Date   : 08/28/2003    Duedate: 09/10/2003


DM-33    TURN-451

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-3149) [12-13-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OLD MAJOR                      JEFF THOMPSON
PIG BATTALION (226)            KILLER JS (577)
(33-3149) [12-13-0,107]        (33-6884) [1-1-0,8]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OLD MAJOR                      BLACK JACK HAMMER
PIG BATTALION (226)            CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
(33-3149) [12-13-0,107]        (33-7081) [4-4-1,35]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIG BATTALION (226)         46
2. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         35      CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
3. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)      29      Unchartered Team
4. KILLER JS (577)             15
5. JOYS OF BOOZE (556)          5      KILLER JS (577)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    90  66  4 57.7   1/ 1 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    9  6 0
 2- 3 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   52  42  5 55.3   2/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      8  7 1
 3/ 4 FOOD FIGHT (10)          135 117  5 53.6   3/ 7 PIG BATTALION (226)       7  8 0
 4/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      299 267 26 52.8   4/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       6  9 0
 5- 6 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     85  77  8 52.5   5- 3*JAILBIRDS (590)           5  5 0
 6/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      107 100  3 51.7   6/ 2 FOOD FIGHT (10)           5  8 1
 7/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    99 102  2 49.3   7/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       4  3 0
 8/ 9 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      40  44  9 47.6   8/ 8 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    2  1 0
 9/10 PIG BATTALION (226)       57  68  4 45.6   9- 9 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    2  3 0
10-11 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    88 122  3 41.9  10-11 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     1  0 0
11-12*JAILBIRDS (590)           14  21  1 40.0  11/12*KILLER JS (577)           1  2 0
12/ 1*KILLER JS (577)            1   2  0 33.3  12-10 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   1  6 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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #67 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Zukal:

     After the thing--shadow, demon, whatever it was--left, Ghenis sat and stared
into the night for a long time.  He kept the fire up, even though he didn't need it
for heat; fire might be a defense, and the thing might come back.  He stayed awake
just in case that happened; this wouldn't be the first night he'd gone without sleep.
Better to be tired in the morning than dead.  And he had some serious thinking to do.
     He glanced around his campsite quickly.  The horse was calm enough now, no need
to worry about it running off.  Besides, it would have to get past him to get out of
the enclosure formed by the broken walls.  Veleks was asleep, or unconscious, and
just as well.  The little thief was a useful tool, but not for thinking.
     What was this thing that he'd seen, that had driven Veleks, who feared water, to
risk drowning rather than be caught?  He'd been thinking of it as a sort of demon,
but what sort?  His defenses here would stop natural predators such as wolves, but
not demons; for that, he should have needed something magical.  Could his amulet have
been protection enough?  He didn't think so, especially since he hadn't called on the
power behind it.  So was this... thing some kind of natural predator?  And if so,
where had it come from?  Why had it appeared now when there was no indication of such
a creature prowling the area in the past?
     And what would it DO to its victims besides drive them into a frenzy of terror?
Was that all it wanted, or would it have killed Veleks if it had caught him?
     And most important of all, what use could he and his masters make of this new
     Come morning, and even the gray and rainy light was welcome, though.  Ghenis
wanted to get back to Zukal as quickly as possible.  With Veleks riding double with
him on his one horse, that wasn't as quickly as he hoped for.  He thought of leaving
his henchman at one of the smaller towns outside the city--his cult had contacts in
several of them, and there were hangouts for thieves in general where the man would
have been accepted if not welcomed.  But Veleks wouldn't have it.  He would stay with
his leader who had rescued him from the monster, and not in some flimsy village inn.
Suggestions that they part company always resulted in the little thief bursting into
tears, which was damned embarrassing.
     Veleks was being a nuisance, so much so that Ghenis found himself wishing the
little thief had died yesterday.  The man's nerve had been broken, and Ghenis was
beginning to wonder whether the break might be permanent.  That would spell trouble
for all involved.  There was no place for a broken man among the servants of the dark
     The obvious thing would be to kill the wretch.  But the gladiator found it hard
to follow through on that while Veleks was looking at him so gratefully.  It would be
like kicking a puppy, and while he was prepared, in theory, to kick puppies if that's
what needed doing, it wasn't an easy thing to contemplate in cold blood.  Perhaps he
could send Veleks somewhere far away, to some place where the little thief could be
sure of never meeting one of the monsters again.  Hmm, if water provided safety,
perhaps he could send Veleks along with a mission to Niatoli Island that was in
     Yes, Niatoli Island would be the place for Veleks now.  He'd see about getting
the thief onto the next ship headed that way.

Near Malcorn:

     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, stood next to the ancient stone and waited for
the moon to rise.  It would be full tonight, and he knew, because he knew most of the
natural world around Malcorn, that when it reached a certain height above the
horizon, it would shine through the hole in a more distant rock and strike squarely
onto the face of the rock beside him, revealing carvings that had been old when the
first Lord Malcorn came to this land.  The records of his ancestors said that the
Dregur were accustomed to gathering here when the moon was just so.
     "I must be insane," Tiljanz muttered behind him.
     "Courage and a sense of responsibility often looks like madness," Blackie
agreed, "even to the people exhibiting it.  You didn't have to come here tonight, but
you felt it was the right thing to do.  I can respect that in a man.  A lot."
     "Will it do any good?" the young Karnhorn asked curiously.  "We've turned the
Dregur loose, and I'd think it hard if not impossible to rein them back in."
     "We turned them loose under terms," Blackie said.  His voice hardened, becoming
the voice of the Lord of Malcorn.  "They have not kept those terms.  They were to
attack only those who came here following Inzolas.  That a few innocents might get
caught in that net by accident was... almost inevitable.  But some of the Dregur have
been actively hunting those not indicated by the terms of their release."  He was
silent for a long moment, then shrugged.  "I'm not certain that we can put an end to
these... excesses.  But I am very certain that if we don't protest, the situation
will become worse.  A failure to protest will be seen as an admission of weakness."
     Tiljanz shrugged.  It sounded like politics as usual, or at least, the politics
of those he dealt with, the lesser lords within the Glorious Empire.  Vicious
infighting was the order of the day in those circles.  "I trust your judgment in
this, as I must, of course."  He glanced at the sky uneasily.  "And I should think we
don't have much longer to wait...."
     "No."  Blackie watched the moonlight appear in the eye of the distant stone and
slant across the clearing, creeping along the face of the stone beside him.  It
wouldn't be long now.
     The finger of light slid across the surface and touched the worn carvings, which
leaped into sudden clarity.  The little clearing, which had been empty except for the
two of them, was suddenly full of shadows.  Or something.  Tiljanz could feel the
weight of a dozen minds thinking about him--calculating minds, hostile minds, hungry
ones.  He held himself still and quiet with difficulty.  This was Lord Malcorn's
meeting; he himself was just present as a witness.
     Words came out of the darkness, hollow as caves, clear as trumpets.  "Why are
you here, Malcorn?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     ...aaahh!!  What happened? 

               Kellog, mgr. of the speechless Old Major

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ANASAZI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
FOOD FIGHT was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-4-0!  Ya gotta be quick 
on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  PIG 
BATTALION is now ranked 3rd with a 4-1-0 turn.  What's with APATHY?  He actually beat 
CASINO HAMMERZ's WILD CARD HAMMER, and walked away with 18 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at PIG BATTALION while they watched SNOWBALL clobber RED 
HEAD.  He lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Another fighter (SQUEEZE CHEESE 19-21-0) challenged another Duelmaster (OLD MAJOR 
12-13-0).  Life goes on.  SQUEEZE CHEESE was reminded on the sands why OLD MAJOR is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
ANASAZI thinks JAILBIRDS and their 14-21-1 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 14-21-1 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, OBSIDIAN HALL?  What do people see in SQUEEZE CHEESE?  His 19-21-0?  
FOOD FIGHT ain't talkin', but he's got 94 points.   
     Warriors of ANASAZI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  HAGGIS was plum 
wore out after LIGHT DA' PYRE pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  FOOD FIGHT'll have 
to get a little better before going after LIGHT DA' PYRE again!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD MAJOR 3149               12  13  0   107       PIG BATTALION (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD DOG 4568                 11   7  1   102       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          19  21  0    94       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 PANDORA 6898                 10   7  1    93       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 APATHY 6913                  15   8  0    91       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIKE TV 6965                 11   7  1    85       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           10   6  0    82       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        16  13  2    77       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-SILK 6498                    12   8  0    70       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-ANDY 6769                    16  19  1    68       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRILL 6501                   10  10  0    66       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 DIGITALIS 6862               11  11  1    57       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SNOWBALL 3150                 9   9  0    57       PIG BATTALION (226)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           4   4  1    46       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               6   2  0    42       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-DOCTOR LECTER 7097            7   0  0    41       JAILBIRDS (590)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        4   4  1    35       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          5   3  2    34       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 RED HEAD 6073                 4   4  0    34       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON CHEF 6925                6   1  0    33       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-VLAD 7119                     1   3  0    33       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-CATLOW 6990                   4   3  0    28       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-LONIGAN 7022                  2   4  1    28       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 HAGGIS 6132                   6   7  1    26       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          3   1  0    26       JAILBIRDS (590)
 DA SPINS 7011                 4   2  0    25       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               2   1  0    25       PIG BATTALION (226)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        4   4  1    23       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-TIM ALLEN 7098                3   4  1    23       JAILBIRDS (590)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        3   5  1    23       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 SPRYTE 7101                   2   6  0    20       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-MANSLAUGHTER 7139             1   0  0    20       JAILBIRDS (590)
 STUPOR 7094                   3   4  0    17       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-SHOCK TART 7131               1   0  0    11       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           2   4  0    10       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 GOTTA SCHTIK 7151             1   0  0    10       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 JEFF THOMPSON 6884            1   1  0     8       KILLER JS (577)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  1   3  0     6       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ARNOLD Z. 7150                1   0  0     5       PIG BATTALION (226)
-WONKATANIA 7132               0   2  0     2       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 MEATCAKE 7144                 0   1  0     1       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-FIRSTTIME FELON 7140          0   1  0     1       JAILBIRDS (590)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE GRITS 7143               0   1  0     1       FOOD FIGHT (10)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRUEL 6861             1  4 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         TIM ALLEN 7098        447 REVENGED
JOSE CANSECO 6886      0  1 0 KILLER JS 577         ARENAMASTER KAGHA 243 451 NONE    
RYPME AGAIN 7152       0  1 0 OBSIDIAN HALL 192     MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    451 NONE    
POC 7123               1  4 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  451         
MEN 7029               2  2 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  447 REVENGED
HERETIC BARBECUE 7121  1  2 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  HAGGIS 6132           450 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Haggis -- Perhaps it was foolhardy to send Heretic BBQ after someone with the kind of
experience advantage you had, but nonetheless his death was unnecessary and must be
avenged.  Here comes the Bloodfeud! -- Prophet, mgr. of When Dogma Fails

Old Major -- Dang it.  I mean, who cares.  So you doubt me.  I'll be looking forward
to the rematch. -- Apathy

Hammer -- Please enter "Gotta Schtick" in the Hammer Run contest as a Basher.
Thanks. -- Prophet

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
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
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
                    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
     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

JOSE CANSECO was butchered by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RYPME AGAIN was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
LIGHT DA' PYRE handily defeated HAGGIS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
POC was viciously butchered by ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
SQUEEZE CHEESE was savagely defeated by OLD MAJOR in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
APATHY devastated WILD CARD HAMMER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
SNOWBALL overpowered RED HEAD in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HEY, ZEUS! lost to DIGITALIS in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
JEFF THOMPSON was vanquished by SPRYTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PANDORA won victory over GRUDGEBRINGER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
BLACK JACK HAMMER savagely defeated STUPOR in a popular 7 minute gory melee.
POKER FACE HAMMER was subdued by IRON CHEF in a 2 minute match.
DA SPINS bested MYRIKLE in a exciting 3 minute bloody master vs. novice conflict.
LUCKY LADY HAMMER was savagely defeated by JOE FRIDAY in a 3 minute conflict.
MEATCAKE was bested by ARNOLD Z. in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
GOTTA SCHTIK overpowered TRUE GRITS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  17 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   55 -  41 -  7      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  42 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  19 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  24 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  34 -  3      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  22 -  1      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 451 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898               10   7  1   93 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
WALL OF STEEL    APATHY 6913                15   8  0   91 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         10   6  0   82 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WILD CARD HAMMER 6864      16  13  2   77 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEY, ZEUS! 7068             6   2  0   42 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OLD MAJOR 3149.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081.  The ten other most popular fighters were OLD MAJOR 3149, 
7144, APATHY 6913, DIGITALIS 6862, GRUDGEBRINGER 6999, and RYPME AGAIN 7152.

The least popular fighter this week was TRUE GRITS 7143.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STUPOR 7094, JEFF THOMPSON 6884, POC 7123, HAGGIS 6132, JOSE CANSECO 
6886, GOTTA SCHTIK 7151, RED HEAD 6073, WILD CARD HAMMER 6864, ARNOLD Z. 7150, and 

                                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