DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2004    Duedate: 01/19/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAISON D'ETRE
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
(7-5311) [16-13-3,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAISON D'ETRE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)           
(7-5311) [16-13-3,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                RED NO. 40
BEACH BABES (309)              WASTELAND II (267)
(7-4889) [12-37-0,77]          (7-5305) [17-11-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEACH BABES (309)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       20
2. BEACH BABES (309)           14      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. WASTELAND II (267)          10      Unchartered Team
4. MORGAN'S BOYS (308)          9
5. BATHTUB ARMADA (515)         9      HELTER SKELTER (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 7TH HEAVEN II (470)       13   5  0 72.2   1/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         9  6 1
 2- 3 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  70  44  4 61.4   2/ 5 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     8  4 0
 3/ 4 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     214 144 11 59.8   3/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)        6  5 0
 4/ 5 WASTELAND II (267)       702 558 28 55.7   4/ 1 NINJAS (35)               4  3 1
 5/ 6 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     204 169 16 54.7   5/ 4 ERRATA (511)              4  3 0
 6- 7 BLADES OF ICE (188)      413 355 25 53.8   6/ 7 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      4  3 0
 7/ 9 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     87  85  5 50.6   7- 9 BLADES OF ICE (188)       3  0 0
 8-10 FAERUN'S FINEST (482)     20  22  4 47.6   8/ 8 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      3  4 0
 9/13 ERRATA (511)              21  25  0 45.7   9- 6 7TH HEAVEN II (470)       2  2 0
10/12 NINJAS (35)              150 186  8 44.6  10/11 RANCID BLOKES (503)       2  4 1
11/14 BEACH BABES (309)        459 675 16 40.5  11/12 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       2  7 0
12/15 THE BEARS II (510)        21  35  4 37.5  12-10 FAERUN'S FINEST (482)     1  4 0
13/16 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      166 322  6 34.0  13/14 THE BEARS II (510)        1  4 0
14/17 RANCID BLOKES (503)       14  47  1 23.0  14-16 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  0  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

          + ]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 here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  BEACH 
BABES now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a 
solid 3-0-0 outing, SUGAR AND SPICE has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for TASTY HANGNAIL, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after 
mashing JERICO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  TALLAHASSE TINA was subdued by SUGARBEET and 
drops 8 points.  Well, everybody's pal RAISON D'ETRE moved his record to 16-13-3 by 
defeating JAKUCHU ITO in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition 
points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. 
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid SUGAR AND SPICE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does BONSUR really have that 
many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch WASTELAND II's act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from SUGAR AND SPICE.  And who is 
this ADAM you ask, with 107 points and a 18-42-2 record.  Ooh, the tales I could 
tell!  RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II had better have a good reason for challenging down 
8 points in a challenge which it lost.  I thought RED NO. 40 showed great skill and 
promise when it lost to ALOHA ALICE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, TERRI TOWEL was 
mashed by ZOOM ZOOM, who let TERRI TOWEL know that killing members of ERRATA is a 
no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important 
step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the BONSUR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISON D'ETRE 5311           16  13  3   124       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PTI 5412                     15   5  0   110       WASTELAND II (267)
 ADAM 4830                    18  42  2   107       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
-ANGRY CANDY 5047             23  12  1   106       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 SUGARBEET 5219               16  17  0    99       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 RED NO. 40 5305              17  11  0    98       WASTELAND II (267)
 JAKUCHU ITO 5102             17  12  0    96       NINJAS (35)
 HOOSIER DADDY 5380           11   9  0    94       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOOBATRON 5026               17  18  1    90       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-<BOTTLE DRINKER> 5299        13   8  1    86       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463           9   6  0    85       WASTELAND II (267)
 JERICO 4862                  15  38  0    83       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259                7   9  0    82       ERRATA (511)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         12  37  0    77       BEACH BABES (309)
-MAGOBE IBUKA 5391            12   8  1    73       NINJAS (35)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             14  15  1    70       BEACH BABES (309)
-ARSENAL 4861                  9   6  2    68       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 GINGER 5518                   9   1  0    68       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-7-11 4880                     6   0  0    55       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
 DEEDS 5177                    6  21  1    50       RANCID BLOKES (503)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GROOVE THANG 5474             5   4  0    50       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 CHEAP 5181                    6  21  0    49       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-CAESAR 5470                   5   3  2    37       THE BEARS II (510)
-LIRIEL 4982                   8   4  1    35       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-77 SUNSET STRIP 4882          5   1  0    28       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            6   9  0    27       BEACH BABES (309)
-FUGUE 5450                    5   4  2    27       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-7TH HEAVEN 4959               2   0  0    27       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
-ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENDER 5516                   3   0  1    23       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-NONAWFULRU 5468               4   2  0    22       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-WARSPITE 5558                 3   1  0    20       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-JANDER 4981                   5   2  2    19       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)
-SILENT WARNING 5446           1   2  0    19       THE BEARS II (510)
-ORLANDO 4983                  3   6  0    18       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)
 DILL WEED 5241                2   1  0    17       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-NUMBER 3 5552                 2   2  0    15       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 DEAD POET 5562                1   1  0    12       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             1   0  0    12       BEACH BABES (309)
-THYME 5563                    2   2  1    11       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-ELLIFAIN 5574                 1   0  0     8       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)
-7 DEADLY SINS 4883            0   3  0     7       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
-CHURCH TONGUE 5578            1   0  0     3       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 HOT STUFF 5568                0   2  0     2       THE BEARS II (510)
-HUGGER 5573                   0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (510)
-ELTHRYN AUMAR 5575            0   1  0     1       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SWEET TOMMY 5569       3  1 0 BEACH BABES 309       MAGOBE IBUKA 5391     487         
CHESS 5261             6  2 0 ERRATA 511            TERRI TOWEL 5306      487 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tasty Hangnail -- Biting yourself like that is a nasty habit, and you should STOP. --
Aloha Alice

Ginger -- Things might go better if you dyed your hair red, you know.  I realize this
is a color that many people can't carry off well, but I think YOU should try it. --
Tallahasse Tina

Magobe Ibuka -- (bursts into tears) -- Ghost of Sweet Tommy

Chess -- I dunno why you keep yelling about castles.  What've castles got to do with
anything? -- Terri Towel
P.S.  Oh, shi-- uh, shoot.  Gosh, I really am sorry the doctors shoved you off in a
corner and let you die.  I mean, that wasn't what I expected at all.  As if!  You
know: we fight, I win, we fight again, you win, that's the way it goes, right?
(sigh)  Well, rest in piece, er, peace, if peace is what you want, and I'll be here
for the bloodfeud, of course.

77 Sunset Strip -- You've got a nerve! -- Sandbar Sally the Highly Indignant

Looks like we're a little lunger-heavy here at the moment.

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

ZOOM ZOOM bested TERRI TOWEL in a action packed 1 minute master's Bloodfeud fight.
PTI demolished BUBBA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HOOSIER DADDY was defeated by ADAM in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
RED NO. 40 slimly lost to ALOHA ALICE in a 8 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
GINGER devastated CHEAP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DEAD POET was luckily beaten by SANDBAR SALLY in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
RAISON D'ETRE overcame JAKUCHU ITO in a 1 minute expert's Title melee.
SUGARBEET vanquished TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JERICO was vanquished by TASTY HANGNAIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEEDS was defeated by CAPTURED PIRATE in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
DILL WEED subdued HOT STUFF in a 1 minute match.
UMBRELLA MAN devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 6 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  16 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  18 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  23 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  76 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  20 -  3      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  26 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  15 -  0      32  |

Turn 488 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     3 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RAISON D'ETRE 5311         16  13  3  124 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
TOTAL PARRY      RED NO. 40 5305            17  11  0   98 WASTELAND II (267)
PARRY-STRIKE     HOOSIER DADDY 5380         11   9  0   94 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463         9   6  0   85 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                 9   1  0   68 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED NO. 40 5305.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD POET 5562, 
ZOOM ZOOM 5259, RAISON D'ETRE 5311, DEEDS 5177, PTI 5412, ADAM 4830, GINGER 5518, 
TASTY HANGNAIL 5463, DILL WEED 5241, and HOOSIER DADDY 5380.

The least popular fighter this week was UMBRELLA MAN 5600.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JERICO 4862, TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, JAKUCHU ITO 5102, CHEAP 
5181, TERRI TOWEL 5306, HOT STUFF 5568, SUGARBEET 5219, SANDBAR SALLY 5469, HOOSIER 
DADDY 5380, and DILL WEED 5241.

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

RAISON D'ETRE (7-5311) BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
JAKUCHU ITO (7-5102) NINJAS (35)

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

BUBBA (7-4833) MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
ALOHA ALICE (7-4867) BEACH BABES (309)

                       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