Date   : 11/05/2003    Duedate: 11/18/2003


DM-30    TURN-461

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4235) [11-50-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUMB, DUMB                     POSITION IS EMPTY
RED DOG GANG (356)             
(30-4235) [11-50-0,100]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERKO                         MESSENGER BIRD
RED DOG GANG (356)             GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4288) [19-24-0,88]         (30-4414) [2-4-0,10]


TRIP OUT (287)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          37
2. GAMEHENDGE (299)            17      TRIP OUT (287)
3. TRIP OUT (287)              10      Unchartered Team
4. PERLIS OPEN (407)            0
5. BLADE + BLOOD (420)          0      WIDOW MAKERS II (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 PERLIS OPEN (407)         11   4  0 73.3   1/ 2 TRIP OUT (287)            9  6 0
 2- 2*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)      2   1  1 66.7   2/ 1 GAMEHENDGE (299)          8  4 0
 3- 3 I TRAINED THEM (331)     181  98  7 64.9   3/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 1
 4/ 4 TRIP OUT (287)            96  77  4 55.5   4/ 3 KRYNNIANS II (32)         6  7 1
 5- 5 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)  295 267  7 52.5   5- 4*BLADE + BLOOD (420)       3  2 1
 6- 6*BLADE + BLOOD (420)       15  14  4 51.7   6- 6 I TRAINED THEM (331)      2  0 0
 7/ 7 KRYNNIANS II (32)         30  34  6 46.9   7- 9 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)   2  2 0
 8/ 8 GAMEHENDGE (299)          28  33  3 45.9   8- 8 PERLIS OPEN (407)         1  1 0
 9/ 9 RED DOG GANG (356)       303 422  6 41.8   9- 7*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)     1  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."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well now, this was totally unexpected.  Buy the new Duelmistress a few
congratulatory drinks and look what ya get!  I'd like to thank whoever spiked Gazelle
Hound's drink last night.  I'd also like to thank Dumb, Dumb for my last few wins and
some excellent learning.  Good luck with your quest to better Life of Osksi.  I will
definitely try to help out as much as I can.  It looks like there is but a single
Challenger Champion to fight this turn so my challenge goes to Teck Wee Seah.  I've
actually been looking forward to matching up with Teck for a few turns, but it just
hasn't been right until now.
     For this week's final thought, Angus felt it would be fitting to invite Purple
Donkey to say a few words since he shipped him off to Home Guard before he could
actually write his final column.  ::Unfolds a letter::  He says good luck to everyone
on the sands and that immortality is great.  ::scans the letter::  Apparently he's
not doing too badly and finds the competition very rough.  ::reads on and giggles
quietly::  P.D. would also like you all to know that Angus is a real Son of a B....
Well then!  That should teach the 'ole manager to put the cart before the horse...or
rather donkey in this case.  I'm sure Donkey will get over it someday.
     In closing I'd like to add my good luck wishes to those of P.D. and hopefully
I'll be all warm and cuddly up here in the robes again next turn.  Let's dance,
Teck...winner buys.

               Duelmistress Sonic Taco

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at GAMEHENDGE left the arena dejected, after being kicked out 
of the top spot by TRIP OUT.  Good show!  RED DOG GANG had cause to celebrate, after 
SONORA SARA got 12 points by beating MYCENAE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, SONORA SARA was winsome, after beating MYCENAE and seeing him lose 11 points.  
Now I can't insult DUMB, DUMB, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in IAYE is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are IAYE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in DOG DAY AFTERNOON are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of TRIP OUT, so 
did that sorry team shy from DOG DAY AFTERNOON If challenges were horses, DESSEUS 
could open up a fast food joint!  SLOTH found himself challenged by a warrior 20 
below:  SUPA DUPA FLY.  SUPA DUPA FLY of TRIP OUT kept his wits as he was defeated by 
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid IAYE farewell-- Novgorodny 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUMB, DUMB 4235              11  50  0   100       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBET 3396                  21  25  0   107       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-TECK WEE SEAH 4267            8   3  0    91       PERLIS OPEN (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERKO 4288                  19  24  0    88       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SONIC TACO 4337              10   6  1    87       TRIP OUT (287)
-MAD MAX 3874                  6   8  1    85       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-PEKINGESE 3575               16  15  0    80       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-IVY 3857                     11   7  0    77       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-GAZELLE HOUND 3629           11   7  0    73       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARDIN CRUSHER 172          10   6  2    54       KRYNNIANS II (32)
 EVIL LIZARD 4413              6   0  1    54       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SLOTH 3013                    7   4  1    53       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 TELA 2973                     6   6  0    39       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONORA SARA 4411              4   3  0    33       RED DOG GANG (356)
-SNOTMAN 4290                  5   3  1    29       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 SUPA DUPA FLY 4415            4   2  0    29       TRIP OUT (287)
 TAR'GYT 4417                  1   3  1    28       KRYNNIANS II (32)
-DANSE MACABRE 4359            4   2  1    26       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
-GREAT DANE 3858               4   3  0    25       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
 DARR 4418                     3   2  0    24       KRYNNIANS II (32)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICKSAND JESUS 4429          2   1  0    23       TRIP OUT (287)
-PAUGUK 4358                   4   2  1    22       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
 MYCENAE 570                   3   2  0    21       KRYNNIANS II (32)
-CETERIS PARIBUS 4355          2   4  0    20       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
 HOT JELLO LUV 4407            3   6  0    17       TRIP OUT (287)
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412           4   3  1    16       RED DOG GANG (356)
-PING HAO 4356                 3   3  1    14       BLADE + BLOOD (420)
 SHATNER'S WEAVE 4432          2   0  0    14       TRIP OUT (287)
-NULN 4431                     2   0  0    13       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414           2   4  0    10       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-WANKER X 4354                 2   1  1     9       SQUAD WANKERSON (419)
-RILLION 4313                  1   1  0     7       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 FIREDOG 4428                  1   3  0     6       RED DOG GANG (356)
-ABDUL AZIZ 4427               0   1  0     1       BLADE + BLOOD (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
UNIT MONSTER 4419      0  2 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        WANKER X 4354         458         
DESSEUS 459            1  4 1 KRYNNIANS II 32       STONE GOLEM 385       461 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tech Wee Seah -- I was stunned, too, but it wasn't by the brilliance of your move so
much as by the force of your blow. -- Cherko

Sonic Taco -- Do you do fajitas? -- Goff
P.S.  Dumb can't write a personal.  His name isn't a joke.

Hot Jello Luv -- Geh. -- Sonora Sara
P.S.  I think you need icing down.

Quicksand Jesus -- Huh?  I don't understand that one. -- Firedog, the humble and
unintellectual, not to mention totally clueless

Ha!  The Shifty-eyed Volunteer was INDEED shifty, and shifty-fingered, at that.  He
was after my stash of chocolates.  Not to be allowed. -- Dark Chocolate

Gazelle Hound -- Well...old tennis balls? -- Goff

Danse Macabre -- Maybe I allayed his suspicions by killing the Volunteer?  You could
tell him it's an extra training session. -- Dark Chocolate

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

DESSEUS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUPA DUPA FLY was viciously subdued by SLOTH in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
HOT JELLO LUV defeated FIREDOG in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
QUICKSAND JESUS bested DARK CHOCOLATE in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
SONIC TACO was defeated by DUMB, DUMB in a 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
CHERKO vanquished SHARDIN CRUSHER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EVIL LIZARD beat HAPPY PEASANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
TELA savagely defeated TAR'GYT in a action packed 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
MYCENAE was defeated by SONORA SARA in a 2 minute duel.
MESSENGER BIRD was unbelievably bested by SHATNER'S WEAVE in a popular 5 minute fight.
DARR handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  19 -  3      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  11 -  1      35  |

Turn 461 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SONIC TACO 4337            10   6  1   87 TRIP OUT (287)
BASHING ATTACK   EVIL LIZARD 4413            6   0  1   54 GAMEHENDGE (299)
PARRY-LUNGE      SLOTH 3013                  7   4  1   53 GAMEHENDGE (299)
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 DUMB, DUMB 4235, SONIC 
TACO 4337, SLOTH 3013, EVIL LIZARD 4413, TELA 2973, DESSEUS 459, HOT JELLO LUV 4407, 

The least popular fighter this week was MYCENAE 570.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARK CHOCOLATE 4412, FIREDOG 4428, DARR 4418, TAR'GYT 4417, SHARDIN 


     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