DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/07/2003    Duedate: 11/20/2003

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRIZZLY ADAMS
BATTLE BEASTS (464)
(6-5596) [18-6-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRIZZLY ADAMS                  FAT MAN
BATTLE BEASTS (464)            JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
(6-5596) [18-6-1,118]          (6-5752) [6-3-1,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAN SOLO                       HAN SOLO
SCIENCE FICTION (456)          SCIENCE FICTION (456)
(6-5598) [11-10-1,85]          (6-5598) [11-10-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE BEASTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCIENCE FICTION (456)       49
2. ROKUGAN II (504)            45      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         23      Unchartered Team
4. LADYHAWKS (502)             23
5. DARK PANTHEON (317)         18      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)              6   1  0 85.7   1/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      10  2 0
 2/ 0*ROKUGAN II (504)           3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)   9  6 0
 3/ 4 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      107  74  5 59.1   3/ 1*JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      9  6 0
 4/ 2*JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      26  18  4 59.1   4/ 4*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   7  6 0
 5/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)      396 312 23 55.9   5/ 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     6  7 1
 6- 6*ROKUGAN (412)              8   7  1 53.3   6/ 7 DARK PANTHEON (317)       4  4 0
 7/ 7 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    121 115  6 51.3   7/ 5 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         4 11 0
 8/ 9 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  192 197 20 49.4   8/ 0*ROKUGAN II (504)          3  2 0
 9/10 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      76  90  6 45.8   9- 9*ROKUGAN (412)             2  3 0
10/11*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   13  18  2 41.9  10/ 0*LADYHAWKS (502)           2  3 0
11/12 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     13  18  1 41.9  11/10 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     2  4 0
12/ 0*LADYHAWKS (502)            2   3  0 40.0  12/ 6 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      2  5 0
13/14 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        190 300 18 38.8  13/11*CONTROL (390)             1  0 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): SHEMAN DO of HEME-JO CONDITION (Hamich, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): JETHRO'S TOOLS (TigerTiger, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): EVER AFTER (SOL, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRANSEL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team JETHRO'S TOOLS was 
unseated this week as BATTLE BEASTS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon KREWE OF DRUID this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 12th position in the wake of a 0-2-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week SCIENCE FICTION went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  The city turned 
out in welcome to meet the banners of a new guild, ROKUGAN II, as they entered the 
city this week. May victory find you!  CASEOPEIA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested KAIARI and was awarded 19 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CASEOPEIA put down KAIARI, 
causing her to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  This time out GRIZZLY 
ADAMS made his bid for the throne as he challenged SHEMAN DO in an all out contest of 
skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned out in honor of GRIZZLY 
ADAMS, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in TRANSEL seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRANSEL.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SCIENCE FICTION is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of JETHRO'S 
TOOLS last week.  Busy avoiding SCIENCE FICTION?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  HOMOCULOUS take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in TRANSEL.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that BARRTANA HAVAL posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
SERENGETI.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BARRTANA HAVAL was beat by 
SERENGETI.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRANSEL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596           18   6  1   118       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARKFURY 5029                22  12  0    88       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 HAN SOLO 5598                11  10  1    85       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-SPONGEBOB 5460               15   9  0    83       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 IVANMOE 3874                 16   7  4    77       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 DELAPP 5686                  15   9  0    74       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK THUNDER 5397             9   4  0    73       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDORA 5459                 17  14  0    65       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 YASNAC 5784                   5   1  1    64       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 FAT MAN 5752                  6   3  1    62       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               14   7  0    59       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 SERENGETI 5627               12   4  0    57       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEMAN DO 5665                4   3  1    56       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 ZONE 4547                     6   0  0    52       CONTROL (390)
 CASEOPEIA 5643                9   5  0    48       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 MEDUSA 5779                   4   3  0    44       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 BIG SLICK 5778                6   1  0    41       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 KAIARI 5656                   6   6  0    39       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 R. WELCH 5679                 9   9  0    36       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRTANA HAVAL 5464           7   5  0    33       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 TEAL'C 5661                   5   4  1    33       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 WARCHILD 5754                 4   5  1    32       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 HENNECKE 5760                 2   4  0    32       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658             6   6  0    31       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 BLACK MAMBA 5753              5   4  2    29       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 WIND-UP 5771                  6   1  0    28       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 C. PARRY 5675                 6   5  1    24       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIANE 5673                    5   5  1    21       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 SEA LION 5751                 5   4  0    19       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
-IKOMA ISANURI 4764            3   0  1    19       ROKUGAN (412)
 HOMOCULOUS 5798               1   2  0    15       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-WARLOCK D'HOLM 5781           1   0  0    15       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-SHAMIAS WILDROCK 5461         3   4  1    14       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-OTAKU KAMOKO 4763             2   1  0    13       ROKUGAN (412)
 MATSU GOHEI 5858              1   0  0    13       ROKUGAN II (504)
 JACK CACOON 5664              2   5  0    11       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-HIDA KISADA 4762              2   1  0    10       ROKUGAN (412)
 HORSE RADISH 5787             2   0  0    10       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 EYLIA 5793                    1   0  0    10       LADYHAWKS (502)
 DOJI SEMBI 5859               1   0  0    10       ROKUGAN II (504)
 WHISPER 5794                  1   0  0    10       LADYHAWKS (502)
 HIDA YAKAMO 5861              1   0  0    10       ROKUGAN II (504)
-ABBAS ASH'SHAM 5463           1   2  0     8       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 THETA MACOUR 5802             1   0  0     6       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 GOONA 5783                    0   6  0     6       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-DOJI HOTURI 4761              1   2  0     5       ROKUGAN (412)
 VON PULLMAN 5786              1   1  0     4       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-MIRUMOTO DAINI 4765           0   3  0     3       ROKUGAN (412)
-BREE GRAYHAND 5780            0   2  0     2       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801          0   1  0     1       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 TAHATA 5796                   0   1  0     1       LADYHAWKS (502)
 DAIDOJI VJI 5857              0   1  0     1       ROKUGAN II (504)
 NORA 5797                     0   1  0     1       LADYHAWKS (502)
-FUNK 4544                     0   1  0     1       CONTROL (390)
 RATTBOY 5863                  0   1  0     1       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 RHIA 5795                     0   1  0     1       LADYHAWKS (502)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
YUCK 5864              0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     RORIK STEELFIST 550   486 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SECOND OMEN 5642       6  4 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     HAN SOLO 5598         485         
KITSU YASU 5860        0  1 0 ROKUGAN II 504        LORD TEV GREENHEA 552 486 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, Doc Steele, I don't have to worry about Second Omen anymore, that is unless he
also has a Second Life.  You are up on the head to head but I've drawn first blood.
Hopefully you'll activate the rest of your stable and my new warriors will contribute
to this cute little feud of ours. -- Shocking Toad
P.S.  What's the count, 2-6-1 in your favor?

Sea Lion -- I see your skill and bravery, and am happy you didn't die in the
infirmary.  I hold you an equal. -- Artona De' Haval

Wind-up -- I thought you were a half-elf?  No matter.  I see what Bree meant by using
a can opener.  Had fun with you anyway. -- Abbas

Warchild -- That was incredible.  My best loss to date. -- Shamias

Ikoma Isanuri -- Thank you for the lesson, and yes, honor to Rokugan. -- Breeana of
Clan Ahrinour

Persistent Beggar -- Stop by the guildhouse for a free meal or two. -- Liam

Jethro -- Well done.  You got the better of me this turn.  May our rivalry be a
friendly one. -- Liam the Goth
P.S.  My mail is 14-18 days behind, so I miss a lot.  Sorry.

Sheman Do -- *blink blink* Well, look who made it to the big time!  Congratulations
are in order, though I don't expect your reign to last too long. -- Fat Man

Kaiari -- Apparently, I had a little more patience than I thought. -- Fat Man

Ivanmoe -- If it's all the same to you, can we skip the tiebreaker? -- Warchild

Hamish -- Yeah, maybe I missed ya...but I'm gonna keep a-swingin' until I connect. --
Jethro

Sheman Do -- Wow!  You must be really good taking out Delapp like that.  Let's see
how you do against me. -- Grizzly Adams

Jethro's Tools -- You are having a really good run here.  Robbing me out of precious
prizes. -- Sensei Jan

Grizzly -- Maybe I should've tried you on for size.  It's a tough one to swallow,
but, I'll be back up there shortly, shaving your nasty beard. -- Delapp (master of
bad strategy)

Jan -- This is all part of my plan.  Do you remember 'Kaiser Soze.' -- BPR

Sheman -- That was a big mistake. -- Delapp

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YUCK was butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KITSU YASU was viciously butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 2 minute duel.
GRIZZLY ADAMS handily defeated SHEMAN DO in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
FAT MAN lost to IVANMOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
WARCHILD was overpowered by ZONE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BIG SLICK bested HENNECKE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BARRTANA HAVAL lost to SERENGETI in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BLACK MAMBA overpowered JACK CACOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HOMOCULOUS overpowered GOONA in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HAN SOLO viciously subdued PLAINSMAN in a action packed 3 minute veteran's duel.
YASNAC was defeated by SIR RENARD D'KENSIS in a exciting 1 minute fight.
DELAPP viciously subdued PANDORA in a exciting 5 minute brutal veteran's bout.
KAIARI was bested by CASEOPEIA in a 2 minute conflict.
R. WELCH was bested by MEDUSA in a exciting 1 minute battle.
C. PARRY was outwaited by WIND-UP in a unpopular 7 minute bout.
DIANE was handily defeated by TEAL'C in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SEA LION was defeated by UNCLE SPANKY in a 2 minute struggle.
VON PULLMAN was unbelievably bested by MATSU GOHEI in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.
HORSE RADISH unbelievably bested AMBASSADOR KOSH in a 4 minute brutal novice's brawl.
TAHATA was subdued by THETA MACOUR in a 2 minute novice's bout.
NORA was overpowered by HIDA YAKAMO in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RHIA was devastated by DOJI SEMBI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DAIDOJI VJI was overpowered by WHISPER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RATTBOY was overpowered by EYLIA in a 1 minute uneven fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  16 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  42 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  18 -  2      31  |

Turn 486 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596         18   6  1  118 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAN SOLO 5598              11  10  1   85 SCIENCE FICTION (456)
AIMED BLOW       IVANMOE 3874               16   7  4   77 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAPP 5686                15   9  0   74 NIGHT TRAIN (497)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               17  14  0   65 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
WALL OF STEEL    SERENGETI 5627             12   4  0   57 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONE 4547                   6   0  0   52 CONTROL (390)
STRIKING ATTACK  MEDUSA 5779                 4   3  0   44 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is HAN SOLO 5598.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HAN SOLO 5598.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELAPP 5686, KAIARI 
5656, VON PULLMAN 5786, AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801, KITSU YASU 5860, IVANMOE 3874, 
SERENGETI 5627, MEDUSA 5779, UNCLE SPANKY 5658, and HENNECKE 5760.

The least popular fighter this week was WIND-UP 5771.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were C. PARRY 5675, RATTBOY 5863, DAIDOJI VJI 5857, RHIA 5795, NORA 5797, 
DIANE 5673, PANDORA 5459, JACK CACOON 5664, BARRTANA HAVAL 5464, and SHEMAN DO 5665.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

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

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

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

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff