Date   : 01/03/2004    Duedate: 01/16/2004


DM-42    TURN-424

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-4015) [14-6-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4015) [14-6-0,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-3928) [20-14-0,107]        (42-4048) [6-6-0,40]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        37
2. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)          32      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        3      Unchartered Team
4. KING'S KREW (151)           -3
5. DELVERS (154)              -21      TIME WARPED (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     244 171 16 58.8   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     21  19  0 52.5   2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       135 150  8 47.4   3/ 4 KING'S KREW (151)         6  4 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            307 437  5 41.3   4/ 3 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 5/ 5 KING'S KREW (151)         50  91  2 35.5   5/ 5 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     3  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[ The Dark Federation #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "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

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

 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   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

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see GATE WITCH win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, M. CHARDINEE 
beat GUNSLINGER and GUNSLINGER lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  STERLING 
challenged RODEKI's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, RODEKI may be getting bland, as SNAPPY GEORGE stays top dog in the city.  
The Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From RODEKI's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
RODEKI, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KING'S KREW the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CLOWNING AROUND.  Ha ha ha ha!  
RUBBER BUMPER was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have YANKEE DAN in a challenge, going down 
14 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought YANKEE DAN showed great skill and 
promise when he overcame JOHN ROSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RODEKI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the RODEKI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of RODEKI.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAPPY GEORGE 4015           14   6  0   123       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROBLEMATIC 3928             20  14  0   107       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980         13   6  0   101       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 RUBBER BUMPER 3903           20  30  0    95       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STERLING 3950                16  12  3    85       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 GATE WITCH 3953              17   6  0    84       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984           16   9  0    78       DELVERS (154)
 EL RIPPOFF 3992              13  10  0    74       DELVERS (154)
 GEORGE STARK 1589            14  18  0    69       KING'S KREW (151)
 GUNSLINGER 1587              13  17  2    67       KING'S KREW (151)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024           12   5  0    59       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 YANKEE DAN 4019              14   5  0    57       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSHEE SU 3983                8  17  0    45       DELVERS (154)
 CARRIE 3230                   5   6  0    44       KING'S KREW (151)
 JOHN ROSE 3985                7  18  0    43       DELVERS (154)
 LIMPY TWO-SCREWS 4048         6   6  0    40       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BOZO 4016                     6  13  0    37       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL 4067        2   3  1    36       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN BOY OF BASS 4071       3   1  0    29       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERALD 3281                   2   2  0    22       KING'S KREW (151)
 BEN MEARS 3280                2   2  0     8       KING'S KREW (151)
 VILE VIXEN 4085               0   1  0     1       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LYRIA ADLER 4065       2  1 0 FLAGG'S FIVE 213      HAIRLIP BOMBSHEL 4067 420 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Flagg -- You think a Golem could stop me from talking?  That's a laugh.  Well, maybe
a girl golem--uh--don't tell that to the wife!  Nah, just busy with my real life job.
But three months of busy time a year isn't something I'm going to complain about! --

John Rose -- I'm not sure you should lose sleep at all!  If Assur didn't make me beat
you every single turn, your record might actually be decent.  But he thinks you'll
keep on teaching me and making me good.  I am getting better, but not ready for the
big time yet. -- Yankee Dan

Suave -- Well, that last turn certainly sucked for me...but was amazingly good for
you.  Hmmmph, hopefully this turn we'll see things return back to the way they're
supposed to be around here. -- Flagg
P.S.  Now if I can get any of my "bonused" warriors to live around here....

Snappy George -- Fine challenge, but of course I got ripped.  I'm sure there's
something that Flagg forgot to tell me before fighting you.  I'm content to let you
have the throne for awhile, but I think Sterling has other ideas. -- Draxus Bremoore

Snappy George -- Here I come!  Eat longsword! -- Sterling
P.S.  Hopefully, the challenge went through and I won, otherwise I'll have to print
some silly retraction next turn.  I don't like to retract things, unless it's my
longsword, which I would invariably dive forward with again. -- Sterling, again.

Rubber Bumper -- I'll deal with you when I become the Duelmaster, if I don't ship the
turn I get it, that is.  Scum. -- Sterling, uh...again.

Ann Artichoke -- Guess, I have to let a plant have her day every once in awhile.
After all I am a witch and we do love nature, we witches.  But just one day, that's
all, no more. -- Gate Witch

Veteran Mercenary -- Things are starting to look up now that I am able to beat you!
Wow, to think I used to be soooo afraid of the GC sending out a veteran, now look at
me:  Super -- Problematic, the Veteran Non-mercenary

Harby -- How's the volunteering coming? -- Flagg

Assurbunnythumperlampmakerdoritoeatingburpenheimer -- Ok, check this out....  Start
running 5 guys here and we'll give you bragging rights for a turn, maybe two, but
definitely not three or more.  Well, just as long as Suave and Harby don't mind
giving up the bragging rights, but for you I think they would.  Maybe just for a turn
or two though and you would have to give them directly back to one of us, preferably
me. -- Flagg

Editor -- Nein!  Nyet!  Non!  Parlez vous francais?  Je parle une petit.  Je m'apelle
Monsieur Scott Noel, et tu? -- Flagg, who really doesn't know French very well.

     Moi?  Je m'apelle "Redactrice", bien sur. -- Ed. whose French is slightly more
     awful than her Spanish

All -- Hi, I'm Flagg's newest warrior.  Vile Vixen.  Hairlip Bombshell, I understand
that you have the blood of  my predecessor on your hands.  Good thing we will be
facing each other for a long time to come.  I'm sure that I'll be able to exact a
proper form of revenge, not that pathetic bloodfeud that Problematic goes through the
motions with.  Until then.... -- Vile Vixen

All -- Ok, I dropped the Vendetta Cartel...and started up a new alliance along with
some others.  Now I belong to Chaos Inc.  Be afraid, be very afraid!  C'mon!  Can't
you at least quake a little bit? -- Flagg

Yankee Dan -- (crossly)  Damned clown. -- John Rose

Sterling -- Looks like you bounced off that one. -- Harby

Gate Witch -- A gate is no match for an artichoke.  But then, who would expect it?
It's apples and oranges, but more so. -- Ann Artichoke

Stupid mercenary! -- El Ripoff

Fuzzy Buzzcut -- You come near me with that razor and you're fajitas, man! -- Sushee

Flagg -- Good work!  Keep those spots and personals coming. -- Harby

Draxus Braemore -- "Huffing and puffing"?  Maybe you need to do wind sprints. --

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

PROBLEMATIC viciously subdued RUBBER BUMPER in a 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
STERLING was handily defeated by SNAPPY GEORGE in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
GATE WITCH won victory over EL RIPPOFF in a 1 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.
DRAXUS BREMOORE overpowered ANN ARTICHOKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
YANKEE DAN viciously subdued JOHN ROSE in a 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
LIMPY TWO-SCREWS viciously subdued BOZO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
GOLDEN BOY OF BASS overpowered BEN MEARS in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GUNSLINGER was vanquished by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute uneven duel.
GEORGE STARK overpowered HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL in a 2 minute uneven duel.
FUZZY BUZZCUT defeated SUSHEE SU in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
CARRIE handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GERALD narrowly defeated VILE VIXEN in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  20 -  0      20  |

Turn 424 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNAPPY GEORGE 4015         14   6  0  123 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     PROBLEMATIC 3928           20  14  0  107 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRAXUS BREMOORE 3980       13   6  0  101 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
LUNGING ATTACK   STERLING 3950              16  12  3   85 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-LUNGE      GATE WITCH 3953            17   6  0   84 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
BASHING ATTACK   FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024         12   5  0   59 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DAN 4019            14   5  0   57 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PROBLEMATIC 3928.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LIMPY TWO-SCREWS 4048.  The ten other most popular fighters were PROBLEMATIC 

The least popular fighter this week was BEN MEARS 3280.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANN ARTICHOKE 3984, EL RIPPOFF 3992, STERLING 3950, RUBBER BUMPER 3903, 

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:



     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