DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/08/2003    Duedate: 12/05/2003

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-188

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOOLANDER
WITLESS WONDERS (419)
(39-3523) [9-6-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOOLANDER                      SKULK
WITLESS WONDERS (419)          CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3523) [9-6-1,112]          (39-3603) [3-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYRON NAGEL                    PROUD PANTHER
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           FIVE FELINES (190)
(39-3316) [23-17-0,94]         (39-1454) [3-3-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHEAP SHOTS (426)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           44
2. FIVE FELINES (190)          33      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. WITLESS WONDERS (419)       23      Unchartered Team
4. THE CATS (427)              11
5. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         8      CHEAP SHOTS (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CHEAP SHOTS (426)         13   2  0 86.7   1/ 1*CHEAP SHOTS (426)        13  2 0
 2/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   124  72  7 63.3   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  6 0
 3- 3 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       40  31  4 56.3   3/ 3 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    7  7 1
 4/ 4 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     130 103  6 55.8   4/ 5 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     7  7 0
 5/ 5 WITLESS WONDERS (419)     31  25  1 55.4   5/ 4 WITLESS WONDERS (419)     6  3 1
 6/ 6 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    115  97  9 54.2   6/ 8*FIVE FELINES (190)        5  5 0
 7/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     123 131  5 48.4   7/ 0 THE CATS (427)            1  1 0
 8/ 8*FIVE FELINES (190)        18  22  1 45.0   8/ 0 ATMAN PROJECT (391)       1  4 0
 9/ 0 THE CATS (427)            25  35  3 41.7   9- 6 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       1  4 0
10/ 0 ATMAN PROJECT (391)       28  41  1 40.6  10/ 7 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): SHEMAN DO of HEME-JO CONDITION (Hamich, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): JETHRO'S TOOLS (TigerTiger, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): EVER AFTER (SOL, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, all of you's wimps!

     It's me, the toughest thug on da' block.  It's got my invite and jis wanted to
give ya'll scum partin naledge.  First of all my vitals is 13-12-10-16(1)-17-10-7
with good endurance and damage doing and my tournament record was a lowly 1-6-0.
High/High faves with Longsword being my favorite weapon.  I'm bonused +1 in init and
Att and +4 par.  To all those of you who lost to me 'm only AdEx init, Expert Att,
Part and Def.  Now don't y'all just feel silly losin' to me; now off to git my butt
kicked in Darkholm.

               Your Duelmaster,
                    BA, Turry

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  MISS CON DUCK caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MYRON NAGEL and was awarded 
16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MISS CON DUCK put 
down MYRON NAGEL, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on ZOOLANDER as he bore arms 
against the Bloodfeud of reigning Duelmaster B.A. TURRY.  This time victory fell to 
the grasp of the usurper.  All hail ZOOLANDER, Duelmaster of XOCHITHLAN!  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In XOCHITHLAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  DARQUE ANGELS is feared.  This much I can say.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of DUCKS 
UNLIMITED last week.  Busy avoiding DARQUE ANGELS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  MYRON NAGEL take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in XOCHITHLAN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of WHAT'S 
UP, DUCK? who at 14-10-2 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of DUCKS 
UNLIMITED's demanding management.  My hearty congratulations SELA TIMM, for thy 
revenge upon HOMEY CIDE, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know 
better, eh?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOOLANDER 3523                9   6  1   112       WITLESS WONDERS (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS CON DUCK 2344           16  15  1   108       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 TIGER 3629                    9   5  0    96       THE CATS (427)
 MYRON NAGEL 3316             23  17  0    94       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK TAPE 3283               10   9  2    90       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 TAMMY FAYE 3520              10   5  0    88       WITLESS WONDERS (419)
-NAJENA 3413                  10   5  1    74       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 LAHRS ENNY 3400              13  10  0    69       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-ANGELOST 3415                10   5  1    67       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OUTLAW STAR 3550              7   3  0    64       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 MYSTI MIENER 3578             7   3  1    61       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMOK 3538                    7   8  0    55       WITLESS WONDERS (419)
-ANACONDA 3382                 7   2  0    50       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 SELA TIMM 3537                9   8  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 HOT AIR DUCK 3451             8   5  0    45       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 ULRIK VORN 3556               9   6  0    44       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SKULK 3603                    3   0  0    42       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-THE FALLEN ONE 3416           7   8  2    41       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 LUMINOUS NIGHT 3340           7   9  0    38       ATMAN PROJECT (391)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK ADDER 3373              6   3  0    31       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 HOMEY CIDE 3594               4   3  1    31       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 SHIFTING LION 3427            3   0  1    25       ATMAN PROJECT (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROUD PANTHER 1454            3   3  0    23       FIVE FELINES (190)
 EYE RAISE 3604                3   0  0    22       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 IGNORE 3605                   3   0  0    20       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 SMIRK 3606                    2   1  0    19       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 CHUCKLE 3602                  2   1  0    15       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607          0   4  0    12       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 YOLANA X 3631                 1   0  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 GIB HOLGIN 3611               1   1  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 WARRIOR NO 3417               2   2  0     8       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
 CUNNING COUGAR 3615           1   0  0     8       FIVE FELINES (190)
-ETRIGAN 3596                  1   2  0     7       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 BIG BOBCAT 3614               1   0  0     7       FIVE FELINES (190)
 PANTHER 3618                  0   2  0     6       THE CATS (427)
 BOA 3595                      1   2  0     5       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 LARGE LYNX 3613               1   0  0     5       FIVE FELINES (190)
 JUST JAGUAR 3616              1   0  0     5       FIVE FELINES (190)
 COCONUT COOLY 3428            0   3  0     3       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
 A. SALT 3610                  0   1  0     3       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 POWER GOD 3612                0   1  0     1       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
-TYSON 3592                    0   1  0     1       WITLESS WONDERS (419)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BERG, LORI 3554        8  4 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT 379  ZOOLANDER 3523        186         
WHAT'S UP, DUCK? 3273 14 11 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143   RIVER SPIRIT 18       188 NONE    
WALLEN YO 3576         5  6 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    HOMEY CIDE 3594       187 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Myron Nagel -- Quick, grab the throne, take it to the isle, let the ducks start
winning again! -- Miss Con Duck

Lahrs Enny -- You'se was robbed. -- Duck Tape

Tammy Faye -- Thanks for the send off.  Not that those skills are ever going to come
into play again. -- What's Up Duck

The Fallen One -- You remind me of the little old lady who can't get up. -- Hot Air
Duck

Eye Raise -- Is that with just the left brow? -- Duck A L'Orange

What, Duck!  You challenge me and you give me no skills?  Are you an Orange Canadian
duck?  You know, the tightwad type.  Go back to your egg, quacker! -- Eye Raise

Felines -- I guess Panther can be proud if he wants to be, but I sure wouldn't be
after THAT! -- Skulk

Etrigan -- Fooled you now, didn't I?  Nice challenge, loser!  Who's your darque
manager?  Heh, heh there's more cheap shots where that came from! -- Smirk

Gib Holgin, you sneaky, conniving Middle Wayer!  You sure cheated on that matchup,
your dirtball!  Who did you pay? -- Chuckle (not the least smiling)

Got rid of a Criminal.  Got rid of a Duck.  Cleanin; up Xochithlan and sendin' 'em on
to AD hell. -- Cheap Shots

Yo, Gabria Hand.  Yo, Livia.  Us Cheap Shots, any of us, be glad to help with any
underhanded betting.  Maybe we'll make some money. -- Cheap Shots (learnin' to talk
from Wallen 'n Hot Air Duck, yo)

All -- Just to make things clear, we hope all your Mailer results sucked! -- Cheap
Shots

Miss Con Duck -- Ah, what a dish you are, and how I loved beating you up!  Uh, I
mean, how I enjoyed that good fight, especially the outcome where you begged me for
mercy. -- Myron Nagel

Mysti Miener -- As Myron might say, that was definitely miener of you.  Good fight,
not that I liked it myself. -- Sela Timm

Homey Cide -- Wow, did YOU ever live up to your name!  You totally decapitated me,
and I was ATTACHED to that capit.  I really did not enjoy that un-homey experience.
-- Ghost of Wallen Yo

Damok -- Ah, as I suspected!  You are a hireling, a TOOL of my enemies, who are
legion and rich besides.  I will have to deal with this, but the arena is not the
place for what I have in mind.  Poison...yes, the very thing.... -- Ulrik Vorn

Chuckle -- (curled lip of scorn)  A mere golem, I see. -- Gib Holgin
P.S.  Pretty good for someone with a three-line overview, hmm?

Duck Tape -- (distastefully)  Especially the pocket change of anyone who passes you
in the street.... -- Myron Nagel

Hot Air Duck -- (totally confused look) -- Ghost of Wallen Yo

Watch out, warriors!  Rumor has it that The Mailer treated the Cheap Shots very very
nice.  There will be a TC in our midst.  Hold on to your family jewels! -- Cheap Shot
Manager

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHAT'S UP, DUCK? was dealt death by RIVER SPIRIT in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
B.A. TURRY was demolished by ZOOLANDER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title melee.
MISS CON DUCK won victory over MYRON NAGEL in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
LAHRS ENNY was demolished by TAMMY FAYE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HOT AIR DUCK was viciously subdued by MYSTI MIENER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
HOMEY CIDE was bested by SELA TIMM in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SMIRK was savagely defeated by PROUD PANTHER in a 7 minute Challenge melee.
EYE RAISE won victory over GIB HOLGIN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
DUCK TAPE overpowered DAMOK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TIGER overpowered ELITE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
LUMINOUS NIGHT was beaten by ULRIK VORN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
SKULK demolished RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DUCK A L'ORANGE was unbelievably bested by CHUCKLE in a exciting 3 minute battle.
IGNORE overpowered LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a tiring 5 minute mismatched conflict.
BOA lost to CUNNING COUGAR in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
COCONUT COOLY lost to BIG BOBCAT in a 3 minute novice's fray.
SHIFTING LION unbelievably bested PANTHER in a popular 3 minute amateur's brawl.
WARRIOR NO was subdued by YOLANA X in a 1 minute brutal novice's bout.
LARGE LYNX defeated POWER GOD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's conflict.
A. SALT was narrowly defeated by JUST JAGUAR in a 8 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  21 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  18 -  1      38  |

Turn 188 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOOLANDER 3523              9   6  1  112 WITLESS WONDERS (419)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     MISS CON DUCK 2344         16  15  1  108 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
PARRY-LUNGE      MYRON NAGEL 3316           23  17  0   94 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
BASHING ATTACK   DUCK TAPE 3283             10   9  2   90 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  MYSTI MIENER 3578           7   3  1   61 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SELA TIMM 3537              9   8  0   47 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    HOT AIR DUCK 3451           8   5  0   45 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULRIK VORN 3556             9   6  0   44 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MYRON NAGEL 3316.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PROUD PANTHER 1454.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK A 
L'ORANGE 3607, MYRON NAGEL 3316, MYSTI MIENER 3578, POWER GOD 3612, MISS CON DUCK 
2344, PANTHER 3618, EYE RAISE 3604, ZOOLANDER 3523, TIGER 3629, and TAMMY FAYE 3520.

The least popular fighter this week was JUST JAGUAR 3616.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IGNORE 3605, A. SALT 3610, SMIRK 3606, WARRIOR NO 3417, DAMOK 
3538, LAHRS ENNY 3400, LUMINOUS NIGHT 3340, GIB HOLGIN 3611, LARGE LYNX 3613, and 
YOLANA X 3631.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

WHAT'S UP, DUCK? (39-3273) DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
B.A. TURRY (39-3383) CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

                       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