DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2004    Duedate: 01/20/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BINDI
CROC FILES (374)
(29-4454) [9-3-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BINDI                          THE FIRE WITCH
CROC FILES (374)               CRIMSON KINGS (388)
(29-4454) [9-3-0,128]          (29-4489) [5-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MONTY                          GALBA
CROC FILES (374)               EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4391) [14-17-3,95]         (29-4389) [21-11-1,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            58
2. CRIMSON KINGS (388)         37SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
3. SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)   23      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        19
5. DEATH THREAT (376)           7      ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)        7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  55  32  6 63.2   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  4 0
 3/ 3 DEATH THREAT (376)        71  55  9 56.3   3/ 4*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       7  2 0
 4/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         138 114 13 54.8   4/ 6*CRIMSON KINGS (388)       7  7 0
 5/ 4*TANKS A LOT! (387)        15  15  0 50.0   5/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 1
 6- 6*PIG PEN (347)              1   1  0 50.0   6/ 7 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  4  3 1
 7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      237 241 20 49.6   7/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          454 502 35 47.5   8/ 9 DEATH THREAT (376)        3  5 0
 9/11*CRIMSON KINGS (388)       16  18  1 47.1   9/10 MEN (356)                 2  4 0
10/ 9 MEN (356)                109 139  7 44.0  10/ 8*TANKS A LOT! (387)        1  4 0
11/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     166 225  6 42.5  11-11*PIG PEN (347)             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

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): COA PATTY of KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                   (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
CARDOW HUNTERS can attest, moving up by 0.  Practice pays for SCRAPPA, who pummelled 
LUCIUS, to pocket 20 points.  LUCIUS certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to SCRAPPA and losing 15 points in the process!  Duelmaster PYGMY SHREW 
from SHREW CAN IT BE NOW is going for the gold, as he challenged MEN's ALAN.  Ooh, 
the excitement!  ALAN found out that LAPUR isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the 
best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of EQUESTORS, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of EQUESTORS found their efforts at combat frustrated as CRIMSON KINGS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for 
fifteen minutes, and TALL TREE is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't 
CARDOW HUNTERS proud!  FORMENTERA LADY challenged MACRINUS!  Who says CRIMSON KINGS 
are just a bunch of wimps!  FORMENTERA LADY of CRIMSON KINGS kept hers wits as she 
was overcame by MACRINUS.  Willing to win at any cost is POKIN' PERSHING, who 
challenged PRINCE RUPERT, 13 points junior.  Our sympathies, PRINCE RUPERT!  I 
thought POKIN' PERSHING showed great skill and promise when he was bested by PRINCE 
RUPERT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW spared ALAN (14-15-0) from having to lose 
any more fights.  What's your next plan, MEN?  Death in the arena!  In a cheap quest 
for a cheap victory, PYGMY SHREW faced ALAN in an uneven fight.  MEN, we expect 
bloody revenge!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINDI 4454                    9   3  0   128       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALBA 4389                   21  11  1   108       EQUESTORS (158)
 SCRAPPA 4411                 13   7  2    96       CROC FILES (374)
 MONTY 4391                   14  17  3    95       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCORPUS 4393                 19  11  2    89       EQUESTORS (158)
 ENOSHIMA 4349                23   8  0    81       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 RAGING FIRE 4407              9   4  0    81       DEATH THREAT (376)
 LUCIUS 4406                  14  10  2    74       EQUESTORS (158)
 SHAWN 4405                   14  11  1    72       MEN (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FIRE WITCH 4489           5   2  0    66       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
 TALL TREE 4380               10  25  0    58       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MINCER 4490               5   2  1    53       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
-KOJIRO 4456                   3   0  1    47       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DARK ABYSS 4417               8   4  1    45       DEATH THREAT (376)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEAST SHREW 3513              5   3  1    41       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 COOKIE 4455                   7   5  2    40       CROC FILES (374)
 SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       5   3  0    39       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 TREAD HEAD 4505               2   2  0    39       TANKS A LOT! (387)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747       5   3  0    38       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 FRANK THE TANK 4488           5   1  0    38       TANKS A LOT! (387)
 SUGARPLUM 4432                9   7  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FLINT EYE 4511                5   1  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TESTY TITMOUSE 4518           3   0  0    33       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-OTARU 4245                    6   5  1    31       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MACRINUS 4452                 5   7  2    31       EQUESTORS (158)
 BLACK TIGER 4436              4  11  0    30       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SNAKE PIT 4467                1   1  0    28       DEATH THREAT (376)
 MUCIANUS 4478                 5   5  0    26       EQUESTORS (158)
 PRINCE RUPERT 4493            2   5  0    24       CRIMSON KINGS (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIGHTING COCK 4514            2   1  0    22       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 UBER-PANZER 4498              4   1  0    21       TANKS A LOT! (387)
 MACHIGAI 4506                 5   1  0    17       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 POKIN' PERSHING 4499          3   2  0    14       TANKS A LOT! (387)
-PETUNIA PIG 4066              1   1  0     9       PIG PEN (347)
 FORMENTERA LADY 4513          0   4  0     9       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
 STUBBORN ASS 4517             2   1  0     7       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-RIP TIDE 4509                 0   1  0     7       DEATH THREAT (376)
 THRAK 4521                    1   0  0     5       CRIMSON KINGS (388)
 LUCY 4520                     0   2  0     3       CROC FILES (374)
 THE PLAGUE 4519               0   1  0     1       DEATH THREAT (376)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRACTURE 4491          2  3 0 CRIMSON KINGS 388     COOKIE 4455           464 REVENGED
ALAN 4397             14 15 0 MEN 356               PYGMY SHREW 3743      466 NONE    
CANNON FODDER 4522     0  1 0 TANKS A LOT! 387      RIVER MONSTER 390     466 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry for the absence.  I've been concentrating on Fantasy Football.  Now to
devote my attention to the sands! -- J. Thunder mgr.

Sugarplum -- Well, once might have been bad luck, but twice is a lesson learned.
You're out of my league, for the moment.  Well done! -- Prince Rupert

Plus, she hit you in the groin. -- The Ghost of Fracture

GAAAAAAH! -- Prince Rupert

Angry Animals -- What are you so angry about?  It's not like you've lost any fights
yet.  Welcome, and well done. -- The Yellow Jester, manager of Crimson Kings

The Mincer -- Agh, flint chips everywhere.  It's like walking on broken glass. --
Flint Eye

Prince Rupert -- Good try, but I'm at least as good as my rank indicates, you know.
-- Sugarplum

Fighting Cock -- Darn.  Well, I'll tell you one thing, I'm going to have CHICKEN SOUP
while I recover. -- Black Tiger

Southeastern Shrew -- Perhaps the forests are not your kind of country. -- Tall Tree

The Mincer -- I have this horror of becoming sawdust, you see. -- Tall Tree

Yellow Jester -- Good play on words there. -- Flint Eye

Ed. -- Exactly! -- Black Tiger

     I'm glad you agree, but I haven't got the foggiest notion what we were talking
     about.... -- Ed.

Lady -- Your determination is admirable but it could get you killed. -- Mucianus

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CANNON FODDER was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAGING FIRE was bested by MONTY in a 1 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge duel.
PYGMY SHREW murdered ALAN in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
SCRAPPA devastated LUCIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SOUTHEASTERN SHREW was luckily beaten by TALL TREE in a 2 minute competition.
DARK ABYSS was overpowered by THE FIRE WITCH in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
FIGHTING COCK was viciously subdued by FLINT EYE in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
COOKIE won victory over SUGARPLUM in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
POKIN' PERSHING lost to PRINCE RUPERT in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
FORMENTERA LADY lost to MACRINUS in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fight.
TESTY TITMOUSE savagely defeated MACHIGAI in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.
STUBBORN ASS was devastated by BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
GALBA subdued ENOSHIMA in a popular 4 minute master's match.
BINDI handily defeated SCORPUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
SHAWN vanquished FRANK THE TANK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
THE MINCER won victory over TREAD HEAD in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur fray.
MUCIANUS was bested by SNAKE PIT in a 1 minute gory brawl.
UBER-PANZER beat LUCY in a 3 minute novice's match.
THRAK beat THE PLAGUE in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  19 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  26 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  44 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  36 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  19 -  0      41  |

Turn 466 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BINDI 4454                  9   3  0  128 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   GALBA 4389                 21  11  1  108 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCRAPPA 4411               13   7  2   96 CROC FILES (374)
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              23   8  0   81 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHAWN 4405                 14  11  1   72 MEN (356)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SUGARPLUM 4432              9   7  0   34 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
PARRY-STRIKE     FLINT EYE 4511              5   1  0   34 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MONTY 4391.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GALBA 4389.  The ten other most popular fighters were TESTY TITMOUSE 4518, FLINT EYE 
4511, POKIN' PERSHING 4499, SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719, FIGHTING COCK 4514, LUCY 4520, 
COOKIE 4455, MONTY 4391, PRINCE RUPERT 4493, and FORMENTERA LADY 4513.

The least popular fighter this week was MACHIGAI 4506.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE PLAGUE 4519, MUCIANUS 4478, FRANK THE TANK 4488, SCORPUS 4393, 
STUBBORN ASS 4517, DARK ABYSS 4417, LUCIUS 4406, ALAN 4397, RAGING FIRE 4407, and 
UBER-PANZER 4498.

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

MONTY (29-4391) CROC FILES (374)

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

PYGMY SHREW (29-3743) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     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