DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2004    Duedate: 01/26/2005

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDENEYE
BONDAGE (469)
(8-4479) [15-2-0,172]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDENEYE                      TARUS
BONDAGE (469)                  TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
(8-4479) [15-2-0,172]          (8-4728) [4-0-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

L'ORC BLEU                     QUEUE
LA PENTARCHIE (481)            BONDAGE (469)
(8-4352) [20-16-0,82]          (8-4549) [12-6-2,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHOENIX FIRE (532)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHOENIX FIRE (532)          44
2. NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)     41      PHOENIX FIRE (532)
3. TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)         32      Unchartered Team
4. ENTENTER (534)              21
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         14      TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FURIOUS FIVE (543)         7   3  0 70.0   1/ 4 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        9  2 1
 2/ 5 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        48  27  2 64.0   2/ 7 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   9  4 0
 3/ 4 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)      71  41  1 63.4   3/ 1 BONDAGE (469)             8  7 1
 4/ 3 BONDAGE (469)            111  65 10 63.1   4/ 3 X-FORCE (484)             8  7 0
 5/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       37  22  0 62.7   5/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       7  8 0
 6- 7 BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)    245 171 23 58.9   6/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       7  8 0
 7/ 8 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  112  87  9 56.3   7/ 6*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       6  9 0
 8/ 9 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      166 136  3 55.0   8/ 8 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)      5  2 0
 9/13*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       10  10  0 50.0   9/12*ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   5  5 0
10/ 6*ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)    5   5  0 50.0  10-10 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  4  5 1
11-11 HAPLESS WAIF (515)        59  61  1 49.2  11-11*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        3  2 0
12-12 PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)    91 102  8 47.2  12/ 9 ENTENTER (534)            3 10 0
13-14 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  70  84  8 45.5  13-14 HAPLESS WAIF (515)        2  2 0
14/15 X-FORCE (484)            110 146  8 43.0  14-15 A.K.A. (346)              2  3 0
15-16 A.K.A. (346)              73 100  6 42.2  15-13 PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)    2  3 0
16-17 BLOOD DANCERS (527)       19  29  4 39.6  16-16 BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)     1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/18 ENTENTER (534)            23  37  3 38.3  17-17 BLOOD DANCERS (527)       0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARKERS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BONDAGE was unseated this 
week as PHOENIX FIRE moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-1 
record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week NORTHERN BADLANDS went 4-0-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  
YMIR BLOODRAVEN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested L'ORC BLEU and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, GRYPHOS put down EMM, causing him to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week 
as ZYCONIAN boldly challenged GOLDENEYE in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  Although ZYCONIAN made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious GOLDENEYE.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die 
in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  BONDAGE 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 PHOENIX FIRE last week.  Busy avoiding BONDAGE?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  DART take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in ARKERS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  JAGUARMAN has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of his 
recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  Walk proud, warriors 
of NORTHERN BADLANDS!  By striking down QUEUE you have avenged the honor of your 
dead.  Your virtue is known to all in ARKERS.  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 ARKERS 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                  
 GOLDENEYE 4479               15   2  0   172       BONDAGE (469)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE FLY 4533                13   2  0   106       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 SASHA BAL TOR 4034           21   9  0   102       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 MURDER-MEX 3016              18   6  0   100       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
-HUNGRY WAIF 4349             12  21  1   100       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
-FRENZIED WAIF 4345           15  18  0    97       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
-FULL PLATE 3135              12   2  0    94       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
-CHAOS WARRIOR 1779           17  11  0    91       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREAM STEALER 3576           10   7  0    90       PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)
 ZYCONIAN 3201                 9   3  0    89       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369          8   6  0    89       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 QUEUE 4549                   12   6  2    87       BONDAGE (469)
 L'ORC BLEU 4352              20  16  0    82       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 PUSSY GALORE 4467             9   6  0    82       BONDAGE (469)
-MONGOOSE 2663                15  20  0    81       A.K.A. (346)
 TOBACCO ROSE 4529             9   7  1    81       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 JAGUARMAN 4532               11   8  1    80       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 JERNIG MARS 4749              7   5  0    77       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REX RED 4447                  6   4  1    73       BLOOD DANCERS (527)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DART 4586                    14   4  0    66       X-FORCE (484)
-MRS MURDERMEX 3066           11   4  0    63       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             10   2  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-SPRITE 4600                   6   6  0    62       PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)
 GRYPHOS 4582                  6   3  0    59       PHOENIX FIRE (532)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUJARD 4639                   8   4  0    54       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 GEROGE JIM 4752               9   3  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KOOL GREEN 4568               9   6  1    49       ENTENTER (534)
-GRAVEDIGGER 3333             11   7  2    48       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
-ZABABA 4633                   6   1  0    47       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
-SHRIEK 4651                   4   2  0    47       PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)
-JEALOUSY 4652                 3   2  1    46       PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)
-FALCON 3422                   6   9  0    43       A.K.A. (346)
-NYTEMAIR 3602                 5   2  1    43       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
-SILVERFANG 4448               5   4  1    42       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
-REQUIEM 4444                  5   4  2    41       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
-WITLESS WAIF 4347             2   3  0    39       HAPLESS WAIF (515)
 EMM 4588                      7   6  1    37       BONDAGE (469)
 TARUS 4728                    4   0  0    37       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 THUNDAR THE BARBARIA 4661     3   5  0    37       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598      7  11  0    32       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716            5   2  0    31       LA PENTARCHIE (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RETRO ACTION 4635             6   4  1    23       ENTENTER (534)
 WEAPON 6 4715                 4   3  0    23       X-FORCE (484)
-JODIE 4707                    2   0  0    22       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-GLOW BUG 4693                 2   1  0    22       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
 DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744        1   1  0    20       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 IMBER LACK 4748               5   4  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741        2   0  0    19       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
-MAID OF MUD 4692              2   2  0    19       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
-FAILED FOOL 4691              2   1  1    18       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
 RUGER 4725                    2   2  0    18       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-HYENA 4732                    1   1  0    18       A.K.A. (346)
 WEAPON-9 4736                 3   0  0    17       X-FORCE (484)
-CHUCK 4705                    2   0  0    16       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 ROSA KLEBB 4713               3   4  1    14       BONDAGE (469)
 LIMNOR ORDIN 4747             3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-MIRAGE 4721                   2   1  0    13       PHANTOM FORCES 2 (400)
 BROWNING 4726                 1   3  0    13       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-LOU 4706                      2   0  0    12       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-BASILISK 4659                 2   4  0    11       A.K.A. (346)
 WEAPON 7 4729                 2   3  0    11       X-FORCE (484)
 BIBERON D'ACIER 4740          2   0  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-KANAGE FETIA 3279             2   1  0     9       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
-TYGOL NIGHTSTALKER 4518       2   2  0     8       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
 COLT 4727                     2   2  0     8       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 MAX VON SCUM 4737             2   0  0     8       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742        1   1  0     8       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 WEAPON 8 4733                 1   3  0     7       X-FORCE (484)
 H-AND-K 4724                  1   3  0     6       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-STING RAY 4735                1   0  0     6       A.K.A. (346)
-MR. SWEETNOTE 4476            0   6  0     6       BLOOD DANCERS (527)
-CHACH 4703                    1   1  0     4       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 ELVEN FIRE HAMMER 4745        1   1  0     4       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743        0   2  0     2       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
-SPUD 4704                     0   2  0     2       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-LORD OF LICE 4731             0   2  0     2       BLACKTHORN ORCS (425)
-FIREBLOOD 4734                0   2  0     2       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOOMSTORM 3603         2  4 0 CHAMPIONS OF STEE 202 EMM 4588              250         
BANDIT PRINCE 409      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JAGUARMAN 4532        252 NONE    
GADGET 4695            1  5 0 ENTENTER 534          WURM KIN 411          252 NONE    
BEAM 4565              2  8 0 ENTENTER 534          ARENAMASTER SHERO 407 252 NONE    
LUKE 4566              4  7 1 ENTENTER 534          NYTEMAIR 3602         251         
SIR KILLALOT 4660      3  2 2 NORTHERN BADLANDS 397 QUEUE 4549            249 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ha ha, now I'm too low for Goldeneye...she won't kill me! -- L'Orc Bleu

Welcome to the Hammer multiethnic team! -- Le Pentarque

Zababa -- Luck can't save you each turn....

Frenzied Waif -- I find your name to be apropos; after you went desperate, it really
showed! -- Fire Fly

Falcon -- I feel fortunate to have been able to hang in there; should there be a next
time, I doubt that I will be so lucky. -- Zababa

Arkers -- I regret that I was unable to represent our arena better at the Halloween
tournament.  I miscalculated Zababa's FE, so he stayed out, and Gryphos did not
perform as well as I expected him to.  I thought that either of them might TV.  I
must give honorable mention to Tobacco Rose for her 7-3 performance in the Adepts
Class.  Those of you who know her fighting style can appreciate how well she did, and
if you knew her stats, you'd be really impressed.  If she can learn skills fast
enough, maybe she'll surprise me in the Champions class. -- Bobby Bigfoot/Phoenix
Fire

All -- The Wheel turns eternally, and Yuletide approaches.  May the sanctity and
magick of the season bless all of your lives. -- Bobby Bigfoot/Phoenix Fire

LA Pentarque -- I say D.A. v Baltimore, I want to bet heavily against him. -- Bobby
Bigfoot

Hammer -- Welcome!  You are now, I believe, in every regular arena that I am active
in.  Did you like my blessing from last cycle's personals? -- Bobby Bigfoot

Pussy Galore -- My snake-creeps-down technique works quite well with the scimitar! --
Fire Fly, swan/crane system disciple

     It's not so much the creeping down as the coming back up at the end. -- Ed.,
     still trying to get that technique right

Aujard -- Well fought sir, you earned your victory. -- Zababa

Geroge Jim -- Your timing seemed a little off, no give and take.  Suggestion:  take
tango lessons.  Orcs are welcome everywhere these days. -- Tobacco Rose

Emm -- I think it helps to have cat-like reflexes. -- Jaguarman

Retro Action -- I am pleased that you will live to fight another day. -- Gryphos

Maximillian, My Arkers Ally -- Have been so busy in recent weeks that I am only able
to send in this P-ad before the deadline!  Will remain active here for the
foreseeable future! -- Hammer

Frenzied Waif -- Sorry, you guys are just easy targets.  If you're ranked above, you
won't be for long. -- Sasha Bal Tor

Beam -- I am sorry about that last challenge, it was from maintenance.  Maximillian's
warriors downchallenging is almost unheard of.  I will have that changed. -- Thundar
the Barbarian

Queue -- Also a mistake in challenges, which also screwed up Max's plans for me, damn
LUers, grumble, mumble.... -- Ymir Bloodraven

Ruger -- You have to actually load the gun before battle, you know. -- Max Von Scum

Hammer -- I will be keeping my eye on your Acid Fire Hammerz stable; don't be too
soft on that Troll Fire Hammer. -- Maximillian
P.S.  I was faintly pleased to see a 3-2-0 turn for them.

Hello, Arvat.  I see some managers here I recognize, and a lot I don't.  This looks
like a healthy arena--not only plenty of teams and warriors, but even personals!--and
that's great.  If you should feel that you'd all be better off without a house team
running on maintenance here, say the word, and I'll shut it down, no offense taken.
-- Leeta, The Middle Way

Hungry Waif -- Er...when I said "eat me," I didn't mean it quite that literally!  The
healers made comments about the bite marks, and I hardly knew what to tell them.  But
at least you only chewed on my arms.  There are some places where a bite mark would
be REALLY hard to explain. -- Jernig Mars

Tobacco Rose -- Gosh.  I didn't know they made golems so, you know, beautiful.  You
really got to me.  Right down, uh, on my thigh, yeah, down there. Ouch. -- Geroge
Jim, thoroughly smitten
P.S.  Don't YOU say anything about my name.  There've been Geroges in my family for
YEARS.

Kool Green -- Sorry, but (pause to swallow nausea) I really don't do green well.  It
makes me feel...green. -- Limnor Ordin

Gravedigger -- Not mine, not today, thanks just the same.  I've got a thing against
dying.  Which is, I want to put it off as long as possible.  That's why I'm a
gladiator, after all.  Short term higher risk for, if I'm lucky and skillful, long
term no risk at all. -- Feordis Ink

Why is the Ardivent Noble Convincian?  Shouldn't he be more like a Convincian
Deserter?  Just asking. -- Imber Lack

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills -- Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAGUARMAN butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GADGET was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BEAM was murdered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SASHA BAL TOR narrowly defeated QUEUE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Bloodfeud duel.
ZYCONIAN was devastated by GOLDENEYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
TOBACCO ROSE savagely defeated DART in a 11 minute master's Challenge competition.
GRYPHOS devastated EMM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WEAPON 6 overpowered LIMNOR ORDIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
WEAPON-9 won victory over TROLL FIRE HAMMER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
WEAPON 7 was overpowered by TARUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WEAPON 8 was overpowered by ALAIN DRAGOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MURDER-MEX outwaited PUSSY GALORE in a tiresome 7 minute veteran's bout.
FIRE FLY demolished JERNIG MARS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
YMIR BLOODRAVEN devastated L'ORC BLEU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
AUJARD was luckily beaten by FEORDIS INK in a 6 minute bloody conflict.
KOOL GREEN overpowered V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GEROGE JIM devastated FRATSFA MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal uneven duel.
THUNDAR THE BARBARIA devastated IMBER LACK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RETRO ACTION was defeated by DWARF FIRE HAMMER in a 2 minute bout.
ROSA KLEBB was savagely defeated by RUGER in a exciting 7 minute brutal bout.
COLT was narrowly defeated by BIBERON D'ACIER in a 15 minute amateur's conflict.
BROWNING beat ELVEN FIRE HAMMER in a 3 minute brutal beginner's fight.
MAX VON SCUM luckily beat FAIRY FIRE HAMMER in a 4 minute beginner's fray.
BURPS FIRE HAMMER defeated H-AND-K in a popular 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  30 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  22 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  44 -  4      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  47 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  34 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  33 -  1      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |

Turn 252 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDENEYE 4479             15   2  0  172 BONDAGE (469)
AIMED BLOW       FIRE FLY 4533              13   2  0  106 PHOENIX FIRE (532)
TOTAL PARRY      SASHA BAL TOR 4034         21   9  0  102 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZYCONIAN 3201               9   3  0   89 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUEUE 4549                 12   6  2   87 BONDAGE (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      L'ORC BLEU 4352            20  16  0   82 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TOBACCO ROSE 4529           9   7  1   81 PHOENIX FIRE (532)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is L'ORC BLEU 4352.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUEUE 4549.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROSA KLEBB 4713, TOBACCO 
ROSE 4529, FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743, TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742, AUJARD 4639, YMIR 
BLOODRAVEN 4369, GEROGE JIM 4752, DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744, RUGER 4725, and BURPS FIRE 
HAMMER 4741.

The least popular fighter this week was BIBERON D'ACIER 4740.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COLT 4727, DART 4586, FEORDIS INK 4746, MURDER-MEX 3016, ELVEN 
FIRE HAMMER 4745, MAX VON SCUM 4737, IMBER LACK 4748, V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598, L'ORC 
BLEU 4352, and JERNIG MARS 4749.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 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! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  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 Mexican 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

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHRISTINE 4225 (51-23-4)               0  5  0         MUSICAL CHAIRS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRERE MAIN ROUJ 4082 (56-32-0)         2  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAZ'ZT 2769 (60-18-0)                 4  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD      
STALACTITE 3349 (78-57-2)              0  2  0         MERCENARY WARCKERS   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISS ERABLE 2766 (39-30-3)             2  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MELTDOWN 4353 (20-6-0)                 0  2  0         X-FORCE              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHAOS WARRIOR 1779 (16-10-0)           0  2  0         CHAMPIONS OF STEEL   

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DART 4586 (13-2-0)                     0  2  0         X-FORCE              
ZYCONIAN 3201 (7-2-0)                  0  2  0         LETHAL JUSTICE       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REBECCA RAVEN 4308 (6-1-0)             6  2  0  DEAD   TRIAL BY COMBAT      
TOBACCO ROSE 4529 (7-7-1)              7  3  0         PHOENIX FIRE         
YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369 (7-4-0)           5  3  0         NORTHERN BADLANDS    
GRAVEDIGGER 3333 (10-6-2)              0  2  0         CHAMPIONS OF STEEL   
JAGUARMAN 4532 (9-8-0)                 0  2  0         PHOENIX FIRE         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRYPHOS 4582 (4-3-0)                   2  3  0         PHOENIX FIRE         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PTSD JOE 4699 (3-1-0)                  3  3  0         KILLER TOYS          
FLYING PETROCK 4698 (2-2-0)            1  3  0         KILLER TOYS          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRANDE SOEUR 4020 (5-3-1)              2  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        
TIMBER WALKER 3147 (11-6-1)            1  3  0         NORTHERN BADLANDS    

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISS MANAGED 3519 (7-3-0)              4  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    
INANA 4545 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         PHOENIX FIRE         
WOLVERINE 2777 (10-9-1)                2  3  0         A.K.A.               
MINOTAUR LORD 1832 (11-9-1)            0  2  0         CHAMPIONS OF STEEL   
MISS ALLY NEIUS 4022 (3-2-0)           0  2  0  DEAD   LADIES IN WAITING    

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
L'AUBERGISTE 4614 (4-2-0)              7  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        
BLOOD BATH 2898 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         LETHAL JUSTICE       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR KILLALOT 4660 (3-2-2)              3  3  1         NORTHERN BADLANDS    
HERBERT LE VERT 4604 (2-1-0)           1  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        
BAHAMUT 4544 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         PHOENIX FIRE