DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/16/2004    Duedate: 12/29/2004

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CATLOW
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6990) [16-7-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CATLOW                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          
(33-6990) [16-7-1,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CATLOW                         CATLOW
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6990) [16-7-1,108]         (33-6990) [16-7-1,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VEGGIES (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VEGGIES (435)               51
2. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       26      SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
3. LUROCIANS II (92)           23      Unchartered Team
4. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     20
5. COLGATE DAYS (594)           0      SHADOWMASTERS (261)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    122  96 12 56.0   1/ 5 VEGGIES (435)             7  1 0
 2/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     105  92 14 53.3   2- 1 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     7  3 0
 3/ 4 VEGGIES (435)            173 159 11 52.1   3/ 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     6  4 0
 4/ 0 LUROCIANS II (92)        353 325 24 52.1   4/ 2 FOOD FIGHT (10)           5  3 0
 5/ 3 FOOD FIGHT (10)          164 154  5 51.6   5/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      5  5 0
 6- 5 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      147 146  4 50.2   6/ 0 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  1 0
 7- 6 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     16  16  1 50.0   7/ 7 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   2  7 0
 8- 7 COLGATE DAYS (594)        19  22  3 46.3   8- 8 COLGATE DAYS (594)        0  5 0
 9/ 8 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   58  73  0 44.3   9- 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       0  4 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 504): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 498): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 500): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 489): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 486): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 477): OISAN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 344): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 504): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 498): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 500): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 489): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 486): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 477): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 344): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
                (turn 152): DR MAX of RACE THE WIND (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in NIYTYOLE ISLAND!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, CHAOTICDISORDER 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by VEGGIES!  Way to go 
VEGGIES!  VEGGIES like really fought hard to move up to 1st from 5th.  Way to go!  
MVP award for HOFTA LAUGH?  THE SEWING CIRCLE's proud of him after beating BLUFFING 
HAMMER and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SWILL's match with 
LONIGAN cost it a loss of 11 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most 
popular guy in all NIYTYOLE ISLAND.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about 
proposals?) CATLOW thinks hers 16-7-1 and studly character is good enough to face up 
to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in CATLOW's eye, as she took 
over Duelmastership?  And wasn't IRON CHEF fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that 
said NIYTYOLE ISLAND's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Don't Drop Inn?  Don't 
look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of THE SEWING CIRCLE must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do 
you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what SACKETT'S & CO.'s been 
doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE SEWING CIRCLE, 
that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATLOW 6990                  16   7  1   108       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY KALDRA 5451              8   5  1    96       LUROCIANS II (92)
 CLINCH 7133                  10   2  1    94       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID REDO 6899                11   9  3    84       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-STUPOR 7094                  15  25  0    78       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATHARLI 4505                17  12  0    66       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 LONIGAN 7022                 10  12  1    64       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245        9   5  0    59       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLD MILLWATER 7173           11  12  0    55       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-PUREE EVIL 7264               4   0  0    54       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 LADY WU 6815                  7   7  0    52       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SWILL 7187                    5   4  0    42       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-PASTA LA VISTA 7256           4   0  0    38       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         8   6  0    35       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              5   6  0    33       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-DIABOLICFIEND 7275            4   2  0    32       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            4   3  0    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-DEMONICHELLION 7038           3   3  1    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-WRECHEDMISERY 7255            2   2  0    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CLAIRE 7125              2   1  0    31       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SUCCOTASH 7253                2   1  0    29       VEGGIES (435)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          7   7  0    28       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          6   8  0    26       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALODOROUSREEK 7274           3   3  0    23       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 CORN PONE 7289                2   0  0    21       VEGGIES (435)
-PUERCO PIBIL 7258             2   2  0    16       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 ARTY CHOKE 7290               2   0  0    16       VEGGIES (435)
 BROCCOLI 7285                 1   0  0    13       VEGGIES (435)
 SPAGHETTI 7301                1   0  0    12       VEGGIES (435)
 THIMBELL 4836                 1   7  0    12       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        1   1  0     5       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HOPALONG 7259                 0   2  0     2       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Iron Chef -- Could have went either way, good fight! -- Kid

Stupor -- Bet you thought you had an easy win, at least that was my thought before I 
read the fight. -- Catlow

Tatharli -- Surprise, surprise, I'm better than what people think! -- Clinch

Malo??? -- Just another day in the office -- Lonigan

Arty -- OW!!! Damn that hurt!!! -- Hopalong

Bobby Bigfoot and My Niytyole Island Neighbors -- I thought my stable was registered 
for Warrior Maintenance last cycle, but apparently not!  CASINO HAMMERZ should be 
active this cycle and beyond according to the Email reply I received from the 
Gladiatorial Commission! -- Hammer

Clinch -- I hope your mountain falls on you. -- Tatharli
P.S.  Aren't you too short to be a Sackett?

Diabolicfiend -- I know many people feel exactly that way about you Karnhorns, but 
sometimes I wonder, isn't it type-casting?  I mean, ALL Karnhorns can't be fiends, 
surely?  What about the women, after all? -- Thimbell
P.S.  Or are you Ferencian?  The Commission seems to have a problem with that little 
distinction, figuring that if you LOOK alike, then you must be the same race.  Which 
I suppose is okay, but then nationalism rears its ugly head....

Wrechedmisery -- Hey, sharing the bath?  Sounds like a fun plan to me.  I'll be right 
over. -- Hofta Laugh
P.S.  Will there be room for my rubber ducky?  I never take a bath without my ducky.  
It protects me from monsters and "formidable foes."

Bobby Bigfoot -- And it's a pleasure to see you here, too. -- Jorja

Malodorousreek -- What, beat me?  Which of the five can't?  I might challenge him, 
her, or it. -- Thimbell

Demonichellion -- Well... yeah.  Actually, it is. -- Hofta Laugh (who SHOULD be 
listed as Shewish)
P.S.  Your manager does most of his hiring at Shews R Us, does he?

Hammer -- Welcome back, I've only been here (with this team) for a short time, but I 
was here when you were last active.  I can't promise anything, but I'll do what I can 
to stay active here.  The appearance of Jorja helps, she's fun to talk to and to 
challenge. -- Bobby Bigfoot

Jorja -- Welcome!  As always, it's good to see you here. -- Bobby Bigfoot (Chaotic 
Disorder)

Maverick Hammer -- Some of my teammates teased me about taking so long to finish you 
off. -- Diabolic Fiend

Thimbell -- Warning, avoid Chaoticdisorder, four out of five of us can do to you what 
I just did. -- Malodorousreek

Bluffing Hammer -- You paced yourself well. -- Amorphasblob

Swill -- BOOM! -- Wreched Misery

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CATLOW viciously subdued IRON CHEF in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
LONIGAN handily defeated SWILL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
KID REDO was bested by LADY KALDRA in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
CLINCH viciously subdued TATHARLI in a popular 4 minute bloody expert's brawl.
STONE FACE HAMMER overpowered LADY CLAIRE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LADY WU overpowered MAVERICK HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
BLUFFING HAMMER was vanquished by HOFTA LAUGH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COOL HAND HAMMER viciously subdued THIMBELL in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
SUCCOTASH handily defeated BIG CASINO HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CORN PONE demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HOPALONG was handily defeated by SPAGHETTI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ARTY CHOKE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BROCCOLI handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 485 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        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CATLOW 6990                16   7  1  108 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
STRIKING ATTACK  LADY KALDRA 5451            8   5  1   96 LUROCIANS II (92)
TOTAL PARRY      CLINCH 7133                10   2  1   94 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
WALL OF STEEL    KID REDO 6899              11   9  3   84 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              17  12  0   66 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
PARRY-LUNGE      COOL HAND HAMMER 7243       8   6  0   35 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CATLOW 6990.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CATLOW 6990.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLINCH 7133, COOL HAND HAMMER 
7243, LADY KALDRA 5451, LONIGAN 7022, TATHARLI 4505, LADY WU 6815, SPAGHETTI 7301, 
STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, HOFTA LAUGH 4717, and SUCCOTASH 7253.

The least popular fighter this week was HOPALONG 7259.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277, BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, ARTY CHOKE 7290, THIMBELL 
4836, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, LADY CLAIRE 7125, KID REDO 6899, SWILL 7187, BROCCOLI 
7285, and CORN PONE 7289.

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

IRON CHEF (33-6925) FOOD FIGHT (10)

                                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

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALICE 2888 (132-89-4)                  2  3  0         ALICE'S RESTAURANT   

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZONKER 4337 (76-54-0)                  2  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLAYDO GOLEM 4567 (45-45-0)            3  3  0         CAVITY CREEPS II     
LORD LIGHTSPEED 2928 (40-34-3)         1  3  0         LUROCIANS II         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LINK HOGTHROB 5358 (18-10-0)           4  3  0         INTERSTELLAR PORK    
LUCK O' IRISH 6161 (25-9-3)            3  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
W.T. POOH 4430 (70-54-0)               3  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
LADY EMILY 6626 (28-21-1)              2  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
PICKY URCHIN 3152 (28-12-0)            2  3  0         THE INEPTS           
KEOKOTAH 6471 (25-11-2)                0  2  0         SACKETT'S & CO.      
SPAZZ 6207 (47-41-0)                   0  2  0         SNOTZI'S II          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMNOTA GOD 4801 (31-14-0)             10  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   
LORD ARYN 5862 (24-15-1)               4  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302 (32-34-0)          3  3  0         FOOD FIGHT           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOES 4204 (7-4-0)                     1  3  0         THINGS THAT STINK    
DARTMAN 7161 (14-7-1)                  0  1  0  DEAD   COLGATE DAYS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IRON CHEF 6925 (13-7-0)                0  2  0         FOOD FIGHT           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUICKSTRIKE 4686 (7-5-2)               0  2  0         FLYING DRAGONS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LADY CLAIRE 7125 (2-0-0)               7  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
CHAN 7202 (3-0-1)                      6  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
DEMONICHELLION 7038 (2-2-1)            3  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      
SUCCOTASH 7253 (1-1-0)                 3  3  0         VEGGIES              
AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042 (3-2-0)             2  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      
SWILL 7187 (4-2-0)                     2  3  0         FOOD FIGHT           
DRAGONIS 5589 (4-2-0)                  1  3  0         FLYING DRAGONS       
REDBUD 7004 (0-1-0)                    0  2  0         VOLUNTEER FLOWERS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WRECHEDMISERY 7255 (0-2-0)             5  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      
DIABOLICFIEND 7275 (2-2-0)             1  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      
HEATHCLIFF 7271 (4-0-0)                1  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
MALODOROUSREEK 7274 (2-2-0)            0  2  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BROCCOLI 7285 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         VEGGIES              
ARTY CHOKE 7290 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         VEGGIES              
CORN PONE 7289 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         VEGGIES              
GRUNGE BEAR 7281 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         THE CARELESS BEARS   

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIGHT WALL 6659 (17-10-0)              3  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
OX 5668 (14-6-0)                       1  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
MACABRE 3213 (15-8-1)                  0  2  0         OBSIDIAN HALL        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DA BEARS 4186 (3-2-0)                  1  3  0         ANIMAL DEZIRE        
LOCUTUS 2917 (7-5-3)                   1  3  0         OBSIDIAN HALL        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANINE 6900 (0-1-0)                    3  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
FANG 4685 (4-2-1)                      0  2  0         FLYING DRAGONS       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNHOLY GUACAMOLE 812 (1-1-0)           3  3  0         FOOD FIGHT           
EXECUTE 6976 (0-2-0)                   2  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
JINX 4688 (3-1-1)                      1  3  0         FLYING DRAGONS       
DRAGO 4691 (1-1-0)                     0  2  0         FLYING DRAGONS