DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/05/2005    Duedate: 02/01/2005

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-225

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STORM SERPENT
SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
(45-2416) [18-10-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOTHER                         CANNONBALL HAMMER
DARQUE FORCES (428)            MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-3741) [18-11-1,104]        (45-3960) [6-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORA BATES                     NORA BATES
MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)         MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
(45-3883) [13-15-0,94]         (45-3883) [13-15-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        44
2. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      37      MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)       13      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES (428)          6
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)        3      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)   108  89  6 54.8   1/ 2 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    9  6 1
 2/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     53  44  0 54.6   2/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 0
 3- 2 MOJO P@TROL (451)         62  52  3 54.4   3/ 9*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      7  3 0
 4/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)      152 132  8 53.5   4/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     5  4 0
 5- 4 WALKING DEATH (197)       85  75  1 53.1   5/ 1 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5 10 1
 6/ 7*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      21  19  2 52.5   6/ 6 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       5 10 1
 7- 8 EMETICS (406)             70  79  2 47.0   7- 5 EMETICS (406)             3  1 0
 8/ 9 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    109 130  3 45.6   8- 8 MOJO P@TROL (451)         3  7 0
 9/11 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       36  64  4 36.0   9- 0 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)    2  4 1
10/ 0 THE LORDS OF WAR (477)     7  14  1 33.3  10-10 WALKING DEATH (197)       1  1 0
11-13*SOCIETY OF SIN (474)       0   1  0  0.0  11-13*SOCIETY OF SIN (474)      0  1 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I didn't expect my fight with Dagora Savon to be a Title fight, but I love
surprises!  I raise my sword to the managers of Stormcrowe for making this a fun and
challenging arena.  Seems some of our managers have fallen by the wayside, but
hopefully they shall return to compete with us.

No challenges this turn.  If you want me, come and get me!

Your Duelmistress,

Bombshell

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to NORTHERN LIGHTS, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the MORDRED'S MADMEN stable.  A stormcloud is brewing over the 
NORTHERN LIGHTS guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 1-4-0 may send 
the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, MUTANT HAMMERZ has 
advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was DARQUE FORCES who 
went from last turn's 148-131-8, to this week's record of 152-132-8.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CANNONBALL HAMMER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
PYROTECHNICS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  PYROTECHNICS was subdued by CANNONBALL HAMMER and 
drops 16 points.  In front of all the crowds, STORM SERPENT took the Duelmaster's 
crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect 
the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the STORMCROWE arena.  Did 
you hear that MOJO P@TROL was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of MOJO P@TROL's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  MOJO P@TROL + Weapons That go Boom = DARQUE FORCES + Avoid 
City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, NORA BATES would be president.  
Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  Challenging down 16 points was 
AMY YATES.  Pretty soon she'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way 
to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  AMY YATES killed MAYOR BILL, a mismatch of 
16 points.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORM SERPENT 2416           18  10  0   102       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARGLE SPEW 3902             13  10  1   107       EMETICS (406)
 MOTHER 3741                  18  11  1   104       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 HOT LIPS 3743                23   6  0   101       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 NORA BATES 3883              13  15  0    94       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-DAGORA SAVON 3896            13  10  1    93       MOJO P@TROL (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970           11   9  1    85       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          6  28  0    85       EMETICS (406)
 BOMBSHELL 3914               12  10  2    82       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRECKER 1402                 18  13  0    71       WALKING DEATH (197)
-TEARSA 3954                  11   7  1    69       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 SHARD 3507                   14  24  1    67       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH FOG 4017               11   5  0    66       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          7   9  0    66       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        6   2  0    66       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ICELINIA 4092                 5   4  1    61       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096          6   2  0    48       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018            14   2  0    44       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-SKORG 1804                   11   7  1    44       WALKING DEATH (197)
-VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916          11  11  0    44       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-JOGLI 1902                   10   4  0    43       WALKING DEATH (197)
-SHADOW STALKER 4155           6   3  0    41       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962             5   3  2    33       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963             4   4  0    33       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 WALRUS 3995                   6  13  0    31       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ZOEY 4126                     4   0  1    30       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-TECHNICDOR YAWN 4097          2   3  0    30       EMETICS (406)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            4   2  0    26       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 FROSTBITE 4014                2  15  0    25       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 AMY YATES 4145                2   0  1    24       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         2   6  0    18       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 LULU 4135                     2   0  0    14       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-MASOJ 2603                    2   1  0    13       WALKING DEATH (197)
 GREZELDA 4131                 1   2  0    11       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 FROSTFLARE 4112               2   4  0    10       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-SMOKE 4154                    1   0  1     7       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
 TOUTIN TOM 4133               1   2  0     7       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148              1   0  0     6       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-ARIANIUS 4147                 1   0  0     5       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           0   2  0     2       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-HAWKEYE 4151                  0   1  0     1       THE LORDS OF WAR (477)
-ANDRELLA 4146                 0   1  0     1       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-HENGIST 3460                  0   1  0     1       WALKING DEATH (197)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   ZOEY 4126             225 NONE    
MAYOR BILL 4138        0  2 0 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     AMY YATES 4145        225         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Applejack -- Welcome to your new warriors.  We look forward to giving them a
challenge or two. -- Master Darque and the Darque Forces

All -- Welcome the newest member of our squad--Raggedy Ann.  She is sure to be a
delight.  Hopefully, she will be a success also. -- Master Darque

Dagora Savon -- Interesting fight, but as you can see, I can take a lickin' and
keeping on tickin'.  You are a fine opponent though, and that fight could have gone
either way. -- Bombshell

Nora Bates -- Most people think Riposte skills are useless.  I disagree. -- Mother

Storm Serpent -- Long, sedentary, and a win for me.  I like those fights. -- Hot Lips

Andrella -- Way to come out strong.  I see a fine future ahead of you. -- Lulu

All -- Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year. -- Master Darque

Ya gots ta learn ta read between da lines.  Par-boiled down I said "Stormcrowe's
allright, an me n' tha gang think we'll stick aroun."  You sure yer one a deese
secretive, connivin, skull-duggerin managers? -- Applejack

Arianius -- I love them after-fight growls.  Means we haven't totally settled this,
I'm brushing up, and once more in the future will be meeting and making your
acquaintance. -- Mayor Bill

Bishop Hammer -- Sad start, but you're pretty tough.  As it is, and as it does too.
That Mayor-fellow likes to speechify, with all those extra words and phrases just
clutterin up the air-waves and going onnn and onnn when a few choice choosers like
"I'll be back" could wrap up the whole shootin match ina jiffy...not unlike my own
"sad start, but you're pretty tough."  Prithy?  No muss no fuss and I'm outta here.
You won't catch me droning onnn and onnn all the livelong day cause I've places to go
and people to see.  See?  It's like those many folks who got complaints.  Ferrrrrrr
instance.... -- Aunty

Shadowcat Hammer -- Horroars!  You looks pretty awful...you might want to pack yer
bags, I hear they're tradin you in on a funner model. -- Grezelda

Frostfire -- And proud of it, too.  They say Orc blood's the hottest.  I have mine
cooled in the summer, just so it'll be all the hotter in the winter. -- Grezelda

Masoj -- Splendid news Rough n' Tough.  We're 5-1 between us. -- Zoey

Beast Hammer -- Yes, things are freezing up all over.  It's that time of year. --
Toutin Tom

Alice Osborne -- (shocked look)  You're a GUY?  Words fail me.  Parries and dodges
failed me, too. -- Shard

Francine Kruger -- Too bad you're not a guy, too.  Kinky sounds kinda interesting,
within limits.  A little cross-dressing, why not? -- Frostbite

Ha!  And I repeat, HA!  I actually killed the Dangerous Criminal, and he's a tough
one as standbys go.  Hurray for me.  Etc. -- Icelina, full of herself

Angel Hammer -- Somehow, I never pictured an Orc as an angel.  It just seems...
strange. -- Walrus

Amy Yates -- Hubba hubba. -- Frostflare
P.S.  I just LOVE looking at you Orcish women.
P.P.S.  I'd do more than look, but y'all have a tendency to break my arms when I try.

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.

Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOT LIPS unbelievably bested NORA BATES in a 9 minute master's Challenge fight.
LULU viciously subdued FROSTFLARE in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
AMY YATES slaughtered MAYOR BILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BOMBSHELL was overpowered by STORM SERPENT in a 5 minute one-sided Title fight.
MOTHER bested ALICE OSBORNE in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
SHARD was overpowered by FRANCINE KRUGER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DEATH FOG devastated ANGEL HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PYROTECHNICS was handily defeated by CANNONBALL HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JANE THE RIPPER vanquished FROSTBITE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ICELINIA vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WALRUS was overpowered by BEAST HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BISHOP HAMMER overpowered GREZELDA in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER overcame TOUTIN TOM in a exciting 1 minute contest.
ZOEY murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
AUNTY MACASSAR was overcome by RAGGEDY ANN in a 4 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  20 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  23 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  30 -  3      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  38 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  15 -  2      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  23 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  20 -  1      38  |

Turn 225 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      STORM SERPENT 2416         18  10  0  102 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOTHER 3741                18  11  1  104 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE OSBORNE 3970         11   9  1   85 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914             12  10  2   82 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       DEATH FOG 4017             11   5  0   66 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
WALL OF STEEL    ICELINIA 4092               5   4  1   61 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
SLASHING ATTACK  JANE THE RIPPER 4096        6   2  0   48 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORA BATES 3883.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NORA BATES 3883.  The ten other most popular fighters were AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, 
HOT LIPS 3743, BOMBSHELL 3914, LULU 4135, MOTHER 3741, CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960, ZOEY 
4126, ALICE OSBORNE 3970, FRANCINE KRUGER 4015, and DEATH FOG 4017.

The least popular fighter this week was WALRUS 3995.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FROSTBITE 4014, PYROTECHNICS 4018, ANGEL HAMMER 3962, SHARD 3507, MAYOR 
BILL 4138, TOUTIN TOM 4133, GREZELDA 4131, BEAST HAMMER 3963, ICELINIA 4092, and 
STORM SERPENT 2416.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEBBIE DAHMER 3579 (27-10-1)           1  3  0         MORDRED'S MADMEN     
SCORPIUS 3752 (19-5-0)                 1  3  0         KNIGHT BREED         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOAT 4012 (8-1-0)                      3  3  0         VENDETTA INC.        
MYTHING LINK 3972 (10-4-0)             0  2  0         MYTH TAKES           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THRILL RIDE 4115 (0-0-0)               6  3  0         SOCIETY OF SIN       
GREZELDA 4131 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         A DEAL'S DEAL        
FACE DOWN 4114 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         SOCIETY OF SIN       
RED-RAIN 4117 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         SOCIETY OF SIN       
TOUTIN TOM 4133 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         A DEAL'S DEAL        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A CHEERLEADER 1092 (10-9-1)            1  2  0  DEAD   AVID FANS            
MERLIN EMBRIES 3689 (12-4-0)           0  2  0         PENDRAGON CYCLE      

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TICKET TAKER 2522 (0-1-0)              3  3  0         AVID FANS            
BEDWYR 3835 (12-10-0)                  1  3  0         PENDRAGON CYCLE      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AMBROSIUS 3692 (2-1-0)                 0  2  0         PENDRAGON CYCLE