DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2004    Duedate: 10/26/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKULL STROKER
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
(21-5590) [18-9-0,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKULL STROKER                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACKEST PRIDE (71)            
(21-5590) [18-9-0,156]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   WATERGATE
SWORD OPERA (323)              THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
(21-5566) [16-22-2,72]         (21-5836) [4-4-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARNAGE CANARIES (147)      35
2. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         31      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. NASTY MOB (456)             30      Unchartered Team
4. MEOW MIX (466)              18
5. SONS OF SATAN (20)          18       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    63  34  1 64.9   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 MEOW MIX (466)            80  44  1 64.5   2/ 6 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       8  1 1
 3/ 3 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     69  58  4 54.3   3/ 3 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    8  7 1
 4/ 6 NASTY MOB (456)           75  65  6 53.6   4/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    7  6 0
 5/ 5 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   132 115 12 53.4   5/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     6  7 0
 6/ 4 SONS OF SATAN (20)       276 242 34 53.3   6/ 8 SONS OF SATAN (20)        6  8 1
 7/ 7 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      365 323 35 53.1   7/ 9 MEOW MIX (466)            5  0 0
 8/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      188 181  4 50.9   8/ 4 SWORD OPERA (323)         5 10 0
 9/ 9 FEVER PITCH (253)        141 138  4 50.5   9/10 NASTY MOB (456)           3  1 1
10/10 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       99 105  8 48.5  10/ 5 FEVER PITCH (253)         3  1 0
11/11 OUTSIDERS (468)           20  26  4 43.5  11/12 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       2  1 0
12/12 SWORD OPERA (323)        419 610 15 40.7  12/13 OUTSIDERS (468)           2  1 0
13-13 KANO CLAN (106)          138 216  8 39.0  13/11 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      2 10 0
14/14 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      38  66  1 36.5  14-14 KANO CLAN (106)           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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 506): THINREDONE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 391): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 511): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 507): BAGMAN of HITMEN FOR HIRE (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 506): MANUTE BOL of LARGE LOSERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 510): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 507): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 502): OJO TANGO of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 493): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 492): SKULL STROKER of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 466): CY of CLAN BATTLEAXE II (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 457): CRAPOLA CRAYON of THE LOST SOULS (Stimpy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 200): ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 444): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 392): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 186): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 174): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 342): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 151): GEORGE DELK of CRIME WAVE (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 385): RAZOX of BLADES OF ICE from BONSUR (Lord Andarus, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 506): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 391): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 511): VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 507): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 506): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 510): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 507): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 502): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 493): UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 492): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 466): REVELATION (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 457): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 200): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 444): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 392): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 186): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 174): none
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 342): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 151): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 385): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 511): TWITCH of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 510): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 507): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 506): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 502): OJO TANGO of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           RANVENAR of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 493): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 492): INERTIA of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
                           MAINE COON CAT of MEOW MIX (Ultraist, mgr.)
               (turn 491): RUDI JAMOS of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 466): CREEPSHOW KILLER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
                          MORACH RAZH of CLAN BATTLEAXE II (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 444): FUZZY BUZZCUT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Sunset,

     Finally, I've ascended the throne!  It took long enough, but....  First,
something that I've been watching from afar that has been annoying me; Kano Clan,
your constant whining and crying about the big mean Stik is getting old.  If the
competition in Sunset is to much for you maybe you should petition the commission to
allow you to fight in DM#93.  You are in Sunset, the Arena of Death, if you're
getting your ass kicked do something about other than squeal like a new born
Andorian.
     As for who will be my opponent, hopefully I'll have the luxury of choosing, the
most deserving is obviously Gina Tailia and it is she who'll recieve my challenge.
Secondary challenge will go to one of Floyd's warriors.  As long as the Canaries
don't have a shot, I'll be happy.  The throne still reeks of feathers and birdseed
from the last fowl DM.
     Say goodbye to Inertia and Maine Coon Cat who'll be traveling to Free Blades to
try and bring further honor to this great city.  MCC will be trying to kill another
Canary on his final fight while Inertia will be schooling Sons Of Satan as to why
they shouldn't challenge Blackest Pride warriors.

Skull Stroker

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SUNSET.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at FEVER PITCH, 
who went down to 5th from 10th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, 
BLACKEST PRIDE has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing DAMION like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was RUDE 
BUDDHA, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with THE 
HIPPY.  Unlike most arenas, SKULL STROKER managed to get his challenge off against 
the 11-5-0 GINA TAILIA.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was FEVER PITCH's GINA TAILIA, who was turned away from the Duelmastership 
by SKULL STROKER.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?  
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid GRIM FANDANGO, please raise you hand. 
Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause COSMIC FREAK OUT beats feet every time GRIM FANDANGO 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of RONALD 
REAGAN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  Challenging down 52 points was 
INERTIA.  Pretty soon she'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to 
clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  INERTIA subdued MINOS, a mismatch of 52 
points.  TOAD LICKER of COSMIC FREAK OUT had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought TOAD LICKER showed 
great skill and promise when he overcame LUGO BELOSKI.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  SIMON COWELL defied all odds and 
slew MR. TWISTER in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as 
MR. TWISTER's meat is notoriously tough.  BULLY defied all odds and slew WURM KIN in 
the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as WURM KIN's meat is 
notoriously tough.  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it covering 
DAMION as he was driven to an early grave by PLAGUE OF FEATHERS of the CARNAGE 
CANARIES.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena 
with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULL STROKER 5590           18   9  0   156       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HIPPY 5701               11   5  0   114       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 C. CANARY 5766               15  12  0   112       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 BAD ACID 5700                15   6  0   107       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-HORNS 5770                    8   5  0   103       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SKA-D-LITE 5682              16  11  0    99       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           16  15  0    97       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 HI-JINX 5778                 12   7  0    96       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 TOAD LICKER 5830             15   5  0    93       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            16  28  0    92       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 GINA TAILIA 4817             11   6  0    92       FEVER PITCH (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765             16  10  0    90       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704            13   8  1    90       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 POISON BEAK 5827             11  10  0    86       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-PISCES INCARNATE 4919         7   0  2    86       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 MINOS 5805                   10   7  1    77       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DRANE 5833                   17   3  0    73       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            16  22  2    72       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASYLUM 5786                  10   5  1    66       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 BLEVINS 5900                  8   5  0    66       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ACE 5732                      9  22  0    60       SWORD OPERA (323)
 AGENT 99 5840                 7   4  0    59       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ANIMATE TOFU 5454             4   2  0    57       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       6   6  1    53       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 WATERGATE 5836                4   4  0    51       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 INCISION 5911                 5   3  1    49       OUTSIDERS (468)
 BULLY 5822                    3   5  1    49       NASTY MOB (456)
-EXECUTIONER 5949              2   0  1    49       NASTY MOB (456)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              9  17  1    46       KANO CLAN (106)
 OL' BLUE 5957                 3   0  0    44       NASTY MOB (456)
 SKYDANCER 5834               11   9  0    42       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-METARU YONA 5350              6  18  0    42       KANO CLAN (106)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 SIMON COWELL 5850             4   8  1    42       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MORRIS 5835                   4   4  0    41       MEOW MIX (466)
 DAZEY 5904                    6   6  0    40       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPER HOST 5758               3   5  0    32       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-MOMORO WA 5514                9   2  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUPER FRIENDS 5757            4   4  0    28       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAK MASK 5935                4   3  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
-FLESH GORDON 5513             4   0  0    20       FEVER PITCH (253)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             2   0  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   4  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   1  0    16       KANO CLAN (106)
-ALEXANDER THE GR8 5064        2   1  1    16       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-LILLIAN LUST 5954             1   3  0    15       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DJININSKI 5953                3   3  0    14       SWORD OPERA (323)
 JOHN DARLING 5932             3   5  0    14       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DUCKBERT 5970                 1   0  0    13       SWORD OPERA (323)
 KITTY MORSELS 5956            2   2  0    10       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-RIPPER OF DEATH 5366          1   2  0     9       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-POWER THRUSTER 5914           0   5  0     9       OUTSIDERS (468)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           1   2  0     5       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-BOUNCER 5951                  0   3  0     3       NASTY MOB (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANOTHER LAMER 5963     0  1 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  WURM KIN 414          493 NONE    
CAT KABOB 5802        10 11 2 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  INERTIA 5761          491 NONE    
MR. TWISTER 405        0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SIMON COWELL 5850     493 NONE    
WURM KIN 414           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BULLY 5822            493 NONE    
DAMION 5831            6  9 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      PLAGUE OF FEATHE 5902 493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kano Clan -- Well, as long as you're EXPECTING to get schooled, then keep it up.  The
challenges (from any and all directions) will keep coming until I feel the lesson has
been learned sufficiently.  I hope you're not thinking of going inactive now that
you've got me started, this is just getting fun! -- Stik

Plague of Feathers -- Returning the favor, eh?  Don't worry, I'll be seeing you down
the line some time.... -- Blak Mask

Congrats to Lord Protectors Inertia and Maine Coon Cat, represent Sunset well or
enjoy your retirement, as the case may be! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Simon Cowell -- That was for all the talentless dweebs you've put down the last
couple years.  Win one for Hung, baby!! -- Dazey

Damion -- That was pretty pathetic on your part.  You can reincarnate, right, you've
got connections "down there?"  I suggest you use the DA and come back better. --
Drane

Animate Tofu -- Like a hot knife through tofu.... -- Blevins

Skull Stroker -- You are unquestionable a mechanical fiend in humanoid shape.  A
taker of advantages!  Suspecting I would be relaxed, off guard, as it were, having
achieved effective immortality, you just SLIPPED IN and made off with five skills,
two ratings, and the Duel2Dudeship!  Not to mention the win.  Whatever happened to
the courtesy of allowing a graduating warrior to leave with a win?  Or did I just
imagine it in the first place?  (sigh)  Good work. -- Rudi Jamos

I want to protest to the Commission!  I shouldn't have to fight these pushy women.
It's not fair.  It's not right.  Women shouldn't be in the arena anyway, they should
stay home.  Uh...bed, babies, and breakfast.  That's a woman's proper place in life.
NOT in the arena learning how to use a sword!  Gods!  Look how unruly they get when
they think they have an upper hand! -- Ace

Skydancer -- Good work putting Ace, however temporarily, in his place. -- Madam
Butterfly

Kitty Morsels -- And quite tasty ones, too.  But I wouldn't want you to think I was
cruel or partial.  It was mercifully butchered, and I eat puppy morsels, too. -- John
Darling

Inertia -- You started out ahead and just kept right on.  They warned me you would do
that, if you got the chance. -- Lugo Beloski

I wish I had killed that Embezzling Scribe.  It would have had a wonderful deterrent
effect, and after I caught him trying to forge my endorsement on MY paycheck, I saw
that he needed deterrence BADLY. -- Djininski

Blak Mask -- Good rematch, for me that is. -- C. Canary

Congrats to the graduates. -- C. Canary

Bell Bottoms -- Too bad I didn't try for skill trains.  Good fight though. -- C.
Canary

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIMON COWELL viciously butchered MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BULLY savagely slew WURM KIN in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ANOTHER LAMER was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
INERTIA devastated MINOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SKULL STROKER demolished GINA TAILIA in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
BLEVINS was overpowered by RONALD REAGAN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
TOAD LICKER devastated LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SKYDANCER was vanquished by ASYLUM in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
INCISION overpowered SUPER FRIENDS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS assassinated DAMION in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLAK MASK overpowered JOHN DARLING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SUGAR MAGNOLIA was subdued by KITTY MORSELS in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
RUDE BUDDHA was devastated by THE HIPPY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
C. CANARY devastated I SEE SOUNDS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BAD ACID handily defeated POISON BEAK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HI-JINX was narrowly defeated by MAINE COON CAT in a 2 minute expert's struggle.
BELL BOTTOMS was devastated by SKA-D-LITE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WATERGATE was luckily beaten by ACE in a exciting 3 minute brutal match.
DRANE savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody fight.
ANIMATE TOFU bested DAZEY in a 3 minute gory contest.
AGENT 99 overpowered SUPER HOST in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
MORRIS vanquished DJININSKI in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
OL' BLUE defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory match.
DUCKBERT overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  25 -  2      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  33 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  71 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  22 -  1      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  15 -  2      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  11 -  0       8  |

Turn 493 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SKULL STROKER 5590         18   9  0  156 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
STRIKING ATTACK  C. CANARY 5766             15  12  0  112 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
LUNGING ATTACK   BAD ACID 5700              15   6  0  107 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
AIMED BLOW       SKA-D-LITE 5682            16  11  0   99 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
TOTAL PARRY      RONALD REAGAN 1588         16  15  0   97 SONS OF SATAN (20)
PARRY-STRIKE     GINA TAILIA 4817           11   6  0   92 FEVER PITCH (253)
WALL OF STEEL    ANIMATE TOFU 5454           4   2  0   57 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUGO BELOSKI 5566.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WATERGATE 5836.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIMON COWELL 5850, 
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902, SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955, ANIMATE TOFU 5454, OL' BLUE 5957, BULLY 
5822, SKULL STROKER 5590, TOAD LICKER 5830, HI-JINX 5778, and AGENT 99 5840.

The least popular fighter this week was DJININSKI 5953.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUPER HOST 5758, DAZEY 5904, POISON BEAK 5827, I SEE SOUNDS 5704, RUDE 
BUDDHA 5765, JOHN DARLING 5932, DAMION 5831, SUPER FRIENDS 5757, LUGO BELOSKI 5566, 
and DRANE 5833.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SKULL STROKER (21-5590) BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

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

MAINE COON CAT (21-5358) MEOW MIX (466)
INERTIA (21-5761) BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

                                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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes