DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2004    Duedate: 01/21/2004

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-447

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CANIS LUPUS
WOLF PACK (423)
(36-5716) [9-7-0,73]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CANIS LUPUS                    RAVAGE
WOLF PACK (423)                THE FALLEN (524)
(36-5716) [9-7-0,73]           (36-5993) [4-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERRY BEAR                     HUGGY BEAR
BLITZKRIEG (271)               SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
(36-3994) [5-4-0,24]           (36-6002) [3-2-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLITZKRIEG (271)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHATTERED DREAMS (527)      46
2. THE DREAMING (529)          35      WOLF PACK (423)
3. SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)       33      Unchartered Team
4. THE FALLEN (524)            14
5. STDS (534)                   8      STDS (534)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*STDS (534)                 1   0  0  100   1/ 1 BLITZKRIEG (271)         11  4 2
 2- 1 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     37  23  5 61.7   2/ 2*THE FALLEN (524)          7  8 1
 3/ 0 WOLF PACK (423)          147 129  9 53.3   3/ 4*SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)     6  9 0
 4- 3 BABES (416)              197 174  6 53.1   4- 3*THE BREW CREW (526)       5  5 0
 5- 4 HELTER SKELTER (256)     491 468 29 51.2   5/ 9*THE DREAMING (529)        4  6 1
 6/ 5 BLITZKRIEG (271)         115 114 12 50.2   6/14*SHATTERED DREAMS (527)    4 11 2
 7- 6*THE BREW CREW (526)        5   5  0 50.0   7- 5 BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)     3  0 0
 8/10*SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)     12  13  1 48.0   8/ 6 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  2 10 0
 9- 8 BARNYARD BRUTES (414)     18  20  0 47.4   9/ 0 WOLF PACK (423)           1  0 0
10/ 7 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE. (515)  46  54  7 46.0  10-10 ILL STRATEGY (478)        1  0 0
11-11 ILL STRATEGY (478)         8  10  0 44.4  11/ 0*STDS (534)                1  0 0
12/ 9*THE FALLEN (524)          11  14  1 44.0  12-12 HELTER SKELTER (256)      1  3 0
13/12*THE DREAMING (529)         4   6  1 40.0  13-13 BARNYARD BRUTES (414)     1  3 0
14/14*SHATTERED DREAMS (527)     4  11  2 26.7  14- 7 BABES (416)               0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rodeki:

     "Princess?  I didn't know she was a princess," Tolugat muttered.  "Princess
Tirisha?  This changes everything!"
     "Yeah."  Adabemis & Balmador nodded with satisfaction.  "This gives us, you
know, whatchit.  Not just a back-street cult.  We've got a princess."
     "She'll be picky," the priest objected.  "She'll want velvet cushions to kneel
on.  Good wine.  All that fancy stuff we can't afford--"
     "Hey, it makes a good show!" the gladiator protested.  "People like a good show.
Velvet cushions, okay, maybe not, but we have to have good wine.  And blood
sacrifices.  Lots of them."  His eyes glittered.  "Lots of blood...."
     Tolugat began to look uneasy.  "That could attract unfavorable attention.
Rulers don't like that, they shut down cults that do a lot of sacrificing, they--"
     "But Princess Tirisha's going to be the ruler," the gladiator pointed out.
"She's one of us.  She's on OUR side.  She LIKES a good bloody cult, I can tell."  He
grinned, the glitter in his eye becoming more pronounced.
     "Oh.  Oh, of course," the priest said faintly.  "Why didn't I think of that...."
     "And we'll have lots of gladiators," Adabemis & Balmador went on.  "Gladiators
like blood, too.  Gladiators are INTO dark cults, after all.  It'll be great!"
     "Right... great.  Of course," Tolugat muttered.  "Lots of...," he swallowed
hard, "lots of blood."

Mordant, the royal palace:

     Talissen, Queen of Mordant, threw down the spy's report and glared across the
breakfast table at her husband, King Samir of Trocar.  "You see!  I told you that if
we didn't deal with Sibikhas and Rodeki, there would be trouble."
     Samir shrugged and cut himself another slice of ham.  "If it gets out of hand,
you can crack down on things, but I like the idea of letting the contenders for
Overlord of Sibikhas fight it out among themselves.  Fewer discontented challengers
left around to make trouble later."
     "And I told you I thought it was a bad idea, on several counts," she snapped
back.  "That kind of chaos is not good for the nation, in the first place.  Second,
the winner could end up being TOO strong, and everyone knowing it.  Third, it ignores
the legal solution, that Morra of Jhans, as Gryzash's wife, should be regent until
his son is old enough to take the rule--"
     "She's got experience at being a regent," Samir remarked, frowning thoughtfully.
"Rather convenient, isn't it, that just when her job ends in Jhans, here comes
another one in Sibikhas...."
     "Coincidences DO happen sometimes.  That's why we have a name for them," the
Queen replied.  "And the fourth reason is that if there is to be some new rulers
among my vassals, *I* should be the one to choose them."
     "That's the best reason," Samir agreed.  He shrugged again.  "So choose one.
But if it isn't someone with the strength to defend the position, you'll have to
commit YOUR army to supporting him.  And if your army's not at home, then you could
be vulnerable."
     After a moment's thoughtful silence, Talissen said, "I need more information.
And I need some warriors to be bodyguards for whoever I do choose.  Gladiators, I
think.  Very useful people, gladiators."

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do
it.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): MAC of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): MAUI WAUI of TACO GODS from ZENSU (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): RAGE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): DREIHDENWALD (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): ALOHA ALICE of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
                           BUBBA of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): VIGO of ALCHEMY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): 2 + 2 = 4 of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHANS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for BABES, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 14th.  
SHATTERED DREAMS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-1 into a 8 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
CORINTHIAN fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 21 points and contributed to THE 
DREAMING's 2-3-1.  BROWN KITTY has lost to SHADOW STARR, falling 11 points, while 
helping make LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... a 0-4-0 turn.  And not without some honor, CANIS 
LUPUS now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of JHANS.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at Lucas 
Lounge until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BLIND HYPOCRISY 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHANS, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided BLIND HYPOCRISY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
FALLEN.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was LITTLE GIRLS 
LIKE...'s warrior BROWN KITTY.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Lucas Lounge declares a free round 
for SKIRZA SLAPSTIK and all of THE FALLEN, for having revenged BLITZKRIEG's TANTRIC 
for killing one of their comrades.  Kudos go out to KRAZY KLOWN this turn, for 
revenging SHATTERED DREAMS' bloodfeud against THE FALLEN's warrior JEALOUSY RAINS.  
Well done.  Is it really true that JHANS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in JHANS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANIS LUPUS 5716              9   7  0    73       WOLF PACK (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POSTMASTER P 5182            20  11  0   133       HELTER SKELTER (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KATHLEEN 5865                14   7  0    80       BABES (416)
-GHETTO KING 5180             11  12  1    75       WOLF PACK (423)
-HALO 14 5711                 11   9  1    71       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
-BROKEN MIRROR 5849            7   5  0    71       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINK BEAR 5883               13   7  1    58       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TROJAN MAN 5710               6   2  2    53       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
 MAC 3965                      5   7  1    46       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-THE MAESTRO 5239              5   6  0    46       ILL STRATEGY (478)
-DONNA 5966                    4   2  0    39       BABES (416)
 RAVAGE 5993                   4   1  0    35       THE FALLEN (524)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FINGER LICKIN GOOD 5240       3   4  0    33       ILL STRATEGY (478)
 KERRY BEAR 3994               5   4  0    24       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-GRADY 5173                    4   1  0    24       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONFESSION 6003               2   0  0    24       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORINTHIAN 6034               1   1  1    22       THE DREAMING (529)
-ARACHNE 5712                  1   0  0    21       BLIND HYPOCRISY (504)
 BUDDHA/NEW 6058               1   1  1    20       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 SHADOW STARR 5999             3   2  0    19       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
 SKIRZA SLAPSTIK 5996          3   2  0    19       THE FALLEN (524)
-KANE 6020                     2   0  0    19       THE BREW CREW (526)
 CLURACAN 6035                 2   0  0    18       THE DREAMING (529)
-THE DARK 5715                 3   0  0    17       WOLF PACK (423)
 TIKI BOB 6004                 5   1  0    16       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 UNION JACK 6015               4   0  0    16       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 KRAZY KLOWN 6023              1   2  0    15       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 HUGGY BEAR 6002               3   2  0    14       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
-LUCIFERI 6018                 2   0  0    14       THE BREW CREW (526)
 LIL' DEAD GIRL 6081           1   0  0    12       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 BADDA BAMM 6075               1   0  0    12       SUICIDAL DREAMS (525)
-FRANKENSLOSH 5901             3   1  0    11       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 JEALOUSY RAINS 5995           2   3  1    10       THE FALLEN (524)
 TANTRIC 6036                  2   1  1     9       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-RUBICON 5317                  1   6  0     9       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)
 BROWN KITTY 6009              1   3  0     9       LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (515)
-GONE COUNTRY 6011             1   2  0     8       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)
 DRIPS 6066                    1   0  0     8       STDS (534)
-SHIRLEY D 5986                0   1  0     7       BABES (416)
-CLUTCH SHUTTLE 6060           1   0  0     5       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 BADDA BANG 6013               0   4  0     5       THE FALLEN (524)
 SHAWNDA 6032                  1   1  0     4       THE DREAMING (529)
 DARK ANGEL 6025               0   3  0     3       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
-DEATH STRYKE 6019             0   2  0     2       THE BREW CREW (526)
-PSYCHO 6017                   0   2  0     2       THE BREW CREW (526)
 BADDA BLING 6080              0   1  0     1       SHATTERED DREAMS (527)
 DEVASTATOR 6079               0   1  0     1       THE FALLEN (524)
-NIGHT TRAIN 6059              0   1  0     1       BARNYARD BRUTES (414)
-ROSWELL 2.0 6061              0   1  0     1       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 CAIN 6073                     0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (529)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   CORINTHIAN 6034       447 NONE    
BACK TO BLACK 5331     2  2 0 BARNYARD BRUTES 414   BUDDHA 6024           445 NONE    
CAPT. AVERAGE 6072     0  1 0 THE DREAMING 529      STONE GOLEM 26        447 NONE    
CYCLONUS 5994          2  2 0 THE FALLEN 524        TANTRIC 6036          446 JUST REV
SCOOBY DOO 6012        0  3 0 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE 515 STONE GOLEM 26        447 NONE    
BAD TWO 6078           0  1 0 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE 515 STONE GOLEM 26        447 NONE    
BAD ONE 6077           0  1 0 LITTLE GIRLS LIKE 515 BLACK ORC 20          447 NONE    
LIL' DEAD GIRL 6022    0  1 0 SHATTERED DREAMS 527  JEALOUSY RAINS 5995   445 JUST REV
SO CLOSE... 6074       0  1 0 SUICIDAL DREAMS 525   BANDIT PRINCE 25      447 NONE    
KIMBERLI 5998          2  3 0 SUICIDAL DREAMS 525   BUDDHA/NEW 6058       447         
BADDA BOOM 6001        2  1 1 SUICIDAL DREAMS 525   MAC 3965              445         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

KLK -- HEY GUYS.  It looks like Jhans is our arena now.  Seems no one wants to face
us since no one else is running turns lately. -- Azrael

Hoss -- Limp noodle, huh?  Is that why you guys always make me run my turn last?
Hmph, didn't think so. -- Azrael

Cyclonus -- Yo querer perder tu. -- Ravage

Cyclonus -- We will all miss you. -- the Fallen

Polarius -- What's the deal?  Was Tantric drunk and not recognize Cuke or what? --
Azrael

All -- ?Donde es tu guerreros? -- Ravage

Polarius -- 5-0, sweet. -- Azrael

Hoss -- You shouldn't let Mr. Clayton help write your personals anymore.  Oliver says
some pretty dumb $#!7.

KLK -- Since I wasn't printed last week new guys, welcome to DM. -- Hoss, Brewha and
P-Diddi

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCOOBY DOO was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SO CLOSE... was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CAPT. AVERAGE was narrowly killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAD TWO was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BAD ONE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKIRZA SLAPSTIK luckily beat TANTRIC in a 3 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
SHADOW STARR bested BROWN KITTY in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
MAC was devastated by CANIS LUPUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched Title match.
RAVAGE defeated KERRY BEAR in a 1 minute melee.
TIKI BOB won victory over BADDA BANG in a action packed 4 minute duel.
HUGGY BEAR viciously subdued CAIN in a action packed 4 minute gory beginner's fight.
KIMBERLI was assassinated by BUDDHA/NEW in a 1 minute uneven match.
JEALOUSY RAINS was beaten by KRAZY KLOWN in a 2 minute novice's fight.
UNION JACK subdued DEVASTATOR in a 3 minute amateur's competition.
DARK ANGEL was devastated by BADDA BAMM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
SHAWNDA was beaten by LIL' DEAD GIRL in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
CORINTHIAN assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CLURACAN bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
DRIPS savagely defeated BADDA BLING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  18 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  65 - 10      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  35 -  2      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  22 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 447 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:

WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  7         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CANIS LUPUS 5716            9   7  0   73 WOLF PACK (423)
SLASHING ATTACK  RAVAGE 5993                 4   1  0   35 THE FALLEN (524)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KERRY BEAR 3994.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HUGGY BEAR 6002.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRIPS 6066, MAC 3965, 
BADDA BANG 6013, TANTRIC 6036, KRAZY KLOWN 6023, LIL' DEAD GIRL 6081, CAPT. AVERAGE 
6072, DEVASTATOR 6079, BADDA BAMM 6075, and SHAWNDA 6032.

The least popular fighter this week was CLURACAN 6035.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UNION JACK 6015, KIMBERLI 5998, CAIN 6073, TIKI BOB 6004, BAD ONE 6077, 
CORINTHIAN 6034, DARK ANGEL 6025, BUDDHA/NEW 6058, KERRY BEAR 3994, and BROWN KITTY 
6009.

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff