DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/01/2003    Duedate: 11/14/2003

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRIMSON
PHOENIX (536)
(16-5197) [10-2-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRIMSON                        MURDOX
PHOENIX (536)                  THUNDER CLAP (543)
(16-5197) [10-2-0,103]         (16-5228) [3-2-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROWARDENN                      B'EKA STORMEYE
SAILS OF CHARON (419)          BROWN'S BLADES (539)
(16-4105) [12-10-0,78]         (16-5182) [7-6-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DARK TIDES (546)        75
2. SILK AND STEEL (537)        39      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. SAILS OF CHARON (419)       35      Unchartered Team
4. BROWN'S BLADES (539)        17
5. PHOENIX (536)               14      THUNDER CLAP (543)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*OXYMORONS (544)            5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    9  3 1
 2- 2*MARGANA MAET (463)         5   2  0 71.4   2/ 5 SILK AND STEEL (537)      8  7 1
 3- 3 LOOK OUT! (530)           24  10  1 70.6   3/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 1
 4/ 4 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    35  20  3 63.6   4/ 6 THE DARK TIDES (546)      7  8 1
 5- 5 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  50  31  5 61.7   5- 8 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  6  4 1
 6/ 6 SILK AND STEEL (537)      35  25  3 58.3   6/ 3 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)      6  6 0
 7/ 0 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     39  32  1 54.9   7- 9 LUST MUPPETS (188)        5  3 0
 8- 7 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    63  52  7 54.8   8/ 7 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     5  3 0
 9/ 8 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)      31  27  1 53.4   9-10 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   5  5 0
10- 9*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      16  14  2 53.3  10/11 BROWN'S BLADES (539)      5  7 0
11/ 0 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)  86  76  4 53.1  11- 2*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      4  1 0
12-11 COLOR ME (350)            96  85  3 53.0  12-12 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    4  6 1
13/10 BROWN'S BLADES (539)      28  25  0 52.8  13/17 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 0
14/12 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     64  59  2 52.0  14/13 PHOENIX (536)             3  5 0
15/14 THE DARK TIDES (546)      46  44  4 51.1  15/18*THUNDER CLAP (543)        3  6 0
16-13 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   64  65  6 49.6  16/ 0 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     2  0 0
17/16 PHOENIX (536)             25  29  1 46.3  17-15*MARGANA MAET (463)        2  0 0
18/17 YAMABUSHI (432)           72  92  7 43.9  18-19*DARK WARRIORS (551)       2  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 LUST MUPPETS (188)        51  69  0 42.5  19-20 COLOR ME (350)            1  0 0
20/19 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      326 493 12 39.8  20-16*OXYMORONS (544)           1  0 0
21/20 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   15  25  1 37.5  21/14 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   1  1 0
22/21*THUNDER CLAP (543)        10  17  0 37.0  22/ 0 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)  1  1 0
23-22*DARK FEDERATION (13)       6  11  1 35.3  23-22*TWISTED FURY (554)        0  5 0
24-23*DARK WARRIORS (551)        2  10  0 16.7  24-21*DARK FEDERATION (13)      0  3 0
25-24*TWISTED FURY (554)         0   5  0  0.0  25-23 LOOK OUT! (530)           0  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

                                THE KARNHORN ENQUIRER

     Greetings, my fellow servants.  Hope all is well with you all.  Things are
getting better in Zuwayza.  There are now 8 teams.  Only one unchartered team, so
there's plenty of opportunity for new teams.  Adara Al Zahra of the Jaguar Warriors
defended her DM title against Voo Doo of Unkowns XII.  The fight was a horrifying 26
minutes long.  I fell asleep a couple of times during the fight.  Adara won the fight
and looks like she'll be DM for awhile.  If Voo Doo can't beat her, it doesn't look
like anybody else can.  If you haven't started a team in Zuwayza, what are you
waiting for?  If you do go to Zuwayza, drop by my House of Pleasure for a visit.  I
think you'll enjoy yourself.

KARNHORN TOP TEN
1.  ASH (14-4-1) 141 pts. of DELTA DOOM, MGR. BARNABAS, ALJAFIR
2.  PERSIFLAGE (22-8-0) 130 pts of SHROUD IN MYSTERY, MGR. NOACHIAN, WILLAF
3.  TWO GLASS EYES (16-11-0) 114 pts of SPECIAL ED, MGR. PTFT   ALJAFIR
4.  ALIZARIN DAMASK (16-8-2) 111pts of BLADE AND BLOOD, MGR. NOACHIAN, JURINE
5.  MURGEN (12-11-1) 110 pts of THE BLACK COMPANY, MGR. SPARTICUS?, WILLAF
6.  INBRED FRED (18-10-0) 106pts of SPECIAL ED, MGR PTFT, ALJAFIR
7.  HEMERA AKHISAR (14-7-2) 106 pts of TERMAGANT VOTARY, MGR. NOACHIAN, VEASTIAN
8.  ANNIE PINKLEY (13-8-2) 106 pts of COLOR ME, MGR. GHOTI,WILLAF
9.  ADARA AL ZAHRA (16-10-0) 103 pts of JAGUAR WARRIORS, MGR. NOACHIAN, ZUWAYZA
10. VRYCE (13-3-2) 102 pts of WAY OF THE BLADE 1, MGR. VHAGAR, WILLAF

     One final note before I go.  Four out of the five Karnhorn DMs are managed by
Noachian.  The DMs in Willaf, Zuwayza, Jurine and Veastian are all Noachian's.
Something for you all to aim for.  That's all for now.  Later.

Lady Egenai

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #71 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     "There was something out there," Tillouisa whispered, squinting into the moonlit
distance.  "I SAW it moving across the water."
     "Somebody night-fishing in a rowboat," Song of Summer said in a normal voice.
"Everything isn't monsters, Til."
     "Ha!  That just shows how much YOU know."  Tillouisa abandoned her whisper and
scowled at her teammate triumphantly.  "I've SEEN monsters, Summer.  I know what I'm
talking about.  There are ALWAYS monsters around water--"
     "In the Shagornan Desert, maybe, but--"
     "Everywhere!  Water's tricky, Summer.  You can't TRUST it," the Rirorni woman
stated positively.
     Before Song of Summer could reply to that, a cry floated to them from the dark
lake.  Not a human cry, nor the call of any nightbird that either woman had heard
before.  There was a little of the wolf howling in it, but what wolf would be in the
middle of miles of water?  And even the howl of a wolf did not chill the blood quite
so effectively.
     After a moment, Song of Summer swallowed twice and said, "It might not be a
monster even so."  She didn't sound like she believed that.  "It might be...just some
strange creature out there."
     There was another cry from the lake, this time all too human, shrill with terror
and despair.  Splashes accompanied it.
     "I guess there was a night-fisherman out there, after all," Tillouisa noted.
     "You don't have to sound so cheerful about it!  That poor man probably died
horribly."
     "He would've heard the rumors of monsters same as we did," Tillouisa said,
shrugging.  "If he chose to risk the lake anyway, well, what did he expect?"  She
turned away from the waterfront.
     "I don't suppose there's anything we could do to help him?"
     "I don't suppose so.  He's probably dead by now.  Come on."  Tillouisa grabbed
her teammate's arm and started towing her back up the sloping street.
     "Where are we going?"
     "Around this block of buildings.  They're all collapsed, and we couldn't get
through them.  I want to check out the old records building now while the monster's
out on the lake."
     "Til!  You're INSANE!  We don't know there's only ONE monster."
     "We can find out, then."

Malcorn:

     "It looks like somebody laid a plate, or a shield, or, I dunno, a cartwheel or
something on the field," Blacklock said doubtfully.
     "If plates, shields, or cartwheels came twenty feet across, yes, it surely
does," Birdsong agreed.
     Blacklock moved to study the circle of flattened grain--which was to have been
cut today--from another angle.  Not that there was anything different to see.
Perfectly circular, perfectly flat.  "It'd be hard to cut grain that's been trampled
down like that, wouldn't it?"
     "Yeah, really hard--like impossible, and that's a lot of grain.  It isn't like
we've got so much to spare, you know."  Birdsong knelt and touched the smashed
stalks, drawing her hand back quickly.  "They're frozen!"
     "A twenty-foot cartwheel of ice?" Blacklock speculated doubtfully.  "Well,
anyway, it's too bad, but it happened.  What caused it, and what do we do about it?"
     "I don't know to both, but I think..." Birdsong stood and frowned at the ruined
grain.  "I think we tell Lord Malcorn."
     "Oh, SH-- uh, shoot!  You think he's been dabbling in magic and did this?"
     "Of course not!  Lord Malcorn isn't careless or destructive," Birdsong stated
positively.  "But he'll know what to do."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Lord Malcorn, Blackie in more informal situations, was staring at another circle
of smashed crops.  Hay, this time, and a couple of rabbits who had been so unlucky as
to be inside the circle when disaster fell.  He knew, in a general sense, what had
caused it--when he had loosed the Dregur from the Silent Place, other things had
escaped also.  From the Silent Place, and from other restraints elsewhere.  He didn't
know exactly which "other things" had caused this, but he was sure that the ultimate
blame attached to him.  That was the trouble with taking drastic measures to counter
drastic problems.  You never knew what secondary effects might occur.  Or what kind
of measures would be required to deal with the secondary problems, and what tertiary
problems might arise from THAT.  He could spend the rest of his life cleaning up
after the results of releasing the Dregur....  But then, he could have spent the rest
of his life cleaning up after the invaders, too.
     He sighed and turned to the farmer.  "Keep your livestock and your workers out
of the fields," he directed.  "There may be more of these, and it will require a
complicated bit of work to put a stop to it."

Warriors and managers of the Free Cities, your participation in these events is
invited.  An email to Livia@reality.com or a personal is all it takes. -- the Scribe

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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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon WILLAF, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of 
laughing at jokes, observe PROJECT MAYHEM.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 9!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
YAMABUSHI can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but 
SILK AND STEEL will tell you 35-25-3 is nothing to laugh at...  THE DARK TIDES had 
cause to celebrate, after JOAN OF ARC got 23 points by beating KATRINA THE RED.  
AMBROSIUS certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to UNEXPLAINED 
BACON and losing 11 points in the process!  A certain someone saw PERSIFLAGE at The 
Warty Toad with the shakes, and now she fails to show up to defend hers throne.  What 
a pathetic slob!  Now I can't insult CRIMSON, as he has gloriously dueled to the top. 
Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team 
in WILLAF is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
BLACKHEART'S AXE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, WYLDERNESS WYLD scurried away from 
BLACKHEART'S AXE.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, TONYA THE RAGER could 
open up a fast food joint!  Place your bets!  WEDNESDAY is the long shot of the week: 
they challenged PUN DAT, up by 27.  Not to smear a reputation, but PUNNY AMINALS must 
be a little surprised, as PUN DAT blew it when facing WEDNESDAY, 27 points below him. 
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Alas, poor KATRINA 
THE RED.  We all know TYCRON'S MERCS' retirement plan isn't the best in the world.  
JOAN OF ARC, may you be as missed when your time comes.  I get a special thrill from 
seeing innocent boy like SEXY FLANDERS from HOMERIC MMMMMMS... get pointlessly 
killed.  Good show, MUKAARTH!  (No mercy.) Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it 
slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in WILLAF is the highlight of my life.  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 WILLAF 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON 5197                 10   2  0   103       PHOENIX (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSIFLAGE 4219              22   8  0   130       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-ANNIE PINKLEY 3713           13   8  2   106       COLOR ME (350)
-VRYCE 5141                   13   3  2   102       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 ANYA 5160                     9   4  1   102       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 WEDNESDAY 5254               13   5  2    93       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 MURGEN 5065                  12  12  1    93       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 MUKAARTH 5156                10   3  2    91       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACECAR 4517                  5   2  0    90       MARGANA MAET (463)
 PUN DAT 4789                 15  36  0    81       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TAREX 4865                   11   6  0    80       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-PYOA 5090                     9   4  0    79       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 ROWARDENN 4105               12  10  0    78       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-HIMEI 4402                   15  12  3    77       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CAEDDAR 5173                  9   3  1    76       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-SULLY 4344                   11   5  0    70       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTEZEL 4988                 10  10  1    68       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118        9   5  0    68       LOOK OUT! (530)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELESAURIS 5200                7   3  0    61       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 CALIAPHUS 5159                9   4  0    59       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 LOTANA 5174                   7   5  1    57       SILK AND STEEL (537)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOAN OF ARC 5287              4   2  1    54       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          8   5  0    52       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-SHOCHU 4912                   6   4  1    52       YAMABUSHI (432)
 UNEXPLAINED BACON 5105        4   0  0    52       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
-KORE SURYA 4232              11  15  1    51       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-TARRANT 5145                  8   8  0    51       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-FREUD 4258                    9   8  0    49       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          5   1  0    49       OXYMORONS (544)
 LONG TOM 5169                 9   4  0    46       PHOENIX (536)
 GHENGIS KAHN 5252             5   8  0    46       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-ENDEX 5187                    9   3  0    42       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                6   7  0    41       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-LAYETTE 4225                  4   2  0    41       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 RANDOM 5171                   5   7  1    39       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259           7   8  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 KET 5329                      5   3  0    37       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)
 YUSHIMO 5101                  7   7  1    35       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          7   6  0    35       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            6  17  0    35       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 POR Q. PINE 5149              6   2  0    35       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELRON 5175                   6   6  0    33       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-MEAT 2 5344                   1   0  1    33       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-MOOT 5075                     5   1  0    32       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-PRANDTL 5224                  3   3  1    32       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          6   5  0    31       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-GRIZZ 5218                    7   3  0    29       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 LASARIC 5172                  8   4  0    28       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182           7   6  0    27       BROWN'S BLADES (539)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUSAM AL DIN 4422             4   7  0    23       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 DARK PRIEST 5319              2   2  0    23       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-BLUU GNITE 5201               3   2  0    22       COLOR ME (350)
-TYLER 5279                    3   2  0    21       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-IKEA BOY 5286                 3   1  0    20       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-BLIND DRIVER 5121             3   2  0    20       LOOK OUT! (530)
 QUARTERMASTER 4477            1   0  0    20       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-URINAL FRESH 5099             1   4  0    20       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
-NEVRON 5231                   3   2  0    19       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-COMPOST HEAP 5320             2   0  0    18       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-RUDDY JOE 5236                2   0  0    18       COLOR ME (350)
 COLONEL TRILL 5327            3   1  0    17       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 ORAN JI 5299                  3   3  0    17       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PEACH NUTT 5298               4   2  2    16       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-LAREX 5274                    3   2  1    13       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-HELLEBORE SIREN 5124          2   2  0    12       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-SLOK 26                       2   1  0    12       DARK FEDERATION (13)
 MURDOX 5228                   3   2  0    11       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-LIN MAEHARRA 5296             1   2  0    11       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-ZORG 27                       2   3  1    10       DARK FEDERATION (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAZARUS 5345                  1   0  0    10       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-LEENA WINDSONG 5335           1   0  0    10       DARK WARRIORS (551)
 MISCHIEVIOUS IMP 5318         2   2  0     9       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-FLAMMABLE BABY! 5122          2   2  0     9       LOOK OUT! (530)
-BENMAR 5227                   2   3  0     9       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 TONIUS 5229                   1   5  0     9       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-SARIC 5338                    1   1  0     8       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 PRAXEL 5230                   1   5  0     8       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 HECK S'NUTT 5337              2   1  0     7       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TROM 30                       1   2  0     7       DARK FEDERATION (13)
-BLACK AND BLUE 5237           1   0  0     7       COLOR ME (350)
-BARNACLE 4339                 1   0  0     6       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-DESTROYER 28                  1   2  0     5       DARK FEDERATION (13)
-CUTTING EDGE 5295             0   3  0     3       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-ZOLKER 29                     0   3  0     3       DARK FEDERATION (13)
-CRUSHER 5293                  0   2  0     2       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-SAM FIREHEART 5297            0   2  0     2       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 KUROME 5342                   0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)
-YARR ODRAY 5321               0   1  0     1       TWISTED FURY (554)
-JENN ITHERI 5325              0   1  0     1       TWISTED FURY (554)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-DROOS NOR 5322                0   1  0     1       TWISTED FURY (554)
-ASHYL 5323                    0   1  0     1       TWISTED FURY (554)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FINAL STRYKE 5294      0  1 0 DARK WARRIORS 551     PRANDTL 5224          469         
SEXY FLANDERS 5087     6  2 1 HOMERIC MMMMMMS.. 454 MUKAARTH 5156         472         
PINCH CHICKEN 4414     4  8 0 LUST MUPPETS 188      RANDOM 5171           470         
CONUNDRUM 5223         1  3 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    PEACH NUTT 5298       468 NOT REVE
NAVIER 5225            3  3 1 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    PEACH NUTT 5298       470         
CHOCCONUT 5140         9  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     MURGEN 5065           469         
KATRINA THE RED 5331   8  5 0 TYCRON'S MERCS 555    JOAN OF ARC 5287      472         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Melvishnu -- All I have to say is that I beat you so maybe you should rethink your
career choices. -- Ghengis Kahn

Ket -- I said it once and I'll say it again I really, REALLY hate that style!!! --
Joan of Arc

Katrina The Red -- That really sucked.  Oh well.  Good fight anyway.  I will always
know that your first loss was from one of us. -- Mischievous Imp

Colonel Trill -- I had to get surgery on that leg thanks to you.  Thanks for nothing.
-- Dark Priest

ANYA -- It seems that I underestimated you.  That won't happen again.  I'll be more
prepared the next time we meet. -- Wednesday

Happy Fun Ball -- (bitterly)  *I* am not having fun yet. -- O. Pun Pleezj

Lin Maeharra -- Sheesh, lighten up, why don't you?  Dark this, dark that...what's
wrong with the world today is that there's too much darkness.  Well, actually that's
to-NIGHT's problem, but you know what I mean.  The solstice can't get here too soon
for me! -- Peach Nutt

Tonius -- Jorja goes on and on about how I should get the first blow.  Big deal.  I
figure it's more important to get the last one, you know? -- Heck S'Nutt
P.S.  Why did you have a weapon in each hand?

Caeddur -- Oh, I thought you were cheese and I was ready and willing to slice and
dice cheese.  Sorry about that.  But some chicks find the scars exciting. -- Pun Dat

Jenn Itheri -- You're too twisted up tight, and too angry.  No spontaneity.  You need
to be spontaneous sometimes. -- Oran Ji
P.S.  I always schedule my spontaneity for Saturdays.  It seems to work well that
way.

Tycron -- I have positive expectations.  Stay, run, write personals.  These are the
important things. -- Jorja

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

WEDNESDAY devastated PUN DAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KET was viciously subdued by TONYA THE RAGER in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
JOAN OF ARC murdered KATRINA THE RED in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ANYA devastated ANTEZEL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CRIMSON defeated MURGEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title match.
MUKAARTH butchered SEXY FLANDERS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CALIAPHUS was bested by ROWARDENN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
CAEDDAR handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LASARIC was vanquished by GHENGIS KAHN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
UNEXPLAINED BACON viciously subdued AMBROSIUS in a action packed 1 minute fight.
O. PUN PLEEZJ was savagely defeated by ALENNA TRYSHAND in a 2 minute brutal fight.
LONG TOM overcame KYLA SKINFLAYER in a 1 minute bout.
LOTANA overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RANDOM devastated ORAN JI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
YUSHIMO subdued TONIUS in a 2 minute bloody match.
PEACH NUTT was savagely defeated by DARK PRIEST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
POR Q. PINE won victory over B'EKA STORMEYE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
PRAXEL was viciously subdued by COLONEL TRILL in a 2 minute brutal fray.
GELRON devastated MISCHIEVIOUS IMP in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MURDOX luckily beat KUROME in a 2 minute novice's bout.
HECK S'NUTT was overpowered by QUARTERMASTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  20 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    82 -  69 - 11      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   97 -  87 -  5      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  14 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  24 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  27 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  29 -  0      12  |

Turn 472 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CRIMSON 5197               10   2  0  103 PHOENIX (536)
SLASHING ATTACK  WEDNESDAY 5254             13   5  2   93 THE DARK TIDES (546)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROWARDENN 4105             12  10  0   78 SAILS OF CHARON (419)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOAN OF ARC 5287            4   2  1   54 THE DARK TIDES (546)
PARRY-STRIKE     UNEXPLAINED BACON 5105      4   0  0   52 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
TOTAL PARRY      KET 5329                    5   3  0   37 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROWARDENN 4105.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was B'EKA STORMEYE 5182.  The ten other most popular fighters were TONYA THE RAGER 
5183, ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184, COLONEL TRILL 5327, CRIMSON 5197, UNEXPLAINED BACON 5105, 
YUSHIMO 5101, DARK PRIEST 5319, WEDNESDAY 5254, ROWARDENN 4105, and RANDOM 5171.

The least popular fighter this week was HECK S'NUTT 5337.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MISCHIEVIOUS IMP 5318, PRAXEL 5230, PEACH NUTT 5298, TONIUS 
5229, ORAN JI 5299, AMBROSIUS 5158, LASARIC 5172, SEXY FLANDERS 5087, ANTEZEL 4988, 
and KATRINA THE RED 5331.

                       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