DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/16/2004    Duedate: 08/28/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIPPS MCFRENZY
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-8373) [13-4-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIPPS MCFRENZY                 STU PENDOUS
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          FUNKY FOLK III (625)
(18-8373) [13-4-2,116]         (18-8597) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       GOKU
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            WASTELAND (207)
(18-8151) [11-15-0,64]         (18-8449) [9-4-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARROGANCE (347)             44
2. WASTELAND (207)             44      SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
3. SHEPHERDS (252)             43      Unchartered Team
4. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       42
5. KOTOR (624)                 29      KOTOR (624)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KOTOR (624)                4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    12  3 2
 2/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 109  81  4 57.4   2/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     8  4 0
 3/ 2 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   972 844 %121 53.5   3/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)           8  7 2
 4/ 3 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    55  49  5 52.9   4/ 4 WASTELAND (207)           6  6 0
 5/ 4 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   100  94  5 51.5   5/ 8 SEA DOGS (224)            6  8 0
 6/ 5 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    583 553 32 51.3   6/ 2 BEAST MASTERS (567)       6  9 1
 7/ 6 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    819 791 53 50.9   7/11 ARROGANCE (347)           6  9 0
 8/ 7 SEA DOGS (224)           113 113  7 50.0   8/ 9 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    5  3 1
 9/ 0*FUNKY FOLK III (625)       1   1  0 50.0   9/ 3 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    5  5 0
10/ 8 WASTELAND (207)          536 538 40 49.9  10/10 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       5  5 0
11/ 9 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      542 583 31 48.2  11/ 0*KOTOR (624)               4  1 0
12/10 BEAST MASTERS (567)      285 314 17 47.6  12/13 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        4  5 0
13-11 STREET PIZZA (106)       608 698 43 46.6  13/ 7 COLD CUTS (615)           4  6 0
14/12 SHEPHERDS (252)          508 649 30 43.9  14/15 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    3 11 2
15/13 ALCHEMY (443)             53  69  2 43.4  15/14 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       3 12 0
16/15 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      192 265  7 42.0  16/16 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  2  1 0
17/16 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       139 196 10 41.5  17/17 ALCHEMY (443)             2  3 0
18/17 COLD CUTS (615)           26  39  3 40.0  18/ 0*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 ARROGANCE (347)          366 569 27 39.1  19-19*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)     0  5 0
20/19*MARVELS (616)              2   5  0 28.6  20-20 STREET PIZZA (106)        0  4 0
21-20*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)      0   5  0  0.0  21/18*MARVELS (616)             0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Battle Royal 3 - http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br3
The Battle Royale is a head to head free for all contest open to any Talcama manager
willing to subject themselves to some of the fiercest competition Alastari has ever
seen!

Previous Winners:
BR1 - Doc Steele (Transel)          BR2 - Manray

Short Rules:
No avoiding other contest teams (And this will be checked each turn).  Only Fights
against contest warriors count.
Score = Wins + Kills - Losses
First team to 25 wins!

Battle Royale Score
Overall Mgr     Team Manager
Score Record IE Code Name Name
 22   29- 7-0 0 [M]  Superior Forces 6N Manager
 13   23-12-2 0 [F]  Get Outta My Way Floyd
 10   34-25-1 0 [DS] Thundr + Litening Doc Steele
  9   38-31-2 0 [AN] Shepherds Assurnasirbanipal
  5   28-26-3 0 [A]  Untouchables Angus
 -3   28-32-1 0 [G]  The Guardians II Guardian
-10   19-29-0 0 [D]  Beast Masters Druid
-11   21-33-1 0 [J]  Burn N' Pillage Jolly

Fight Results for Turn 490
Steele Braw Pan [G] over Thunk [DS]
Free Porn [F] over Woman at the Well [AN]
Ok [M] over Jock Cousteau [G]
Donkey [D] over Sorcia [A]
Sindarion [A] over Lactaid [J]
Prebirth [J] over Great White [D]
Wandering Star [AN] kills Kyniska [A]
Mary [AN] over Wiggler [DS]

This Turn's Score: Record Points
AN Assurnasirbanipal 2-1-1  2
M  Manager           1-0-0  1
F  Floyd             1-0-0  1
J  Jolly             1-1-0  0
G  Guardian          1-1-0  0
D  Druid             1-1-0  0
A  Angus             1-2-0 -1
DS Doc Steele        0-2-0 -2

Top Warriors (Points)
Wiggler        [DS] 12-5-1 8
Smunch         [DS]  9-1-0 8
Iron Hands Lee  [G]  6-0-1 7
Dallas          [M]  6-0-0 6
Lilith         [GO]  5-0-1 6
Montpelier      [M]  8-3-0 5
Cinderella      [M]  7-2-0 5
Destitute Noble [F]  5-1-1 5
Cadex CFM      [MQ]  5-1-1 5
Paul           [AN]  9-5-0 4
The Atomizer   [NN]  6-2-0 4
Sindarion       [A]  5-1-0 4
Chasity Belt    [G]  4-0-0 4

Bottom Warriors (Points)
Morrocco Mole   [D] 5- 9-0 -4
Chasek         [GO] 3- 7-0 -4
Absolute Zero  [NN] 2- 6-0 -4
Shen Jing      [MO] 0- 4-0 -4
Bagdhad Bob    [IF] 0- 4-0 -4
Kutu           [GO] 0- 4-0 -4
D'Astra        [DD] 0- 4-0 -4
Jock            [G] 5-11-0 -6

Warriors with most wins #     Warriors with most losses #
Wiggler   [DS]         12     Jock          [G]        11
Mary      [AN]         10     Mary         [AN]        10
Smunch    [DS]          9     Morrocco Mole [D]         9
Paul      [AN]          9     Kyniska       [A]         7
Bart      [AN]          8     Grobraum      [J]         7
Montpelier [M]          8     Chasek       [GO]         7
Talon      [F]          8
Cinderella [M]          7

Teams in BR (alphabetical)
Animal Pharm, Arduin Grimoire, Beast Masters, Burn N' Pillage, Come On,
Dark Forest Inn, Doc Steele Fan Club, Dreih's Freaks, Feisty Poodles,
Get Outta My Way, Ghaelie Sidhe, Golden Legion, Mad Scientists, Of Wolf and Man 9,
Only in Las Vegas, Patronas Veritas II, Run and Hyde, Shepherds, Soulthieves,
Sretsamleud, Sungod*Battle Royal, Superior Forces 6N, The Bike Shop,
The Grateful Undead, The Guardians II, The Shadows, Thundr + Litening, Trouble Helix,
Undercover Ska, Untouchables

Teams in BR (numerical)
22, 75, 218, 252, 287, 293, 451, 479, 493, 495, 498, 504, 532, 533, 537, 549, 566,
567, 572, 573, 574, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 593, 595, 596, 600

Alphabetical Warrior Listing
Alton (8297) [J], Anaconda (8621) [D], Asurion (8607) [J], Boston (8496) [M],
Cinderella (7648) [M], Dark Sheep (8618) [AN], Dave (8535) [AN],
Destitute Noble (7817) [F], Diaphragm (8617) [G], Donkey (8581) [D],
Free Porn (8546) [F], Great White (8473) [D], Grobraum (8045) [J],
Hi I'm Neon, I'm... (8577) [G], Island Jack (8612) [A], Jock Cousteau (8595) [G],
Lactaid (8467) [J], Leonidas (8537) [A], Mantis (8553) [D], Mary (8168) [AN],
Montpelier (7962) [M], Ok (8580) [M], Point Man (7450) [M], Prebirth (8452) [J],
Scarlet Skarab (8483) [D], Sindarion (8499) [A], Smunch (8337) [DS],
Sorcia (8500) [A], Splat (8622) [DS], Steele Braw Pan (8615) [G], Suldar (8481) [DS],
The S-Man (8554) [AN], Thunk (8623) [DS], Wandering Star (8310) [AN],
Was That Exlax? (8377) [F], Wiggler (8088) [DS], Woman at the Well (8583) [AN]

                                      SPY REPORT

     Talcama has been said to be SUAVE's arena in the past.  While some might dispute
that claim, recent results do nothing but support it.  POOPIEHEAD defended the throne
on his way out of town against BRICKTOP.  That left the throne open, but SUAVE
replaced his own warrior with another one in grand fashion.  LIPPS MCFRENZY killed
MIDNIGHT ANGEL and gained 24 points to take over the top spot.
     SUAVE also saw SWEATCAKE leaving for the Isle of the Eye and took out the
Spymistress on her way out.  Not wanting to be left out of the action, GOUT GOUT also
made sure his name made Talcama's newsletter by applying to the commission for
induction into Advanced Duelmasters.  His application was accepted and he will join
his teammates next turn.
     If the CENTER FOR OLDS had accomplished nothing else this turn, most would say
SUAVE had a fabulous turn.  Yet that was far from the finish.  SUAVE shared the
turn's top record of 4-1 with the brand new KOTOR.  Additionally, the CENTER FOR OLDS
dominated the current top team award, winning by no less than four wins over the lastthree turns with a 12-3-2 record.
     These four CENTER FOR OLDS' warriors make up two-thirds of the hottest warriors
on the sands here.  LIPPS MCFRENZY, GOUT GOUT, GROBRAUM, and GREAT WHITE all go into
next turn having gone 7-3 over the previous ten turns.  POOPIEHEAD and SWEATCAKE, of
course, leave Talcama on top.
     Finally others apparently recognize that SUAVE and his warriors are on a roll.
CENTER FOR OLDS took almost half of the thirteen avoids this turn and were easily the
most avoided team.  WASTELAND avoided the most.
     Enough about SUAVE.  Other things happened this turn, too!  It was a very active
turn in the rankings as twenty-two warriors changed class (five moved down a class).
Challengers went a mediocre 10-8 with the six down challengers doing slightly better
than the twelve up challengers.
     Two new teams joined the ranks this turn and both teams did very well.  KOTOR
(624) came in going 4-1 and holding the top team record for at least a turn.  FUNKY
FOLK III went 1-0 in the arena, but also lost a Dark Arena so they enter at .500.
Welcome to Talcama!  It is a pleasure to serve as your spymaster and I can only hope
to write about your tidings in the arena often.
     We've already heard about BIG MEAN FISH's loss of MIDNIGHT ANGEL on the sands.
The only other death was another veteran, KYNISKA, falling to the blade of WANDERING
STAR, the 'big crappy basher' who might also be described as bloodthirsty.
     As for the warrior who dubiously was awarded the most challenges this turn, we
again see LE PAIN DLG holding that particular title.  Another turn as most
challenged, another loss (this time at the hand of BULMA), and another turn of
Talcama into the history books!

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373          13   4  2   116       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 MARY 8168                    14  11  1   104       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GOKU 8449                     9   4  0    98       WASTELAND (207)
 GOUT GOUT 7948               19  17  0    96       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 WANDERING STAR 8310           6  11  2    94       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BRICKTOP 7955                19  12  0    93       WASTELAND (207)
 SPAM GOLEM 5901              17  16  2    91       ALCHEMY (443)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CINDERELLA 7648              13   4  0    90       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 ASSUR 7821                   12  35  2    90       ARROGANCE (347)
 WIGGLER 8088                 13   5  1    83       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUINTAL 8341                 11   4  1    66       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 PREBIRTH 8452                 5   5  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 ADELAIDE 8151                11  15  0    64       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          5   1  1    64       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 GROBRAUM 8045                15  11  0    63       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULMA 8475                    7   2  2    56       WASTELAND (207)
-POINT MAN 7450                9   6  0    55       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             11  20  0    53       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 GREAT WHITE 8473              8   3  0    52       BEAST MASTERS (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTPELIER 7962               9   5  1    51       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         11   5  0    50       SEA DOGS (224)
 DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817          9   5  1    50       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 ALTON 8297                    7   9  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OSO OZONE 8412                6   7  0    47       COLD CUTS (615)
 BLEDLOW 8482                  4   5  1    47       COLD CUTS (615)
-BEAKER 7338                   4   1  0    46       ALCHEMY (443)
 BOOKIE 8458                   5   7  0    41       ARROGANCE (347)
 LA TOUR 8525                  4   3  0    36       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOC STEELE 8477               5   5  0    32       ARROGANCE (347)
 SALT 8532                     3   3  0    30       SEA DOGS (224)
 MANTIS 8553                   4   1  1    27       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531        4   2  0    27       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SINDARION 8499                6   1  0    26       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-LEONIDAS 8537                 4   0  0    25       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 HOMUNCULUS 7979               4   2  0    24       ALCHEMY (443)
 BARBU 8549                    4   2  0    24       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 DONKEY 8581                   2   2  0    24       BEAST MASTERS (567)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAZOOM MILLIE 8456            4   7  1    23       COLD CUTS (615)
 BOSTON 8496                   3   0  0    22       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 DAVE 8535                     5   1  0    20       SHEPHERDS (252)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                4   8  0    20       ARROGANCE (347)
-NATCHIOS 8417                 2   0  0    20       MARVELS (616)
 PLANKWALKER 8604              2   0  0    19       SEA DOGS (224)
 LACTAID 8467                  2   6  0    17       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 FREE PORN 8546                4   0  0    16       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 SCARLET SKARAB 8483           3   7  0    16       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 HOFFA 8478                    2   8  0    14       ARROGANCE (347)
-HI I'M NEON, I'M... 8577      1   1  1    14       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 OK 8580                       2   0  0    13       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        1   2  0    13       SHEPHERDS (252)
 STU PENDOUS 8597              1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 DINKY 8539                    3   2  0    12       COLD CUTS (615)
 SORCIA 8500                   1   2  1    11       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 ISLAND JACK 8612              1   0  0    10       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 BASTILLA 8588                 1   0  0    10       KOTOR (624)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              2   3  0     9       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-PARKER 8420                   0   1  0     9       MARVELS (616)
 ROGERS 8421                   0   4  0     8       MARVELS (616)
-RIVEN 8563                    0   1  0     7       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 CARTH ONASI 8613              1   0  0     6       KOTOR (624)
 KESTREL KATE 8620             1   0  0     6       COLD CUTS (615)
 JUHANI 8614                   1   0  0     6       KOTOR (624)
 HK-47 8584                    1   0  0     6       KOTOR (624)
-SULDAR 8481                   0   2  0     6       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 STEELE BRAW PAN 8615          1   0  0     5       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 DARK SHEEP 8618               1   0  0     5       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ASURION 8607                  1   1  0     4       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 JOCK COUSTEAU 8595            0   2  0     2       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 0   2  0     2       SEA DOGS (224)
 DIAPHRAGM 8617                0   1  0     1       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 HULAS 8587                    0   1  0     1       KOTOR (624)
 DR FUGLY 8608                 0   1  0     1       WASTELAND (207)
 THUNK 8623                    0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 ANCHOVY 8625                  0   1  0     1       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 SPLAT 8622                    0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 ANACONDA 8621                 0   1  0     1       BEAST MASTERS (567)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEAPIN' LIZARD 8551    0  1 0 BEAST MASTERS 567     BILGE RAT 8502        486 REVENGED
WORTHLESS 8624         0  1 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    490 NONE    
MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008   15 17 2 BIG MEAN FISH 171     LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373   490         
SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SWEATCAKE 8217        490 NONE    
DAN D. LION 8602       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK III 625    ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 490 NONE    
JUST HAD A BIG G 7863 16 13 2 GET OUTTA MY WAY 573  BANDIT PRINCESS 429   490 NONE    
DAME 8616              0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  BLACK ORC 424         490 NONE    
P'TIT GARS 7816       17 27 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     FREAK 7300            486 NOT REVE
MAN OVREBOARD 8619     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224          WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 490 NONE    
BILGE RAT 8502         3  2 2 SEA DOGS 224          MANTIS 8553           489         
BALLAST 8514           2  1 0 SEA DOGS 224          BLEDLOW 8482          486 REVENGED
GOB 8589               0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224          HI I'M NEON, I'M 8577 488 REVENGED
KYNISKA 8289           8  9 1 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WANDERING STAR 8310   490         
STINKY PETE 8609       0  1 0 WASTELAND 207         BLACK ORC 424         490 NONE    
SUNSHINE BUD YEL 8410  5  8 0 WASTELAND 207         WANDERING STAR 8310   488 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assur -- Geez, thanks for the support.  All I can say is if you look carefully you
will notice Manager de-activates his warriors when I am in range.  He has since
Wiggler was born.  Why should I waste challenges on inactive warriors that are
avoiding me by not running?  That would only lower my score, while doing nothing to
lower Manager's score.  More importantly, I think you know damn well he is doing
that, but just had to take a shot at me.  Yet you defend Manager's tactics.  There
are only so many conclusions I can draw from this behavior.
     As for my top 2 warriors carrying me, I will make no apologies.  I asked you and
the rules committee to make TC prize warriors illegal.  I told you all I was going to
design a clone for Primus and NOT sandbag him, which would make him a dangerous BR
warrior.  You all voted me down, and now you are complaining about what I told you I
was going to do!?  Typical.  It is a sad day for me personally, when you are more
against my 2 TC prize warriors that I warned you about, than you are about Manager's
sandbaggers, warrior rotation, and de-activation avoid tactics.  I give up, the whole
Duel2 community has completely lost track of what "honor" and "competitive" really
means.  What would my score be if I just ran Wiggler and Smunch?  How many fights
would I have?  You know what, I'll stop defending myself right now. I should not have
to in Talcama, not from you, Assur.  I'll play in the BR with any rules you decide,
as long as there are no avoids. -- Doc Steele

Guardian -- I was just trying to stir up some trouble and have some fun.  Suddenly, I
am not in the mood for that.  I hope you re-load, and participate in the BR4.  Good
luck. -- Doc Steele

Assur -- Don't be discouraged at the lack of activity.  Instead look at the list of
active managers and be proud of their fighting spirit.  It is those that quit after a
poor start, or never even dared to try that deserve your reproach. -- Doc Steele

Doc Steele -- Thanks for the compliments.  The strat change seemed to help a lot, but
maybe next time I can avoid breaking my halberd over your dagger.  Heh...you think
you've seen everything, then that happens.  I'll need the address of your stable's
weaponsmith.  Thanks. -- Angus
P.S.  Way to move up the past few turns!

Assur -- Count me in for BR4 whenever it happens as well. -- Angus

How pathetic has it gotten that Suave didn't even give me the chance to write a
column?  I'm talented, I have a TV, and...surely someone wants to know the origin of
my name, or the trials and tribulations I've endured to reach these lofty heights,
or...something about me.  I'll give this nifty tidbit:  my left foot is one complete
shoe size larger than my right foot.  Now you know. -- Poopiehead
     (Poopiehead - 9-8-7-17-15-17-11, BA, MO/VL)
     (Sweatcake - 9-12-13-17-17-3-13, LO, MO/LO)

All -- I do hereby declare my team a participant in the Battle Royale.  I see that
Manager is running away with this thing, but seems to have stagnated a bit...he can
be caught.  Will I be the one to catch him? -- Armalias Skyhawk, mgr. Star Wars:KotOR
(unless they still don't have the name right, in which case it was just plain KOTOR)

Doc Steele -- I hope to receive as warm a welcome here as I've given you in Aruak
City.  I will not be "preaching" any ideals here...I will simply be playing the same
way you do...to win.  The rules of the Battle Royale say no avoids, which isn't a
problem for me since I never avoid you anyway.  Can you say the same thing of me?
Well, I look forward to testing my mettle against you here in one of your home arenas
and will take only joy at each and every death our teams are fortunate enough to
share.  Best of luck catching Manager and his scum. -- Armalias Skyhawk

Beaker -- That'll teach me not to go looking for trouble. -- Millie

Destitute Noble -- A worthy fight, Noble.  Skills carried over from a Noble
engagement carry a lot more weight.  S'a well-known fact. -- B.

Wiggler -- What a surprise outcome!  Why don't you wiggle your way to ADM and soon
(and take Smunch with you). -- Mary

Sorcia -- Not that this time. -- Dave

Oddly Shaped Boob -- I challenged you?!?  I don't even recall what I was thinking at
the time, but I must have had some reason.  Weird, though! -- Assur

Bricktop -- You are worthless!  You haven't even proven yourself to me yet.  I bet
you can't repeat that performance 3 more times!  If you were a true warrior, it'd be
no problem, but since you aren't, it is clear that you can't.  In fact, I bet you
aren't even brave enough to try! -- Wandering Star (is that enough goading, Assur?)

Le Pentarque -- The idea is that the BR lets anyone play and lets them participate as
much (or as little) as they like.  There is not a penalty for fighting 0 warriors,
other than the fact you might fall behind other teams who gain points on turns when
you do not fight.  English grammar must be a nightmare for non-English natives, since
English has so few consistent rules.

En Francais, il n'y a pas une penalite pour ne combattra les guerrier, autre que le
fait que vous pourriez tomber derriere d'autres equipes qui gagnent des points quand
vous ne combattez pas.  (My French is very very poor, but hopefully I was able to fix
the mistakes that Babel Fish made.)

Applejack -- You made a basher fight with a different style?  Oh, the shame!  I wish
he'd been a basher. -- Assur

BR Contest folks -- I won't be bloodfeuding Wandering Star anymore, so for those of
you looking for some easy wins against a big crappy basher, have fun! -- TMM

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SWEATCAKE butchered SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JUST HAD A BIG GULP was narrowly killed by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 4 minute melee.
WORTHLESS was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DAME was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DAN D. LION was assassinated by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVREBOARD was murdered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute competition.
STINKY PETE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SPAM GOLEM was viciously subdued by ASSUR in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
WIGGLER was handily defeated by MARY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GOKU viciously subdued GOUT GOUT in a popular 7 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
KYNISKA was slaughtered by WANDERING STAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GREAT WHITE was overcome by PREBIRTH in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
DESTITUTE NOBLE was defeated by ADELAIDE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BULMA demolished LE PAIN DLG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
OSO OZONE was bested by GROBRAUM in a exciting 1 minute bloody Challenge battle.
BLEDLOW beat MONTPELIER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge conflict.
MAZOOM MILLIE was vanquished by ALTON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SINDARION won victory over LACTAID in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
SALT overpowered 'SLOSHERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BARBU viciously subdued HOFFA in a exciting 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
PLANKWALKER overpowered STICKLEBACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SORCIA was defeated by DONKEY in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
OK beat JOCK COUSTEAU in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
DINKY was demolished by LA TOUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
FREE PORN unbelievably bested WOMAN AT THE WELL in a 6 minute Challenge fray.
POOPIEHEAD subdued BRICKTOP in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fight.
LIPPS MCFRENZY executed MIDNIGHT ANGEL in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
BILLY THE SQUID was savagely defeated by WAS THAT EXLAX? in a 1 minute brutal bout.
DAVE lost to DOC STEELE in a 2 minute bout.
BOOKIE viciously subdued MANTIS in a 2 minute brutal veteran vs. beginner fray.
BOSTON outwaited ROGERS in a tiresome 18 minute duel.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SCARLET SKARAB was overcome by HOMUNCULUS in a 2 minute fight.
MASTHEAD was beaten by HK-47 in a 2 minute novice's match.
ASURION was outlasted by STU PENDOUS in a exciting 9 minute bout.
BASTILLA overpowered SPLAT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ISLAND JACK devastated ANCHOVY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CARTH ONASI slimly won victory over DR FUGLY in a 3 minute bloody novice's battle.
JUHANI beat DIAPHRAGM in a exciting 4 minute novice's fray.
STEELE BRAW PAN subdued THUNK in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
DARK SHEEP won victory over HULAS in a 4 minute novice's bout.
KESTREL KATE viciously subdued ANACONDA in a 2 minute brutal amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         AIMED BLOW        42 -  25 -  5      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     56 -  50 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  43 -  4      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  34 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  51 -  5      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  77 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  35 -  2      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  30 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  22 -  0      24  |

Turn 490 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    4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  8     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373        13   4  2  116 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
WALL OF STEEL    MARY 8168                  14  11  1  104 SHEPHERDS (252)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              19  12  0   93 WASTELAND (207)
BASHING ATTACK   SPAM GOLEM 5901            17  16  2   91 ALCHEMY (443)
STRIKING ATTACK  WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377        5   1  1   64 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROBRAUM 8045              15  11  0   63 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
PARRY-LUNGE      BILLY THE SQUID 3880       11   5  0   50 SEA DOGS (224)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ADELAIDE 8151.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOKU 8449.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLEDLOW 8482, WOMAN AT THE 
WELL 8583, GOUT GOUT 7948, ASURION 8607, DIAPHRAGM 8617, GREAT WHITE 8473, DESTITUTE 
NOBLE 7817, MASTHEAD 8603, CARTH ONASI 8613, and ASSUR 7821.

The least popular fighter this week was BOSTON 8496.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROGERS 8421, ANACONDA 8621, DARK SHEEP 8618, ANCHOVY 8625, SPLAT 8622, 
STU PENDOUS 8597, HK-47 8584, DAVE 8535, BILLY THE SQUID 3880, and MIDNIGHT ANGEL 
8008.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOUT GOUT (18-7948) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

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

SWEATCAKE (18-8217) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
POOPIEHEAD (18-8295) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

                                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