DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2004    Duedate: 01/11/2005

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AGLIBOL
DARKMOON (448)
(12-5848) [12-4-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AGLIBOL                        LUIGI
DARKMOON (448)                 TEAM MARIO (598)
(12-5848) [12-4-0,114]         (12-6056) [4-3-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BADGER                         SANDI
HIGH JINKS (584)               EXTREME (600)
(12-5940) [13-10-1,100]        (12-6077) [4-0-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EXTREME (600)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (177)         34
2. DREAMERS (142)              33      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. TEAM MARIO (598)            29      Unchartered Team
4. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      24
5. DARKMOON (448)              23      INCUBUS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*INCUBUS (594)              3   0  0  100   1/ 2*EXTREME (600)             9  6 1
 2- 2 THE CITY (570)            97  60  8 61.8   2/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 0
 3/ 4*EXTREME (600)             12   8  2 60.0   3- 1 DOOM LEGION (597)         7  3 0
 4/ 6 ARENA FELINES (177)      679 505 63 57.3   4/ 6*TEAM MARIO (598)          7  5 1
 5/13*TEAM MARIO (598)          17  15  1 53.1   5/ 5 DARKMOON (448)            6  0 0
 6/ 8 DARKMOON (448)           169 160  8 51.4   6/11 ARENA FELINES (177)       5  2 0
 7- 9 DOOM LEGION (597)         48  47  4 50.5   7/ 7*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    5  7 0
 8/10 DREAMERS (142)           958 %1011 84 48.7   8/14 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    5 10 1
 9/12 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       352 380 31 48.1   9/ 4 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        5 10 0
10/11 HIGH JINKS (584)          66  73  6 47.5  10-12*THE ARCHIVES (601)        4  6 1
11/14*ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    10  12  1 45.5  11/13 HIGH JINKS (584)          4 11 1
12/16 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    35  49  5 41.7  12/15*INCUBUS (594)             3  0 0
13-17*THE ARCHIVES (601)         4   6  1 40.0  13/16 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      3  4 0
14/18 SWEET MAGIC (267)        351 571  9 38.1  14/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
15/19 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      13  26  2 33.3  15-10 THE CITY (570)            2  1 0
16/ 0*LEICESTER FC (83)          2  11  0 15.4  16/ 0*LEICESTER FC (83)         0  1 0

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

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in RIZTAB since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, DOOM LEGION.  But how many friends do you have now?  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought SWEET MAGIC was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-5-0!  
Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out 
the pain!  DRYNN'S PRETTIES is now ranked 8th with a 2-3-0 turn.  Some people say I 
ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
TEAM MARIO moved up 2, to 4th.  What's with CAT SCAN?  He actually beat BLOODSUCKERS' 
STANK SHANK, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
BLOODSUCKERS.  STANK SHANK lost 18 points to CAT SCAN.  Some new strategies, perhaps? 
Maybe STANK SHANK will provide more easy wins...  RIZTAB has a Duelmaster who doesn't 
sit back and get lazy.  He challenged HIGH JINKS' BADGER (13-10-1), which should 
prove (ahem!) interesting.  BADGER was reminded on the sands why BRIARTHORN is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
RIZTAB thinks HIGH JINKS and their 66-73-6 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at DARKMOON ain't 
reelin'!  HIGH JINKS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, DASTARDLY DAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
CAT TAGIOUS didn't quite know what to make of a challenge it received from ANGEL of 
DRYNN'S PRETTIES, who is 18 points below it.  ANGEL perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she was subdued by CAT TAGIOUS and ended up with 70 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people in RIZTAB think HOUNDS OF HELL was too harsh when 
they sent MARMADUKE MANGLER (2-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  
Someone told MISSY that ALL HALLOW'S EVE never Bloodfeuded, that she'd have an easy 
kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  MISSY larned hers lesson 
(BOO taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any ALL HALLOW'S 
EVE members with the same gusto.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGLIBOL 5848                 12   4  0   114       DARKMOON (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAT MANUAL 5660              18  18  1   102       THE CITY (570)
 BADGER 5940                  13  10  1   100       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             16  11  3    89       ARENA FELINES (177)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           16  12  1    87       HIGH JINKS (584)
 CAT SCAN 5976                 7   4  1    81       ARENA FELINES (177)
 PLATO 6003                   13   2  0    79       DREAMERS (142)
 ANGEL 5971                    6  11  1    70       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROPHY 6031                  11   9  0    62       DOOM LEGION (597)
-POISON SUMAC 6032             8  12  1    62       DOOM LEGION (597)
 SHELLI 6009                   5   8  1    62       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 STANK SHANK 5863             14  11  0    59       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-RAGNAROK 6034                11   9  1    59       DOOM LEGION (597)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FELINE GRIN 5956             12   5  0    56       ARENA FELINES (177)
-GRATCH 6030                  10   7  1    56       DOOM LEGION (597)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIE 5970                   10   7  0    56       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 LUIGI 6056                    4   3  0    54       TEAM MARIO (598)
-MARIGOLD 6087                 1   1  1    49       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 TILLERITA 6007                6   7  0    46       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KANT 6038                     6   3  1    45       DREAMERS (142)
 THUNDER CAT 6048              4   2  0    42       ARENA FELINES (177)
 MEGALOMANIAC 5989             3   0  0    42       INCUBUS (594)
 WIDDER GERTRUDE 6109          2   1  1    42       HIGH JINKS (584)
 IVY 5972                      6  11  2    41       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
-GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071         4   0  0    41       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 SOCRATES 6001                 6   9  0    40       DREAMERS (142)
 INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055         5   2  1    39       TEAM MARIO (598)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               8  14  0    38       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BOO 6086                      3   1  1    36       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 CHRISTINE 5974                8   9  1    34       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
-BUB II 6090                   2   0  0    34       THE ARCHIVES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            7  11  0    32       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-THE RED SCARE 5996            6   4  2    32       THE CITY (570)
 LUNG ROCKET 5967              7   8  0    31       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 NIETZSCHE 6039                4   5  0    29       DREAMERS (142)
-KAJA-RANG 6036                5   4  0    27       DOOM LEGION (597)
 STINK EYE 6065                4   2  0    26       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 LIZZ 6081                     3   1  0    25       EXTREME (600)
-SCOOBY DOOM 6021              3   1  1    24       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 MARIO 6054                    3   4  0    24       TEAM MARIO (598)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDI 6077                    4   0  0    22       EXTREME (600)
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045               5   4  0    19       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-SATANIC SNOOPY 6020           3   1  0    18       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          1   1  0    15       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 BETH 6080                     3   1  0    12       EXTREME (600)
 CLEOPATRA 6123                1   0  0    12       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 MISSY 6079                    2   2  2    10       EXTREME (600)
 HODAG 6085                    2   2  0     8       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-YOSHII 6061                   2   2  0     8       TEAM MARIO (598)
 TALA GOG 6066                 1   5  0     8       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           1   3  1     7       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 NAMBY PAMBY 6082              1   3  0     6       HIGH JINKS (584)
 MARX 6125                     1   0  0     5       DREAMERS (142)
-PANATHINAIKOS 610             1   2  0     5       LEICESTER FC (83)
-YACKITCH 6088                 1   1  0     4       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 LEECE 609                     0   2  0     4       LEICESTER FC (83)
-C'BOATH 6093                  0   2  0     4       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 TEAR 6078                     0   4  0     4       EXTREME (600)
-WELAAC 607                    0   3  0     3       LEICESTER FC (83)
-CELOWIN 606                   0   3  0     3       LEICESTER FC (83)
 ALOURSHIN 6126                0   1  0     1       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MUDBANK 6120                  0   1  0     1       HIGH JINKS (584)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE CHEERLEADER 6116   0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  DEMRON THE DARK 497   506 NONE    
PIMP DADDY 6067        1  2 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  MISSY 6079            504 JUST REV
THE GRIM REAPER 6069   0  2 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  MISSY 6079            503 JUST REV
LOCKE 6073             3  1 0 DREAMERS 142          SHELLI 6009           505         
MARMADUKE MANGLE 6110  2  1 0 HOUNDS OF HELL 596    HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 506 NONE    
ALOURIN 5987           6  9 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055 505         
INVINCIBLE LUIGI 6058  3  1 0 TEAM MARIO 598        THE RED SCARE 5996    503 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- The Widder Gertrude's loose with a pack a merry widders.  Celebrating life...
and more power to her. -- Jondeaux

Jorja -- Resurrecting the dead is one of those managerial accomplishments I haven't
yet accomplished. -- Jondeaux 

Plato -- A loss you can live with, since I didn't kill you.  No, don't pin em on me,
you turkey, you pinned em on your own self.  Never saw someone take a loss so well.
-- Dastardly Dan

Cat Tagious -- *Urf* *Urf* *Urf*  S'a bout time you got yours. -- Badger

Boo -- *knock* *knock*  Who's there?  Boo.  Boo who?  ...well you don't have to cry
about it. -- Namby Pamby, that's my kind of joke

All -- Did you see?!?, all.  The bigger they are, the harder...you gotta nail them
where they live.  For the moment I'm rolling in clover.  Roll me over in the clover,
lay me down.... -- The Widder

Poison Sumac -- You may think you've got the upper hand, but I've got news for you,
bubbette!  I've got lots of yellow soap back at the guildhouse, and I will NOT,
repeat NOT break out in an itchy rash.  No.  Way. -- Sugar Jane

Kant -- I'd like to say that I "kan, too," but it looks like a case of "not today."
Better a single skill than nothing at all, or being dead, and maybe I'll figure out
what to do with an attack skill one of these days.  You never know. -- Autumn Leaves,
waxing semi-philosophical

Kaja-Rang -- ...but nobody was home.  Sorry, couldn't resist that one. -- Tillerita
P.S.  Too bad old stuffed shirt Rillion tA wouldn't let me bury you in the sand.  I
had a neat idea for building a sand castle on top of you.

Invincible Mario -- Oh, GREAT, that is JUST what I needed to put the cyanide-stuffed
cherry on top of my mashed potatoes.  Look, I've got an adventure, see?  I don't have
TIME to be dead. -- Ghost of Alourin

Tear -- Well, I tore into you and left you in tears, so it doesn't matter which way
your name is supposed to go, does it? -- Tala Gog

Oh, gods, a p-strike is the least numerous style?  But I don't WANT to come back as a
p-strike!  Jorja has no idea what to DO with the pikers.  Can't we maybe use some
DIFFERENT criterion for picking my new style? -- Ghost of Alourin

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

MARMADUKE MANGLER was butchered by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE CHEERLEADER was butchered by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KANT was savagely defeated by SHELLI in a exciting 2 minute gory Bloodfeud melee.
BOO vanquished MISSY in a popular 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
BRIARTHORN luckily beat BADGER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge match.
AGLIBOL vanquished DASTARDLY DAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
ANGEL was viciously subdued by CAT TAGIOUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LUNG ROCKET was vanquished by MEGALOMANIAC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
STINK EYE was defeated by INVINCIBLE MARIO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FUZZYMOTTO was viciously subdued by NIETZSCHE in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
THE FENRIS WOLF handily defeated TALA GOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HODAG was demolished by MARIO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
STANK SHANK was handily defeated by CAT SCAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PLATO narrowly defeated ANGRY ROSETTA in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.
SUGAR JANE was overcome by SOCRATES in a action packed 1 minute gory fight.
SADIE viciously subdued TILLERITA in a action packed 1 minute brutal duel.
IVY was viciously subdued by LUIGI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
WIDDER GERTRUDE overpowered AUTUMN LEAVES in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CHRISTINE was overpowered by THUNDER CAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TEAR was handily defeated by CLEOPATRA in a 1 minute gory mismatched competition.
BETH outlasted NAMBY PAMBY in a 8 minute novice's duel.
LIZZ overpowered MUDBANK in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fray.
SANDI viciously subdued LEECE in a popular 4 minute gory novice's bout.
MARX won victory over ALOURSHIN in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  16 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     44 -  32 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    42 -  38 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  55 -  6      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  32 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  46 -  3      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  26 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  25 -  0      24  |

Turn 506 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AGLIBOL 5848               12   4  0  114 DARKMOON (448)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                13  10  1  100 HIGH JINKS (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           16  11  3   89 ARENA FELINES (177)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         16  12  1   87 HIGH JINKS (584)
WALL OF STEEL    PLATO 6003                 13   2  0   79 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   STANK SHANK 5863           14  11  0   59 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
LUNGING ATTACK   SADIE 5970                 10   7  0   56 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BADGER 5940.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SANDI 6077.  The ten other most popular fighters were BADGER 5940, NIETZSCHE 6039, 
SHELLI 6009, AGLIBOL 5848, LUIGI 6056, LEECE 609, NAMBY PAMBY 6082, KANT 6038, CAT 
TAGIOUS 5900, and SADIE 5970.

The least popular fighter this week was BETH 6080.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUDBANK 6120, CHRISTINE 5974, AUTUMN LEAVES 5975, TILLERITA 6007, STANK 
SHANK 5863, HODAG 6085, TALA GOG 6066, STINK EYE 6065, LUNG ROCKET 5967, and ANGEL 
5971.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BRIARTHORN (12-5671) DARKMOON (448)

               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            
GUMBY 2854 (166-111-3)                 7  3  0         ZOOM ZONE            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SID 3449 (53-50-0)                     5  3  0         VICIOUS VANDALS      
GRUZ 3218 (78-48-0)                    3  3  0         GAMMARAUDERS         
ULTIMATE FURY 5020 (33-21-2)           2  3  0         LUROCIANS IV         
WOUNDWORT 4228 (66-38-0)               0  5  0         DARKMOON             

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NIGHTIE KNIGHT 4731 (50-36-1)          2  3  0         LOBOTOMATION         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIFT 3922 (22-13-1)                    0  2  0         SPIRITUAL GIFT       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRAUGHT DODGER 5209 (15-6-0)           7  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
SISONGOEN 5168 (9-17-1)                2  3  0         LUROCIANS IV         
FAST TRACK 5820 (13-8-0)               0  2  0         SPIRITUAL GIFT       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAURON 4847 (11-2-0)                   2  3  0  DEAD   MASTER OF DOOM       
SCREAMING PIXIE 5797 (12-6-0)          2  3  0         WANDERING MONSTERS   
BRIARTHORN 5671 (11-8-1)               1  3  0         DARKMOON             
JUDGE PARKER 5845 (12-12-0)            1  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
SHANIA TWAIN 4277 (6-2-1)              1  3  0         COUNTRY SUCKS        
BADGER 5940 (11-7-1)                   0  2  0         HIGH JINKS           
STANK SHANK 5863 (12-8-0)              0  2  0         BLOODSUCKERS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AGLIBOL 5848 (8-4-0)                   6  3  0         DARKMOON             
DREB 3 5947 (9-6-0)                    5  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
TOM SMITH 5876 (8-7-0)                 5  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
BROPHY 6031 (10-6-0)                   2  3  0         DOOM LEGION          
BASS REEVES 5901 (8-6-0)               0  2  0         THE LAWMEN           
GRATCH 6030 (7-6-1)                    0  2  0         DOOM LEGION          
POISON SUMAC 6032 (5-11-1)             0  2  0         DOOM LEGION          
RAGNAROK 6034 (9-7-0)                  0  2  0         DOOM LEGION          
SILENE 5637 (6-1-2)                    0  2  0         VOLUNTEER FLOWERS    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAT SCAN 5976 (4-4-1)                 11  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
DAVE COOK 5999 (6-4-0)                 4  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
KAJA-RANG 6036 (2-3-0)                 2  3  0         DOOM LEGION          
TURD FERGUSON 5979 (5-2-0)             2  3  0         TEAM GNASTY          
LUNG ROCKET 5967 (6-4-0)               0  2  0         BLOODSUCKERS         
PLATO 6003 (9-1-0)                     0  2  0         DREAMERS             
SOCRATES 6001 (3-7-0)                  0  2  0         DREAMERS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KANT 6038 (2-2-1)                      5  3  0         DREAMERS             
THUNDER CAT 6048 (2-1-0)               4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
NIETZSCHE 6039 (2-2-0)                 0  2  0         DREAMERS             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEOW MIX 6072 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
LOCKE 6073 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         DREAMERS             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEASEL 3240 (11-8-0)                   6  3  1         WING MEN             
DROMMARE 5755 (17-17-2)                1  3  0         DREAMERS             
BAT MASTERSON 3384 (12-13-1)           0  2  0         THE LAWMEN           
MR. PINK 5065 (10-6-0)                 0  2  0  DEAD   THE SYNDICATE        
SOMNUS 5708 (16-25-1)                  0  2  0         DREAMERS             

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCIFER 3574 (4-3-0)                   7  3  0         SPIRITUAL GIFT       
BELENUS 4229 (3-3-0)                   3  3  0         DARKMOON             
MANIMAL 3236 (11-6-0)                  2  3  0         WING MEN             
RESTITUTION 3638 (10-4-1)              2  3  1         SPIRITUAL GIFT       
NYTOL 1108 (18-9-1)                    0  2  0         DREAMERS             

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OWEN 5656 (6-1-1)                      6  3  1         ENGLISH FOOTBALL     
MORPHEUS 2123 (7-7-1)                  2  3  1         DREAMERS             
SNARLING GNOLL 5793 (9-6-0)            2  3  0         WANDERING MONSTERS   
WILD BILL 1763 (6-1-0)                 2  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
FLYING VOMIT 4663 (5-7-0)              0  2  0         TEAM GNASTY          
MAILWOMAN 3555 (1-1-0)                 0  2  0         SPIRITUAL GIFT       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELF FLOYD 5804 (0-0-0)                 5  3  0         SECRET SANTA         
KRUSK 5931 (3-7-0)                     5  3  0         DRAGON RIDERS        
TIGER WOODSHIELD 5730 (0-0-0)          4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
HAIRLESS HEROINE 5461 (1-1-0)          2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHIT-ZU 5756 (0-1-0)                   1  3  0  DEAD   TEAM GNASTY          
NUTCRACKER SWEET 4727 (0-1-0)          0  2  0  DEAD   LOBOTOMATION