DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2004    Duedate: 01/15/2004

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPONGEBOB
BATTLE BEASTS (464)
(6-5460) [18-9-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPONGEBOB                      WHISPER
BATTLE BEASTS (464)            LADYHAWKS (502)
(6-5460) [18-9-0,112]          (6-5794) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELAPP                         EYLIA
NIGHT TRAIN (497)              LADYHAWKS (502)
(6-5686) [18-10-0,93]          (6-5793) [2-2-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         38
2. LADYHAWKS (502)             27      JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
3. JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)        22      Unchartered Team
4. NIGHT TRAIN (497)           17
5. SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)    15      HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)      4   0  1  100   1/ 3 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      9  6 0
 2/ 1*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)   4   0  0  100   2/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       8  7 0
 3- 3*ROKUGAN II (504)           8   2  2 80.0   3/ 1 DARK PANTHEON (317)       6  4 0
 4- 4*CONTROL (390)              7   2  0 77.8   4/ 4 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         6  9 1
 5/ 5 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      35  24  4 59.3   5- 5*ROKUGAN II (504)          5  0 2
 6/ 6 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      118  82  5 59.0   6/10*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     4  0 1
 7/ 7 DARK PANTHEON (317)      405 317 23 56.1   7/ 9*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  4  0 0
 8- 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    123 123  6 50.0   8- 7 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)   3  2 0
 9- 9 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  197 202 20 49.4   9/11 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      3  3 0
10/10 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      80  94  6 46.0  10/ 8*LADYHAWKS (502)           3  6 0
11-11*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   18  23  3 43.9  11- 6*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   2  3 0
12/12 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     14  20  1 41.2  12-13*CONTROL (390)             1  1 0
13/14 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        199 311 19 39.0  13/15 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     1  2 0
14/15*LADYHAWKS (502)            7  12  0 36.8  14/14 SONS OF SATAN II (84)     0  5 0
15/13 SONS OF SATAN II (84)     26  45  4 36.6  15-12 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     0  5 0
16/ 0*DARK MERCURY (508)         0   1  0  0.0  16/ 0*DARK MERCURY (508)        0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rodeki:

     "Princess?  I didn't know she was a princess," Tolugat muttered.  "Princess
Tirisha?  This changes everything!"
     "Yeah."  Adabemis & Balmador nodded with satisfaction.  "This gives us, you
know, whatchit.  Not just a back-street cult.  We've got a princess."
     "She'll be picky," the priest objected.  "She'll want velvet cushions to kneel
on.  Good wine.  All that fancy stuff we can't afford--"
     "Hey, it makes a good show!" the gladiator protested.  "People like a good show.
Velvet cushions, okay, maybe not, but we have to have good wine.  And blood
sacrifices.  Lots of them."  His eyes glittered.  "Lots of blood...."
     Tolugat began to look uneasy.  "That could attract unfavorable attention.
Rulers don't like that, they shut down cults that do a lot of sacrificing, they--"
     "But Princess Tirisha's going to be the ruler," the gladiator pointed out.
"She's one of us.  She's on OUR side.  She LIKES a good bloody cult, I can tell."  He
grinned, the glitter in his eye becoming more pronounced.
     "Oh.  Oh, of course," the priest said faintly.  "Why didn't I think of that...."
     "And we'll have lots of gladiators," Adabemis & Balmador went on.  "Gladiators
like blood, too.  Gladiators are INTO dark cults, after all.  It'll be great!"
     "Right... great.  Of course," Tolugat muttered.  "Lots of...," he swallowed
hard, "lots of blood."

Mordant, the royal palace:

     Talissen, Queen of Mordant, threw down the spy's report and glared across the
breakfast table at her husband, King Samir of Trocar.  "You see!  I told you that if
we didn't deal with Sibikhas and Rodeki, there would be trouble."
     Samir shrugged and cut himself another slice of ham.  "If it gets out of hand,
you can crack down on things, but I like the idea of letting the contenders for
Overlord of Sibikhas fight it out among themselves.  Fewer discontented challengers
left around to make trouble later."
     "And I told you I thought it was a bad idea, on several counts," she snapped
back.  "That kind of chaos is not good for the nation, in the first place.  Second,
the winner could end up being TOO strong, and everyone knowing it.  Third, it ignores
the legal solution, that Morra of Jhans, as Gryzash's wife, should be regent until
his son is old enough to take the rule--"
     "She's got experience at being a regent," Samir remarked, frowning thoughtfully.
"Rather convenient, isn't it, that just when her job ends in Jhans, here comes
another one in Sibikhas...."
     "Coincidences DO happen sometimes.  That's why we have a name for them," the
Queen replied.  "And the fourth reason is that if there is to be some new rulers
among my vassals, *I* should be the one to choose them."
     "That's the best reason," Samir agreed.  He shrugged again.  "So choose one.
But if it isn't someone with the strength to defend the position, you'll have to
commit YOUR army to supporting him.  And if your army's not at home, then you could
be vulnerable."
     After a moment's thoughtful silence, Talissen said, "I need more information.
And I need some warriors to be bodyguards for whoever I do choose.  Gladiators, I
think.  Very useful people, gladiators."

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do
it.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): MAC of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): MAUI WAUI of TACO GODS from ZENSU (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): RAGE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): DREIHDENWALD (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): ALOHA ALICE of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
                           BUBBA of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): VIGO of ALCHEMY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): 2 + 2 = 4 of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DARK PANTHEON, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the JETHRO'S 
TOOLS stable.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a 
look at HEME-JO CONDITION, who went down to 6th from 11th.  Life is tough.  Coming up 
with a solid 2-0-1 outing, HOLIDAY HORRORS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  
Hey everybody, watch out for HELLO KITTY, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after 
mashing NORA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  R. WELCH was defeated by FAT MAN and drops 11 points.  
Well, everybody's pal SPONGEBOB moved his record to 18-9-0 by defeating DARK THUNDER 
in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 13 recognition points.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad NIGHT  TRAIN?  Big bad NIGHT 
TRAIN.  Big bad NIGHT TRAIN.  TRANSEL's afraid of the big bad NIGHT TRAIN.  Tra la la 
la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BATTLE BEASTS' act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from NIGHT TRAIN.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of EYLIA, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
Challenging down 28 points was HOMOCULOUS.  Pretty soon he'll be using two shields 
and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  Well HOMOCULOUS, just can't get 
an easy fight anymore can you?  You thought challenging down 28 points to TAHATA 
would be fun.  Right?  Wrong!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Big deal, so VAPRAK got mashed in the Dark 
Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  
Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on 
the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TRANSEL have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPONGEBOB 5460               18   9  0   112       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELAPP 5686                  18  10  0    93       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARKFURY 5029                22  12  0    88       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 DARK THUNDER 5397            11   5  0    86       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 MEDUSA 5779                   7   4  0    82       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-HAN SOLO 5598                11  12  1    81       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 FAT MAN 5752                  8   4  1    78       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 PANDORA 5459                 19  16  0    76       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG SLICK 5778                9   2  0    60       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 SERENGETI 5627               14   6  0    59       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-PLAINSMAN 3915               14   9  0    57       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 R. WELCH 5679                11  11  0    57       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZONE 4547                     7   1  0    57       CONTROL (390)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAIARI 5656                   8   6  0    53       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 WARCHILD 5754                 6   6  1    52       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 BLACK MAMBA 5753              7   5  2    46       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 WIND-UP 5771                  8   2  0    44       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 C. PARRY 5675                 8   7  1    42       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-UNCLE SPANKY 5658             8   6  0    42       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-SHEMAN DO 5665                4   5  1    42       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-YASNAC 5784                   5   3  1    41       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-CASEOPEIA 5643                9   7  0    40       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-TEAL'C 5661                   6   5  1    38       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIANE 5673                    7   7  1    32       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-HENNECKE 5760                 3   5  0    32       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 WHISPER 5794                  3   1  0    32       LADYHAWKS (502)
 BARRTANA HAVAL 5464           7   6  0    31       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 TAHATA 5796                   1   3  0    28       LADYHAWKS (502)
-HIDA YAKAMO 5861              2   0  0    25       ROKUGAN II (504)
 SEA LION 5751                 6   6  0    24       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VON PULLMAN 5786              2   2  1    23       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-DOJI SEMBI 5859               2   0  1    21       ROKUGAN II (504)
-MATSU GOHEI 5858              2   0  0    21       ROKUGAN II (504)
 CATAPHASIA 5873               2   0  0    20       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 FLATLINER 5874                2   0  0    19       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 WARLOCK D'HOLM 5781           2   0  0    17       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 HOMOCULOUS 5798               4   3  0    15       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-JACK CACOON 5664              3   6  0    15       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 HELLO KITTY 5890              1   1  0    15       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 THIRD OMEN 5862               1   2  0    15       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-HORSE RADISH 5787             4   0  0    14       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-SHAMIAS WILDROCK 5461         3   4  1    14       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-MATSU TOTURI 5887             1   0  1    14       ROKUGAN II (504)
 SATAN CLAUS 5878              2   0  0    13       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 GOONA 5783                    1   9  0    12       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877      2   0  1    10       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 RATTBOY 5863                  1   4  1    10       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 TYPE VI DEMON 830             1   3  1    10       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
 EYLIA 5793                    2   2  0     8       LADYHAWKS (502)
-ABBAS ASH'SHAM 5463           1   2  0     8       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 NORA 5797                     1   3  0     6       LADYHAWKS (502)
-DAIDOJI VJI 5857              1   1  0     6       ROKUGAN II (504)
-AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801          1   2  0     5       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-THETA MACOUR 5802             1   2  0     5       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-BREE GRAYHAND 5780            0   3  0     3       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 GRUUMSH 5888                  0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
-FUNK 4544                     0   1  0     1       CONTROL (390)
 MARIUS THE DARK 5886          0   1  0     1       DARK MERCURY (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KOMODO 5902            0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     RATTBOY 5863          490         
MINOTAUR 5870          0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     VON PULLMAN 5786      487 REVENGED
VAPRAK 740             8  8 0 SONS OF SATAN II 84   VAREN D'KENSIS 551    490 NONE    
CHARON 794             3  6 1 SONS OF SATAN II 84   JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  490 NONE    
STYX 844               0  3 0 SONS OF SATAN II 84   BLOODY EASTER BU 5877 490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

BPR -- Heck, I stopped keeping track about 3 turns ago! -- Sensei Jan

R. Welch -- Much improved!  May you represent the Wastes here proudly! -- Serengeti

Delapp -- I'm sorry to say that we shall probably not meet in ADM.  My manager
realizes that I'm underskilled, even for a basher (a style not known for doing well
beyond Basic). -- Grizzly Adams (who is trimming his nappy beard for civilian life)

Doc Steele -- Thanks for the compliments, Doc!  This arena seems to be increasing in
the toughness of its fighters recently. -- Sensei Jan

Zone -- Sorry to ruin your record. -- Medusa

Diane -- If the very first thing you need to do in a fight is catch your breath,
maybe you should cut back a bit on the pre-fight warm-ups. -- Warchild

Shocking Toad -- The time for you to "give" is past, my friend.  It is now time for
you to step up and keep fighting.  Do not forget our NO AVOIDS pact.  This turn's
score was 0-0, the overall score is Doc Steele 14-2-0-1. -- Doc Steele

Ladyhawks and Jethro's Tools -- Perhaps you thought I would be too busy teaching Toad
his lesson to notice you two challenging?  Please tell me your manager names?  I
would like to extend the same No Avoids pact offer to you two that I gave Shocking
Toad.  No avoids in any arena, for any reason, forever.  Are you game? -- Doc Steele

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14

above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VAPRAK was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHARON was slaughtered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MEDUSA was subdued by DELAPP in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
FAT MAN vanquished R. WELCH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BIG SLICK was luckily beaten by PANDORA in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HOMOCULOUS was devastated by TAHATA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BARRTANA HAVAL was overpowered by WARCHILD in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
WHISPER handily defeated THIRD OMEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SATAN CLAUS won victory over EYLIA in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
HELLO KITTY defeated NORA in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
SPONGEBOB overpowered DARK THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BLACK MAMBA handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WIND-UP was savagely defeated by SERENGETI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
SEA LION was devastated by C. PARRY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided battle.
DIANE overpowered GOONA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WARLOCK D'HOLM luckily beat GRUUMSH in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
STYX was dispatched by BLOODY EASTER BUNNY in a unpopular 7 minute novice's fray.
TYPE VI DEMON was bested by FLATLINER in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
RATTBOY killed KOMODO in a exciting 1 minute novice's match.
CATAPHASIA overpowered MARIUS THE DARK in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  21 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  21 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  44 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  20 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  17 -  1      35  |

Turn 490 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SPONGEBOB 5460             18   9  0  112 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAPP 5686                18  10  0   93 NIGHT TRAIN (497)
WALL OF STEEL    DARK THUNDER 5397          11   5  0   86 DARK PANTHEON (317)
STRIKING ATTACK  MEDUSA 5779                 7   4  0   82 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAT MAN 5752                8   4  1   78 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               19  16  0   76 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
PARRY-STRIKE     C. PARRY 5675               8   7  1   42 NIGHT TRAIN (497)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELAPP 5686.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
EYLIA 5793.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERENGETI 5627, BIG SLICK 5778, 
WARCHILD 5754, WHISPER 5794, HELLO KITTY 5890, SPONGEBOB 5460, C. PARRY 5675, GRUUMSH 
5888, RATTBOY 5863, and DELAPP 5686.

The least popular fighter this week was STYX 844.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877, MARIUS THE DARK 5886, GOONA 5783, SEA LION 
5751, DARK THUNDER 5397, NORA 5797, THIRD OMEN 5862, HOMOCULOUS 5798, R. WELCH 5679, 
and MEDUSA 5779.

                       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