DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2003    Duedate: 09/09/2003

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PURPLE DONKEY
TRIP OUT (287)
(30-2751) [18-12-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PURPLE DONKEY                  TECK WEE SEAH
TRIP OUT (287)                 PERLIS OPEN (407)
(30-2751) [18-12-0,101]        (30-4267) [6-1-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERKO                         MESSENGER BIRD
RED DOG GANG (356)             GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4288) [16-22-0,70]         (30-4414) [1-0-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIP OUT (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIP OUT (287)              39
2. GAMEHENDGE (299)            39      TRIP OUT (287)
3. KRYNNIANS II (32)           21      Unchartered Team
4. WRESTLMANIACS (73)          19
5. PERLIS OPEN (407)            6      PERLIS OPEN (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PERLIS OPEN (407)          9   2  0 81.8   1/ 1 TRIP OUT (287)           12  3 2
 2- 1*LHI'S ANGELS (406)         8   3  0 72.7   2/ 3 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        9  4 1
 3/ 2 TRIP OUT (287)            81  67  4 54.7   3- 2 CARNIVAL (399)            6  4 1
 4- 3 CARNIVAL (399)            58  56  3 50.9   4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        4 11 0
 5/ 4 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        20  20  2 50.0   5/ 5*GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  6 1
 6/ 0 KRYNNIANS II (32)         21  22  5 48.8   6/ 0*PERLIS OPEN (407)         1  0 0
 7/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       293 407  5 41.9   7/ 0 KRYNNIANS II (32)         1  4 0
 8/ 6*GAMEHENDGE (299)          14  25  3 35.9   8- 6*LHI'S ANGELS (406)        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 #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Sailing to Skaithvarn:

     One of the crewmen had climbed to the very top of the mast and was examining the
horizons with a spyglass.  "Land ahead!" he reported.  "Looks like the Volarbyn
okay!"
     At Raoul's questioning glance, Goff said, "Highlands just north of Istoreth."
     "Ship coming from the north," the lookout added.  "I don't recognize her
shape...."  He continued to stare northward through the spyglass.
     "And that's the flip side of the problem with getting lost from our world," Goff
said as he headed for the steering area.  "Somebody getting lost from the Other Side,
wherever that is.  Sometimes they act like pirates.  We may have a fight on our
hands."
     Raoul, who had fought in Aruak City as In Gerfel We Trust, rubbed one hand down
the scabbard of his sword and nodded.  A fight was something he understood, not like
this skipping in and out of alien dimensions.  He could handle a fight, and would.
     The two ships were close enough together now that he could see details even from
the deck.  They were seeing it head on, so there was no way to tell how long the
other ship was.  But it looked blocky, and the sail was tall and rectangular and
seemed to have horizontal ribs; there was a bearded face with staring eyes painted on
the parchment-colored sail in red and black.  Definitely not something familiar.  He
could just make out some figures near the rail, and if they were men, it meant the
ship was big, really big.
     After a moment, Goff handed him the spyglass.  "Take a look and tell me what you
make of that."
     Raoul wiped his face with his silk handkerchief, refolded it carefully, and put
it back in his pocket.  Then he accepted the telescope and squinted through it.
Details leaped into prominence.  Several people--they did appear to be men, so far as
he could tell--were scurrying around on the deck of the other ship.  He could see the
gleam of sunlight on steel, as though a couple of the men were armed with cutlasses,
but otherwise they looked like ordinary sailors.  More or less.  One man was studying
the Iayan ship through a spyglass.
     "Doesn't look like a warship," Raoul said after a moment.  "Looks like a big-
bellied merchant, in fact.  But I reckon they'll fight if they think they need to."
     Goff nodded, looking gloomy.  "Same like us, except we're not a heavy cargo
ship."  He sighed.  "Let's hope it doesn't come to fighting."
     They watched for several minutes while the strange ship drew steadily closer.
Men were working to lower the sail, or perhaps to change the angle, it was hard to be
sure, since nothing seemed to be happening.  There wasn't enough wind to make much
difference.  Goff's own crew was also working with their sails in an effort to keep
the two vessels from coming together.  As matters looked now, Raoul judged that they
wouldn't collide, but only barely.
     The merchantman glided near them.  A man by the rail waved his arms and called
out something in an unfamiliar language.
     Goff mimed confusion and shouted back, "I don't know where you want to go, but
you're in the wrong world."  He pointed to the tree-fringed headland visible to the
west.  "Skaithvarn!"
     The most elaborately dressed man on the other deck gestured confusion and turned
to one of his companions as the ships passed beyond closest approach.
     Raoul watched it drift away.  "What will happen to them?" he asked.
     "If they're lucky, they'll go through another thin spot between worlds and end
up back home.  If not..." Goff shrugged.  "If they have a good cargo, they'll sell it
wherever they can and adapt to new ways, make a new home for themselves.  There's
nothing we can do for them."
     "I suppose so."  Raoul squinted at the shore.  "I suppose what we need to be
doing is thinking about Istoreth, who we want to talk to and what we want to say."
     "It will be a delicate issue," Berdan said behind him.
     Raoul didn't jump, but if he'd had less self-control, he might have done.  The
former assassin could move as silently as a cloud when he wanted to.  "Why?"  He
figured he knew, but wanted the Fratsfan's angle.
     "We need to find Peranis and recover the Black Book without making it sound so
important that someone local decides THEY want it.  If Peranis hasn't already sold
it, of course.  And if he has sold it to one of the Lords of Istoreth--"
     "An even bigger problem," Raoul agreed.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That's right, people!  The sherbert floats to the top in the end!  Who says we
don't make for Root Beer Floats!?!?!  I've had a great time here in Iaye giving many
an opponent the deep freeze...so to speak.  Like my brother who walked with us for
the final time this past week, I will be making my journey to Isle to claim title and
land, but not to fight.  My time on the sands will come to a close with a fight by
torchlight, hopefully that will ensure Purple Donkey can claim the throne next turn.
He's going to love it because he already matches the robes!  Anyway, here are my
stats and ratings:

Egg Sherbert, Basher
17-12-7-17(+1)-17-4-11  Master Attack, Ad-Ex Decis, Experts Defense and Initiative.
Ended up being totally mode as far as I could tell.  War Hammer (woo-hoo!), High
Offensive/Very Low Activity levels and a favorite learn of Defense.

Ramblings from Angus:

     Let me just say I really enjoyed running this warrior.  I learned a ton from
E.S. and got a chance to try out a ton of different ideas with him.  He marks my
third graduate from what was essentially my original four warriors in this arena and
odds are Purple Donkey will make it an even four for four in a turn or two.  For me,
simply keeping them alive to graduation was an accomplishment.  Hopefully the RUGS
will send me a new gem to help keep me coming back in the turns to come.
     Everyone stay cool and remember...Sherbert beats Ice Cream's ass every time!

                    Angus and Egg Sherbert

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in IAYE.  
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for HOT JELLO LUV, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing DARK 
CHOCOLATE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  DARK CHOCOLATE lost to HOT JELLO LUV and drops 10 
points.  Unlike most arenas, EGG SHERBERT managed to get his challenge off against 
the 0-0-0 DARK CHAMPION.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was DARK ARENA's DARK CHAMPION, who was turned away from the Duelmastership 
by EGG SHERBERT.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid GAMEHENDGE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does IAYE really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
WRESTLMANIACS beats feet every time GAMEHENDGE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, CHERKO would be president.  Although 
it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  EGG SHERBERT defied all odds and slew DARK CHAMPION in the 
Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as DARK CHAMPION's meat is 
notoriously tough.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the 
arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the IAYE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE DONKEY 2751           18  12  0   101       TRIP OUT (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONIC TACO 4337               7   4  1    83       TRIP OUT (287)
 THE ROCK 4314                 6   1  1    81       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 DUMB, DUMB 4235              10  46  0    76       RED DOG GANG (356)
 TECK WEE SEAH 4267            6   1  0    72       PERLIS OPEN (407)
 CHERKO 4288                  16  22  0    70       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIN D'TOPP 4360             11   3  0    59       CARNIVAL (399)
-LORD POLTROON 4369            7   1  1    58       CARNIVAL (399)
-LEE 4255                      6   1  0    57       LHI'S ANGELS (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TAMALE 4367               8   8  0    43       RED DOG GANG (356)
 OUTBACK JACK 672              5   3  1    41       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-ONE-GAL-BAND 4370             4   4  0    35       CARNIVAL (399)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWINKLES 4336                 6   9  0    33       CARNIVAL (399)
 TELA 2973                     3   4  0    31       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SHARDIN CRUSHER 172           7   4  2    27       KRYNNIANS II (32)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO B. WARE 685              4   3  0    21       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 HOT JELLO LUV 4407            1   3  0    21       TRIP OUT (287)
 ROWDY RODDY 621               5   3  0    18       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 SONORA SARA 4411              2   0  0    18       RED DOG GANG (356)
-AMANDA 4256                   2   2  0    14       LHI'S ANGELS (406)
 EVIL LIZARD 4413              1   0  1    13       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 MYCENAE 570                   1   0  0    13       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 SLOTH 3013                    2   4  1    11       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414           1   0  0     8       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-TWO CHEER 4406                1   2  0     7       CARNIVAL (399)
 DESSEUS 459                   1   1  1     5       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412           1   1  0     4       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SUPA DUPA FLY 4415            0   1  0     1       TRIP OUT (287)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MINTY PEPPER 4403      0  1 0 CARNIVAL 399          OUTBACK JACK 672      452 REVENGED
DARK CHAMPION 383      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          EGG SHERBERT 3759     456 NONE    
WILSON 3012            1  6 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        SPYMASTER 381         456 NONE    
KORTUL 313             3  4 0 KRYNNIANS II 32       ARENAMASTER PENRU 382 456 NONE    
BALTEK 458             1  1 1 KRYNNIANS II 32       EVIL LIZARD 4413      456         
VINILLA 4324          10 15 0 RED DOG GANG 356      LORD POLTROON 4369    454         
CHIHUAHUA CHICA 4344   8 11 0 RED DOG GANG 356      THE ROCK 4314         454         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hail, Iaye!  It has been many seasons since my warriors fought on these sands.  Much
has changed here.  I'm afraid my warriors are a bit long in the tooth, but I may give
these old-timers a shot or two against you before I cast them aside.  I'm off to re-
teach them a thing or two and whip them into something resembling respectable shape.
-- Kayelbe, mgr. Krynnians II

Old-timer?  Who you calling old? -- Shardin Crusher

Purple Donkey -- Every time I see you, I wonder if I'm drinking too much.  So I take
another little drink to forget.... -- Cherko

Egg Sherbet -- That's another thing Dumb isn't smart enough to handle. -- Goff

Spin D'Topp -- Some people turn into veritable walls of blades, other into whirlwinds
of blades.  I'll take the wall any day, it's easier to avoid. -- Hot Tamale

That volunteer refused to look me in the eye, so I hit him. -- Sonora Sara

A beggar is a beggar, I don't care how polite he is.  He should be out getting a job.
-- Dark Chocolate

Phish Bait -- Congratulations.  Wurm Kin is a tough one. -- Goff

Angus -- I'm not sure Dumb has the wit to look down. -- Goff
P.S.  But he's good at sweeping floors.

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

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

Defenders of Aruak

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EGG SHERBERT butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KORTUL was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER PENRUE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WILSON was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SONIC TACO vanquished DUMB, DUMB in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE ROCK demolished CHERKO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
HOT JELLO LUV vanquished DARK CHOCOLATE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PURPLE DONKEY handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
TECK WEE SEAH vanquished HOT TAMALE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SHARDIN CRUSHER was vanquished by OUTBACK JACK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COCO B. WARE unbelievably bested SLOTH in a 2 minute fight.
TELA savagely defeated ROWDY RODDY in a action packed 2 minute gory match.
DESSEUS was savagely defeated by SONORA SARA in a 3 minute bloody novice's match.
BALTEK was viciously butchered by EVIL LIZARD in a 1 minute brutal novice's contest.
MYCENAE devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MESSENGER BIRD viciously subdued SUPA DUPA FLY in a popular 8 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  27 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  2      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 456 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PURPLE DONKEY 2751         18  12  0  101 TRIP OUT (287)
PARRY-STRIKE     SONIC TACO 4337             7   4  1   83 TRIP OUT (287)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE ROCK 4314               6   1  1   81 WRESTLMANIACS (73)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHERKO 4288.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The ten other most popular fighters were TELA 2973, SONIC TACO 
4337, SONORA SARA 4411, HOT JELLO LUV 4407, OUTBACK JACK 672, SLOTH 3013, PURPLE 
DONKEY 2751, TECK WEE SEAH 4267, DESSEUS 459, and EVIL LIZARD 4413.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPA DUPA FLY 4415.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BALTEK 458, ROWDY RODDY 621, SHARDIN CRUSHER 172, HOT TAMALE 
4367, CHERKO 4288, DUMB, DUMB 4235, WILSON 3012, KORTUL 313, MYCENAE 570, and COCO B. 
WARE 685.

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

EGG SHERBERT (30-3759) TRIP OUT (287)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff