Date   : 11/03/2003    Duedate: 11/15/2003


DM-14    TURN-475

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4034) [14-6-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATROPHY                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           
(14-4034) [14-6-1,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HYDE                           ATROPHY
(14-3927) [14-8-2,78]          (14-4034) [14-6-1,114]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        39
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          13      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)      0      Unchartered Team
4. DELIVERANCE (33)           -11
5. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)    -51      MOTHER EARTH (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  216 124 15 63.5   1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   9  6 2
 2- 2 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)  104  81 11 56.2   2/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      8  6 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     288 260 23 52.6   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  9 0
 4/ 5 DELIVERANCE (33)         437 489 45 47.2   4/ 5 DELIVERANCE (33)          5  6 0
 5/ 6 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       253 301  5 45.7   5- 4 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)   3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     They were all assembled in the throne room of the Satrap's palace:  he,
Khannarth, Kasarya, the Satrap's First Wife Jasryala, and the Satrap himself and his 
guards.  It was not crowded, even with those numbers present, and Tankesh looked
around curiously.  The style was foreign to what he was used to, of course, but he
was surprised to find it less ostentatious than he had expected.  Apparently the
Satrap didn't feel the need of external aids to boost his prestige and authority.  A
good sign, in one way, a bad one in another.  This was probably a man who would act
intelligently to deal with his problems, and in Tankesh's experience, intelligent
foes were worse, in the long run, than impulsive ones.
     One of the guards in front of him shifted, allowing Tankesh to see the Satrap of
the Glorious Empire for the first time.  Younger than the Andorian had expected, in
his thirties, maybe.  Regular features, but foreign, of course.  The swarthy skin and
slightly hooked nose characteristic of the Karnhorn people, but blue eyes.  Odd,
that, but he'd heard that previous satraps, and the sultans of Serevada, for that
matter, sometimes took "foreign" women, what they called "white barbarians" to wife.
Not that it mattered.  What mattered was that this man, this Satrap Kharanjal, looked
intelligent, decisive, and royally pissed.  Bad combination.
     The Satrap was in consultation with a plainly dressed man, possibly a minor
official, more like a spy.  Finally he nodded and waved the man off, then turned to
the people standing before him.  "I see four people before me who have had positions
of trust and who have wronged the Satrap," Kharanjal said.  "You have been brought
here together because your various treacheries are perhaps linked."  He looked them
over coldly as the guards shifted again and moved Tankesh into a line beside Kasarya,
Jasryala, and Khannarth.  "I will start with the foreigner."  His gaze settled on
Tankesh.  "What have you to say for yourself, barbarian who claims to be a King's
     "First, that I am an envoy of King Mickeal of Andoria," Tankesh answered just as
crisply.  "I was sent to find out what had become of Princess Samara's children, when
she came here to Zuwayza with her second husband--"
     "Whose name is not to be mentioned in this place," Kharanjal cut in.  "His
treasons have found him out, and his end was less unpleasant than he deserved.  The
woman and her children returned to the west."
     "So I discovered.  Eventually.  So I might have discovered sooner and without
having to sneak into your palace, if ANYONE here had been helpful."  The elf
shrugged.  "I got in, and encountered Kasarya, who was concerned about--"
     "She will tell me her concerns, at the proper time.  That you acted as seemed
best to you with regard to the children I will grant.  But what prompted you to think
it any part of an envoy's privilege to enter into a liaison with the Satrap's
concubine?  The licentiousness of elves is of course well known, but I would have
thought someone chosen for an important task would have more self control."
     Tankesh's expression hardened.  "If anyone has accused your concubine Kasarya of
improper behavior, that person lies, and I can guess why.  The lady requested my aid
in ferreting out a conspiracy, and we have been partners in that effort, but nothing
     One of Kharanjal's eyebrows rose slightly, but he made no other comment.
Turning to the younger of the two women, he said, "What conspiracy do you claim to
have 'ferreted out'?"
     Kasarya's chin came up proudly.  "I have been always loyal to you, Most Exalted.
But it came to me gradually, like the creeping of dawn, that Khannarth who was
honored to be your Vizier was not so loyal.  There were meetings with emissaries of
the Invader.  There were...gifts exchanged.  I hastened to your First Wife to report
these suspicions, as was proper, and found her intimately engaged with the very
object of my concern, Khannarth.  Seeing this, I began to doubt that any in the
Kashka could be trusted.  Came then this foreigner, and since I needs must trust
someone, I chose him who had no ties here.  If I have done wrongly, I abase myself,
but I have had only the best interests of the Glorious Empire, so far as I understood
them, of the Exalted Satrap, and of yourself, in my heart."
     Again the raised eyebrow as the Satrap looked toward his First Wife, Jasryala.
     She met his gaze with one equally cold.  "Why should I answer ridiculous charges
from that little commoner?"
     "You make no defense?"
     "I need none."
     "Then you shall meet Mighty Kjarran across His altar and answer to Him."
     It was a shock to realize that, so simply, the Satrap was proposing to sacrifice
his wife to Kjarran.  Tankesh didn't like the woman, much less trust her, but he
wondered if he should intervene here.
     Before he could say anything, Jasryala said, "I fear nothing from the Mighty
One, for He will see that it was I, not you, who was working for the good of the
Glorious Empire.  And my brother will deliver Kjarran's judgment upon you."
     "You think I fear Jhuizkhal of Kurukar?  He has forsaken Kjarran, and if any
judgment is made involving him, it will compass his destruction."  The Satrap turned
at last to Khannarth, but the Vizier remained silent.  Kharijal made a sign to the
guards, who took Khannarth and Jasryala away.
     To Tankesh, the Satrap said, "I see that whether you have made Kasarya your
leman or not, you have a regard for the wench.  Therefore I will permit you to redeem
her from the altar of Kjarran by performing a small task for the Glorious Empire.
Which task shall be yours to choose or refuse as you wish, and if you refuse, no harm
will come to you, King's Envoy, save that you will be expelled from all the lands of
the Glorious Empire forever on pain of death.  But Kasarya shall then be given to
     "What 'small task'?" Tankesh asked.
     "Remove from this plane of existence the offense which is Jhuizkhal of Kurukar."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 474): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 467): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 463): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 463): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 464): WOOLLY LOCO of POISONOUS PUGILISTS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 460): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 425): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 323): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 359): DEMONFANG of DARK PANTHEON from TRANSEL (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 474): 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 467): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 463): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 463): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 464): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 460): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 425): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 323): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 359): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 235): ODDJOB of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 474): SECRET of YOUNG JUSTICE (Rillion, mgr.)
                               NEVILLE of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                   (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               SUMTHING PAINFUL of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 467): JUDITH of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 417): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          PUTZ'N ALONG of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                          BIGGLES of BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 137): SHADOW HAWK of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for CATKILLER, who pummelled VICTIM, to pocket 18 points. 
VICTIM certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to CATKILLER and 
losing 12 points in the process!  BERWICK found out being TOBIR's Duelmaster isn't 
all nuts and berries, receiving 2 challenges!  Duelmaster BERWICK from OTAGO 
HIGHLANDERS is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's 
SPYMASTER.  Ooh, the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as SPYMASTER 
killed the Duelmaster, BERWICK, leaving OTAGO HIGHLANDERS in mourning.  The audience 
got their money's worth, as they witnessed ATROPHY attain the throne at the cost of 
BERWICK's life!  Word has it one team in TOBIR is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  10% VIGORISH challenged SWAMPY SPUR!  Who says 
THE DEATH SQUAD are just a bunch of wimps!  10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD kept its 
wits as it was bested by SWAMPY SPUR.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in TOBIR would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TOBIR farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATROPHY 4034                 14   6  1   114       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WINDOW WING SIGN 3876         8   1  3    99       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                15   8  0    87       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 HYDE 3927                    14   8  2    78       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-RUDE CUSTOMER 3810           13  12  1    78       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 SWAMPY SPUR 3928             12  10  1    77       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 SOLLY BILL 3998              18  14  0    68       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 10% VIGORISH 4108             5   5  0    58       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-FAKE PHONE NUMBER 3839        8   7  1    57       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATKILLER 4109                7   2  0    54       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-$2 A GALLON GAS 3884          5   2  0    46       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 YETI 4025                     8  15  1    40       DELIVERANCE (33)
 VICTIM 4033                   9  10  1    38       DELIVERANCE (33)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRITHEE 4092                  7   4  1    37       DELIVERANCE (33)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPINE 4091                   7   4  2    31       DELIVERANCE (33)
 KILDA 4127                    2   2  0    29       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 JOHN Q. PUBLIC 4102           2  10  0    25       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOWSER 4096                   5   8  0    23       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-THE COUGAREAT 3885            3   2  1    21       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 HAROLD JOHNSON 4130           1   0  0    17       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 ZERO THE HERO 4129            1   0  0    13       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                3   2  0    11       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LOGCHAIN 4111                 1   5  0     8       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONAN 3986            14 15 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    BERWICK 3901          474 NONE    
LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077 12  1 1 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    BERWICK 3901          473 NONE    
UNGER THE OGRE 4103    1  4 0 DELIVERANCE 33        THE COUGAREAT 3885    472 REVENGED
BERWICK 3901          18 10 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 348 SPYMASTER 513         475 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Living Dead Girl -- I feel your pain.  Let ye who is among you without sin be the
first to cast a first stone.  Looking forward to seeing you this Hallow's eve when
the dead come alive. -- Pontious Pilate (from the grave)

Street Legal -- It looks like I will have to wait for another day to crush your
dreams. -- Lance Turbo

FYI to all -- My newest warrior will only be a tourney warrior.  He's paper thin.
His name is Lab B' Omer. -- Lance Turbo/Deliverance

Prithee -- A loss with four skills is bearable.  Not great, but definitely better
than, say, dying. -- Pussyfoot, trying to find a bright side to look on

Window Wing Sign -- You nearly killed me!  Unless it was those GHOULS in the
Infirmary, of course.  But YOU gave them their chance. -- Solly Bill, a pissed pizza
P.S.  I had my heart on my sleeve, you see, and when you hit me there, well, it was

Fake Phone Number -- (innocent look)  It wasn't me.  Honest! -- Bowser

$2 a Gallon Gas -- You think THAT's expensive, you should see what my kibble costs
these days!  (I get the steroid-enhanced bled.) -- Catkiller

John Q. Public -- (huffing and puffing) (because he's out of shape)  How DARE you,
sir!  A win would have been MUCH more meaningful to me than to a loser like you! --

Ed. -- Right.  Dry is for cats, but they usually can't do it, because they drool, you
know.  Sneaky drool.  We're up front about things like that. -- Bowser, whose day job
is to wash the faces of rows of dirty little kids, preferably after they've been
eating cake and ice cream at a party

     Sneaky drool?  *shudder*  What an absolutely horrid thought.  Cake and ice cream
     sounds good though. -- Ed.

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

BERWICK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
10% VIGORISH was bested by SWAMPY SPUR in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
JOHN Q. PUBLIC was outlasted by YETI in a 7 minute Challenge melee.
ATROPHY savagely defeated MOLYNEUX in a action packed 4 minute bloody Title fight.
SOLLY BILL was devastated by HYDE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAPINE was demolished by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CATKILLER overpowered VICTIM in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PRITHEE devastated LOGCHAIN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
BOWSER was vanquished by KILDA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
PUSSYFOOT was savagely defeated by HAROLD JOHNSON in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.
ZERO THE HERO overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   5 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  3      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  19 -  0      34  |

Turn 475 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ATROPHY 4034               14   6  1  114 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              15   8  0   87 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   HYDE 3927                  14   8  2   78 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWAMPY SPUR 3928           12  10  1   77 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
WALL OF STEEL    SOLLY BILL 3998            18  14  0   68 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRITHEE 4092                7   4  1   37 DELIVERANCE (33)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HYDE 3927.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ATROPHY 4034.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAROLD JOHNSON 4130, JOHN Q. 
PUBLIC 4102, CATKILLER 4109, PRITHEE 4092, KILDA 4127, HYDE 3927, ZERO THE HERO 4129, 
10% VIGORISH 4108, SWAMPY SPUR 3928, and MOLYNEUX 3921.

The least popular fighter this week was YETI 4025.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUSSYFOOT 4126, BOWSER 4096, LOGCHAIN 4111, VICTIM 4033, SOLLY BILL 
3998, RAPINE 4091, MOLYNEUX 3921, SWAMPY SPUR 3928, 10% VIGORISH 4108, and ZERO THE 
HERO 4129.

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



     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