DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2003    Duedate: 09/16/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-464

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLAW
MEOW MIX (466)
(21-5337) [16-5-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              PAPAIZ
                               WAR MACHINE (489)
                               (21-5615) [3-2-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JADE                           STINKALOGICAL
I MAGI (133)                   BOOK OF STINK (364)
(21-4624) [13-11-0,107]        (21-5409) [16-9-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREIH'S TRIBE (490)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I MAGI (133)                62
2. STORM WARNING (472)         54      REAL BEER (424)
3. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       53      Unchartered Team
4. THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)    36
5. THE GUARDIANS (243)         36      GERM WARFARE (494)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GERM WARFARE (494)         3   0  0  100   1/ 4*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)      10  5 0
 2- 2*CLIENTS (462)              4   1  0 80.0   2/10 YAKUZA (475)              8  4 0
 3/ 3 REAL BEER (424)           92  44  6 67.6   3- 1*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     7  3 2
 4/22*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      2   1  0 66.7   4/ 5 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  7 1
 5/ 5 MEOW MIX (466)            55  33  1 62.5   5/ 6*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     7  8 1
 6/14*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     12   8  2 60.0   6/ 2 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    7  8 1
 7/ 7 YAKUZA (475)              46  32  2 59.0   7/22*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  6  9 1
 8/ 6*KILL AT WILL (491)         8   6  2 57.1   8/ 8 BOOK OF STINK (364)       6  9 0
 9/ 8 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       85  70  5 54.8   9/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
10-11 NASTY MOB (456)           48  41  3 53.9  10/ 3*WAR MACHINE (489)         6  9 0
11-12 TORMENTORS (239)         230 197 12 53.9  11/16 KANO CLAN (106)           5  1 0
12/13 I MAGI (133)             313 273 20 53.4  12/ 9 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       5  5 1
13/10 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    57  51  6 52.8  13/21 I MAGI (133)              5  7 0
14/16 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      310 292 33 51.5  14/14*IRONIC TAILS (484)        5 10 1
15/17 STORM WARNING (472)       56  53  3 51.4  15/20 THE GUARDIANS (243)       5 10 0
16/15 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       28  27  0 50.9  16/17 MEOW MIX (466)            4  0 0
17/18 THE GUARDIANS (243)       98  96  1 50.5  17/13 TROOPERS (271)            4  5 1
18/ 4*SPORTS (497)               3   3  0 50.0  18/27 STORM WARNING (472)       4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-23 FEVER PITCH (253)        132 135  4 49.4  19/11 THE BLOODBANES (474)      4  8 0
20/19 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      113 116  3 49.3  20/24*GERM WARFARE (494)        3  0 0
21-24*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     12  13  2 48.0  21/12 REAL BEER (424)           3  3 0
22/ 9*WAR MACHINE (489)         12  13  1 48.0  22/25*SPORTS (497)              3  3 0
23/21*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       12  13  0 48.0  23/19 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       3  5 0
24/25 TROOPERS (271)            97 110 16 46.9  24/29 OUTSIDERS (468)           2  0 0
25/20*IRONIC TAILS (484)        18  21  4 46.2  25-15 NASTY MOB (456)           2  1 0
26/32*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)     5   6  0 45.5  26/30*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     2  1 0
27-26 TORMENTORS II (467)       59  71  4 45.4  27/18*KILL AT WILL (491)        2  2 1
28/28 OUTSIDERS (468)           14  17  2 45.2  28-28 TORMENTORS (239)          2  3 0
29/27 BOOK OF STINK (364)       93 117  6 44.3  29-32 FEVER PITCH (253)         1  0 0
30/29 THE BLOODBANES (474)      32  45  1 41.6  30-23*CLIENTS (462)             1  0 0
31/30 SWORD OPERA (323)        363 521 13 41.1  31/34*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)    1  0 0
32/31 KANO CLAN (106)          121 181  7 40.1  32-31 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   1  1 0
33-33 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   25  41  8 37.9  33-26 TORMENTORS II (467)       1  4 0
34/34 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      18  33  1 35.3  34/33 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      1  5 0
35/35*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  10  25  1 28.6  35/36 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       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

     Greetings once again, Sunset.  Quicksilver here reporting on turn four of the
Manager on the Sands, or MOTS, contest going on right here, right now in the Arena of
Death!
     Definitely some shuffling of the rankings this cycle as the challenges were
flying.  Papaiz takes the recognition lead over after fending off a Bloodbane
challenge, and Stik found himself tumbling after fellow MOTS contender JE took him
out on a ballsy challenge, nicely done.  Dreihdenflahg used his bloodfeud opportunity
to advance up the rankings as well, while several other managers sat out.  Tourney
timing or just yellow??  Time will tell.  Sly, I hope you announced in this turn's
personals or you're outta here.  Rundowns as follows:

Papaiz/Indy                      3-1-0  35 pts
Sylvester F./Frothingsloshers    1-1-0  33 pts
Dreihdenflahg/Vendetta Cartel    3-0-0  32 pts
JE/Indy?                         1-2-0  25 pts
Mordraith/Indy                   1-1-1  17 pts
Mr. Twistster/Indy               1-1-0  14 pts
Sensei Jan/Vendetta Cartel       3-1-0  12 pts
Stik/Indy                        3-1-0  12 pts
Mr. Mojo/Indy                    1-1-0   5 pts
Youngblood/The Firm              1-1-0   4 pts
Sly/Indy                         0-1-0   1 pts

That's it for now, happy dueling!

Quicksilver

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, look who's on top??  Damn glad to be here, damn glad to be anywhere
besides a shallow grave or the Dark Arena!  Am I the best warrior in the arena right
now?  Probably not.  But did I show up last cycle and make a vicious downchallenge
(okay, it wasn't exactly vicious) on an unsuspecting opponent?  YES!!  To the lovely
Miss Divine, after you spanked the last slasher who took you on I wasn't sure if I
could take you, but you really didn't put up all that much of a fight, upon review.
Who I face this week is anybody's guess, but my challenges will go to the active
warrior most likely to cave under my rain of axe blows, and I think right now that
is...That!  What the hell is "That!" anyway??  The gods only know how many FE he's
hiding, but I'll take him on anyway if he wants to show up.  With a little luck I can
hold out up here a couple turns and get gone soon thereafter!  The Old Man says he's
ready to see my underachieving butt shipped off for the Isle ASAP, no tourney timing
screwin' around for this cat.  Until next time, I am,

Carnal
Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SUNSET a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SAUCY MONASTERY is pushed out of top team by DREIH'S TRIBE, who came 
from 4th with a 2-3-0 this turn.  I understand that Wildlife Unlimited is buying the 
drinks for THE HARLOTS OF HEL tonight, to honor their rise to 7th after this turns 
3-2-1.  Hmmm.  The MINISTRY OF SKA guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, MONSOON fought THAT! and gained 25 points and contributed to STORM WARNING's 
3-2-0.  THAT! has lost to MONSOON, falling 20 points, while helping make REAL BEER a 
1-2-0 turn.  And not without some honor, CLAW now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of SUNSET.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that Wildlife Unlimited uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  BOOK OF STINK has cause to stand tall, 
as they were SUNSET's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding BOOK OF STINK more than any other team we find BLACKEST PRIDE.  
SUNSET, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that DREIHDENFLAHG from DREIH'S TRIBE was SUNSET's most challenged 
warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you expect when someone like THE VILLAIN from 
BLACKEST PRIDE challenges down 24 points to fight GALE FORCE of STORM WARNING?  We're 
not surprised to hear that THE VILLAIN overcame GALE FORCE, but I bet it would be 
interesting to hear why BLACKEST PRIDE made such a challenge.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  THE 
ANGEL, does your manager know you're challenging down 24 points to fight PAPAIZ from 
WAR MACHINE?  I thought challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy 
wins.  THE ANGEL overcame PAPAIZ, is nothing sacred?  In a brave attempt, I ATE A 
PUTY TAT from CARNAGE CANARIES challenged up 23 points to fight ADAM AND STINK from 
the BOOK OF STINK stable.  I ATE A PUTY TAT perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he lost to ADAM AND STINK and ended up with 66 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The manager of KILL AT WILL will not be pleased to learn that SMILE LIKE 
DOG, a 2-0-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of THE HARLOTS OF HEL's SI-SHREE.  
Whatever bright future SHERMAN may have had, it's all history now.  The manager of 
WAR MACHINE has lost a promising 3-1-0 warrior.  Wildlife Unlimited declares a free 
round for SUIGENERIS and all of TROOPERS, for having revenged IRONIC TAILS' RAZOR 
MELODY for killing one of their comrades.  Our condolences go to SHIKKEN, 
posthumously, seeing as YAKUZA did not revenge THAT! from REAL BEER for killing 
SHIKKEN.  Kudos go out to SIMON BLOODBANE this turn, for revenging THE BLOODBANES' 
bloodfeud against KILL AT WILL's warrior MORDRAITH.  Well done.  Congratulations go 
out to MINISTRY OF SKA, with ZERO COOL revenging a bloodfeud against PINEAPPLE HEAD 
of IRONIC TAILS.  Is it really true that SUNSET has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAW 5337                    16   5  1   120       MEOW MIX (466)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POTOMACC 5489                13   4  0   120       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            16   9  0   108       REAL BEER (424)
 JADE 4624                    13  11  0   107       I MAGI (133)
 TSUNAMI 5470                 12   2  0   107       STORM WARNING (472)
-DESTROY 5383                 10  10  1   101       TORMENTORS II (467)
 THE VILLAIN 5394             14   7  0   100       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 STINKALOGICAL 5409           16   9  1    99       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 MONSOON 5407                 13   9  1    99       STORM WARNING (472)
-VEG-O-MATIC 5650             19  12  1    98       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              11  10  1    95       I MAGI (133)
 CARNAL 5388                  16  12  0    93       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAM AND STINK 3999          24  17  1    90       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 SICKLE 5331                  13   9  1    87       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-THE BUTCHER 5374              9   2  0    87       NASTY MOB (456)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 BUNNY THUMPER 4007           18  18  0    85       THE GUARDIANS (243)
 SANTO STINKO 5400            18   8  0    82       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-WILD THING 5649              16  15  1    80       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 GALE FORCE 5418               9  11  0    77       STORM WARNING (472)
 HURRICANE 5404               10  12  1    76       STORM WARNING (472)
 THAT! 5272                    7   2  1    76       REAL BEER (424)
-GRIM 3580                    12  16  1    74       TORMENTORS (239)
 SARA DIVINE 5364             19  13  1    71       SWORD OPERA (323)
-GINA TAILIA 4817              7   3  0    71       FEVER PITCH (253)
-BASS 5262                     6   0  1    71       REAL BEER (424)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              12   9  0    66       SWORD OPERA (323)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        11  10  0    66       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-COMPACTOR 5647                7   7  2    61       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 THE ANGEL 5325                7   3  2    61       OUTSIDERS (468)
 PRIME SLIME 5522              5   3  0    61       TROOPERS (271)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           11   7  1    58       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 GLIMMOR 5503                 10   6  0    58       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           7   8  0    56       MEOW MIX (466)
 SUIGENERIS 5545               5   1  1    56       TROOPERS (271)
 STINKACOST 5408              12  13  3    54       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         11   5  0    54       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           8  24  0    54       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 TAISHO 5485                  13   4  1    53       YAKUZA (475)
 SYLVESTER F. 5620             2   1  1    47       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 UGLY FOG 5414                10  11  0    45       STORM WARNING (472)
 TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
 KAMI 5521                    10   4  0    42       YAKUZA (475)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451              6   6  1    40       TROOPERS (271)
-NO-FEAR 5507                  4   4  0    39       TORMENTORS II (467)
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560            5   1  0    38       REAL BEER (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONSAI 5677                   3   0  0    38       YAKUZA (475)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493             7   8  0    37       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 PAPAIZ 5615                   3   2  0    37       WAR MACHINE (489)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             4   4  2    35       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 AMOEBA BAKER 5663             3   0  0    35       GERM WARFARE (494)
 DREIHDENFLAHG 5679            4   0  0    34       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRE HAUTE 4522              7   3  0    33       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-TAO SIN 5602                  4   1  1    33       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 CHILDHOOD'S END 4911          6   1  0    32       THE GUARDIANS (243)
 SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          7   8  1    30       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 BEORN 5044                    3   5  0    30       I MAGI (133)
-PHILLIPA 5432                 7   5  2    28       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-AMR 5269                      4   1  0    28       CLIENTS (462)
-EMMA 5435                     6   8  1    27       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            3   3  0    26       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 PANTHER 5611                  3   2  0    26       WAR MACHINE (489)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 2   5  1    26       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 BRICK 5622                    2   3  0    26       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            4   6  0    25       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MOOK IN TRAINING 5601         2   3  0    25       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOODLUM 5533                  5   3  0    23       TROOPERS (271)
 GRAVITY THIEF 5627            2   1  1    23       KILL AT WILL (491)
 MR. TWISTER 5716              2   1  0    23       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-LUCY 4523                     2   0  0    23       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             4   5  1    22       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               4   1  0    22       YAKUZA (475)
-QIN SHI 5598                  2   3  0    22       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 MR. MOJO 5654                 2   1  0    22       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 1   0  1    22       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            3   0  0    20       KILL AT WILL (491)
 SLEEPING GIANT 5728           2   0  0    20       THE GUARDIANS (243)
 SOCCER 5689                   1   1  0    19       SPORTS (497)
 SKASMONAUT 5683               3   1  0    18       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ZERO COOL 5685                3   1  0    18       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-MOMORO WA 5514                5   1  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712              3   0  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
 ALEXIS 5705                   2   1  0    17       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 JE 5634                       1   3  0    17       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-KURUWA 5531                   4   4  0    16       YAKUZA (475)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 ONE MAN SWARM 5575            3   5  1    15       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-GENERAL TSO 5680              3   0  1    15       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 MORDRAITH 5631                1   2  1    15       KILL AT WILL (491)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              3   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           2   2  0    14       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-TANK 5541                     2   2  0    14       TORMENTORS II (467)
-VICTORY 5540                  0   4  0    14       TORMENTORS (239)
 TYRELA 5589                   3   4  0    13       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691               1   1  0    13       SPORTS (497)
-BONE COLLECTOR 5715           1   0  0    13       TORMENTORS (239)
 PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644           3   2  1    12       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-STIK 5641                     3   1  0    12       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673          2   2  0    12       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658         2   2  0    12       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                1   5  0    12       REAL BEER (424)
 SPIDER 5625                   3   2  0    11       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-SS-FRAU 5431                  2   4  1    11       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 ACE 5732                      1   1  0    11       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                3   1  0    10       FEVER PITCH (253)
 HELL CAT 5613                 2   3  1    10       WAR MACHINE (489)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              2   1  0    10       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 SKAZZ 5681                    2   2  1     9       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 OLGA 5731                     2   0  0     9       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 SWIMMING 5693                 1   1  0     8       SPORTS (497)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               2   1  0     7       KANO CLAN (106)
 OX 5624                       1   4  0     7       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 TICKER 5639                   1   4  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-WITCH 5580                    0   3  0     7       TORMENTORS (239)
 NEVER 5633                    1   3  0     6       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 RIANNA 5674                   1   3  0     6       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         1   2  0     5       THE BLOODBANES (474)
-SONG LI 5718                  1   1  0     4       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-ROTHGAR 5653                  1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-ALONE IN THE DARK 5655        1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-TWINE 4524                    1   1  0     4       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-QUAM MASTER 5652              1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 VEIL DANCER 5719              0   3  0     3       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MANON 5471                    0   3  0     3       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-IHURTU 5581                   0   3  0     3       TORMENTORS II (467)
-HARDSHIP 5656                 0   2  0     2       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-SLY 5714                      0   1  0     1       TORMENTORS II (467)
-ROCK SOLID 5707               0   1  0     1       SUNGOD (499)
-OWNAGE 5709                   0   1  0     1       SUNGOD (499)
 SUPREME RHINO 5742            0   1  0     1       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-NO WAY 5678                   0   1  0     1       NASTY MOB (456)
 TWEETY 5738                   0   1  0     1       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 392  0  1 0   1                   GRAVITY THIEF 5627    464 NONE    
JOLT 5717              0  2 0 BLACKEST PRIDE 71     STONE GOLEM 413       464 NONE    
SINN BLOODBANE 5642    1  1 0 THE BLOODBANES 474    MORDRAITH 5631        461 JUST REV
DIE CAT DIE 5739       0  1 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  BLACK ORC 407         464 NONE    
SERIAL CAT KILLE 5465  4 10 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  BAUMGARTEN 4670       460 REVENGED
C. CANARY 5635         1  2 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  LUGO BELOSKI 5566     462 JUST REV
LIQUID STEEL 5623      0  1 0 DREIH'S TRIBE 490     ONE MAN SWARM 5575    460 JUST REV
SCRAG'S TRUSS 5736     0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS 243     ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 464 NONE    
ALFREDO E. NEUMA 5737  0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS 243     BLACK ORC 407         464 NONE    
TRISTA 5610            0  3 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 SKAZZ 5681            461         
SHEELA 5706            0  1 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 GENERAL TSO 5680      462         
4:20 5730              0  2 0 I MAGI 133            BLACK ORC 407         464 NONE    
GLASS JOE 5579         4  3 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      SUIGENERIS 5545       463         
MR. TWISTER 5643       0  1 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      HELL CAT 5613         460 REVENGED
FRANK RIZZO!!! 3917    2  1 0 THE JERKY BOYZ 357    TAISHO 5485           460 NOT REVE
SMILE LIKE DOG 5628    2  1 0 KILL AT WILL 491      SI-SHREE 5587         464         
SPACE SKADET 5684      1  2 0 MINISTRY OF SKA 496   PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644   463 JUST REV
DISCO 5491             5  8 1 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    SYLVESTER F. 5620     462         
SPACE INVADERS 5494    3 11 0 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    TAO SIN 5602          463         
NIGHTMARE 5370        13  8 0 TORMENTORS 239        SICKLE 5331           461         
ORCBAIT DA 5740        0  1 0 TRANSGRESSORS 492     MOUNTAIN TROLL 405    464 NONE    
EQUALIZER 5450         4  5 1 TROOPERS 271          RAZOR MELODY 5577     460 JUST REV
LEOPARD 5614           1  4 0 WAR MACHINE 489       QUICKSILVER 406       464 NONE    
SHERMAN 5612           3  2 0 WAR MACHINE 489       SKA-BOOM 5743         464         
SHIKKEN 5520           7  3 0 YAKUZA 475            THAT! 5272            460 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slaughter Priest -- Didn't mean to step on any toes, man.  Just playin' witchya,
trying to get a little participation going!  At least I got you to write a personal!
-- Stik

Mordraith -- Another no show??  Well, your timing's good for you, anyway.  My two
best will be sitting out for tourney timing this cycle, so you can try to take
another pud out, good luck! -- Stik

Sluggo -- You need to get used to the whole "loss of life" thing if you're gonna run
here.  Forge ahead! -- Stik

Terre Haute -- I would have to be stat training, too.  Next time... -- Veil Dancer

Original Stink -- That one parry was pretty cool.  But you need more than one. --
Glimmor

Kitten Fricasee -- Do I LOOK like a cat to you!??!! -- Syranon Bloodbane

Amoeba Baker -- Now that's downright friggin' depressing.... -- Solomon Bloodbane,
heading to the Broken Bone to drown his loser self

Welcome and welcome back to the Guardians, Puddle of Blood, Transgressors, Germ
Warfare and all others new to Sunset!  This arena is filling out quite nicely!  First
round's on us down at the double B! -- Stik, Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes

Mordraith -- Thanks for the help...NOT!! -- Sluggo

All -- I can see that this arena is too good for me so soon I take my leave. --
Sluggo

Miranda Grace -- (double sigh)  Someday we will better understand what could have
been.  R.I.P. Trista. -- mgr. Sluggo

Lugo Beloski -- That's one. -- C. Canary

Yeah, I had the honor of the first MOTS death.  It's still early enuff to come back
and compete.  Too bad my replacements suck. -- C. Canary

Taisho -- Nice fight.  Close until I broke your scimitar.  We'll see how it goes next
time. -- C. Canary

Cyrano Bloodbane -- Are there any other Bloodbanes left for my team to beat?  I guess
it's only fair you had your way with S.C.K. -- C. Canary

Way to go, Stik!  Congrats on turn 3 number 1 rank in the MOTS. -- C. Canary

Saucy -- Congrats on the top team. -- C. Canary

Welcome to all the new teams. -- C. Canary

Sylvester -- I made it back to the top, no help from you though. -- C. Canary

Street Legal -- You came out on top in the B.F. and that is fair from my stand point.
Good luck to you and your team. -- C. Canary

Kitty Chowder -- (frowning intensely with the effort of thought)  You mean if I was a
cat, I could eat you?  Hmm. -- Lugo Beloski
P.S.  Hey, I'm a villain, you know!  One of the best.  I've played villains to
leading ladies all over the Federation.  Well, at least all over the Sea Kingdoms,
anyway, and Bonsur, too.

Carnal -- Carnal is grim?  I thought it was supposed to be fun! -- Sara Divine

Kami -- No, no, m'dear, not that way.  Too much rattling. -- Rudi Jamos
P.S.  You can't be really graceful when you rattle, you know.  And if a woman isn't
graceful, what's she doing in public?

Hoodlum -- Blinded by your hood, I suppose.  But that was still a surprising result,
given our respective styles. -- Miranda Grace
P.S.  Not that I'm complaining!

Olga -- Damn, a forceful dame.  Just what I did NOT need today. -- Ace

Carnivorous Canary -- Why...yes, I would be willing to consider the tragic death of
C. Canary and the bloody feud resulting as a possible core story for an opera.  I
always KNEW Lugo Beloski was a villain. -- Madam Butterfly

C. Canary -- We regret the loss of your warrior, but with sixty base skills, he had
to be lacking something...such as hit points.  Even lungers need armor sometimes. --
Nick and the warriors of Sword Opera
P.S.  This is not the first time this summer that someone has challenged one of my
warriors in one or another arena with the intent to get an easy win, and gotten dead
instead.  Just because I run everything doesn't mean some of them aren't dangerous.

Ghost of Glass Joe -- Poor ol' Joe.  You were as tough as a pig's snout and almost as
smart.  You'll be missed.  For your strengths of blandness. -- Mr. Twister

Dreihdehflahg -- This learns to wins ratio doesn't seem right.  Is it over yet? --
One Man Swarm

Suigeneris -- I was going to avoid a bloodfeud, but those darn voices just won't stop
singing in my ear.  Plus, those guys above us look too intimidating. -- Razor Melody

Space Skadet -- Sorry, not the best thing on the giraffe comment.  Why do you think
they call me Pineapple Head? -- Pineapple Head

Stik -- Did ya have to go and say that?  You cursed me.  But I would be happy to
introduce myself. -- Rude Buddha a.k.a. Rudie

Pineapple Head -- Why'd you have to kill Skadet?  Pineapple meanie! -- Rudie

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.

    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

4:20 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JOLT was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
LEOPARD was easily killed by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DIE CAT DIE was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SCRAG'S TRUSS was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
ALFREDO E. NEUMAN was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute competition.
ORCBAIT DA was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
RAZOR MELODY was devastated by SUIGENERIS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
KITTY CHOWDER handily defeated LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
SIMON BLOODBANE won victory over MORDRAITH in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
DREIHDENFLAHG defeated ONE MAN SWARM in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
ZERO COOL unbelievably bested PINEAPPLE HEAD in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud bout.
POTOMACC bested STINKALOGICAL in a exciting 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
THE VILLAIN viciously subdued GALE FORCE in a 1 minute master's Challenge bout.
BAUMGARTEN vanquished SARA DIVINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
JADE vanquished SANTO STINKO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
MONSOON devastated THAT! in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
I ATE A PUTY TAT was defeated by ADAM AND STINK in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
THE ANGEL beat PAPAIZ in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
GLIMMOR was savagely defeated by HURRICANE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
TAISHO viciously subdued DRUNK MOOSE in a 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
BONSAI vanquished JE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SYLVESTER F. viciously subdued UGLY FOG in a action packed 8 minute Challenge duel.
CHILDHOOD'S END was defeated by ORIGINAL STINK in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TYRELA was overpowered by STELLA ARTOIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KITTEN FRICASEE was overpowered by AMOEBA BAKER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SYRANO BLOODBANE was viciously subdued by YOUNG BLOOD in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
NEVER was overpowered by SENSEI JAN in a 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fray.
TICKER was unbelievably bested by ROCKET SCIENTIST in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
MR. MOJO handily defeated OX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CARNAL was demolished by CLAW in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
SICKLE was overpowered by TSUNAMI in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BUNNY THUMPER viciously subdued PRIME SLIME in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
STINKACOST was demolished by RUDI JAMOS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MAINE COON CAT handily defeated MIRANDA GRACE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BELL BOTTOMS was demolished by TVEDEN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
KAMI won victory over BEORN in a 2 minute bout.
SKULL STROKER was luckily beaten by TERRE HAUTE in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
BRICK was outlasted by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 7 minute gruesome competition.
HOODLUM savagely defeated HOEGARDEN in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SI-SHREE slaughtered SMILE LIKE DOG in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LITTLE FUJIKO subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's conflict.
GRAVITY THIEF easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RIANNA was overpowered by SLEEPING GIANT in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SPIDER was overcome by SOCCER in a popular 2 minute novice's match.
SKAZZ was luckily beaten by ACE in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
PERSIANA JONES overpowered TWEETY in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SKASMONAUT overpowered VEIL DANCER in a exciting 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
VOLLEYBALL was unbelievably bested by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
SWIMMING was defeated by MATSUDA KAO in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
ALEXIS bested HELL CAT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's conflict.
MUSHIKU BO was demolished by PANTHER in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
SHERMAN was slain by SKA-BOOM in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
OLGA savagely defeated SUPREME RHINO in a 1 minute gory amateur's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  28         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  45 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         LUNGING ATTACK   117 - 104 - 11      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  34 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  51 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  72 -  6      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  37 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  44 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  42 -  2      36  |

Turn 464 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     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  6         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    5 - 13         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    16 - 12     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CLAW 5337                  16   5  1  120 MEOW MIX (466)
WALL OF STEEL    POTOMACC 5489              13   4  0  120 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONSOON 5407               13   9  1   99 STORM WARNING (472)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARNAL 5388                16  12  0   93 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      ADAM AND STINK 3999        24  17  1   90 BOOK OF STINK (364)
BASHING ATTACK   THAT! 5272                  7   2  1   76 REAL BEER (424)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARA DIVINE 5364           19  13  1   71 SWORD OPERA (323)
PARRY-STRIKE     BONSAI 5677                 3   0  0   38 YAKUZA (475)
AIMED BLOW       AMOEBA BAKER 5663           3   0  0   35 GERM WARFARE (494)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JADE 4624.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STINKALOGICAL 5409.  The ten other most popular fighters were SYLVESTER F. 5620, 
BUNNY THUMPER 4007, SKULL STROKER 5590, TICKER 5639, SOCCER 5689, HELL CAT 5613, 
POTOMACC 5489, THE VILLAIN 5394, HURRICANE 5404, and TAISHO 5485.

The least popular fighter this week was ADAM AND STINK 3999.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were UGLY FOG 5414, MUSHIKU BO 5713, TWEETY 5738, ACE 5732, RIANNA 
5674, SMILE LIKE DOG 5628, BELL BOTTOMS 5493, MIRANDA GRACE 5552, STINKACOST 5408, 
and SICKLE 5331.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 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.
     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 
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