DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/06/2004    Duedate: 10/19/2004

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHAT UP
JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6172) [16-4-2,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHAT UP                        BRUJAH
JUST CHILLIN (699)             WHITE WOLF (707)
(22-6172) [16-4-2,113]         (22-6237) [5-3-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NANCY PELOSI                   NAME DROPPER
THE DEMOCRATS (202)            KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6076) [18-11-3,110]        (22-6306) [4-2-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHITE WOLF (707)            43
2. THE DEMOCRATS (202)         38      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. DON'T ASK SANDY (716)       37      Unchartered Team
4. JUST CHILLIN (699)          34
5. CONSPIRACY INC. (100)       23      DON'T ASK SANDY (716)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DON'T ASK SANDY (716)      8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    156  70  4 69.0   2/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)       11  4 1
 3/ 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)     66  44  1 60.0   3/ 2 THE POISON CLAN (692)    10  5 0
 4/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        59  40  5 59.6   4/ 7*DON'T ASK SANDY (716)     8  2 0
 5/ 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    157 128 11 55.1   5/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     8  7 1
 6/ 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    359 342 24 51.2   6/ 5 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       8  7 1
 7/ 9 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      154 153 11 50.2   7/ 6*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       4  7 1
 8/ 0 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      37  42  4 46.8   8/ 9*RECORD PADDERS (715)      4  9 0
 9/ 0 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      45  55  3 45.0   9/10 THE ZOO (205)             4 11 0
10/11*WHITE WOLF (707)          16  22  1 42.1  10/ 8 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     3  7 0
11/12 THE ZOO (205)            360 497  6 42.0  11/14*WHITE WOLF (707)          3  7 0
12-13 K FORCE (706)             21  30  4 41.2  12-12 K FORCE (706)             2  5 1
13/10*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)        6  10  1 37.5  13/ 0*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       1  4 0
14/15*RECORD PADDERS (715)       6  12  0 33.3  14/ 0 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      1  4 0
15/ 0*LEGIO ITALICA (724)        1   4  0 20.0  15/ 0 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The smell of the crisp fall air can only mean one thing:  It's tourney time!
Who among you, mighty warriors of Solven, will bring home the best tourney
performance of the arena?  One of my teammates perhaps?  Jessica, you are undefeated
in this great city so far.  Go forth to the tourney and show us what you really are
made of.  Or perhaps one of the upstart Chaos warriors will surprise us all just as
Brujah did last time.  Perhaps some manager pulls their first TV this time around.
Maybe It's Time.
     And let us not forget those warriors who gave all for these games and paid the
ultimate price.  This is their one chance to claw their way back to the living.  The
Lizard, Next Time, Flat Tax, perhaps one of you will make Solven shine.
     Well, whoever it is, and no matter who you are, remember that you fight for the
pride and honor that is Solven, greatest arena in all of the lands of Alastari!
Fight well, fight hard, and bring the prize home with you.

-- Snake Charmer

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, DON'T ASK SANDY has advanced 3 
places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was JUST CHILLIN who went from 
last turn's 55-39-5, to this week's record of 59-40-5.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
THE LOTUS, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing CEPACOL like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  CEPACOL was subdued by THE LOTUS and drops 16 points.  It's a proud day for 
the JUST CHILLIN stable, as their warrior, WHAT UP, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. 
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE DEMOCRATS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE DEMOCRATS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  THE 
DEMOCRATS + Weapons That go Boom = KELLUMBO'S KIDS + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of NANCY PELOSI, who was this week's most challenged warrior. 
Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had DARRELL ISSA challenge up 27 
points in the rankings to take on THE TOAD?  Trading many whacks on the head and a 
loss for 9 recognition points, DARRELL ISSA shows that a guy doesn't have to be good 
to get places.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was TAX DEDUCTION, who 
was successfully challenged by EASY BREEZE who had a mere 18 points more than TAX 
DEDUCTION.  Definition of petty:  EASY BREEZE overcame TAX DEDUCTION, a mismatch of 
18 points.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying SCHWARZENEGGER 
will do.  He challenged 24 points down to trash ZEBROE.  Definition of petty:  
SCHWARZENEGGER beat ZEBROE, a mismatch of 24 points.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, OFF STYLE went after LUCIAS CLAY, who was higher by 20 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, OFF STYLE was subdued by LUCIAS CLAY.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to STOOPID for revenging the death of its 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding BIG TREE a bit of dirt).  Remember:  
alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what 
happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SOLVEN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT UP 6172                 16   4  2   113       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANCY PELOSI 6076            18  11  3   110       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 THE TOAD 6121                18   4  0   102       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           18   4  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSICA 6287                  9   0  0    94       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO HURRY 6174                12   8  0    84       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 DARRELL ISSA 6108            12  10  2    82       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          16   7  0    69       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 EASY BREEZE 6173             11   9  2    67       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIND ILLUSION 6379          11   5  0    66       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 THE PHOENIX 6227             10   5  0    62       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 THE LOTUS 6208                8   9  0    62       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 THE SCORPION 6117            12  10  0    58       THE POISON CLAN (692)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROE V WADE 6226               8   6  0    55       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 MAYBE LATER 6176             12   8  1    53       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             4   2  0    53       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BRUJAH 6237                   5   3  0    49       WHITE WOLF (707)
 CEPACOL 6377                  6   3  1    48       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286           6   3  0    44       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 ASSAMITE 6239                 5   3  0    44       WHITE WOLF (707)
 CAROL M. BRAUN 6146           8  14  0    43       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 ICE PICK 6335                 4   1  0    43       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-GIL STAYNE 6234               5   6  0    41       K FORCE (706)
 WRATHCHILD 6395              10   9  0    39       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            5   5  1    38       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BIFF STREICHER 6375           3   4  1    38       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 NEON KNIGHT 6381              6  10  0    34       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 ZOOIE 6152                    5  18  1    34       THE ZOO (205)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDDY BEAR 6389              8   5  0    33       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 ARISHTARTE 6257               5   7  1    33       THE ZOO (205)
-ARLS 6233                     4   7  2    32       K FORCE (706)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           6   7  1    29       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265           7   3  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-SHADE 6232                    5   6  0    28       K FORCE (706)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359              3   1  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ON A DATE 6325                2   0  0    28       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBOTAI 6387                  5   5  1    23       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 STOOPID 6319                  4   0  0    21       RECORD PADDERS (715)
 CRIMSON WONDER 6373           2   1  0    21       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 BULL MARKET 6331              2   3  0    21       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 I DON'T GET 87 PTS? 6323      2   0  0    20       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
 THE BASILISK 6307             4   2  0    19       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 WHEN'S IT DUE? 6324           2   0  0    18       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             1   0  0    18       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 WANNABEAST 6336               3   1  0    16       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 KIWIRA 6305                   4   3  0    15       THE ZOO (205)
 RIP-A-DIP 6384                2   0  0    13       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280           1   9  0    12       THE ZOO (205)
 BIG TREE 6338                 2   2  1    11       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 2 CHEAT 4 YOU 6320            2   0  0    11       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
 LARRY THURLOW 6363            1   2  0    11       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TONY BLAIR 6334               3   1  0    10       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 CAIUS 6404                    1   0  0    10       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              2   2  0     8       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 JOHN O'NEILL 6362             1   2  1     7       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 LITTLE BRANCH 6337            1   3  0     6       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          1   0  0     6       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESTINED TO DIE 6383          1   1  0     4       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 HITSLIKESISTER 6366           1   1  0     4       RECORD PADDERS (715)
 ZEBROE 6370                   0   2  0     4       THE ZOO (205)
 OFF STYLE 6318                0   4  0     4       RECORD PADDERS (715)
 BAD BURNER 6317               0   4  0     4       RECORD PADDERS (715)
 JUSTUS 6403                   0   1  0     1       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 AEMILIA 6402                  0   1  0     1       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 MARIUS 6401                   0   1  0     1       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 CASSIA 6400                   0   1  0     1       LEGIO ITALICA (724)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEN AFLECK 6365        1  1 0 THE DEMOCRATS 202     ARLS 6233             491         
ABOUT CLONES 6321      0  2 0 DON'T ASK SANDY 716   MASTER KAYR VAILL 406 492 NONE    
BOSCOE 6231            3  5 0 K FORCE 706           ZOOIE 6152            488 NOT REVE
JER BER 6235           4  6 2 K FORCE 706           TAX DEDUCTION 6269    490         
ALMOST USEFUL 6315     1  2 0 RECORD PADDERS 715    BIG TREE 6338         491 JUST REV
BIG WIMP 6316          0  1 0 RECORD PADDERS 715    JOHN O'NEILL 6362     489 REVENGED
FLAT TAX 5998         19 23 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   NANCY PELOSI 6076     490         
VENTRUE 6273           1  5 0 WHITE WOLF 707        MASTER KAYR VAILL 406 492 NONE    
GANGREL 6238           2  5 0 WHITE WOLF 707        SHAPESHIFTER 402      492 NONE    
BLOODY MESS 6371       0  1 0 WHITE WOLF 707        BANDIT PRINCE 408     492 NONE    
KALAMAZOO 6116        12 10 0 THE ZOO 205           WHAT UP 6172          490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     These should have appeared last turn, but they had to be sent by lightning eel
     and eels aren't as reliable as pigeons. -- Ed.

Name Dropper -- There you go, littering again!  Pick up those names and make it
quick.  And be careful about it, you almost broke one of them.  Names should be
placed gently, not just dropped. -- Zooie

Supply Side -- And if I don't want a lot of side, then what?  I mean, you're stuck
with the supply, right?  So what do you do with it all?  Freeze it, shove it into a
storage unit, or what? -- Arishtarte

Bad Burner -- Indeed it was, and if I hadn't been very alert, you might have caught
on fire or suffocated or something from the interruption of the flow of fuel.  You
can't be too careful about that kind of thing, you know. -- Kiwira

Lucias Clay -- Well, now, THAT left me with egg on my face.  And not very fresh egg,
either, which was insult to injury.  That's the trouble with being a Shew, we make
such big targets. -- Eldridge Phant

What Up -- Obviously, not me, not any longer.  And that HURT.  I didn't think it
would except maybe just at first but it went ON hurting for a LONG TIME. -- Ghost of
Kalamazoo

Name Dropper -- Oh?  He gave you a first-hand chance to see how it is to be impaled,
perhaps?  I bet he did, 'cause he would have been furious at having his free time
take up by a mortal. -- Arishtarte
P.S.  Grim Reaver told me about it.  Or somebody did.  White Dove?  One of those
people.

Solven -- I had hoped the subject of down-challenging had been thoroughly thrashed
out, here and elsewhere.  In the first place, this is a small arena.  Sometimes the
only viable challenges are downward.  It happens, and it's legal.  And second, the
way a manager challenges and how he feels about doing it is between him and his
conscience or other appropriate concept.  It is not, in my opinion, something that
requires the sanction of the arena community at large.  You challenge any legal way
that pleases you and take the consequences whatever they may be, with no whining.  If
somebody challenges you in a way you don't like, you, personally, the one who is
upset or offended, take care of it.  I don't ask anybody to fight my battles, and I
don't expect to fight anybody else's.  MUST we go on and on and on and on about down-
challenging?  Nobody will convince anybody else.  Nobody's saying anything that
hasn't been said many times over.  Let it rest. -- Leeta, The Zoo
P.S.  Okay, I take back one point.  I do get annoyed at experienced managers who make
use of the game's rules to victimize beginners.  But we have so few beginners these
days it isn't a big problem.

Slaughter Priest -- Greetings.  I expect you to play to win, that's what the game is
primarily about.  If you can do that without killing off my warriors, I would be
pleased, as I hate recruiting.  I myself seldom avoid and even more seldom challenge;
I am primarily a role-player.  I'm here to write personals and keep This Week's
Fights from encroaching on the front page or even, if possible the second page.  It's
a dirty job, but somebody's got to do.
     Further, with the summer's gadding about behind me (I hope), I am about to
resume the writing of spotlights.  I foresee one-arena pieces, maybe one episode or
fairly short storylines, and any warrior one of mine fights is fair game.  If you do
not want any of your warriors to appear in a spotlight, speak up--that goes for all
managers here.  If you have some specific way in which you want a warrior to appear,
tell me, I'm not in the Commission office and have no access to the census forms.
Manager personas will only appear in stories if the manager in questions volunteers,
no managers will be drafted. -- Leeta, The Zoo

All -- I come representing the Delarquan interests of the Memphis Mafia Guild.  I
have been sent to this wretched city to either help prepare our local gladiators for
the up-coming tournament or to safely establish an operation here within the Andorian
Region.  Frankly I don't care which it is just as long as I get paid for my work.
Our local guild is called "Don't Ask Sandy".  Gods, I don't know why.  Bookie is a
strange one and he gets guild names from the outer limits of insanity some time.  To
those of you with problems with the Delarquan style of play:  Get used to it.  We're
here and we're not going to subjugate ourselves to your or anyone else's will.  We
are free spirits.  We are right!  We are Delarquan!! -- Talon Darkhart, Don't Ask
Sandy guild

Detective Kellumbo -- Bookie sends his regards. -- Talon

Master Tazo -- Bookie also sends a greeting to you.  Something about the summer
tournament...you know, trivial things such as that.  He seems to like you chaps,
though.  That's strange. -- Talon

My, my, my.  How the Chaos boys have run.  Come back after the tourney and see if you
all have better luck.  See ya, wouldn't want to be ya! -- Detective Kellumbo

Life is good.  1-0 on my challenges last turn.  3-0 on other people's challenges.  1-
0 on the lone random matchup.  5-0 rocks, not like some of you would know. --
Detective Kellumbo

Nancy Pelosi -- Very, very close fight.  Care for the rematch? -- Snake Charmer

Gil Stayne -- Hey there big-n-dumb.  How'd ya like that? Guardian said that strategy
would work, and look...it did! -- Name Dropper

Bull Market -- How sad are you when you can't beat a TP.  Sheesh.  They should take
away your style card for that. -- Schwarzenegger

Little Branch -- That's what most would call a *bad* challenge.  But just to be sure,
I'm challenging you back this turn. -- Lucias Clay

Easy Breeze -- Yup, sure was easy. -- Jessica (did you notice the line about the
orange flip flops?  Get it?)

Slaughter Priest -- I don't know what Master Taco is talking about.  I don't DC
either, but I have seen *him* do it! -- Kellumbo

Al Gore -- It's always funny when you and the Taco Boy get going.  You two have been
too quiet lately.  How about another team spotlight, Taco? -- DK

Arls -- You sure are a bloody fellow, aren't you? -DK

Judge -- Will you look at that.  2-3 again.  It's gotta hurt, brother, it's gotta
hurt. -- DK

Don't Ask Sandy -- You need a guy named "Why Duel II?"  -- DK

I wrote personals for this arena last turn and they didn't make it in.  I blame Hal,
who is in this instance innocent but can't bite back.  At least it can't bite back
more than usual.  My phone line went down due to heavy rain.  Oh, well.  Ed. says
they will be in this time. -- Leeta

Off Style -- Er...whose record were you padding there?  Not that I mind the win, but
it seems so odd. -- Kiwira

Bad Burner -- Indeed, what Kiwira said.  Is this like some kind of "tax loss" thing?
I mean, that was absolutely the worst match for you. -- Arishtarte

Wannabeast -- Cool name, but...you're a tree?  I never would have guessed that.  In
fact, I was so stunned when the arenamaster announced your team name that I
completely forgot what I was standing out there on the sands for! -- Eldridge Phant
P.S.  Burying me in the sand requires that you knock me down first.
P.S.  Especially when I'm about two feet taller than you are.

Clint Eastwood -- I hope that "made your day."  Dammit, that HURTS. -- Zooie

2 Cheat 4 You -- That would, indeed, be an incredibly stupid thing to ask her.  She
isn't called the Evil Inputter for nothing! -- Zebroe

Name Dropper -- I wash my hands of anybody who will take advice from a Village Idiot.
-- Zooie

Lucias Clay -- No, retirement is out.  It's fight or die. -- Eldridge Phant

Al Gore -- And who do you propose that I use to bloodfeud Nancy Pelosi?  It's not
going to happen.  But don't worry, I will pay you back soon--and definitely in
November. -- Judge

Master Taco -- You are a two faced liar.  You accuse me of DC'ing while you do it
regularly.  Hence why you are getting slammed in Sunset.  I, for the record, don't DC
here in Solven.  I retaliate with DC's after being DC'd, like I did to you.  So piss
off with your lies. -- Al Gore

Kellumbo -- As for Duel2 imitating life, if a RL person dies that shares a name with
one of my fighters, my fighter dies shortly afterward.  Weird how it works. -- Al
Gore

K-Force -- Why?  Not my uber Aimer!  You have any idea how long I waited for a
blessed fighter!  Years!  My only option now is to Bloodfeud.  Enjoy it. -- Al Gore

Snake Charmer -- Good fight.  Too bad I couldn't hurt you. -- N. Pelosi

Al Gore -- We all fall sometimes.  Nice to hear from you. -- Tree People

Almost Useful -- Sorry you died.  Some of us do hope to see you in the Oct. tourney.
-- Big Tree

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

VENTRUE was butchered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GANGREL was dealt death by SHAPESHIFTER in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ABOUT CLONES was easily killed by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLOODY MESS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
STOOPID defeated BIG TREE in a 4 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
BRUJAH outwaited CAROL M. BRAUN in a popular 8 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DARRELL ISSA was narrowly defeated by THE TOAD in a 8 minute master's Challenge brawl.
EASY BREEZE handily defeated TAX DEDUCTION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ANTHONY SCALIA slimly won victory over THE SCORPION in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SCHWARZENEGGER outwaited ZEBROE in a 7 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge fight.
CLINT EASTWOOD handily defeated ZOOIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ON A DATE demolished ELDRIDGE PHANT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
OFF STYLE was handily defeated by LUCIAS CLAY in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
LITTLE BRANCH was narrowly defeated by 2 CHEAT 4 YOU in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
BAD BURNER was handily defeated by BULL MARKET in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SNAKE CHARMER was savagely defeated by WHAT UP in a 5 minute expert's Title struggle.
NANCY PELOSI devastated NO HURRY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JESSICA defeated BLIND ILLUSION in a exciting 3 minute bout.
CEPACOL was beaten by THE LOTUS in a exciting 4 minute bout.
WRATHCHILD was overpowered by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MAYBE LATER bested BIFF STREICHER in a popular 1 minute bout.
ROE V WADE vanquished SUBOTAI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THE PHOENIX unbelievably bested NAME DROPPER in a action packed 7 minute bloody duel.
THE BASILISK was savagely defeated by ARISHTARTE in a popular 3 minute gory match.
FREDDY BEAR was vanquished by ASSAMITE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CRIMSON WONDER was vanquished by ICE PICK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NEON KNIGHT demolished KIWIRA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
WHEN'S IT DUE? won victory over JOHN O'NEILL in a popular 5 minute fray.
I DON'T GET 87 PTS? unbelievably bested TONY BLAIR in a unpopular 21 minute bout.
CHARLES RANGEL beat WANNABEAST in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner fight.
SUPPLY SIDE was overcome by JOHN EDWARDS in a exciting 1 minute gory novice's fight.
LARRY THURLOW overpowered MARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HITSLIKESISTER outlasted CASSIA in a unpopular 16 minute novice's fray.
DESTINED TO DIE lost to CAIUS in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
RIP-A-DIP subdued AEMILIA in a 2 minute amateur's match.
BROOKS AND DUNN narrowly defeated JUSTUS in a exciting 4 minute brutal novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  39 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   71 -  62 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  44 -  3      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  31 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  22 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  28 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  35 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 492 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  6     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAT UP 6172               16   4  2  113 JUST CHILLIN (699)
LUNGING ATTACK   NANCY PELOSI 6076          18  11  3  110 THE DEMOCRATS (202)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TOAD 6121              18   4  0  102 THE POISON CLAN (692)
WALL OF STEEL    DARRELL ISSA 6108          12  10  2   82 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
BASHING ATTACK   EASY BREEZE 6173           11   9  2   67 JUST CHILLIN (699)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176           12   8  1   53 JUST CHILLIN (699)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NANCY PELOSI 6076.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NAME DROPPER 6306.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHAT UP 6172, 
JESSICA 6287, CAROL M. BRAUN 6146, ARISHTARTE 6257, JOHN O'NEILL 6362, JUSTUS 6403, 
DARRELL ISSA 6108, THE LOTUS 6208, BIG TREE 6338, and ZEBROE 6370.

The least popular fighter this week was TONY BLAIR 6334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were I DON'T GET 87 PTS? 6323, CASSIA 6400, HITSLIKESISTER 6366, THE TOAD 
6121, BAD BURNER 6317, MARIUS 6401, WANNABEAST 6336, WHEN'S IT DUE? 6324, KIWIRA 
6305, and CRIMSON WONDER 6373.

                                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