DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2004    Duedate: 01/22/2004

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CMOT DIBBLER
THE DISC (411)
(40-4011) [10-0-1,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CMOT DIBBLER                   CASSIUS
THE DISC (411)                 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
(40-4011) [10-0-1,141]         (40-3978) [6-2-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERIS                          DUD
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          THE DISC (411)
(40-3895) [18-25-1,98]         (40-4046) [2-1-1,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE SCHOOL (407)         56
2. THE DISC (411)              27      THE DISC (411)
3. THAT 80'S METAL (394)       10      Unchartered Team
4. ACHAIANS (412)               5
5. APES OF WRATH (408)          0      BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE DISC (411)            30  19  2 61.2   1/ 7*BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       8  2 2
 2/ 2 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     81  58  1 58.3   2/ 4 THE DISC (411)            8  6 1
 3- 3*APES OF WRATH (408)        4   3  1 57.1   3/ 1 TACO GODS (152)           7  6 0
 4- 5*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       14  11  1 56.0   4/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 1
 5/ 4 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    349 277 17 55.8   5/ 2 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)     6  9 1
 6/ 6 TACO GODS (152)          475 394 29 54.7   6- 3*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       4  1 1
 7/ 9*BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       21  20  3 51.2   7/ 6 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     4  5 0
 8/10 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    299 459  9 39.4   8/ 8*ACHAIANS (412)            2  8 0
 9-11*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)    2   4  0 33.3   9-11*APES OF WRATH (408)       1  1 1
10/12*ACHAIANS (412)             8  22  2 26.7  10-12*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)   0  3 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 #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 364): ZEPHYR of ELEMENTAL FORCE from FRATSFA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): MORGAN of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
               (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): CONE SHELL of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): TOO ICKY of BLOOD RELATED (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
                          LUMMOX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      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...  Too bad, TACO GODS, but BATTLE 
SCHOOL was just too good to be stopped.  BATTLE SCHOOL like really fought hard to 
move up to 1st from 7th.  Way to go!  MVP award for CASSIUS?  BATTLE SCHOOL's proud 
of him after beating CRAZY LOON and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
CRAZY LOON's match with CASSIUS cost it a loss of 19 points!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  CMOT DIBBLER stopped FRY GUY dead in his tracks!  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  BATTLE SCHOOL was the most avoided team.  Is a 
21-20-3 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are WIMPS MOST FOWL? 
BATTLE SCHOOL, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is LEADFOOT popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of ZENSU!  He's got a 11-2-0, is that good?  People were asking me did DANZIG REALLY 
challenge TERIS?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but TERIS wants me to write about it since she won 
victory over DANZIG.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  
(QUEENSRYCHE vs. SIANNA, that is.) Hey you guys, don't you think your families would 
like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ZENSU is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CMOT DIBBLER 4011            10   0  1   141       THE DISC (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENSRYCHE 3942             13   8  0   110       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 LEADFOOT 3516                11   2  0    99       TACO GODS (152)
 TERIS 3895                   18  25  1    98       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 FRY GUY 3655                 15  10  0    93       TACO GODS (152)
 JOPHAN 3846                  16  43  0    91       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIANNA 3914                  21  15  1    86       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SUSAN STO HELIT 4013          6   4  0    86       THE DISC (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOOTER 3985                  8   4  0    61       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
-GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891          5   0  0    61       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 DANZIG 3954                  11   3  0    58       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 CASSIUS 3978                  6   2  1    58       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINISTRY 3993                 4   2  0    48       TACO GODS (152)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            7  20  1    47       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          5   1  1    47       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 CRAZY LOON 3961               7   7  1    37       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHUNKY MONKEY 3983            4   3  1    33       APES OF WRATH (408)
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           3   1  0    33       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 OLD BIDDY 4035                5   2  0    29       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 MENELAOS 4016                 3   3  0    29       ACHAIANS (412)
 DUD 4046                      2   1  1    28       THE DISC (411)
 TURKEY LURKEY 4003            6   4  0    27       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 PERRY 4032                    3   1  0    26       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 4050                   2   0  0    21       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
-THE MAD CARROT 3862           2   1  0    16       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
 SALANIO 4054                  1   0  1    13       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 DIOMEDES 4018                 2   4  2    12       ACHAIANS (412)
 AIAS TELAMONIAN 4015          2   4  0    12       ACHAIANS (412)
 WALLY 4033                    1   2  0    12       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 ODYSSEUS 4014                 1   5  0     8       ACHAIANS (412)
-IRON MAIDEN 3872              1   3  0     6       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 PONDER STIBBONS 4047          1   2  0     5       THE DISC (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCKY LUCKY 4048              1   2  0     5       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 SAVATAGE 4051                 1   1  0     4       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 IDOMENEUS 4049                0   2  0     2       ACHAIANS (412)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KARRINE 4052           1  1 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   SALANIO 4054          431         
TIGER ELF 3941         5 16 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   BRAISED BUFFALO 3999  429         
CHOPPED CAMEL 3998     1  5 0 EXOTIC TASTES 397     CASSIUS 3978          430         
DA ME 4055             0  1 0 TACO GODS 152         STONE GOLEM 26        431 NONE    
PANDORA'S DIAPHR 3730  4  5 0 TACO GODS 152         CHUNKY MONKEY 3983    430         
WOMAN'S WRATH 4024     4  2 0 TACO GODS 152         CRAZY LOON 3961       429 REVENGED
WARRANT 3920          14 16 0 THAT 80'S METAL 394   SIANNA 3914           429 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crazy Loon -- I can't say that I'm too crazy about losing Woman's Wrath, but it was
my challenge and a dangerous challenge at that.  It doesn't mean that I wouldn't try
to kill you in return, but no hard feelings. -- The Oracle

Chunky Monkey -- You, on the contrary, I would like to see die and I will allow
myself to harbor some ill will.  Challenge, win, and kill.  Three reasons to make
you pay. -- The Oracle, mgr. Taco Gods

Soultaker -- Not a good couple of turns for deaths.  First, you go and kill Tiger Elf
and Woman's Wrath is slain on the same turn.  Next week, Pandora's Diaphragm and
Chopped Camel go to their maker.  Ah, it's nice to relax on the warms sands of Zensu.
-- The Oracle
P.S.  Here's to sending killers to follow the dead.

Wimpy -- I'm not sure about the down challenge thing.  But, I saw the personal ad as
well, so I suppose I did.  It's not my usual mode of operation, but I'm also not
strictly opposed to down challenging on occasion, so it wouldn't shock me to know
that I had.  Alas. -- The Oracle

Polly -- Yeah, your opinion is noted and I apologize, I suppose.  However, with me
being a PR and all, that surely negates any other sort of advantage I might have had.
What I want to know is: does your manager feel as dirty and indignant when beating up
on less experienced warriors with his demo con sandbaggers?  Something to ponder. --
ghost of Woman's Wrath

Teris -- You hurt my feelings.  I always want to dance with you. -- Leadfoot

Susan -- I was happy to have beaten you and worried about your teammate (with good
reason, it seems). -- Fry Guy

Crazy Loon -- Sorry I couldn't put you away for good.  I may be back before the
Bloodfeud is up, but have other business to attend to right now. -- Fry Guy

Fry Guy -- You should be really proud to be able to beat me.  Nice bloodfeud. --
Crazy Loon

Perry -- You can carry two of those things?  No wonder I couldn't touch you. -- Ducky
Lucky

Dud -- With your name you should have joined the Wimps.  Cluck, cluck. -- Old Biddy

Ministry -- Well done.  I never would have believed it.  You really challenged me?  I
guess you wanted those skills super bad.  You should give back your win however to be
fair. -- Turkey Lurkey

Queensryche -- What good is riches if you can't win, eh?  Not that you could consider
that loss unfair.  Four skills?  I had forgotten what it was like to teach
extravagantly. -- Sianna

Danzig -- As in "I like siggig ad danzig"?  Decongestants help.  Good try, though,
and congrats on having the TV challenge to use. -- Jophan

Braised Buffalo -- (eyes watering)  There's too much chile in your sauce. -- Arnie El
Shew
P.S.  Not to mention the onions.

Susan Sto Helit -- I hope there won't be repercussions from this. -- Teris

Ponder Stibbons -- I haven't run across you recently, unless...hmm.  Maybe I have.
Still, you're too ponderous for this life. -- Karrine

Turkey Lurkey -- I wish!  But you know how it is with us, we ALL have to fight, and
we keep going till we die or graduate.  Gods, it's awful sometimes. -- Arnie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA ME was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
QUEENSRYCHE vanquished SIANNA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
DANZIG was demolished by TERIS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OLD BIDDY was savagely defeated by ARNIE EL SHEW in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
TURKEY LURKEY was viciously subdued by MINISTRY in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
DUCKY LUCKY was beaten by DUD in a popular 4 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
PONDER STIBBONS lost to AIAS TELAMONIAN in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
SAVATAGE was vanquished by BRUTUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CMOT DIBBLER vanquished FRY GUY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JOPHAN was overpowered by LEADFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SUSAN STO HELIT savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody veteran's match.
CRAZY LOON was handily defeated by CASSIUS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SCOOTER demolished MENELAOS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PERRY unbelievably bested ODYSSEUS in a tiring 7 minute gruesome conflict.
DIOMEDES was savagely defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gruesome struggle.
IDOMENEUS was handily defeated by WALLY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KARRINE was dealt death by SALANIO in a 2 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  18 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  3      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  41 -  4      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  23 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn 431 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CMOT DIBBLER 4011          10   0  1  141 THE DISC (411)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEADFOOT 3516              11   2  0   99 TACO GODS (152)
SLASHING ATTACK  FRY GUY 3655               15  10  0   93 TACO GODS (152)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIANNA 3914                21  15  1   86 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      DANZIG 3954                11   3  0   58 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
AIMED BLOW       CASSIUS 3978                6   2  1   58 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
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 
DUD 4046.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERIS 3895, MINISTRY 3993, ARNIE 
EL SHEW 3930, PONDER STIBBONS 4047, SUSAN STO HELIT 4013, AIAS TELAMONIAN 4015, 
SALANIO 4054, LEADFOOT 3516, SCOOTER 3985, and QUEENSRYCHE 3942.

The least popular fighter this week was PERRY 4032.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IDOMENEUS 4049, DIOMEDES 4018, MENELAOS 4016, CRAZY LOON 3961, JOPHAN 
3846, FRY GUY 3655, SAVATAGE 4051, DUCKY LUCKY 4048, TURKEY LURKEY 4003, and DANZIG 
3954.

                       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