DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2004    Duedate: 09/24/2004

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-243

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUSTER BUNNY
LOONY TOONS (206)
(31-2862) [13-21-2,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUSTER BUNNY                   BLOND MOMENT
LOONY TOONS (206)              WHY DID I DO IT (540)
(31-2862) [13-21-2,130]        (31-5095) [6-3-2,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OBAN                           OBAN
SINGLE MALTS (501)             SINGLE MALTS (501)
(31-4530) [14-18-1,97]         (31-4530) [14-18-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMENKLATURE (530)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STORMWATCH (440)            38
2. DARQUE FORCES (422)         38      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. LOONY TOONS (206)           36      Unchartered Team
4. KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)       35
5. WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)  33      NOMENKLATURE (530)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NOMENKLATURE (530)        11   4  0 73.3   1/ 5*NOMENKLATURE (530)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   155  73 13 68.0   2/ 1 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  6 1
 3/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)        94  73 11 56.3   3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (422)       9  6 0
 4/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 287 232 12 55.3   4/13 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       9  6 0
 5/ 3*WHY DID I DO IT (540)     22  18  3 55.0   5/ 7 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  6 1
 6/ 5 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     587 482 23 54.9   6/ 6*WHY DID I DO IT (540)     8  7 1
 7/ 7 NUMBERS GAME (403)       216 178 14 54.8   7/ 8 STORMWATCH (440)          8  7 0
 8/ 8 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  170 145 12 54.0   8/ 2 OVERLORDS (509)           8  7 0
 9/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (422)      137 121  8 53.1   9/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        8  7 0
10-10 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     219 210 14 51.0  10/10 NUMBERS GAME (403)        7  6 1
11/12 LOONY TOONS (206)        183 176 15 51.0  11/12 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   7  8 0
12/11 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  319 311 24 50.6  12/11 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   7  8 0
13-13*DIS TRACTIONS (542)        7   7  0 50.0  13/15 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  6  7 1
14/14 OVERLORDS (509)          341 345 19 49.7  14- 4 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      5  1 0
15-15 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    356 362 51 49.6  15/20 LOONY TOONS (206)         5  4 0
16/ 0 AVENGERS (146)           113 117 12 49.1  16/19 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   5  5 0
17-16 SRETSAMLEUD (553)        137 143  5 48.9  17/16 SINGLE MALTS (501)        5  8 0
18/17 STORMWATCH (440)         151 163 10 48.1  18/25 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     5  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 5 BELOW ZERO (518)        30  33  0 47.6  19/24 THE CANUCKS (58)          4  6 0
20-19 WILLBENDERS (479)         81  93  4 46.6  20/14 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    2  1 0
21/20 THE CANUCKS (58)         236 296 22 44.4  21-23*DIS TRACTIONS (542)       2  2 0
22/21 SINGLE MALTS (501)        70  91  1 43.5  22-17 WILLBENDERS (479)         2  3 0
23/22 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      259 340 34 43.2  23/ 0 BRIGANDS (352)            1  0 0
24-23 COUP D'TAT (543)          22  31  3 41.5  24/ 0 AVENGERS (146)            1  4 0
25/ 0 BRIGANDS (352)            18  26  0 40.9  25-21 SRETSAMLEUD (553)         1  4 0
26/24 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   91 132 11 40.8  26-18 COUP D'TAT (543)          1  4 0
27/26 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     42  69  1 37.8  27-22 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     1  9 0
28/25 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        54  89  2 37.8  28-26 5 BELOW ZERO (518)        0  5 0
29-27*2001 (465)                 0   1  0  0.0  29-27*2001 (465)                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 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome CHIMLEVTAL.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  
CHIMLEVTAL watched with glee as THE STORMGUARDS got knocked off top spot by 
NOMENKLATURE!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE NIGHTHAWKS' 4th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  Some 
people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I 
ramble.  Well LOONY TOONS moved up 5, to 15th.  What's with DROKK?  He actually beat 
LORDS OF VALHALLA's VILI, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! while they watched DROKK clobber VILI.  He lost 16 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the Duelmaster 
challenged WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U!'s VOMITO?  That sort of initiative is how she got 
where she is now.  VOMITO was reminded on the sands why LUCKY 7 is Duelmaster.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, THE NIGHTHAWKS!  In 
my day, no team with a 256-338-34 would scare me off!  What's the problem, KOSMOS'S 
MATRIX?  What do people see in NAPULAK?  Hers 25-8-0?  STORMWATCH ain't talkin', but 
she's got 113 points.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, MAGOG, but you have 
to pay your dues.  Being challenged by ABYSSINIAN, 20 points above you, is dues.  
ABYSSINIAN subdued MAGOG.  THE STORMBRINGERS calls this fighting?  In my day...  
PLOTINUS of KOSMOS'S MATRIX knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged SPATHA of SOL 
INVICTUS who is up by 19.  Now was this a wise move?  PLOTINUS perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he won victory over SPATHA and ended up with 64 recognition 
points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that ROMAN 
KARMA gets in.  She fights people like NABUCA, 9 points below.  I thought ROMAN KARMA 
showed great skill and promise when she was bested by NABUCA.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of CHIMLEVTAL unite.  You have only your games to lose!  SPATHA larned 
his lesson (PLOTINUS taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight 
any KOSMOS'S MATRIX members with the same gusto.  Someone told HORAGALLES that 
KOSMOS'S MATRIX never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure 
whoever misled you is right sorry.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSTER BUNNY 2862            13  21  2   130       LOONY TOONS (206)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        11   7  1   132       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 NAPULAK 4467                 25   8  0   113       STORMWATCH (440)
 TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941         14  11  1   112       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 TALISKER 4923                15  12  0   100       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 CHERRY 2000 4994             13   8  0   100       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 DROKK 4014                   14  10  2    99       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-CALYPSO 5286                  8   6  0    98       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 VOMITO 4840                  21   9  1    97       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 ABYSSINIAN 4918              16  11  0    97       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 OBAN 4530                    14  18  1    97       SINGLE MALTS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAUNI 5035                   11   7  0    90       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888             14  14  1    89       OVERLORDS (509)
 DOOM HAMMER 3566             17  27  2    88       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 DASKON 4464                  15  19  1    85       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 OIL CAN HARRY 3814           10   9  0    85       THE CANUCKS (58)
-GENERAL PURPOSE 5124          5   2  1    85       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 GREYSCALES 4917              17  10  0    83       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-PANTERO 5300                 15  17  0    83       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 TRASHIUS 4980                16   9  0    82       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-GENERAL PUBLIC 3112          12  13  0    81       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025         13   8  0    80       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 LAGAVULIN 5019               11  10  0    80       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 GLENLIVET 4528               10  23  0    79       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 VILI 4597                    18  15  1    78       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 MAGOG 5031                   11   8  1    78       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-MACHISMO 5293                 9  12  1    76       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
-DEE-DEE 4354                 13  22  1    73       WILLBENDERS (479)
 REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993      13  10  0    71       OVERLORDS (509)
 TORNADO 1439                 15  14  1    70       AVENGERS (146)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849          14  15  2    68       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANI 5102                     6   9  0    66       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 PARADOXE 4287                11  12  1    65       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 PLOTINUS 4341                11   9  0    64       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 VENGEANCE 4369                7   9  2    61       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149           5   2  0    61       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-TORNADO 5292                  8   5  0    60       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
-MALICE 4986                  11  12  2    59       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045            13  16  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 CALLEIGHT 5128                9   6  0    58       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 BLOND MOMENT 5095             6   3  2    58       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
-SIR BREUNIS 5145              6   4  0    58       WILLBENDERS (479)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOT HAMMERED 5091             5   3  0    56       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 LES NAYLE 5044               10  19  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152       9   4  1    53       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SPATHA 4996                  13   9  2    50       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-BLISTER 4853                  6   6  0    50       5 BELOW ZERO (518)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARGASM 1557                 12  12  1    49       AVENGERS (146)
-GENERAL ELECTRIC 4889         5   8  1    49       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 IVAK 2950                     6   7  0    48       BRIGANDS (352)
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197        7   2  0    47       OVERLORDS (509)
-DISOBEDIENCE 5209             4   3  1    46       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-PSYCH MAJOR 5018              6   4  1    45       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043           10  14  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 NORGEN PELH 5042              9  15  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-RUMPLESTILTSKIN 4855          9   4  0    42       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
-TOLEDO 5296                   7   7  1    41       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 IT FELT GOOD 5093             5   3  0    41       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 RYUU DRAGONMASTER 5198        5   4  0    38       STORMWATCH (440)
 AI 5347                       4   0  0    38       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-ARKON 2986                    4   2  0    37       BRIGANDS (352)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187          6   4  2    36       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 THRALL 5074                   4   3  0    36       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 TERRIBLE TWO 5195             4   1  0    35       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-FLORID PSYCHO 5192            3   3  1    34       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ANNA BOLIC 4965               3   0  0    34       NOMENKLATURE (530)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARTOFELES 5173               6   5  1    32       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 URACCA EVENSTAR 5148          6   8  0    32       STORMWATCH (440)
 ENDOR 5275                    4   2  0    30       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SALEM 5222                    4   3  0    29       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-GURAK 2947                    4   5  0    28       BRIGANDS (352)
 ARYXIMARAKI 5359              3   0  0    28       OVERLORDS (509)
 WULFGAR 5281                  3   3  0    28       STORMWATCH (440)
-GLARE ICE 5112                3   0  0    28       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
-BLUE 4852                     7   6  0    27       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 THE THING 5189                4   6  1    25       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SCARECROW 4593                4   8  0    25       THE CANUCKS (58)
 HORAGALLES 5212               2   2  1    25       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280           5   1  0    24       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHY NOT 5279                  1   4  1    23       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 RAPTOR 4594                   5   7  0    22       THE CANUCKS (58)
 WAS DRUNK 5094                5   3  0    22       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 LOVE POTION #9 5151           2   8  0    22       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-COL. KA DA FEE 5132           4   7  2    21       COUP D'TAT (543)
 TAZ 5200                      3   2  0    21       LOONY TOONS (206)
 PUNKIN CARVER 5081            4   3  1    20       THE CANUCKS (58)
 SYLVESTER 4154                4   4  0    20       LOONY TOONS (206)
 VALKYRIE 5351                 2   2  0    20       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-IMELDA 5265                   3   1  0    19       COUP D'TAT (543)
 HARALD FAIRHAIR 5188          4   6  0    18       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 NABUCA 5369                   1   1  0    18       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 ANDERS DIEMED 5174            3   8  0    17       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-OIL SLICK 5114                2   1  0    17       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
-WET PAVEMENT 5115             2   1  0    17       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
 LASZLO 5377                   1   1  0    17       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
-PAPER CUT KING 5211           2   2  0    15       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-SHOOK 3205                    2   0  0    15       BRIGANDS (352)
 DONNA TELLO 4964              2   1  0    14       NOMENKLATURE (530)
 WHITE NOISE 3048              2   0  1    13       AVENGERS (146)
 TICHONDRIOUS 5129             2   2  0    12       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 PHIL HARMONIC 4966            2   1  0    12       NOMENKLATURE (530)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344              2   3  1    10       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-FERNANDO 5266                 2   2  0     9       COUP D'TAT (543)
 NOISEY KRICKET 5343           2   1  0     9       LOONY TOONS (206)
 MANN E QUIN 4963              2   1  0     9       NOMENKLATURE (530)
 UYR DEMONSBANE 5349           2   2  0     8       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE 5TH WHEEL 5368            1   1  0     8       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-SKULD 5348                    1   1  0     8       COUP D'TAT (543)
 GREG ARIOUS 4962              2   1  0     7       NOMENKLATURE (530)
 TARVAGE 5370                  1   1  0     7       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 JOPPA 5346                    1   3  0     7       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-SIR BARNABUS 5324             1   2  0     6       WILLBENDERS (479)
 DUST MITE 5390                1   0  0     6       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-NOREIGA 5340                  1   1  0     4       COUP D'TAT (543)
-GRIM 3259                     1   1  0     4       BRIGANDS (352)
 ROMAN KARMA 5361              1   1  0     4       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
-PIMPZILLA 5282                1   1  0     4       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 ERGG 5381                     1   0  0     3       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-SLEET 5116                    0   3  0     3       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
-TWISTED 5337                  0   2  0     2       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 WOLFE 5374                    0   2  0     2       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-SCOURGE 5360                  0   2  0     2       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 RAGNAR YELLOWHAIR 5378        0   1  0     1       OVERLORDS (509)
 LOWLY WORM 5383               0   1  0     1       AVENGERS (146)
 GROM HELLSCREAM 5379          0   1  0     1       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-BLIND AMBITION 5376           0   1  0     1       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 SURTUR 5382                   0   1  0     1       STORMWATCH (440)
 ZEEMAR 5391                   0   1  0     1       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 KATANA 5384                   0   1  0     1       AVENGERS (146)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOMBSTONE 5210         2  4 1 ASSASSIN NATION 515   FAOLAN AP GRYFFY 5152 241         
ESKIMO PIE 4872        2  7 0 THE CANUCKS 58        LIGHTBRINGER 357      243 NONE    
LOOSE SAND 5113        0  2 0 DIS TRACTIONS 542     KOLUM MAROD 5344      239 NOT REVE
NEON SHADOW 4290       9 11 0 KOSMOS'S MATRIX 474   SPATHA 4996           239 JUST REV
TIPS RICO 5362         1  1 0 KOSMOS'S MATRIX 474   HORAGALLES 5212       242 JUST REV
VALKYRIE 5229          1  2 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 DISOBEDIENCE 5209     239 REVENGED
RYU-KISHIN 5033       13  6 0 OVERLORDS 509         LUCKY 7 4895          242 NONE    
KOSMOS'S WRATH 5380    0  1 0 SOL INVICTUS 469      SHEWISH GIANT 356     243 NONE    
INMAR 4388            16 15 0 SOL INVICTUS 469      VOMITO 4840           242         
SGIAN DUBH 5350        0  2 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 WHY NOT 5279          241 JUST REV
ALT 4839              15 12 2 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 378 BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961 240         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Talisker -- You should tell your manager to stop sampling his wares long enough to
change your training. -- Inmar

Toledo -- What, I wonder changed the outcome this time? -- Rauni

Tarald Fairhair -- Truly I had no desire to find out how hard you hit! -- Mani

Noisey Kricket -- We're quite a contrasting pair for two certain similarities.  Wish
you well, except against us of course! -- Horagalles

Icelord -- J. Chirac to the DA?  I never thought we would agree on anything, so mark
the calendar. -- Master Darque

RTR -- Ooh, haven't heard that before!  Glad to see you are as original with the P-
ads as the other lackeys. -- Master Darque
P.S.  We only have one watering hole in Chimlevtal, The CHOIR.  Come on over, you can
lose your innocence and your tongue in one trip.

Mann E Quin -- Considering the arenas our managers frequent, a fight here and there
is expected. -- Endor

Spawn -- Welcome back to 31.  Good to have you here again. -- Master Darque

Spawn -- Welcome back. I was wondering if that was you.  It's still the toughest
arena around.  Keep your blades sharp. -- The Icelord

The Council of Lords salutes the 17th graduate from The Stormguards stable, Lord
Protector Subotai.  His portrait now hangs in our great Hall of Fame.  He is 13-
11(1)-9-13-9-9-21 PS.  He learned a total of 47 skills and had Adex in parry and
expert in decise.  LO/LO and favored the QS, which he went 14-8 with.  He will
continue to support and defend The COL and Chimlevtal. -- The Icelord

The Council of Lords salute the fallen gargoyle, Ryu-Kishin.  He came from the Land
of the Rising Sun and was 4(1)-9-13-9(2)-21(1)-15-17 AB.  He learned 28 skills and
had an expert in attack and defense.  Though an experiment, I had grown fond of him.
Sure is tough to graduate an AB in Chimlevtal.  Some day, Destitute Noble, I will pay
you back. -- The Icelord

Ghab -- I noticed Malice (11-11-2 75 pts) made a down-challenge to Faolan Ap Gryffydd
(8-3-1 34 pts.)  Since it was a BF and against me, I am sure it was justified in your
mind.  But wait, you tried to flame me for down-challenging, saying "it is always
cowardly."  Did you mean "always, always" or "always, unless.."??  So, now you are a
down-challenger and understand there are times when it is justified.  Also, note that
it is allowed by the rules.  I am glad I changed your codes and thoughts on this
topic.  Welcome to the club, hypocrite. -- The Icelord

Malice -- Since I beat you, you won't have to DOWN-CHALLENGE me this turn.  I have 2
more pts than you.  My ID number is 5152.  Say hi to Ghab for me. -- Faolan Ap
Gryffydd

Rauol the Rude -- Welcome to Chimlevtal, harbinger!  The Crying Cartel might posture,
but I know what you'd do if you get your hands on them.  Did you notice the big talk
from Jimblow and Crimson Zit a few turns back?  Did you leave anything left for the
crows?  Salute. -- The Icelord

Firehawk (the simpleton) -- Your alliance started it.  Silence, doormat. -- The
Icelord

Master Dorque -- Remain silent, fool. -- The Icelord

The COL presents Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn # 164 on 8/8/98:  The DM was:
Onuphre of Ouch!.  CH REC LDR:  Onuphre of Ouch!  UNCH REC LDR:  Absolute Zero of
Orcs Hate Physics.  POP LDR:  Chalmers of True Brits.  WEEKS FAV:  Sra Metal of Urban
Guerilla.  CURRENT TOP TEAM:  Ouch!  #1 TEAM ON THE MOVE:  Military Mayhem (80).  TOP
CAREER HONORS/TOP CH TEAM:  The Stormguards.  TOP UNCH TEAM:  Briteron By.  TOP BA:
Onuphre of Ouch!  ST:  Able Seaman of Military Mayhem.  PL:  Runciman of True Brits.
PR:  Cool Hand Luke of The Canucks.  SL:  Perfect 10 of Numbers Game.  WOS:  Bonegrin
Devar of Bushmasters.  LU:  Lightning of Stormwatch.  TP:  Evanis Ethum of
Bushmasters.  AB:  Popcorn Kernel of Military Mayhem.  PS:  Prince of Ar of The
Stormbringers.  There were 29 listed teams and the most popular style was ST with 24.

The Icelord, High Lord Bosk and Polar Bear -- The Revenant has been defeated!  I
expected nothing less than total victory!  Good job! -- RTR

Jimblow!  Crimson Zit!  Cowards!!!!!! -- RTR

Master Dorque -- Where are you, bully boys?  Don't try your threats with me, worm.
I'm right here. -- RTR

Firehawk -- Hey simpleton, Stormwatch is 29-11 against you.  Just thought you'd want
to know. -- RTR

Lady Polar Bear -- We will all miss you here on Ghea!  We will all fight in your

honor this turn, Our Lady.  Indeed you will scrye on us on occasion, so we'll
practice as you've instructed.  We will endeavor to perform every cycle as though you
were here advising us, Wise One. -- Your Council of Lords Warriors

Raul the Rude -- Welcome back, Rogue.  May your victories be many and may your
enemies fall before your Storm! -- High Lord Bosk

The Icelord & Polar Bear -- As usual, we have risen to the occasion and destroyed the
Revenant.  Well fought, My Comrades. -- High Lord Bosk

Paradoxe -- I'm not as easy to beat as my record suggests. -- Kirken

Greyscales -- Next time you won't walk away. -- Tobias

Harald Fairhair -- Any time you want me to mess you up, give me a call. -- Calleight

Svein Forkbeard -- You're faster than I thought. -- Anders

Raul the Rude -- To borrow a quote, "and now for something different, but first more
of the same." -- Firehawk

Rabbit -- You come in, talk real tough, and then disappear the next turn. -- Firehawk

Terrible Two -- (breathing heavily)  Indeed, you are!  I shudder to think what a
handful you'll be when you're older.  (shudder)  I hope I won't be the one to deal
with you then. -- Kambard Murh, not ready for fatherhood

Ryan Dragonmaster -- Sir!  I can see you are well-qualified to master dragons, which
makes me very glad I am not one.  Well fought. -- Norgen Pelh

The Userous Merchant is a Karnhorn spy.  I'm sure of it--I've actually SEEN him
spying around!  Checking on the city's defenses, you know, the ways in and out, the
richest prizes for plunder.  He's up to no good, that's for sure!  We need to gang up
on him! -- Mendal Omshil

What d'you suppose the Guard is Ambitious to be?  A professional target dummy?  He's
got the "target" and "dummy" parts down okay. -- Les Nayle

Laszlo -- (with a calculating look)  A golem, eh?  Fine, fine, always good to see a
golem learning useful skills.  There will be places for golems in the perfect society
which is coming. -- Kolum Marod

All -- Sorry to have been so silent of late, but the convention season seems to do
that to me.  I'm going on vacation now--any minute now, but by next turn I should be
on the job.  I don't know what's going to happen...yet, but volunteers are always
welcome.  Also, any warrior who fights a Middle Way warrior will be on my List and
may walk across the stage.  If you don't want that kind of exposure, a personal to
that effect will get a "do not use" next to your name. -- the Scribe

Mendal Omshil -- You blind fool!  I'm a Ferencian trader, not a demon-worshipping
Karnhorn spy.  I seek market information, not military advantage! -- Edarinol Zorkoi,
also known as the Userous Merchant
P.S.  As for the charge of usury, well, I never forced anyone to borrow money from
me, nor lied about the rates.  But I did, do, shall always insist on being repaid.

Les Nayle -- You think it's cute, mocking me like that, don't you?  But there'll come
a time when you laugh out of the other side of your mouth. -- Hall Tarcas, Lord's
Guard seeking to improve his skills

Scourge -- Thanks for the dance...an enlightening experience for me! -- Donna Tello

Wolfe -- Didn't like my music eh?  Oh well...can't please everyone -- Phil Harmonic

Tarvage -- Fine effort, but in the end it was all wasted.  Never mind, lick for the
future.... -- Mann E Quin

Scarecrow -- Not a lot of fun for either of us, lousy training too... *sigh* -- Greg
Arious

Valkyrie -- Thanks for the invite...not sure either of us were prepared for that
fight, fortunately I had that little boost to see me through! -- Anna Bolic

All -- My ads last time didn't show up, again. -- Bobby Bigfoot

Vomito -- How unfortunate to lose Inmar so close to graduation.  I estimated two more
turns in the Challenger Champions would have done it.  Parry-Strike is my weakest
style because I rarely run them.  My goals for Inmar were to graduate with a winning
record, and if possible, to win a T.V. (I have never T.V.ed a P-S or P-R).  At least
she went out with a winning record.  With the upcoming Fall Tourney and...other
matters, I may not bloodfeud.

Rest in Peace Inmar, Parry-Strike, left handed, 11, 11, 13, 21, 11, 6, 11, bases
unknown due to data loss.  She had an ex in init, adex in att, adex in par, adex in
def, and adex in dec. -- Bobby Bigfoot

Talisker -- I didn't pace myself for such a slow dance.  It was educational for me
though.  Does your manager need to know to change your training, or is he sandbagging
you? -- Spatha

Helm Hammerhand -- That was a close and hard fought match!  Although my chances are
only so-so, I'm waiting to enter the Fall Tourney as an Adept. -- Rauni

Zarendargar -- I only wish that I was training skills for such an uneven matchup. --
Mani

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ESKIMO PIE was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KOSMOS'S WRATH was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DASKON demolished WHY NOT in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
PARADOXE devastated HORAGALLES in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
LUCKY 7 defeated VOMITO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Challenge match.
SUBOTAI was vanquished by TOBIAS HAWKWIND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CHERRY 2000 was luckily beaten by NAPULAK in a 4 minute master's Challenge brawl.
ABYSSINIAN won victory over MAGOG in a action packed 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
OIL CAN HARRY savagely defeated GLENLIVET in a 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
HELM HAMMERHAND overpowered BLOND MOMENT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
KIRKEN TUORNIN was outlasted by GREYSCALES in a 23 minute master's Challenge match.
MANI bested FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge battle.
BARTOFELES was overpowered by GOT HAMMERED in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
PLOTINUS savagely defeated SPATHA in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
VENGEANCE handily defeated MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
HARALD FAIRHAIR was devastated by AI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
THE THING was beaten by TERRIBLE TWO in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
ANNA BOLIC beat JARL FORKBEARD in a 5 minute Challenge match.
RAPTOR was defeated by ARYXIMARAKI in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SYLVESTER defeated ANDERS DIEMED in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SCARECROW narrowly defeated LOVE POTION #9 in a action packed 4 minute Challenge bout.
TAZ handily defeated KOLUM MAROD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PHIL HARMONIC was demolished by THRALL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ROMAN KARMA was vanquished by NABUCA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LASZLO won victory over GREG ARIOUS in a 3 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
VILI was vanquished by DROKK in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
OBAN was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute veteran's fray.
BUSTER BUNNY overpowered DOOM HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TALISKER unbelievably bested ZARENDARGAR in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fray.
TORNADO was subdued by TRASHIUS in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
REZOS THE THRACIAN was overpowered by LAGAVULIN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WARGASM was subdued by DAMHAIN THE SATYR in a action packed 5 minute contest.
IVAK overpowered NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LES NAYLE subdued SALEM in a 6 minute one-sided struggle.
KAMBARD MURH overcame IT FELT GOOD in a 1 minute fight.
CALLEIGHT subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody match.
PUNKIN CARVER was demolished by RYUU DRAGONMASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
URACCA EVENSTAR was narrowly defeated by SVEIN FORKBEARD in a tiring 8 minute duel.
WULFGAR handily defeated THE 5TH WHEEL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WAS DRUNK was vanquished by ENDOR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TICHONDRIOUS was subdued by VALKYRIE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute beginner's duel.
DONNA TELLO outwaited UYR DEMONSBANE in a 7 minute gory amateur's duel.
MANN E QUIN bested RAGNAR YELLOWHAIR in a action packed 6 minute amateur's match.
WHITE NOISE savagely defeated SURTUR in a 1 minute brutal novice's match.
NOISEY KRICKET defeated LOWLY WORM in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
JOPPA overcame WOLFE in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
TARVAGE subdued GROM HELLSCREAM in a 2 minute amateur's match.
ERGG outlasted KATANA in a slow 13 minute novice's battle.
DUST MITE beat ZEEMAR in a 1 minute bloody amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY       97 -  70 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  40 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         STRIKING ATTACK   96 -  98 -  7      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  49 -  5      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  88 -  6      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      46 -  54 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        28 -  34 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  61 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  25 -  0      29  |

Turn 243 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        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  9         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 10         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  6         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  6     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NAPULAK 4467               25   8  0  113 STORMWATCH (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941       14  11  1  112 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
LUNGING ATTACK   DROKK 4014                 14  10  2   99 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
STRIKING ATTACK  VOMITO 4840                21   9  1   97 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
WALL OF STEEL    OIL CAN HARRY 3814         10   9  0   85 THE CANUCKS (58)
PARRY-STRIKE     REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993    13  10  0   71 OVERLORDS (509)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLEIGHT 5128              9   6  0   58 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
AIMED BLOW       BLOND MOMENT 5095           6   3  2   58 WHY DID I DO IT (540)
BASHING ATTACK   GOT HAMMERED 5091           5   3  0   56 WHY DID I DO IT (540)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OBAN 4530.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
OBAN 4530.  The ten other most popular fighters were TICHONDRIOUS 5129, RAGNAR 
YELLOWHAIR 5378, GLENLIVET 4528, ZARENDARGAR 4888, WARGASM 1557, CHERRY 2000 4994, 
PLOTINUS 4341, LOVE POTION #9 5151, TRASHIUS 4980, and MAGOG 5031.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREYSCALES 4917, ERGG 5381, URACCA EVENSTAR 5148, KATANA 5384, 
SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187, ZEEMAR 5391, SURTUR 5382, VALKYRIE 5351, WAS DRUNK 5094, and 
THE 5TH WHEEL 5368.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SUBOTAI (31-4380) THE STORMGUARDS (78)
LUCKY 7 (31-4895) NUMBERS GAME (403)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff