DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/14/2003    Duedate: 11/27/2003

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-427

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUSAN STO HELIT
THE DISC (411)
(40-4013) [5-1-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRY GUY                        SUSAN STO HELIT
TACO GODS (152)                THE DISC (411)
(40-3655) [12-9-0,96]          (40-4013) [5-1-0,113]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERIS                          TERIS
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3895) [16-23-1,81]         (40-3895) [16-23-1,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TACO GODS (152)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       29
2. WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)       28      THAT 80'S METAL (394)
3. TACO GODS (152)             27      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE SCHOOL (407)         25
5. THE DISC (411)              21      APES OF WRATH (408)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*APES OF WRATH (408)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 TACO GODS (152)          10  4 0
 2/ 1*THE DISC (411)            21   9  1 70.0   2/ 2*THE DISC (411)            9  6 0
 3/ 3 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     76  51  1 59.8   3/ 4 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)     8  7 0
 4/ 4 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    339 267 16 55.9   4- 3*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       5  3 0
 5/ 5 TACO GODS (152)          464 387 29 54.5   5/ 6 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     5  4 0
 6/ 6 SUNNYLAND (382)           30  32  2 48.4   6/ 7*ACHAIANS (412)            5 10 1
 7- 7*EXOTIC TASTES (397)        7   9  0 43.8   7/ 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           4  2 0
 8/ 8*BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       13  18  1 41.9   8/ 8 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4 11 0
 9- 9*NEUROMANCERS (404)        15  22  3 40.5   9/ 9*APES OF WRATH (408)       3  0 0
10/11 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    292 446  8 39.6  10-11*NEUROMANCERS (404)        1  1 1
11/10*ACHAIANS (412)             5  10  1 33.3  11/12*BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       1  1 0
12-12*STEELY TEN (410)           2   8  0 20.0  12-10*STEELY TEN (410)          1  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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zuwayza:

     They were all assembled in the throne room of the Satrap's palace:  he,
Khannarth, Kasarya, the Satrap's First Wife Jasryala, and the Satrap himself and his 
guards.  It was not crowded, even with those numbers present, and Tankesh looked
around curiously.  The style was foreign to what he was used to, of course, but he
was surprised to find it less ostentatious than he had expected.  Apparently the
Satrap didn't feel the need of external aids to boost his prestige and authority.  A
good sign, in one way, a bad one in another.  This was probably a man who would act
intelligently to deal with his problems, and in Tankesh's experience, intelligent
foes were worse, in the long run, than impulsive ones.
     One of the guards in front of him shifted, allowing Tankesh to see the Satrap of
the Glorious Empire for the first time.  Younger than the Andorian had expected, in
his thirties, maybe.  Regular features, but foreign, of course.  The swarthy skin and
slightly hooked nose characteristic of the Karnhorn people, but blue eyes.  Odd,
that, but he'd heard that previous satraps, and the sultans of Serevada, for that
matter, sometimes took "foreign" women, what they called "white barbarians" to wife.
Not that it mattered.  What mattered was that this man, this Satrap Kharanjal, looked
intelligent, decisive, and royally pissed.  Bad combination.
     The Satrap was in consultation with a plainly dressed man, possibly a minor
official, more like a spy.  Finally he nodded and waved the man off, then turned to
the people standing before him.  "I see four people before me who have had positions
of trust and who have wronged the Satrap," Kharanjal said.  "You have been brought
here together because your various treacheries are perhaps linked."  He looked them
over coldly as the guards shifted again and moved Tankesh into a line beside Kasarya,
Jasryala, and Khannarth.  "I will start with the foreigner."  His gaze settled on
Tankesh.  "What have you to say for yourself, barbarian who claims to be a King's
Envoy?"
     "First, that I am an envoy of King Mickeal of Andoria," Tankesh answered just as
crisply.  "I was sent to find out what had become of Princess Samara's children, when
she came here to Zuwayza with her second husband--"
     "Whose name is not to be mentioned in this place," Kharanjal cut in.  "His
treasons have found him out, and his end was less unpleasant than he deserved.  The
woman and her children returned to the west."
     "So I discovered.  Eventually.  So I might have discovered sooner and without
having to sneak into your palace, if ANYONE here had been helpful."  The elf
shrugged.  "I got in, and encountered Kasarya, who was concerned about--"
     "She will tell me her concerns, at the proper time.  That you acted as seemed
best to you with regard to the children I will grant.  But what prompted you to think
it any part of an envoy's privilege to enter into a liaison with the Satrap's
concubine?  The licentiousness of elves is of course well known, but I would have
thought someone chosen for an important task would have more self control."
     Tankesh's expression hardened.  "If anyone has accused your concubine Kasarya of
improper behavior, that person lies, and I can guess why.  The lady requested my aid
in ferreting out a conspiracy, and we have been partners in that effort, but nothing
more."
     One of Kharanjal's eyebrows rose slightly, but he made no other comment.
Turning to the younger of the two women, he said, "What conspiracy do you claim to
have 'ferreted out'?"
     Kasarya's chin came up proudly.  "I have been always loyal to you, Most Exalted.
But it came to me gradually, like the creeping of dawn, that Khannarth who was
honored to be your Vizier was not so loyal.  There were meetings with emissaries of
the Invader.  There were...gifts exchanged.  I hastened to your First Wife to report
these suspicions, as was proper, and found her intimately engaged with the very
object of my concern, Khannarth.  Seeing this, I began to doubt that any in the
Kashka could be trusted.  Came then this foreigner, and since I needs must trust
someone, I chose him who had no ties here.  If I have done wrongly, I abase myself,
but I have had only the best interests of the Glorious Empire, so far as I understood
them, of the Exalted Satrap, and of yourself, in my heart."
     Again the raised eyebrow as the Satrap looked toward his First Wife, Jasryala.
     She met his gaze with one equally cold.  "Why should I answer ridiculous charges
from that little commoner?"
     "You make no defense?"
     "I need none."
     "Then you shall meet Mighty Kjarran across His altar and answer to Him."
     It was a shock to realize that, so simply, the Satrap was proposing to sacrifice
his wife to Kjarran.  Tankesh didn't like the woman, much less trust her, but he
wondered if he should intervene here.
     Before he could say anything, Jasryala said, "I fear nothing from the Mighty
One, for He will see that it was I, not you, who was working for the good of the
Glorious Empire.  And my brother will deliver Kjarran's judgment upon you."
     "You think I fear Jhuizkhal of Kurukar?  He has forsaken Kjarran, and if any
judgment is made involving him, it will compass his destruction."  The Satrap turned
at last to Khannarth, but the Vizier remained silent.  Kharijal made a sign to the
guards, who took Khannarth and Jasryala away.
     To Tankesh, the Satrap said, "I see that whether you have made Kasarya your
leman or not, you have a regard for the wench.  Therefore I will permit you to redeem
her from the altar of Kjarran by performing a small task for the Glorious Empire.
Which task shall be yours to choose or refuse as you wish, and if you refuse, no harm
will come to you, King's Envoy, save that you will be expelled from all the lands of
the Glorious Empire forever on pain of death.  But Kasarya shall then be given to
Kjarran."
     "What 'small task'?" Tankesh asked.
     "Remove from this plane of existence the offense which is Jhuizkhal of Kurukar."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 475): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 464): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 461): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 426): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 419): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 412): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 324): UNDERGROUND BEAT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 360): DEMONFANG of DARK PANTHEON from TRANSEL (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 475): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 464): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 461): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 426): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 419): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 412): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 324): FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 360): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): DREIHDENSMURF of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
                   (turn 474): SECRET of YOUNG JUSTICE (Rillion, mgr.)
                               NEVILLE of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): GUANTANAMO BAY of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
                           PISHTUSH of ANDORIAN WIMPS (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 467): JUDITH of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): OMNIBOOK 6000 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well I must say I am MOST disappointed.  I have sent 2 DM columns for print, and the
commission has ignored them both.  Is it because of my apparent youth, or is it that
I'm a woman?  I will NOT stand for it.  Jimmy Cricket, I appreciate the skills.  I
hope to learn many more of them.  Also, if anyone out there is looking for an
experienced governess, please send me a discreet note.  I have a certain way with
children.

Ta ta, Susan

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ZENSU!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for MENELAOS?  
ACHAIANS' proud of him after beating TROLL ENFORCER and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  CRYSOPHASE's match with B cost him a loss of 10 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  SUSAN STO HELIT stopped WARRANT dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said ZENSU's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THAT 80'S METAL was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 76-51-1 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret 
why WIMPS MOST FOWL's been avoiding THAT 80'S METAL so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Can BEYOND THE PALE's JOPHAN be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSAN STO HELIT 4013          5   1  0   113       THE DISC (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CMOT DIBBLER 4011             6   0  1   108       THE DISC (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRY GUY 3655                 12   9  0    96       TACO GODS (152)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARRANT 3920                 13  15  0    87       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 SIANNA 3914                  19  13  0    85       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 JOPHAN 3846                  15  40  0    85       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 TERIS 3895                   16  23  1    81       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 QUEENSRYCHE 3942             11   6  0    73       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 JIMMY CRICKET 3744           10  13  0    69       SUNNYLAND (382)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEADFOOT 3516                 8   1  0    61       TACO GODS (152)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANZIG 3954                  10   0  0    56       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 SCOOTER 3985                  5   3  0    47       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
-GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891          3   0  0    44       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-TRIANGLE MAN 4000             3   1  0    43       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 CRAZY LOON 3961               5   5  0    39       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 PANDORA'S DIAPHRAGM 3730      4   2  0    38       TACO GODS (152)
-SPIKE 3963                    3   3  1    37       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            6  17  1    36       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
 TIGER ELF 3941                5  14  0    29       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CASSIUS 3978                  4   2  0    26       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 3983            3   1  0    26       APES OF WRATH (408)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENELAOS 4016                 2   1  0    23       ACHAIANS (412)
 TROLL ENFORCER 4009           4   2  0    22       THE DISC (411)
-CYBERPUNK 4001                3   1  1    22       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 MUD DUCK 3955                 4   7  0    19       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           2   1  0    18       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-GAUCHO 4005                   1   1  0    18       STEELY TEN (410)
 OLD BIDDY 4035                3   0  0    17       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 TURKEY LURKEY 4003            4   2  0    14       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 WOMAN'S WRATH 4024            3   1  0    14       TACO GODS (152)
 PERRY 4032                    1   1  0    14       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 POLLY 4045                    1   0  0    13       THE DISC (411)
 CRYSOPHASE 4010               3   3  0    12       THE DISC (411)
 AIAS TELAMONIAN 4015          1   2  0    12       ACHAIANS (412)
 DIOMEDES 4018                 1   2  1     9       ACHAIANS (412)
-RAZOR BOY 4004                1   1  0     9       STEELY TEN (410)
-TIBERIUS 3977                 1   5  0     8       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          2   1  0     7       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 ODYSSEUS 4014                 1   2  0     6       ACHAIANS (412)
-IRON MAIDEN 3872              1   3  0     6       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
-CHOPPED CAMEL 3998            0   3  0     3       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 AIAS OILIADES 4017            0   3  0     3       ACHAIANS (412)
-DOCTOR WU 4008                0   2  0     2       STEELY TEN (410)
-MINISTRY 3993                 0   2  0     2       TACO GODS (152)
-CHARLIE FREAK 4006            0   2  0     2       STEELY TEN (410)
-KID CHARLEMAGNE 4007          0   2  0     2       STEELY TEN (410)
-WALLY 4033                    0   1  0     1       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RINCEWIND 4012         2  2 0 THE DISC 411          CYBERPUNK 4001        425         
CAPTAIN M. 3749        1  2 0 TACO GODS 152         ARNIE EL SHEW 3930    423 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Queensryche -- Hope ya feel better.  I promise I didn't steal anything (at least not
too much).  Fresh sausages!!! -- CMOT Dibbler

Melenos -- Ha. -- Troll Enforcer

Braised Buffalo -- Hmmm, I prefer shale meself. -- Crysophase

Danzig -- I am going to have to try a real weapon next time.  I hope there won't be a
next time.  You are dangerous.  I may be crazy but not crazy enough to want to fight
you. -- Crazy Loon

Aias Telamonian -- That was the most embarrassing moment of my entire life.  Beat by
one hit of the War Flail.  Shame is mine. -- Mud Duck

Chopped Camel -- You just had to try again, didn't you?  Congratulations on lasting 9
minutes.  Now you had better find someone you can beat or your manager will send you
to a dark place. -- Old Biddy

Sianna -- I apologize.  Challenging you was a real insult.  You took it personally
and beat the crap out of me.  I'm sorry. -- Scooter

Ministry -- Almost well done.  Carving me up was not as easy as it looks was it? --
Turkey Lurkey

Leadfoot -- Ow!  My TOES!  Ow ow ow! -- Arnie El Shew
P.S.  I didn't even SEE you down there.

Warrant -- I didn't do it!  I've been framed!  Honest.  I was just walking past,
completely by accident.  I always walk through that alley. -- Jophan

Fry Guy -- Do you realize how HARD it's going to be to get these grease spots out of
my clothes?  Worse than trying to wash bloodstains out of purple robes! -- Teris

Scooter -- Roast duck instead of turkey, perhaps.... -- Sianna

Grilled Grizzly -- ONLY if I can have it with roasted garlic. -- Tiger Elf the
epicure

It says something positive about this arena that all five of our fights were
challenge matches.  We may not have won many, but we liked it anyway. -- the warriors
at Beyond the Pale

Naturally I'm more popular than Debby Tonte.  I'm an elf, after all. -- Tiger Elf

Wimpy -- I prefer Zensovians, myself. -- Graciela

Cmot Dibbler -- (cautiously)  I've looked you up.  Do I want to associate with you?
-- Jophan
P.S.  If the answer to the above question is yes, I'd be glad to show you around....

Ed. -- Yes.  Besides being hard to raise in the forests (we're mainly a forest
people), we don't figure horse meat is as good with garlic (an essential part of our
diet) as, for instance, venison. -- Arnie El Shew

     Hmmm, I've never tried it with garlic, so I'll have to take your word for it. --
     Ed.

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

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEADFOOT devastated ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
FRY GUY vanquished JOPHAN in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
CRYSOPHASE was vanquished by B in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MENELAOS overpowered TROLL ENFORCER in a 6 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
AIAS TELAMONIAN was devastated by CRAZY LOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
AIAS OILIADES was outwaited by TURKEY LURKEY in a unpopular 14 minute Challenge match.
WOMAN'S WRATH slimly won victory over ODYSSEUS in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
DIOMEDES lost to CHUNKY MONKEY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SUSAN STO HELIT vanquished WARRANT in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CMOT DIBBLER vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
QUEENSRYCHE was beaten by SIANNA in a exciting 1 minute fight.
TERIS outlasted JIMMY CRICKET in a crowd pleasing 7 minute master's competition.
PANDORA'S DIAPHRAGM was luckily beaten by DANZIG in a 7 minute match.
SCOOTER devastated TIGER ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched bout.
CASSIUS vanquished MUD DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PERRY was outwaited by OLD BIDDY in a tiresome 23 minute fray.
POLLY devastated CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  19 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  34 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  26 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  18 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  16 -  0      33  |

Turn 427 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SUSAN STO HELIT 4013        5   1  0  113 THE DISC (411)
STRIKING ATTACK  CMOT DIBBLER 4011           6   0  1  108 THE DISC (411)
SLASHING ATTACK  FRY GUY 3655               12   9  0   96 TACO GODS (152)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIANNA 3914                19  13  0   85 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      DANZIG 3954                10   0  0   56 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA'S DIAPHRAGM 3730    4   2  0   38 TACO GODS (152)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERIS 3895.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TERIS 3895.  The ten other most popular fighters were ODYSSEUS 4014, WOMAN'S WRATH 
4024, JIMMY CRICKET 3744, FRY GUY 3655, PANDORA'S DIAPHRAGM 3730, LEADFOOT 3516, 
MENELAOS 4016, CRAZY LOON 3961, CHUNKY MONKEY 3983, and CMOT DIBBLER 4011.

The least popular fighter this week was PERRY 4032.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OLD BIDDY 4035, TURKEY LURKEY 4003, AIAS OILIADES 4017, TROLL ENFORCER 
4009, DANZIG 3954, MUD DUCK 3955, WARRANT 3920, DIOMEDES 4018, AIAS TELAMONIAN 4015, 
and JOPHAN 3846.

                       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