DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2003    Duedate: 11/18/2003

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CUNNING CALICO
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5628) [25-14-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUNNING CALICO                 REJ THE BLADE
ARENA FELINES (177)            BARJIN'S BEST (579)
(12-5628) [25-14-2,126]        (12-5850) [2-0-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OCTAPUSSY                      KNOTHEAD
ARENA FELINES II (565)         BLOODSUCKERS (416)
(12-5720) [15-9-1,91]          (12-5727) [15-5-1,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          35
2. ARENA FELINES (177)         33      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. LUROCIANS IV (438)          29      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)              23
5. SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)        11      BARJIN'S BEST (579)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES II (565)   220 117 20 65.3   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      13  2 1
 2/ 2 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     112  69  4 61.9   2/ 5 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        9  5 1
 3- 3 HELL-MART (531)          111  71  2 61.0   3/ 2 THE LAWMEN (148)          8  6 0
 4/ 4 THE LAWMEN (148)         451 328 29 57.9   4/ 4 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  4 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)      601 454 57 57.0   5/11*BARJIN'S BEST (579)       6  3 0
 6/ 0 LUROCIANS IV (438)       155 122  6 56.0   6/ 3 ARENA FELINES II (565)    6  9 0
 7- 6 DARKMOON (448)           148 144  7 50.7   7- 6 DARKMOON (448)            4  2 0
 8/ 7 DREAMERS (142)           886 938 77 48.6   8- 8 HELL-MART (531)           3  1 0
 9/ 8 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       290 316 28 47.9   9/10 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      3  4 0
10- 9 TEAM GNASTY (460)         44  59  7 42.7  10/12 DREAMERS (142)            3 10 0
11-10*THAT TEAM (556)            4   6  1 40.0  11/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
12/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)        304 470  8 39.3  12/ 0 LUROCIANS IV (438)        2  0 0
13/12 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    113 195  4 36.7  13- 9 TEAM GNASTY (460)         1  5 0
14/13*BARJIN'S BEST (579)        9  18  1 33.3  14-13*THAT TEAM (556)           0  4 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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #72 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.
     "Kjarran and Jayde guide my hand!" Fist shouted, and then the blow fell against
his blade with enough force that it drove him to his knees.  The hunter's blade was
white as bone, his own turned red as life's blood, and warmth came into his hands
from his two-handed grip on it, and down his arms, to counter the icy air that
cloaked his opponent.  He was a little surprised to find himself still alive after
such a blow, more surprised still to find his blade unbroken.  Nothing but the direct
intervention of his god Kjarran and the god's Daughter Jayde could have preserved his
life, he was sure.  And the only proper way to show appreciation of that aid was to
get up and fight.  Which he would do.
     As the hunter's blade was withdrawn and raised for another blow, Fist lurched to
his feet.  The hunter was thundering more of his evil-sounding words, they seemed to
streak toward him like arrows, like an icy hail or the bitterest wind of winter, and
it was hard to stand against them, the coldness and the hate and the fury.
Impossible to stand against another powerful sword-stroke delivered in their wake.
Fist did the only thing he could think of and threw himself forward under the falling
blade, slashing at the horse's forelegs where it reared high, then at its belly as he
rolled under it and out into the road.
     The horse screamed as cold-gleaming coils emerged from its belly and came down
on all four feet, stumbled when one of its front legs wouldn't hold, and fell.  The
hunter leaped free, but the fallen horse was now between him and his prey.  Cold
light, colder than moonlight and without that clean purity, shivered around him.
     The intestines that had spilled from the horse writhed like snakes, or like an
animated snare, coils twisting toward Fist.  If they caught him, the gladiator
believed they would be like a snare and would hold him for the vengeance of the
hunter.  He edged backward, not taking his eyes off the hunter but wondering uneasily
what had become of the hounds.  The idea of one or two of those hell-hounds coming up
behind was enough to shake the steadiest nerves.
     As though in answer to his worry, one of the hounds howled pain behind him.
     "We've got your back," Cadal said.  At that moment, the barbarian's voice was
the sweetest sound Fist could imagine.
     "Serimna shield us all with her mercy!" Zilla added.
     There were several butchery whacks interspersed with screams, and Aghtamar
growled, "What does it take to kill the damned thing?"
     The knowledge that his friends were at his back, ready to stand and fight beside
him, was more warming than sunlight.
     "The hounds won't close with us on their own," Cadal reported from close behind
him.  "If we can take out the hunter, we may be home clear on this."
     "That won't be easy," Fist of Kjarran observed.  "These things can be hurt, but
damned if I know what will kill them."  He staggered as one foot was dragged out from
under him.  Someone caught his arm and kept him from falling while he looked down.
And swore.  A loop of the horse's intestines had wrapped itself around his ankle.  He
slashed downward to free his foot, then threw himself to the side just as the hunter
struck.  Blades rang together as one of his comrades parried the blow.  The hunter
spoke more of his unknown words that might be spells or cursing.  Or really cursing,
if it came to that, really laying a curse.
     Fist pushed himself to his feet again and faced his opponent grimly.  "Kjarran
and Jayde, this has got to STOP."  He raised his sword, noting that the blade had
gone red again, and advanced on the dark shape of the hunter.  The blade burned as
hot as the hunter was cold and made a sound like a deep-voiced bell very far away.
Fist felt a presence, a force, move through his body, and without willing it he
lunged forward, driving the bright-burning blade toward the hunter.  There was a
roaring around him, and he felt as though he'd been caught in a twist of wind, or an
earthquake, something natural and violent and beyond his control.  It was a relief to
faint.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 477): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 475): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 471): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 471): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 468): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 460): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 457): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 455): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 448): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): HEMERA AHKISAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 336): ROYCE GRACIE of SADISTS-OCTAGON (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 316): ALPHABETIZED AL of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 361): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 477): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 471): none
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 471): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 468): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 460): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 457): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 455): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 448): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 336): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 316): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): DHOOMZDEY (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 361): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): INBRED FRED of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): HEMERA AHKISAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
                 (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RIZTAB?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for SWEET MAGIC, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 
4 into 11th.  Ha!  BARJIN'S BEST turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 5th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, BLOODSUCKERS, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
SHORT TERM 2 win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DENOGGINIZER beat 
OCTAPUSSY and OCTAPUSSY lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, RIZTAB may be getting bland, as CUNNING CALICO stays top dog in 
the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, RIZTAB?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARENA FELINES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like BLOODSUCKERS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, NANETTE was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RIZTAB's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in RIZTAB to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUNNING CALICO 5628          25  14  2   126       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENOGGINIZER 5702            13  10  1   116       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SMELLY CAT 5742              16   5  1   107       ARENA FELINES (177)
-FLADRAKEEN OOSCH 4396        16  13  1   103       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  17  0   101       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 CAT FANCY 5739               14   7  1    97       ARENA FELINES (177)
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          18  13  2    95       HELL-MART (531)
 FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690         20   9  1    94       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 OCTAPUSSY 5720               15   9  1    91       ARENA FELINES II (565)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731            11  11  1    90       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLOUISA 5680               18  14  1    85       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         21  12  0    81       HELL-MART (531)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                15   5  1    81       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770          9   6  1    75       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNUS 5708                  10  16  1    66       DREAMERS (142)
-SISONGOEN 5168                8  17  1    66       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-THAT WARRIOR 5444             4   4  1    64       THAT TEAM (556)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              11  12  1    63       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 RIFT 3922                     9   9  1    59       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANETTE 5629                  8  31  1    56       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DROMMARE 5755                11   8  1    53       DREAMERS (142)
 PHANTAST 5737                 8  13  2    53       DREAMERS (142)
-TRISTANA 5683                 8   2  0    52       DARKMOON (448)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                8   3  0    50       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-BRIARTHORN 5671               6   4  0    46       DARKMOON (448)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            6   2  0    41       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634        7   6  0    36       HELL-MART (531)
 KUNG PAO 5753                 3   0  1    34       LUROCIANS IV (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONADOR 5769                  7   8  0    33       DREAMERS (142)
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     6   7  0    30       ARENA FELINES II (565)
-PIZZARRHEA 5750               5   2  0    30       HELL-MART (531)
 METER MAID 5789               4   6  0    26       THE LAWMEN (148)
-DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            2   0  0    24       TEAM GNASTY (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLOTA 5832                  2   2  0    23       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-ANN DROMEDA 5687              1   2  1    23       DARKMOON (448)
-KORTUL 5829                   2   1  0    22       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             5   4  0    21       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-AF BOX GNASTY 5417            4   1  0    21       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 SHORT TERM 2 5787             1   0  0    19       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-FREAKY BARBER 5283            4   4  2    18       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 NOREEN 5783                   2  10  0    16       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             2   1  0    15       THE LAWMEN (148)
 SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846      2   1  0    15       ARENA FELINES II (565)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 BILL TILGHMAN 5854            1   1  0    14       THE LAWMEN (148)
 DREBIN 2.0 5844               2   1  0    13       THE LAWMEN (148)
-FAST TRACK 5820               2   2  0    12       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 REJ THE BLADE 5850            2   0  0    12       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           1   9  0    12       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MERINDA 5828                  2   3  0     9       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SILKE 5831                    2   2  0     8       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 HAVOKK 5851                   1   1  0     8       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
-POT BELLY 5819                1   3  0     6       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 GREY THE SILENT 5830          1   3  0     6       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 REVEUR 5843                   0   1  0     5       DREAMERS (142)
 STANK SHANK 5863              0   1  0     1       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OUTTA 9 LIVES 5861     0  2 0 ARENA FELINES II 565  STONE GOLEM MARK  499 476 NONE    
FRANK DREBIN 3209     12 20 0 THE LAWMEN 148        SNAGGLE PUSS 5731     473         
BAT MASTERSON 3384    12 13 1 THE LAWMEN 148        DENOGGINIZER 5702     474         
DEPUTY CHAD 5810       0  4 0 THE LAWMEN 148        FREAKY BARBER 5283    473 REVENGED
BURBUJA 5788           3  2 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   NANETTE 5629          472 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bataakappu -- Listen, buttercup, that was NOT necessary.  Next time, you either lose,
or you give ME the skills. -- Nanette

Bataakappu -- Actually, considering that you were bloodfeuding, I think you had a
perfect RIGHT to both the win and skills.  Nanette's a witch in a manager. --
Tillouisa

That Warrior -- Whoa!  Input error on your part? -- Tillouisa

Bellota -- So, you huffed, and you power-puffed, and you blew me down, and I don't
LIKE it, but I'm going to be big about it and say, "Good fight."  Okay? -- Merinda

Lolly -- More power to your puffing?  I don't think you need more. -- Noreen

Judge Parker -- But I didn't DO it! -- Song of Summer

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

OUTTA 9 LIVES was butchered by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BATAAKAPPU savagely defeated NANETTE in a 2 minute gory veteran's Bloodfeud melee.
DENOGGINIZER vanquished OCTAPUSSY in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SOMNUS was savagely defeated by KNOTHEAD in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
DREBIN 2.0 was defeated by BELLOTA in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
BILL TILGHMAN savagely defeated SONG OF SUMMER in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
CUNNING CALICO handily defeated TILLOUISA in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
CAT FANCY vanquished LI KO THE CLUMSY in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SMELLY CAT overpowered LI KO THE CLUMSY in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
JOSTLING JAGUAR defeated LI KO THE CLUMSY in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
FASTER PUSSYCAT handily defeated LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SNAGGLE PUSS overpowered LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RIFT overpowered PHANTAST in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? was devastated by DROMMARE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLOOD BUD overpowered METER MAID in a 2 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
KUNG PAO overpowered JUDGE PARKER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SONADOR beat NOREEN in a 2 minute match.
STEADY EDDIE luckily beat SILKE in a 4 minute bloody conflict.
GREY THE SILENT viciously subdued REVEUR in a crowd boring 6 minute novice's bout.
MERINDA was beaten by REJ THE BLADE in a 1 minute beginner's fray.
SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM overcame STANK SHANK in a 3 minute novice's contest.
HAVOKK was demolished by SHORT TERM 2 in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    63 -  49 -  4      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  45 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  39 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  21 -  1      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  14 -  1      26  |

Turn 476 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:

TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  5     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CUNNING CALICO 5628        25  14  2  126 ARENA FELINES (177)
STRIKING ATTACK  SMELLY CAT 5742            16   5  1  107 ARENA FELINES (177)
SLASHING ATTACK  OCTAPUSSY 5720             15   9  1   91 ARENA FELINES II (565)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             18  14  1   85 SWEET MAGIC (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OCTAPUSSY 5720.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KNOTHEAD 5727.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILL TILGHMAN 5854, 
OUTTA 9 LIVES 5861, SILKE 5831, BATAAKAPPU 5698, CAT FANCY 5739, SMELLY CAT 5742, 
JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770, BLOOD BUD 5774, STANK SHANK 5863, and DENOGGINIZER 5702.

The least popular fighter this week was REVEUR 5843.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GREY THE SILENT 5830, HAVOKK 5851, STEADY EDDIE 5785, JUDGE PARKER 
5845, METER MAID 5789, WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773, SONG OF SUMMER 5790, DREBIN 2.0 
5844, MERINDA 5828, and DROMMARE 5755.

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

CUNNING CALICO (12-5628) ARENA FELINES (177)
CAT FANCY (12-5739) ARENA FELINES (177)
FASTER PUSSYCAT (12-5690) ARENA FELINES II (565)
PERSONAL BEJEEZUS (12-5451) ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)

                       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