Date   : 11/03/2003    Duedate: 11/15/2003


DM-26    TURN-465

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4243) [12-7-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAPPER                         SON OF A GUN
(26-4243) [12-7-2,100]         (26-4382) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NICKEL                         ZODIAC FREAK
ERRATUM (440)                  HEADBANGERS (87)
(26-4240) [11-15-0,68]         (26-4353) [0-4-0,6]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)     42
2. WARCKERS (362)              19      WARCKERS (362)
3. HEADBANGERS (87)            15      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         13
5. SOULS OF BLACK (303)         8      IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)   8   4  0 66.7   1/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       8  7 0
 2- 2*SADISTS-PHOTODERMI (441)   2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     7  6 0
 3- 3 MENAGERIE (228)          138  83  8 62.4   3/ 6 WARCKERS (362)            7  8 0
 4/ 5 WARCKERS (362)           495 358 27 58.0   4- 1 MENAGERIE (228)           6  2 0
 5/ 6 HEADBANGERS (87)         349 260 18 57.3   5/ 5 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      6  3 0
 6/ 7 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    143 108 19 57.0   6/ 4 HEADBANGERS (87)          6  9 0
 7- 8 THE TAKEN (390)          254 307 20 45.3   7/ 9*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   4  9 1
 8/ 9 ERRATUM (440)             23  29  1 44.2   8- 7*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)  2  0 0
 9/10 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     181 240 14 43.0   9- 8*SADISTS-PHOTODERMI (441)  1  1 0
10/11 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      344 495 13 41.0  10-11 THE TAKEN (390)           0  2 0
11/12*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)    4   9  1 30.8  11/12 ERRATUM (440)             0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     They were all assembled in the throne room of the Satrap's palace:  he,
Khannarth, Kasarya, the Satrap's First Wife Jasryala, and the Satrap himself and his 
guards.  It was not crowded, even with those numbers present, and Tankesh looked
around curiously.  The style was foreign to what he was used to, of course, but he
was surprised to find it less ostentatious than he had expected.  Apparently the
Satrap didn't feel the need of external aids to boost his prestige and authority.  A
good sign, in one way, a bad one in another.  This was probably a man who would act
intelligently to deal with his problems, and in Tankesh's experience, intelligent
foes were worse, in the long run, than impulsive ones.
     One of the guards in front of him shifted, allowing Tankesh to see the Satrap of
the Glorious Empire for the first time.  Younger than the Andorian had expected, in
his thirties, maybe.  Regular features, but foreign, of course.  The swarthy skin and
slightly hooked nose characteristic of the Karnhorn people, but blue eyes.  Odd,
that, but he'd heard that previous satraps, and the sultans of Serevada, for that
matter, sometimes took "foreign" women, what they called "white barbarians" to wife.
Not that it mattered.  What mattered was that this man, this Satrap Kharanjal, looked
intelligent, decisive, and royally pissed.  Bad combination.
     The Satrap was in consultation with a plainly dressed man, possibly a minor
official, more like a spy.  Finally he nodded and waved the man off, then turned to
the people standing before him.  "I see four people before me who have had positions
of trust and who have wronged the Satrap," Kharanjal said.  "You have been brought
here together because your various treacheries are perhaps linked."  He looked them
over coldly as the guards shifted again and moved Tankesh into a line beside Kasarya,
Jasryala, and Khannarth.  "I will start with the foreigner."  His gaze settled on
Tankesh.  "What have you to say for yourself, barbarian who claims to be a King's
     "First, that I am an envoy of King Mickeal of Andoria," Tankesh answered just as
crisply.  "I was sent to find out what had become of Princess Samara's children, when
she came here to Zuwayza with her second husband--"
     "Whose name is not to be mentioned in this place," Kharanjal cut in.  "His
treasons have found him out, and his end was less unpleasant than he deserved.  The
woman and her children returned to the west."
     "So I discovered.  Eventually.  So I might have discovered sooner and without
having to sneak into your palace, if ANYONE here had been helpful."  The elf
shrugged.  "I got in, and encountered Kasarya, who was concerned about--"
     "She will tell me her concerns, at the proper time.  That you acted as seemed
best to you with regard to the children I will grant.  But what prompted you to think
it any part of an envoy's privilege to enter into a liaison with the Satrap's
concubine?  The licentiousness of elves is of course well known, but I would have
thought someone chosen for an important task would have more self control."
     Tankesh's expression hardened.  "If anyone has accused your concubine Kasarya of
improper behavior, that person lies, and I can guess why.  The lady requested my aid
in ferreting out a conspiracy, and we have been partners in that effort, but nothing
     One of Kharanjal's eyebrows rose slightly, but he made no other comment.
Turning to the younger of the two women, he said, "What conspiracy do you claim to
have 'ferreted out'?"
     Kasarya's chin came up proudly.  "I have been always loyal to you, Most Exalted.
But it came to me gradually, like the creeping of dawn, that Khannarth who was
honored to be your Vizier was not so loyal.  There were meetings with emissaries of
the Invader.  There were...gifts exchanged.  I hastened to your First Wife to report
these suspicions, as was proper, and found her intimately engaged with the very
object of my concern, Khannarth.  Seeing this, I began to doubt that any in the
Kashka could be trusted.  Came then this foreigner, and since I needs must trust
someone, I chose him who had no ties here.  If I have done wrongly, I abase myself,
but I have had only the best interests of the Glorious Empire, so far as I understood
them, of the Exalted Satrap, and of yourself, in my heart."
     Again the raised eyebrow as the Satrap looked toward his First Wife, Jasryala.
     She met his gaze with one equally cold.  "Why should I answer ridiculous charges
from that little commoner?"
     "You make no defense?"
     "I need none."
     "Then you shall meet Mighty Kjarran across His altar and answer to Him."
     It was a shock to realize that, so simply, the Satrap was proposing to sacrifice
his wife to Kjarran.  Tankesh didn't like the woman, much less trust her, but he
wondered if he should intervene here.
     Before he could say anything, Jasryala said, "I fear nothing from the Mighty
One, for He will see that it was I, not you, who was working for the good of the
Glorious Empire.  And my brother will deliver Kjarran's judgment upon you."
     "You think I fear Jhuizkhal of Kurukar?  He has forsaken Kjarran, and if any
judgment is made involving him, it will compass his destruction."  The Satrap turned
at last to Khannarth, but the Vizier remained silent.  Kharijal made a sign to the
guards, who took Khannarth and Jasryala away.
     To Tankesh, the Satrap said, "I see that whether you have made Kasarya your
leman or not, you have a regard for the wench.  Therefore I will permit you to redeem
her from the altar of Kjarran by performing a small task for the Glorious Empire.
Which task shall be yours to choose or refuse as you wish, and if you refuse, no harm
will come to you, King's Envoy, save that you will be expelled from all the lands of
the Glorious Empire forever on pain of death.  But Kasarya shall then be given to
     "What 'small task'?" Tankesh asked.
     "Remove from this plane of existence the offense which is Jhuizkhal of Kurukar."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 474): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 467): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 463): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 463): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 464): WOOLLY LOCO of POISONOUS PUGILISTS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 460): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 425): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 323): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 359): DEMONFANG of DARK PANTHEON from TRANSEL (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 474): 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 467): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 463): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 463): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 464): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 460): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 425): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 323): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 359): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 235): ODDJOB of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 474): SECRET of YOUNG JUSTICE (Rillion, mgr.)
                               NEVILLE of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                   (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               SUMTHING PAINFUL of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 467): JUDITH of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 417): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          PUTZ'N ALONG of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                          BIGGLES of BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 137): SHADOW HAWK of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CALEAM.  Too bad, MENAGERIE, but GOLDEN 
CANYON was just too good to be stopped.  The guys at WARCKERS like really pulled 
together to get a 4-1-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for MISS PRISS?  GOLDEN 
CANYON's proud of her after beating TROUBLE and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  SAILOR MOON got smashed by MR. GRINCH, and lost 11 points!  What a 
putz!  WOOLLY LOCO fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the 
title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome SAPPER.  Aren't SHERWOOD FOREST 
proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't 
ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of WARCKERS must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why HEADBANGERS' been 
avoiding WARCKERS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can GOLDEN 
CANYON's LITTLE NUGGET be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is 
that really the same?  AMEE is being unfair.  She's challenged down 20 against RED 
RUFFLES.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) AMEE beat 
RED RUFFLES.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised AMEE would do such a 
scummy thing, either.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out SON OF A 
GUN challenged LITTLE NUGGET.  After all, haven't IT'S ALL RELATIVE and GOLDEN CANYON 
had a long standing duel in CALEAM?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
LITTLE NUGGET wants me to write about it since she was subdued by SON OF A GUN.  
Satisfied?  TUK ADOW must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  It 
challenged CHARDON.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought TUK ADOW showed great skill and promise when it was beat by CHARDON.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPPER 4243                  12   7  2   100       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOOLLY LOCO 3902              8   0  0   113       POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
-BENEFICE 4153                18  23  2    92       THE TAKEN (390)
-GALILEO 4196                 10   3  0    91       MENAGERIE (228)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRIS 4228                    14   6  1    89       MENAGERIE (228)
-DRALION 4303                 11   3  0    88       MENAGERIE (228)
-BORDERLINE 4195              10  10  2    77       MENAGERIE (228)
-ALEGRIA 4291                 12   3  1    76       MENAGERIE (228)
 SARINA 4220                  16  16  1    72       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DIO 4302                     10   5  0    71       HEADBANGERS (87)
 NICKEL 4240                  11  15  0    68       ERRATUM (440)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. GRINCH 2124              13   8  0    66       HEADBANGERS (87)
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            11   1  0    66       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DEATH 4347                    5   2  0    66       WARCKERS (362)
 AMEE 4301                    11   4  1    64       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIESEL 4277                   9  10  0    56       WARCKERS (362)
 SAILOR MOON 4275             10   9  1    50       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 KORIBUS 4227                  6  25  0    43       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MISS PRISS 4371               4   0  0    43       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 RED RUFFLES 4333              4   6  0    36       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-KAPOW 4257                    7  14  0    35       THE TAKEN (390)
-OINGA 4255                    7  14  0    35       THE TAKEN (390)
-ASHE 4241                     4   4  1    34       ERRATUM (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROUBLE 4290                  7   9  1    31       WARCKERS (362)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            4  17  0    29       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 RAZOR BACK 4317               7   6  0    28       WARCKERS (362)
 SON OF A GUN 4382             2   0  0    28       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-R TO L 4268                   3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
-WICK 4267                     3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
 ABSORB ALL 4334               6   3  0    21       WARCKERS (362)
-GRAVEL 4266                   2   2  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
 CHARDON 4364                  3   1  1    19       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 GRAMPA JOE 4381               1   0  0    14       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
-PAUL BOOTH 4250               2   1  0    11       SADISTS-PHOTODERMIC (441)
 FLASH 4386                    1   0  0    11       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 AIKSU 4361                    2   2  0    10       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 TUK ADOW 4359                 2   2  0     8       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 PEIDAO 4365                   2   2  0     8       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             0   4  0     6       HEADBANGERS (87)
 DEVIL'S DAUGHTER 4357         0   3  0     3       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           0   1  0     1       HEADBANGERS (87)
 MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380          0   1  0     1       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
-WHAMO 4379                    0   1  0     1       THE TAKEN (390)
-POKEY 4378                    0   1  0     1       THE TAKEN (390)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BOB FROM BODIE 4141   12 36 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     ALEGRIA 4291          461 NOT REVE
GRANDMA MOSES 4384     0  1 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE 449 SPYMASTER 418         465 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DE DE MAO 4360         0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 438   CHARDON 4364          462 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Annalist -- Wow, hard to believe that I have been back in the arena for six
months, and did not know who you were....  You need to start writing more PA's. :) --

Koribus -- I like a man who can look up to me...I'm waiting! -- Amee

Aiksu -- Just wait till I get that strength train. -- Freak

Iris -- I must say, that was one of the best basic fights I've seen all year.  Best
of luck. -- SOV

Diesel -- Is there anyone on my team you *can* beat? -- Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.

Little Nugget -- Just the way I like it, short and sweet...wait a minute, no I don't!
-- Amee

Sarina -- What?!  You didn't like where my hands were? -- Dio

You know, I look at our arena, and it usually looks a little sad, but today I don't
think so.  I've just come from Lyratilan, and THAT is a sad arena on the brink of
closing. -- Leeta

Amee -- I would THINK that someone EIGHT inches taller than me would be able to bang
my HEAD if that is what she was intent on.  But no, you have to half STRANGLE me
instead. -- Little Nugget the annoyed

Paul Booth -- I find you to be QUITE unfit for proper company.  So take THAT, you
cad. -- Miss Priss
P.S.  And I laughed.  Politely, but I definitely laughed.  Sort of a titter.

Sailor Venus -- They tell me there's not much point in writing a personal to you, but
I just wanted to express my, um, chagrin.  Yeah, that's it, my chagrin at losing to
such a, well, "warrior." -- Koribus
P.S.  I mean, you didn't even have a WEAPON out there.

Trouble -- No doubt, but sometimes that isn't enough. -- Sarina

Absorb All -- I THOUGHT that spray starch would clog you, and it DID.  Great. -- Red
Ruffles, always crisp

The Annalist -- In answer to your question: "why field a p-striker?"  I can only say,
because it's there.  No, seriously!  When I don't know what to do with a rollup, I
check the back of the newsletter and make what there isn't one of in the arena in
question, and that is so often a p-striker.  Worthless, in my view, but then I
suppose that's because I haven't a clue as to why they're better than a plain old
striker, or, if you want parry, a ripper.  Oh, sure, I've GRADUATED some, but that's
got to be laid down to persistence rather than merit.  "Why run an aimer with less
than 21 DF?"  To get it out of your system?  They may not be the best aimers ever,
but they can be graduated, and often more easily than the highly deft ones.
     Walls of steel...anything with the stats to handle a scimitar at minimum, or a
quarterstaff is possible.  I've been doing walls and rippers lately, and while I
can't tell you for sure what makes a great one, I can tell you what has worked for
me.  Email to Livia@reality.com if you feel an insane urge to discuss this with me.
-- Leeta

Amee -- Professoring is my day job. -- Koribus

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRANDMA MOSES was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AMEE vanquished RED RUFFLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MR. GRINCH demolished SAILOR MOON in a 6 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER was devastated by RAZOR BACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TUK ADOW was subdued by CHARDON in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SON OF A GUN bested LITTLE NUGGET in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SAPPER devastated DIO in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
SAILOR VENUS won victory over RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 3 minute duel.
DEATH vanquished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NICKEL lost to SARINA in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
KORIBUS was overpowered by DIESEL in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
TROUBLE was demolished by MISS PRISS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ABSORB ALL unbelievably bested ZODIAC FREAK in a exciting 9 minute brutal contest.
AIKSU bested MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody amateur's bout.
PEIDAO was defeated by GRAMPA JOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
MOTHER SUPERIOR was handily defeated by FLASH in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  16 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  33 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  31 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  23 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  16 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 465 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        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SAPPER 4243                12   7  2  100 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIO 4302                   10   5  0   71 HEADBANGERS (87)
TOTAL PARRY      MR. GRINCH 2124            13   8  0   66 HEADBANGERS (87)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISS PRISS 4371             4   0  0   43 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NICKEL 4240.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZODIAC FREAK 4353.  The ten other most popular fighters were NICKEL 4240, MOUNTAIN 
TROLL 4385, SAPPER 4243, SARINA 4220, DIESEL 4277, GRAMPA JOE 4381, MR. GRINCH 2124, 
SAILOR MOON 4275, SON OF A GUN 4382, and FLASH 4386.

The least popular fighter this week was ABSORB ALL 4334.  The other ten least popular 
PRISS 4371, and KORIBUS 4227.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

OMNIBOOK 6000 (26-4148) AT WORK (433)


     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff