came in with Barrtana in tow.
     Kree'resh fell to his knees as Shamias showed the holy symbol of Demnat.
     "Keep away from me!" said Kree'resh.
     Shamias put his symbol back under his shirt and put his hand on his shortsword
at his hip.
     Kree'resh slowly stood back up and spoke with a shaky voice."  This is your last
warning Liam of Transel.  Return the sacred gem or the sacerdotal of the sword and
the flail will fall on you with the might of Kjarran the Terrible," said Kree'resh.
     The three turned and walked out the door.  Liam stopped and looked back.
"Kree'resh, the next time we meet, one of us dies."  And with that he shut the door
behind him.
     "Barrtana tell Mrs. Zamfreeni where Kree'resh is," said Liam.
     Barrtana gave a wicked little smile.  "With pleasure," and slipped down the
hallway humming to herself.

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     Sunlight fell through the closed window onto Saucy Jack's small, cluttered desk
in the almost-renovated guildhouse.  He sighed and opened a drawer, then produced a
heavy pouch that barely fit in his hand.  Gold coins clinked together inside, and he
started to hand it to the man opposite him, then balked.
     "You know," he said, standing as he spoke and slowly circling around the edge of
the desk, "This is a fair bit of lucre I'm nigh on handing ya'.  Might I ask--what's
in it for you?"
     Jack observed the man:  tall, lanky, scarred; a kannar, most likely cityborn,
probably had done some time at sea.  His scimitar's handle was wrapped in well-worn
leather, and the sheath was battered enough to figure it had seen a lot of action.
The man's answer was in a voice that fit him, gravelly and curt, "He pays well."
     Jack nodded, looked at the pouch in his hand.  "Not this well, I'm bettin'."
     They exchanged a look.
     The man, to his credit, proved loyal in the end.  "I'll be going now," he said.
He reached for the pouch, and Jack dropped it.
     For a moment the man thought the bag changed into a knife until his senses
registered Jack's sleight-of-hand, but he reacted quickly enough; the murderous
thrust only succeeded in cutting the fabric of his shirt.
     Jack dodged a punch aimed at his face.  The other managed to draw his scimitar
and make one awkward slash, easily parried, as Ivanmoe stepped through the door
behind him.  The warrior looked almost bored as he abruptly jabbed his fingers up and
into the man's armpit.  Staggered, the collector dropped his scimitar; Ivanmoe
reached around him from the other side and in one unbroken movement crushed the man's
windpipe, holding him almost gently until he stopped gasping.
     "I had it under control," Jack said.
     Ivanmoe ignored him. "I want the bloodfeud," he said as he let the body slump to
the floor.
     Jack slowly walked around the desk and sat down, fidgeted with something on the
drawer, then replaced the bag of gold in his desk.  "Take care of that mess, would
     Ivanmoe blinked, inhaled, blinked again.  "You bastard.  You're not going to let
me, are you?"
     "I ain't decided nothin' yet.  But not this week, no.  Get rid of that"--he
pointed at the corpse--"and get out to the common room.  We got company coming."
     "You're as bad as the..." Ivanmoe said, grunting in mid-sentence as he hefted
the dead man into a half-sitting position and started to drag him through the door,
"last son of a bitch to manage us."
     Jack chuckled.  "Don't worry, I'm just warming up.  I'll get a lot worse."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TRANSEL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as JETHRO'S TOOLS is pushed 
out of top team by SOUL STRIPPERS II, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-1 this turn.  Now 
keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for TWILIGHT 
SHADOW, whose 1-1-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 14th.  WINGED LEGION stable has 
parlayed this turn's 2-3-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, YASNAC fought GRYPHON and gained 20 
points and contributed to SOUL STRIPPERS II's 3-2-1.  DELAPP has lost to ASHANTI, 
falling 12 points, while helping make NIGHT TRAIN a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his title 
for another turn, VIZZERDRIX kept SOUL STRIPPERS II's warrior, IVANMOE, from claiming 
the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Sultan's Tent until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the SCIENCE FICTION 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TRANSEL, what are you afraid of? 
And guess who avoided SCIENCE FICTION stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
JETHRO'S TOOLS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that FAT MAN from 
JETHRO'S TOOLS was TRANSEL's most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do 
you expect when someone like CASEOPEIA from SCIENCE FICTION challenges down 23 points 
to fight DOVE of WINGED LEGION?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the 
system like this.  CASEOPEIA bested DOVE, as if it surprises anyone.  I don't know 
about you, but UNCLE SPANKY challenging down 16 points to BATTLE BEASTS' MEDUSA, is 
not really worthy of SOUL STRIPPERS II.  We're not surprised to hear that UNCLE 
SPANKY defeated MEDUSA, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why SOUL STRIPPERS 
II made such a challenge.  In a brave attempt, KAIARI from SOUL STRIPPERS II 
challenged up 22 points to fight PANDORA from the KREWE OF DRUID stable.  KAIARI 
perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was bested by PANDORA and ended up with 
40 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The manager of HEME-JO CONDITION will not be pleased to learn that 
MITSURGI, a 2-0-1 fighter, has been killed at the hands of JETHRO'S TOOLS' BLACK 
MAMBA.  Kudos go out to BARRTANA HAVAL this turn, for revenging TWILIGHT SHADOW's 
bloodfeud against KREWE OF DRUID's warrior DIANE.  Well done.  Congratulations go out 
to SOUL STRIPPERS II, with PLAINSMAN revenging a bloodfeud against WARCHILD of 
JETHRO'S TOOLS.  The Sultan's Tent declares a free round for FAT MAN and all of 
JETHRO'S TOOLS, for having revenged TWILIGHT SHADOW's SHAMIAS WILDROCK for killing 
one of their comrades.  Is it really true that TRANSEL has more dishwashers per 
capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, TRANSEL, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TRANSEL again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIZZERDRIX 5493              19   7  1   119       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHANTI 5352                 13  16  2   111       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-BEN WEINSTEIN 5613            8   5  0   100       STR8 OUTTA ROCKRIDGE (490)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN CHRICHTON 5563          13   7  0    96       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARKFURY 5029                22  12  0    88       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 DELAPP 5686                  12   7  0    86       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596           13   6  1    85       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 SPONGEBOB 5460               15   9  0    83       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-DARK THUNDER 5397             9   4  0    73       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 IVANMOE 3874                 13   5  4    71       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDORA 5459                 16  10  0    60       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECOND OMEN 5642              4   2  0    54       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-BATGIRL 5623                  5   1  0    50       SUPER HEROES (492)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               11   5  0    47       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 KAIARI 5656                   3   4  0    40       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 HAN SOLO 5598                 8   8  0    36       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-SERENGETI 5627                8   3  0    34       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDERMAN 5622                3   3  0    33       SUPER HEROES (492)
 BLACK MAMBA 5753              2   2  2    32       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 R. WELCH 5679                 7   6  0    30       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 BARRTANA HAVAL 5464           6   3  0    28       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 CASEOPEIA 5643                7   2  0    26       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 !BATMAN! 5758                 2   1  0    26       SUPER HEROES (492)
 TEAL'C 5661                   3   1  1    25       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 ZONE 4547                     3   0  0    24       CONTROL (390)
 HAWK 5764                     2   0  0    24       WINGED LEGION (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658             4   3  0    23       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 FAT MAN 5752                  3   1  1    23       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 WARCHILD 5754                 2   2  1    23       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 YASNAC 5784                   1   0  1    20       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-TAMED REALITY 5630            1   0  0    20       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 C. PARRY 5675                 4   2  0    19       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 SHEMAN DO 5665                1   2  1    18       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 DIANE 5673                    3   2  1    12       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 BIG SLICK 5778                2   0  0    12       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 BUTTERFLY 5761                1   1  0    12       WINGED LEGION (499)
 GREEN MACHINE 5631            1   1  0    11       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 BLU MONICA 5628               1   1  0    11       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 SEA LION 5751                 3   1  0    10       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 SHAMIAS WILDROCK 5461         2   3  1    10       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-PHOENIX 5559                  1   3  0    10       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 ANGEL 5654                    1   4  0     7       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-ABBAS ASH'SHAM 5463           1   1  0     6       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 STRIPERELLA 5757              1   2  0     5       SUPER HEROES (492)
 WIND-UP 5771                  1   1  0     4       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 DOVE 5762                     0   2  0     4       WINGED LEGION (499)
 DEMON-X 5759                  0   3  0     3       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 JACK CACOON 5664              0   3  0     3       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 MEDUSA 5779                   0   2  0     2       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 HENNECKE 5760                 0   2  0     2       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-FUNK 4544                     0   1  0     1       CONTROL (390)
 GOONA 5783                    0   1  0     1       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MITSURGI 5667          2  1 1 HEME-JO CONDITION 495 BLACK MAMBA 5753      481         
TRY THE VEAL 5772      1  1 0 NIGHT TRAIN 497       SHEMAN DO 5665        481         
GREEN HORNET 5647      2  3 0 SUPER HEROES 492      KALTOS PRIVATEER 546  481 NONE    
BATMAN 5624            4  2 0 SUPER HEROES 492      TEAL'C 5661           478         
NARREESA GRAYHAN 5462  0  4 0 TWILIGHT SHADOW 468   FAT MAN 5752          478         
HAJIL THA'NI 5465      1  1 0 TWILIGHT SHADOW 468   DIANE 5673            478 JUST REV
TOAST 5765             0  2 0 WINGED LEGION 499     SOLARIN THE SILEN 548 481 NONE    
GRYPHON 5763           1  1 0 WINGED LEGION 499     YASNAC 5784           481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc Steele -- Well, some of Battle Beasts are doing well.  Some are...well, you
know.... -- Sensei Jan

Unforgiven -- Thanks.  It's about time I finally arrived.  Now if I can just stay
alive till graduation. -- Vizzerdrix

Ivanmoe -- I make no dispute about it!  You are probably the last fighter I want to
see in challenging range. -- Vizzerdrix

Sea Lion -- Good fight!  Thought I had that one in the bag! -- Medusa

Ben Weinstein -- You are definitely tougher than your record reflects! -- Grizzly

Science Fiction -- I'd take that personal, if'n we didn't kick the livin' bejeezus
out of you.  I still might, but I have to fetch a damn to give. -- Saucy Jack, yr.
ob'd'nt 'umble mgr., Soul Strippers

Han Solo -- So, did you have a bad feeling about that turn, or what? -- Ivanmoe

Warchild -- Nice challenge--and thanks in advance for the wins. -- Saucy Jack

Viz -- I'm on my way.  Don't go far. -- Ivan

Second Omen -- And amusingly I die with a winning record against you, so though
you've seen my blood, you'll always just be a spectator to me. -- Philosononymous

Druid -- Plainsman had a hellacious silly desperation that time.  Now I know, hey? --
Saucy Jack

!Batman! -- Next time, Jack says I get to really hurt you. -- Kaiari

Angel -- You're supposed to HIT me if you want to win. -- Uncle Spanky

Fat Man -- Death comes to us all.  Narreesa will be missed.  She was a priestess of
Demnat, so is Wildrock.  You know what they say, love and faith go hand in hand. --
Liam of East Druid

Druid -- No hard feelings.  Hajil is with his master Ahringol, as I will be one day.
Barrtana is heart broken for they were in love.  She is a priestess of Ahringol but
she has a forgiving heart.  And don't worry, you're still my hero. -- Liam of East

All -- It's good to hear all the smack talk.  I missed the smack talk.  Still, Jan
and Shocking Toad are masters of the art of smack.  It's good to be home. -- Twilight

R. Welch -- Good fight, Rirorni.  Keep it up and see you around. -- Bartanna Haval

Dear Acme Gladiators -- I ordered a wind-up golem and instead I got some gol-dang
half-elf with a big fake key stuck on the back of his armor.  Where's my golem,
dangit?  I wanted a golem 'cause they don't gimme no backtalk, but this dang feller
won't shut up.  He's winnin', so I ain't about to send him back, but y'all need to
pay closer attention to yer order forms. -- Jethro

Soul Strippers -- I wasn't trying to kill Philosononymous, I was just trying to shut
him up!  Honest! -- Warchild

Second Omen -- Well, so much for *that* strategy change.  Nicely done. -- Fat Man

Winged Legion -- Hawk, Dove, Gryphon, Butterfly...Toast?!?  One of these things is
not like the others...but welcome anyway. -- Jethro's Tools

Teal'C -- Looks like you avoided my Bloodfeud.  Now I don't know!  But I'm coming at
you again.  You talk awful big about killing.  I have two left.  So hopefully I will
get you twice. -- Super Heroes

Gryphon -- Yeah I lost, but you train very well.  You taught me really well.  Thank
you very much, sir.  No hard feelings. -- Striperella

Kaiari -- I made a mistake.  I really messed up, girl.  You are 2-1 against my stable
now.  Congrats on your big win. -- Super Heroes

Battle Beasts -- Can you please diplo me your new address. -- Unforgiven

Blackmumba -- Which part of that pisses you off?  The fact I carry my team or the
fact you can't beat me. -- Mitsurgi

Philosononymous -- You showed me respect and encouraged me to fight harder.  My first
win I dedicate to you in your memory. -- Jack Cacoon

Jan -- Watch your back.  Cuz I'm about to be all over it.  No reason why.  Just
because I want to. -- BPR

Druid -- Yeah, I can't quite keep a manger name.  Call me what you want.  Just not
late for dinner. (yuk, yuk) -- Patch, Blachie, Jase, Teet or BPR

Saucy -- Hi, low medium shield for a striker.  Oy.  Thanks. -- Zot

Untorgeren -- Maybe Spiderman sucks and couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag.
D.A. the lame freak and get another lame one in his place. -- BPR

All -- If I have annoyed anyone, good.  I meant to.  If not, I will.  And if you feel
froggy, leap.  I'm not hiding.  Come get some. -- BPR and Night Train

Shocking Toad -- I admire your competitive spirit.  I have always said that basic DM
is as fair as it gets.  Now we'll see if you back up your brave words over a long
period of time.  It is easy to write a brave personal ad.  It is something else to be
here battling it out with me a few years down the road.  We'll see what you have
under the hood, good luck.  The score is Doc Steel 1, and Shocking Toad 0. -- Doc

Saucy Jack -- Powder puff!?  I missed that one.  What are you talking about? -- Doc

Sensei Jan -- Congratulations on taking the Throne! -- Doc Steele

Jethro's Tools -- Welcome to Transel.  I hope you have the same intestinal fortitude
that Shocking Toad is claiming.  You are up on the radar as well.  What is your
manager's name?  9-5 is a nice start, but you are 0-2 against Dark Pantheon.  I owe
you some beatings for the challenge you made.  I really have been away a while.  You
people have forgotten how this works.  <rubbing hands together>  Excellent.  I hand
out 2 loses for each challenge I receive, no matter how long it takes.  Sometimes I
forget, but I have been paying more attention lately.  Please advise me if you are a
new or inexperienced player, and I'll give you a pass. -- Doc Steele

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

TOAST was dealt death by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GREEN HORNET was dispatched by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TRAILER TRASH was murdered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PLAINSMAN outwaited WARCHILD in a popular 9 minute master vs. novice Bloodfeud brawl.
MITSURGI was murdered by BLACK MAMBA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
BARRTANA HAVAL won victory over DIANE in a 1 minute master vs. novice Bloodfeud fight.
SHAMIAS WILDROCK was handily defeated by FAT MAN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
STRIPERELLA was vanquished by TEAL'C in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
DELAPP was vanquished by ASHANTI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SPONGEBOB lost to JOHN CHRICHTON in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
KAIARI was beaten by PANDORA in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SECOND OMEN overpowered HAN SOLO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CASEOPEIA narrowly defeated DOVE in a 7 minute bloody Challenge competition.
UNCLE SPANKY devastated MEDUSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
ZONE devastated WIND-UP in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BUTTERFLY handily defeated DEMON-X in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JACK CACOON was overpowered by HAWK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
BIG SLICK slimly won victory over ANGEL in a 4 minute bloody amateur's Challenge bout.
VIZZERDRIX devastated IVANMOE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
GRIZZLY ADAMS savagely defeated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 2 minute brutal bout.
R. WELCH was outlasted by ROMIAD FLINDERO in a unpopular 8 minute conflict.
C. PARRY devastated BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SHEMAN DO slaughtered TRY THE VEAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GREEN MACHINE handily defeated HENNECKE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SEA LION was devastated by !BATMAN! in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BLU MONICA overpowered GOONA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRYPHON was executed by YASNAC in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     24 -   8 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  28 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  21 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 481 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:

WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VIZZERDRIX 5493            19   7  1  119 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAPP 5686                12   7  0   86 NIGHT TRAIN (497)
BASHING ATTACK   GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596         13   6  1   85 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
AIMED BLOW       SPONGEBOB 5460             15   9  0   83 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               16  10  0   60 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ASHANTI 5352.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WARCHILD 5754.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGEL 5654, GRIZZLY 
5352, SECOND OMEN 5642, DOVE 5762, and BLACK MAMBA 5753.

The least popular fighter this week was PLAINSMAN 3915.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were R. WELCH 5679, CASEOPEIA 5643, WIND-UP 5771, GRYPHON 5763, GOONA 5783, 
SEA LION 5751, HENNECKE 5760, TRY THE VEAL 5772, JACK CACOON 5664, and DEMON-X 5759.

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


                                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