DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2003    Duedate: 11/17/2003

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-478

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MUNCHIES
TERRAPIN STATION (189)
(10-5053) [16-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR PRISE                      STRAP ON
SIR AGLIO (296)                THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
(10-3573) [13-10-2,114]        (10-5254) [4-4-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASIMIR                        QUONSET
MEGAWARRIORS (47)              QUBIT (464)
(10-457) [17-19-1,111]         (10-4990) [19-10-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MENTORS (242)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)  56
2. TERRAPIN STATION (189)      39      TERRAPIN STATION (189)
3. THE MENTORS (242)           38      Unchartered Team
4. MEGAWARRIORS (47)           33
5. THE MACHINE (484)           26      ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*WAY OF THE SWORD C (490)   7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 THE MENTORS (242)         9  5 0
 2/ 3*ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)      9   4  2 69.2   2/ 3 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    9  6 0
 3/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   458 337 21 57.6   3/ 7 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       9  6 0
 4/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          597 453 26 56.9   4- 5*WAY OF THE SWORD C (490)  7  1 0
 5/ 6 THE MENTORS (242)        158 128 15 55.2   5/ 6 SIR AGLIO (296)           7  8 1
 6/ 7 QUBIT (464)              373 347 12 51.8   6/ 9 SPRINGBORN (358)          7  8 1
 7/ 8 WAR HAWKS (11)           261 271 15 49.1   7/14*THE MENTORS' TOY B (497)  7  8 0
 8/12*LIGHTNING DECK (488)       9  10  3 47.4   8/ 2 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      6  6 1
 9- 9 VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)     14  16  0 46.7   9/ 8 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         6  7 2
10/10 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     257 311 19 45.2  10/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
11/11 SPRINGBORN (358)         287 366 20 44.0  11-13 VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)     4  2 0
12/13 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      103 136  5 43.1  12/10*LIGHTNING DECK (488)      4  6 1
13/14 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         88 118  6 42.7  13/12*THE MACHINE (484)         4 10 0
14/17*THE MENTORS' TOY B (497)  16  23  0 41.0  14/11 QUBIT (464)               3 10 1
15/15*THE MACHINE (484)         13  21  1 38.2  15/16*ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     2  1 0
16/16 THE MOONDOGS (97)        181 323  9 35.9  16/17 WAR HAWKS (11)            2  3 0
17-18*THE MAN EATERS (496)       3   7  0 30.0  17- 0*ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (494)   1  4 1
18-19*THE ROMAN SENATE (75)      1   3  0 25.0  18-15*THE MAN EATERS (496)      0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19- 0*ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (494)    1   8  1 11.1  19-20*THE ROMAN SENATE (75)     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

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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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, Dearies,

Sorry for missing the message to my subjects last week; however, I was deep in
preparation for a fight to the death.  As you all can tell, I won.  Well, now I've
decided (along with my Great Manager) to challenge Bling Bling.  I have faith I will
triumph--but what I'd really like is another kill.  Not so sure how I'll do on the
Isle but I believe my elevation is imminent.  I shall enjoy as many of you as I can
in my remaining days.

Hugs and Kisses,

Felicitas

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon KOLACT, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  PRAETORIAN GUARD after a sorry 1-3-0 might want to 
consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
THE MENTORS' TOY BOX can attest...  Practice pays for SIR PRISE, who pummelled 
MISSAE, to pocket 46 points.  SHYLAYLA MINOR certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to LENNY BAXTER and losing 18 points in the process!  You 
could cut the tension with a scimitar as MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION met the 
Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult MUNCHIES, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's 
been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me. 
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE MENTORS, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of THE MENTORS' TOY BOX, so did that 
sorry team shy from THE MENTORS If challenges were horses, BLING BLING could open up 
a fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Citizens of KOLACT, be sure to settle your debts with GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN.  
She's relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on hers mind!  Perhaps SIR 
AGLIO were the only ones left untouched by MISSAE demise.  Can anyone ever take hers 
place?  Or do I exaggerate?  CASIMIR of MEGAWARRIORS sends QUICKSAND of QUBIT goes to 
the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home.  KOLACT has no place for weaklings!  MISSAE of 
WAR HAWKS put away SIR PRISE of SIR AGLIO.  Let's hope Lady Luck continues to smile 
upon SIR PRISE!  Charity is unknown in KOLACT, and rightly so.  MEGAWARRIORS exacted 
their revenge against PRAETORIAN GUARD.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it 
slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in KOLACT is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  KOLACT, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill 
at Don Corleone's.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUNCHIES 5053                16   8  0   107       TERRAPIN STATION (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PRISE 3573               13  10  2   114       SIR AGLIO (296)
 CASIMIR 457                  17  19  1   111       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 BLING BLING 5084             13   5  0   106       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 QUONSET 4990                 19  10  0   103       QUBIT (464)
 FELICITAS 5021               18   9  5    96       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 LENNY BAXTER 5064            12   8  0    95       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 KEPLER 4625                  16  41  2    91       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYELASH VIPER 4436            9   5  0    90       VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)
 HOTTA WATTA 5038             18   6  0    85       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 VENUS 4103                    9   4  1    82       THE MENTORS (242)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         12   8  1    74       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SHYLAYLA MINOR 5066          12   8  0    72       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPPY WHAPPY 5045            11   9  0    64       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 STRAP ON 5254                 4   4  0    63       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
 CRAVER 5193                   6   1  0    61       THE MENTORS (242)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119           8   3  1    59       SIR AGLIO (296)
 CLEO 4996                    12  20  2    58       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OJO TANGO 5046               11   9  1    53       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR OCCO 5079                 8   5  0    48       SIR AGLIO (296)
 TYCHO 4997                    7  25  0    46       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 GRACIE 5125                   5   7  1    46       SPRINGBORN (358)
 RAVAGE 5213                   5   1  1    44       THE MACHINE (484)
 NEVENGAR 491                  7   9  0    43       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 GABRIEL 4147                  7   2  0    40       THE MENTORS (242)
 NIKKITA 5261                  4   4  0    40       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAPID VANNA 5147              5   5  0    33       SPRINGBORN (358)
-GABOON VIPER 4438             3   5  0    33       VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185          5   1  0    31       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 SIR PENT 5089                 2   7  0    31       SIR AGLIO (296)
 OBELISK 5138                  5   6  0    27       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-ARNIE SWARTZ 5220             1   0  1    27       ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (494)
 JOLTEON 5180                  4   1  0    25       LIGHTNING DECK (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA DOLL 5287               2   0  0    21       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-ZOMANY 5190                   2   0  0    21       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
 ENTITY 5250                   2   2  0    21       THE MACHINE (484)
-JUMPING VIPER 4437            2   4  0    21       VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)
 SHARP 5290                    1   0  0    21       WAR HAWKS (11)
 GOGO PATROL 5228              2   2  0    20       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
-AWNT 5188                     2   0  0    20       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
-MYBAV 5191                    2   0  0    20       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
 QUIETUS 5165                  3   3  1    19       QUBIT (464)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                 2   3  1    19       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
-PIKACHU 5176                  2   0  1    17       LIGHTNING DECK (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207                2   4  0    16       SIR AGLIO (296)
-SHARIMUN 5238                 1   1  0    15       THE MAN EATERS (496)
 ELECTRABUZZ 5242              3   1  2    13       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 OXX 5153                      3   4  0    13       THE MACHINE (484)
 MONSTER 5248                  2   2  1    13       THE MENTORS (242)
 SOVERIGN 5289                 1   0  0    13       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 LUNELLE 5252                  3   1  0    11       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 VULGAR 5251                   2   2  1    11       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SCREWDRIVER 5311              1   0  0     9       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253            2   2  0     8       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 BRASSY BENNY 5280             1   2  1     8       SPRINGBORN (358)
-TOUDSHY 5187                  1   1  0     8       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
-REMUS 582                     1   0  0     7       THE ROMAN SENATE (75)
 EIGHT IRON 5310               1   0  0     6       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
-GLUTEUS MAXIMUS 580           0   1  0     5       THE ROMAN SENATE (75)
-TREVINNA 5237                 1   1  0     4       THE MAN EATERS (496)
 QUANTUM 5246                  0   3  0     3       QUBIT (464)
 DEAD LEE 5291                 0   1  0     3       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-ROMULUS 579                   0   2  0     2       THE ROMAN SENATE (75)
-BALISTIA BASHFUL 5221         0   2  0     2       ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (494)
 WRAITH 5307                   0   1  0     1       THE MACHINE (484)
-LADY AZULA 5264               0   1  0     1       THE MAN EATERS (496)
-LADY JUSTICE 5265             0   1  0     1       THE MAN EATERS (496)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAJOR PAIN 5224        0  2 0 ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS 494 VULGAR 5251           476         
JOLLY 5184             2  3 0 ALASTARIAN IDOL 489   BRASSY BENNY 5280     476         
CARIBO 5282            0  1 0 LIGHTNING DECK 488    SHEWISH GIANT 523     478 NONE    
MATRIX 5227            0  1 0 THE MACHINE 484       PIKACHU 5176          474 NOT REVE
BLACK WIDOW 5234       0  1 0 THE MAN EATERS 496    ELECTRABUZZ 5242      475         
SERENA 5235            1  1 0 THE MAN EATERS 496    ELECTRABUZZ 5242      476         
LADY NETLREAME 5236    0  1 0 THE MAN EATERS 496    RAVAGE 5213           475         
PANDANGO 3134          1  4 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       OCTAVIAN 5210         475 JUST REV
DIRTY SOCK 5309        0  1 0 THE MENTORS' TOY  497 ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 478 NONE    
HYATT 5259             4  2 0 THE MENTORS' TOY  497 QUIETUS 5165          476 JUST REV
QUICKSAND 4989        17 13 0 QUBIT 464             CASIMIR 457           478         
QUAQSIMOTO 5043        9  2 0 QUBIT 464             TORLEC 5018           474 REVENGED
GRANDIOSE GRETA 4932  22 17 0 SPRINGBORN 358        WURM KIN 529          478 NONE    
GRAVEL GUS 5181        2  6 0 SPRINGBORN 358        MOUNTAIN TROLL 520    478 NONE    
MISSAE 5027           16  9 0 WAR HAWKS 11          SIR PRISE 3573        478         
EXEDUS 5081            5  5 0 WAR HAWKS 11          SULTAN OF SWING 5076  474 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Grandiose Greta PS, 11-13(+1)-9-13(+2)-17-8-17(+1) BA L/VL.  An all-round
lovely spirit to have in the guildhouse.  Never took the initiative, but always
backed a good time.  Incredibly full of herself, too.  (Ya gotta love that in certain
fighters.) -- Still, the Distiller

Felicitas -- Way to nail that troll. -- Grandiose

Quonset -- Gracie sends her love. <smack> -- Greta

The Machine -- Pika pika pi!! -- Pikachu
Translation -- I'm waiting until the cutoff so I can fight in the apprentices in
Tempe, I should fight again on turn 481 or 482, you'll have to wait until then to get
your vengeance....

Way to go, Floyd, on your two honors last turn (team on the move--and top chartered
team)--carry the banner, son!! -- D. Noble

Pappy Whappy -- Jolteon Jolteon!! -- Jolteon
Translation -- You sure know how to whap it, pappy!!  Next time, use a softer
stick...you bruised me!!!

Sultan of Swing -- It pains me to admit it, but I love that rhythm. -- Tycho

Bling Bling -- Why do I have the idea that you're secretly some kind of pancake? --
Kepler

Marus -- (severely)  A mentor should teach more.  It's in the job description. --
Cleo

Toudshy -- You seem to have a problem figuring out your team name, not that I'm
complaining! -- Lunelle

Romulus -- Nothing like an eclipse to get the ol' Roman Senate thinking about
disaster, hmm? -- Bailey O'Bead, feeling unjustifiably cocky
P.S.  Your manager hates you, right?  But it could be worse, I once knew someone of
your style who was sent out with a war flail due to an input error!

Ummm...MENTORS, tasty!  Better than tictacs! -- Megawarriors -- Matrix (The
Breathtaker)

Feel Good -- How bout now? -- Matrix

Venus -- No guts, no glory. -- Casimir
P.S.  You are quite LOVELY...Laying face down in the sand.

Monster -- Me SLASH ALL YOUR EGOS! -- Nevengar (Monster Masher)
P.S.  How's that groin?

Gus -- That was for Oxx. -- Ravage

All -- Hope everyone did well in the tourney, especially MY WARRIORS!  Busy, these
days, and will have to postpone p-ads for a while.  I would be remiss though if I
didn't congratulate Still on graduating Grandiose Greta.  Well done, Still. -- Sultan

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

GRANDIOSE GRETA was dealt death by WURM KIN in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRAVEL GUS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CARIBO was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DIRTY SOCK was assassinated by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NEVENGAR viciously subdued OCTAVIAN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud contest.
NIKKITA devastated QUIETUS in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
MUNCHIES bested FELICITAS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Challenge Title match.
BLING BLING overpowered KEPLER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LENNY BAXTER vanquished SHYLAYLA MINOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
VENUS overpowered SIR INGOMYELIC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GABRIEL savagely defeated SIR PENT in a exciting 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
STRAP ON overpowered CLEO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OJO TANGO was demolished by SULTAN OF SWING in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
CRAVER subdued SIR OCCO in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GOGO PATROL was devastated by RAVAGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MONSTER was outwaited by JOLTEON in a crowd boring 7 minute Challenge fight.
MISSAE was savagely slain by SIR PRISE in a 2 minute gruesome expert's struggle.
HOTTA WATTA was savagely defeated by QUONSET in a 3 minute master's brawl.
CASIMIR narrowly killed QUICKSAND in a exciting 1 minute veteran's match.
PAPPY WHAPPY overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TYCHO slimly lost to GRACIE in a 7 minute contest.
OBELISK was beaten by ENTITY in a action packed 4 minute brutal fight.
THE UPRIGHT MAN overpowered OXX in a 1 minute uneven fray.
SIR PLUTZ overcame VULGAR in a 2 minute contest.
VAPID VANNA overpowered LUNELLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
QUANTUM was defeated by CHINA DOLL in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
ELECTRABUZZ won victory over DEAD LEE in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
BAILEY O'BEAD was vanquished by SHARP in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BRASSY BENNY was handily defeated by SOVERIGN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WRAITH was savagely defeated by EIGHT IRON in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
SCREWDRIVER savagely defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         AIMED BLOW        34 -  23 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    69 -  55 -  9      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  27 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  38 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  30 -  3      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  35 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  36 -  5      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 478 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:

LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      MUNCHIES 5053              16   8  0  107 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR PRISE 3573             13  10  2  114 SIR AGLIO (296)
AIMED BLOW       QUONSET 4990               19  10  0  103 QUBIT (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  FELICITAS 5021             18   9  5   96 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
TOTAL PARRY      HOTTA WATTA 5038           18   6  0   85 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
PARRY-STRIKE     VENUS 4103                  9   4  1   82 THE MENTORS (242)
WALL OF STEEL    SHYLAYLA MINOR 5066        12   8  0   72 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
BASHING ATTACK   PAPPY WHAPPY 5045          11   9  0   64 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CASIMIR 457.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
QUONSET 4990.  The ten other most popular fighters were OBELISK 5138, FELICITAS 5021, 
NEVENGAR 491, GABRIEL 4147, SIR PENT 5089, CRAVER 5193, SIR PRISE 3573, SULTAN OF 
SWING 5076, ENTITY 5250, and CHINA DOLL 5287.

The least popular fighter this week was JOLTEON 5180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MONSTER 5248, BRASSY BENNY 5280, BAILEY O'BEAD 5253, LUNELLE 5252, OXX 
5153, TYCHO 4997, GOGO PATROL 5228, OJO TANGO 5046, CLEO 4996, and SIR INGOMYELIC 
5119.

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

MUNCHIES (10-5053) TERRAPIN STATION (189)
QUONSET (10-4990) QUBIT (464)
FELICITAS (10-5021) PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
HOTTA WATTA (10-5038) TOWNSVILLAINS (457)

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

GRANDIOSE GRETA (10-4932) SPRINGBORN (358)

                       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