DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2004    Duedate: 11/01/2004

NORTH FORK ARENA

DM-47    TURN-216

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEAR ACUDA
THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
(47-4995) [13-6-1,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEAR ACUDA                     SPAWING OF SPEWN
THE BEAR'S PAW (150)           MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
(47-4995) [13-6-1,152]         (47-5197) [6-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOLMOR GRIGG                   FRED BEAR
THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)         THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
(47-4501) [20-32-0,92]         (47-5348) [2-1-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKELETON KEY (493)          61
2. SECOND BANANAS (573)        41      ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
3. MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)     37      Unchartered Team
4. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)       34
5. OLD HABITS (566)            34      FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     32  16  4 66.7   1/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 SPOONERTIKS (523)         99  56  7 63.9   2/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         12  3 0
 3/ 3 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   242 145 19 62.5   3/ 3 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     10  5 0
 4/ 4*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     11   7  2 61.1   4/11*OLD HABITS (566)          9  4 0
 5/ 5*OLD HABITS (566)          17  11  1 60.7   5/ 4*MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   9  4 0
 6/ 7 LAND OF OZ (217)         409 277 13 59.6   6/ 5*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     8  5 2
 7/ 8*MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   18  13  1 58.1   7/ 7 COFFEE RULES! (505)       8  7 0
 8/10 COFFEE RULES! (505)      112  87  5 56.3   8/10 SKELETON KEY (493)        7  8 1
 9/11 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         569 449 30 55.9   9/13 MY DAY (557)              7  8 1
10/ 9 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      84  69  5 54.9  10/ 8*SECOND BANANAS (573)      7  8 0
11/17*SECOND BANANAS (573)      21  18  1 53.8  11-12*RAT SALAD (577)           6  2 0
12/ 0 NEMESIS (32)             129 113 13 53.3  12/ 6 SPOONERTIKS (523)         6  8 0
13/12 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     295 260 30 53.2  13/21 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     5  6 0
14-14*RAT SALAD (577)           17  15  0 53.1  14/20 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    5  7 0
15/15 DARQUE FORCES (396)       78  72  5 52.0  15/25 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          5  9 0
16/16 MY DAY (557)              37  35  1 51.4  16/24*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  5  9 0
17-18*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        15  15  2 50.0  17/ 9 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    5 10 0
18/ 6*CHEAP THRILLS (580)       15  15  0 50.0  18/18 TREBORS (232)             4  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*FUN FUN HA HA (576)       10  10  1 50.0  19/26*DUR EDHEL (579)           4 11 0
20/20 SKELETON KEY (493)        67  69  3 49.3  20-16*AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)     3  2 0
21-21*DRACONIC REALM (519)      10  11  0 47.6  21-17*FUN FUN HA HA (576)       3  2 0
22/22*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)   9  10  0 47.4  22/23 DARQUE FORCES (396)       3  7 0
23/ 0 BLACK STORM (171)         52  58  8 47.3  23/14*CHEAP THRILLS (580)       3  7 0
24-24 THE JESUITS (524)         54  71 12 43.2  24-15 THE JESUITS (524)         2  3 0
25/26 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     19  25  1 43.2  25/ 0 BLACK STORM (171)         2  3 0
26/23 TREBORS (232)             75 101  8 42.6  26-19*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        2  3 0
27/25 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    96 143  2 40.2  27-28*KILL @ WILL (581)         2  3 0
28-27*KILL @ WILL (581)          4   6  0 40.0  28-30 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)     1  0 0
29/ 0 MASTERS OF WAR (135)      15  31  1 32.6  29/22 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      1  9 0
30/29*DUR EDHEL (579)           12  28  1 30.0  30/ 0 NEMESIS (32)              0  2 0
31-30*AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)     10  27  0 27.0  31/ 0 MASTERS OF WAR (135)      0  1 0
32-31 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)      7  29  0 19.4  32-31*DRACONIC REALM (519)      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

          *     *     *     *     *     TW3  #7   *     *     *     *     *

     I know y'all don't want to hear me talk, so we'll get straight to the scores:

*Alliance/Leader                            Total (change)   Kill    S/M     Awd
   /mgr/team/champ

*Vendetta Cartel/Kat                           6765 (-145)     12     27     17
   /Kat/The Bear's Paw/Paul Bearer            +1035 (+300)      6     14     14
   /Slaughter Priest/ My Day/Frustration       -515 (-365)      1      1      1
   /Fizban/Managerial Mayhem/ --               +420 (+140)      1      1      0
   /Dr. Mabuse/Bordeaux-Saintes/Yohon Gene     +150 (  DF)      0      0      0
   /Master Darque/Darque Forces/Withcraze      +255 (  DF)      2      5      2
   /Phat Phat/Sretsamleud/Rodeki                -75 (-150)      2      0      0
   /Firehawk/Home Guard/Yuri Karlomov            NF (  DF)      0      0      0
   /Street Legal/Life's Lessons/Gregola        -145 (-120)      0      6      0
   /Hammer/Avenger Hammerz/Wasp Hammer         +130 (  DF)      0      0      0

*Fellowship of SCOMSS/Oz                       7320 (+515)      6     17     16
   /Oz/Land of Oz/Hourglass                   +1425 (+360)      1      7      3
   /Slugbait/Mystic Orc Feast/ --              +615 (-185)      2      4      8
   /Crip/Royal Flush/Ace Bailey                -440 (+275)      0      2      1
   /Mannequin/Second Bananas/Kramer            +530 (+120)      1      0      0
   /Spawn/Spoontertiks/ --                     -480 (-100)      1      4      6
   /Soultaker/Old Habits/ --                   +115 ( +20)      1      0      0

*Beverages, Inc./Mr. Coffee                    4130 ( -55)      3      6      4
   /Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules!/ --               +510 (+140)      2      5      4
   /Bartender/Mixed-up Mixers/Marred Teeny     -705 ( +20)      0      0      0
   /Baphomet/Knights Templar/Art Pendragon     -830 (-220)      1      1      0
   /Drake/Drake's Comics/ --                   (Not Declared)

*Merced Mafia/The Mun                          5535 (-150)      4      3     16
   /The Mun/All-Star Nanas/Anje                +780 (-105)      2      3     10
   /Sub-Dude/Dream Teams/ --                   -340 ( -80)      0      0      2
   /DJ Nth/Fun Fun Ha Ha/Prophet of Nth        -140 (  DF)      0      0      4
   /Centari/Cheap Thrills/Dirty Flores         +175 (  DF)      0      0      0
   /Daehir/Dur Edhel/Eldhwen                    -65 ( +15)      2      0      0

*Vendett@UNITED/CFH                            4400 ( -15)      0      1      0
   /CFH/Rat Salad/Baby                         +460 (  +0)      0      0      0
   /Goat/The Jesuits/Wyrd                       +60 (  DF)      0      1      0
   /Abraxis/Drew's Crew/Kate                  -1010 (  DF)      0      0      0
   /Jorja/Middle Way 3/ --                     (Not Declared)

*61st Precpet/31 OP                            5290 (+180)      0      5      0
   /31 OP/The Federation/Bellana Torres        +380 (  DF)      0      2      0
   /Skullagrim/Skeleton Key/Sara F.            -115 (+175)      0      3      0

*Alliance Standings:
High Score       SCOMSS (7320)            Vendetta Cartel (6765)
Awd/Honors       Vendetta Cartel (17)     SCOMSS/Merced Mafia (16 each)
Stylemasters     Vendetta Cartel (27)     SCOMSS (17)
Kills            Vendetta Cartel (12)     SCOMSS (6)
DA Returns       Beverages, Inc. (2)      SCOMSS (1)

*Team Standings:
High Schore      Land of Oz (1425)        The Bears Paw (1035)
Awd/Honors       The Bears Paw (14)       All-Star Nanas (10)
Stylemasters     The Bear's Paw (14)      Land of Oz (7)
Kills            The Bear's Paw (6)       Several Tied (2 each)

*Warrior Standings:
High Score       Hourglass (1060)         Bear Acuda (770)
Awd/Honors       Honey Bear/Bear Acuda (tied at 6)
Stylemasters     Courage/Bear Acuda (tied at 6)

*****The Mr. Coffee Awards*****
*Most Kills, Warrior:   All tied at *ONE*
Sugar Cube            Maloney        100% Columbian
Leviathon of Lard     Balki          Lissuin
Mike                  Humbug         Cup of Cat

**Highest W/L/K, Team:
1)  All-Star Nanas              25- 9-2
2)  Land of Oz                  24-10-1
3)  Mystic Orc Feast            22-13-2
4)  Coffee Rules!               17-17-0
5)  Second Bananas              17-17-0
6)  Skeleton Key                12-23-0
7)  Dur Edhel                   10-25-0
8)  The Middle Way 3             9-19-0

     As a parting word, I'll tell you all (listen up Skullagrim!), there will be no
changing alliances.  (Besides, V.@.U. hadn't verified you, and it wouldn't help
anyway...it's a battle between VC and SCOMSS!)
     So on that note....
                         Bloody Sands!
                              Asmo Dius, TCB

P.S.  Since no one voiced opposition, I've used the two extra certs to cover Firehawk
and Jorja...thanks to to Mannequin/SCOMSS and Daehir/Merced Mafia.  Thanks!

P.P.S.  Daehir:  As I mentioned in #213's newsletter, some things are added AFTER the
teams are totaled.  The extra 330 pts are for 7 awards (320) & 2 S/M (10), but I'd
forgotten to figure in Crips -230...so yes it was also an error.  I've corrected
SCOMSS score, and the entry for that turn should've been:
*SCOMSS/Oz          6815 (+1470)     (1140+330 for Awd/Style)
Thanks for pointing out my mathematical error!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NORTH FORK games.  There were bitter words at CHEAP 
THRILLS' guildhouse after a 0-5-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 
23rd.  Dark Arena anyone?  My praise to KNIGHTS TEMPLAR for their 3-1-0 week this 
time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  OSLOBEN 
BENBOBEN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested KING CRAB and was awarded 31 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, SARA F. put down HALLE BEARY, causing her to lose 17 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time out PAULA BONES made hers bid for the throne 
as she challenged BEAR ACUDA in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  Not for nothing has BEAR ACUDA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer 
has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  
Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In NORTH FORK "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in NORTH FORK these days is MYSTIC ORC FEAST.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding MYSTIC ORC FEAST.  Indeed it was 
SECOND BANANAS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  
GREGOLA take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in NORTH FORK.  I can not but 
mention with disdain the name of PAUL BEARER who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings.  I thought PAUL BEARER showed great 
skill and promise when he was subdued by RONDOL QUIGLO.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of KING CRAB, veteran of 
many duels.  12-9-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  My sources at DARQUE FORCES stable claim they've never seen the guild 
bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of WITCHCRAZE.  Beware SHELDON!  
Let all swords of the city take heed!  By law, BORDEAUX - SAINTES has but one 
remaining week to take their revenge upon HUMBUG for the slaying of BELLILAUD.  Many 
townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one more round of duels CHEAP 
THRILLS' Bloodfeud against LEVIATHAN OF LARD will have expired.  Dark alleys may hide 
both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  
Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in NORTH FORK as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR ACUDA 4995              13   6  1   152       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE BAILEY 4948              13  13  0   115       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 LATTE 4667                   21  14  0   114       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561        13  10  1   104       SKELETON KEY (493)
 RAINBOW 4553                 15   9  0    99       LAND OF OZ (217)
 PAULA BONES 4414             17  10  1    97       SKELETON KEY (493)
 COURAGE 4552                 13  10  1    94       LAND OF OZ (217)
 DEEP FRIED LARD 4975         17   6  0    93       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 FOLMOR GRIGG 4501            20  32  0    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 GREGOLA 5101                 19  13  0    92       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 MASS STUPIDITY 5068          13   2  0    92       MY DAY (557)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOURGLASS 5127               12   1  0    89       LAND OF OZ (217)
 KALYPSO 3603                 17  13  0    88       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-JABBERWOCK 1277              12  10  3    83       NEMESIS (32)
 SHELDON 4111                  8   2  2    78       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-PROPHET OF NTH 5215           2   2  0    77       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 FRUSTRATION 5067             11   4  1    74       MY DAY (557)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE FISHER KING 5104         14  17  1    72       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151            6   5  0    72       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN POISY 5112               8   7  0    66       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113       10   5  1    65       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197         6   1  0    64       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SISTER MARY SARAH 5137        7   0  0    60       OLD HABITS (566)
 JENNA 5099                   10   6  3    59       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126              8   5  0    59       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANJE 4109                     7   3  0    55       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 BALKI 5193                    5   3  1    55       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978            8  15  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            5   2  0    53       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 HUMBUG 5199                   6   3  1    52       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LEPPADA 2257                 11  18  0    51       TREBORS (232)
 MARAJUANA MAN 3411            6   3  2    51       BLACK STORM (171)
-WYRD 5167                     6   2  0    51       THE JESUITS (524)
 STING 2724                   10   7  0    45       NEMESIS (32)
 TEN C-0 METER 5141            6   4  0    45       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 KRAMER 5191                   5   2  0    45       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SCOTT 5299                    5   1  0    43       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 MUTUS BRAXIMUS 5095          10   6  3    42       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 DONAVAN 4112                  7   3  0    42       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 PAUL BEARER 5187              5   4  2    42       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-ATHENA 901                    6   4  0    41       MASTERS OF WAR (135)
 SIR GALAHAD 5148              6   4  0    39       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235            4   4  0    38       LAND OF OZ (217)
 MAHARA 2656                   8   8  1    37       TREBORS (232)
 ZOMBIE KNIGHT 3564            6   1  0    37       BLACK STORM (171)
 BURNS 5190                    5   3  0    36       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-FAT-BOY 5221                  5   1  0    36       RAT SALAD (577)
 MAYHEM 5066                   5  10  0    34       MY DAY (557)
 AHURA MAZDA 5152              3   5  1    34       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAYTON 5098                   7   6  1    33       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 ELDHWEN 5236                  5   3  0    33       DUR EDHEL (579)
 AMELA BUNDERSON 5339          3   1  0    33       SKELETON KEY (493)
 SARA F. 5349                  2   1  0    33       SKELETON KEY (493)
 KOZYTA 2640                   7   9  2    32       TREBORS (232)
 CORPULENT CORPSE 5250         5   3  0    32       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 NORTON 5192                   5   3  0    31       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-GREEDY 5223                   4   2  0    29       RAT SALAD (577)
-ARAUTHATOR 4660               3   1  0    29       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 5275        3   4  0    29       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-YLW JACKET HAMMER 5329        2   0  0    29       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-BABY 5224                     5   2  0    28       RAT SALAD (577)
-RODEKI 5208                   4   2  0    28       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 5219     3   3  1    28       OLD HABITS (566)
 HELLUIN 5237                  1   7  0    27       DUR EDHEL (579)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289           4   2  1    26       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 DRASTARDY DAKE 5198           3   4  0    26       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SISTER CHRISTIAN 5340         2   0  0    26       OLD HABITS (566)
-CUTTIN ON WAX 5216            3   1  0    25       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 CURSESHOCK 5234               4   3  0    24       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 B.B. CROSS 5323               3   1  1    24       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRED BEAR 5348                2   1  0    23       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 JAY 5327                      3   1  1    21       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VISCIOUSNESS 5251             2   5  0    21       MY DAY (557)
-HAWKEYE HAMMER 5061           2   7  0    21       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 LUD BIGHT 5283                4   2  0    20       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 A.D. 5305                     4   1  0    20       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 GET THE POINT? 5097           3   5  0    20       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 CAFE AU LAIT 5344             2   1  0    20       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 ITHILNAUR 5354                1   1  0    19       DUR EDHEL (579)
-HUGR 5170                     4   4  2    18       THE JESUITS (524)
 SISTER MARY CLARENCE 5262     2   2  0    18       OLD HABITS (566)
-FOR A GOOD TIME 5317          1   2  0    18       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 PELLA REES 5280               1   6  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-RAGNAROK 5169                 4   4  1    17       THE JESUITS (524)
 CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318         3   1  0    17       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-KENSAI 5267                   2   3  0    17       RAT SALAD (577)
-DISIR 5168                    4   3  1    16       THE JESUITS (524)
-SIF 902                       3   5  1    16       MASTERS OF WAR (135)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321         2   2  0    16       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-VALAMARADACE 4695             2   2  0    16       DRACONIC REALM (519)
-AURRA SING 5352               1   0  0    16       KILL @ WILL (581)
-DARKHOLM 5298                 3   1  0    15       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 SWEET N LOW 5306              2   3  0    15       COFFEE RULES! (505)
-FASTDRAW 5315                 1   1  0    15       RAT SALAD (577)
-GALDR 5171                    3   4  1    14       THE JESUITS (524)
 KELSO 5324                    2   2  0    14       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 BEHIR 5345                    1   1  0    14       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 NIN QUIRE 5281                3   4  0    13       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 FREEZE DRIED 5308             3   2  0    13       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 WASTED EFFORT 5153            2   7  0    13       MY DAY (557)
 HALLE BEARY 5312              2   3  0    13       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 MELON MUSH 5357               1   1  0    13       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 COYOTE 5316                   3   1  0    12       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
-BONSUR 5210                   3   3  0    12       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 EVICSERATOR 5358              1   0  0    12       BLACK STORM (171)
 KATIE 5337                    3   1  0    11       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-MARA JADE 5252                1   1  0    11       KILL @ WILL (581)
-A LITTLE BABY 5214            3   1  0    10       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 DIRTY FLORES 5245             2   4  0    10       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
-MOTH LITE 5290                1   3  0    10       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 GAFF 5347                     1   0  0    10       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 SISTER SLEDGE 5341            1   1  0    10       OLD HABITS (566)
 MINOR BLUE 5326               2   2  0     9       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-ARVEIATURACE 4658             2   2  0     9       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 TITANIA 2958                  2   3  0     9       NEMESIS (32)
 DUDE DUKE 5314                2   3  0     9       SKELETON KEY (493)
-JACK & JILL 5310              2   2  0     9       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 GEORGE BUSH 5320              2   2  0     8       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 NASTA 5297                    1   5  0     8       DUR EDHEL (579)
-TROCAR 5355                   1   0  0     8       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-CLAUGIYLIAMATAR 4694          2   1  0     7       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 BLACK THUNDER 3885            2   1  0     7       BLACK STORM (171)
-SHE HULK HAMMER 5328          2   0  0     7       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-WHEELS OF STEEL 5217          1   3  1     7       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 WHITE SETTLER 5322            1   3  0     6       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 CLAVIN 5338                   1   3  0     6       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 IKE 1297                      1   1  0     4       MASTERS OF WAR (135)
-GRIZZLE BOC' 5256             1   1  0     4       KILL @ WILL (581)
-TALON KAARDE 5253             1   1  0     4       KILL @ WILL (581)
-MARRED TEENY 5291             0   3  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
-3 MI. ISLE COFFEE 5334        0   1  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
-TALCAMA 5313                  0   3  0     3       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-SKYWALKER 5255                0   2  0     2       KILL @ WILL (581)
-WASP HAMMER 5330              0   2  0     2       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 CARCHAROTH 5353               0   2  0     2       DUR EDHEL (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FALCON HAMMER 5331            0   2  0     2       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 KILLER QUEEN 5356             0   2  0     2       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-DAMING FLRAMBUIE 5335         0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
-LID BUTE 5333                 0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEGION 3873            2  2 0 BLACK STORM 171       DARK CHAMPION 24      216 NONE    
FILTHY SANCHEZ 5244    3  3 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     216 NONE    
MANANA 5241            2  4 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     SHEWISH GIANT 21      216 NONE    
FLYING CAMEL 5350      1  1 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     BANDIT PRINCE 25      216 NONE    
ANGRY DRAGON 5243      3  1 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     LEVIATHAN OF LAR 5113 213         
LUKEWARM JAVA 5366     0  1 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     BLACK ORC 20          216 NONE    
JAVA QUEEN 5294        1  2 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     PAUL BEARER 5187      213 REVENGED
WITCHCRAZE 5201        5  3 1 DARQUE FORCES 396     SHELDON 4111          216         
ICEWRAITH 5346         0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     JAY 5327              216         
LISSUIN 5238           2  2 1 DUR EDHEL 579         ILLIS 5207            212 REVENGED
ROBERT D'SABLE 5365    0  1 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   BANDIT PRINCE 25      216 NONE    
YET ANOTHER 5342       0  1 0 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM 574 HIGH ELF 19           216 NONE    
NEER BEAR 5073         4  3 0 MIXED-UP MIXERS 558   HUGR 5170             212 NOT REVE
CHRIS COLUMBUS 5319    1  2 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 584 B.B. CROSS 5323       215         
KING CRAB 4983        12  9 0 ROYAL FLUSH 48        OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561 216         
QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896  12 15 0 ROYAL FLUSH 48        FRUSTRATION 5067      214 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Coffee -- Received your letter Monday September 27th.  Have written you a letter
and it awaits the postage to be sent to you.  Explanations are in the letter! --
Hammer

Rainbow -- You were so ethereal, so...not really THERE, when I went to hit you.  And
whenever the sun went behind a cloud, you vanished entirely, which was also
disconcerting.  I don't see how I COULD have won that one! -- Folmor Grigg
P.S.  Especially when you were preceded by a drenching downpour.  I hate fighting in
wet armor!

Ten C-O Meter -- I think you were too tense during that fight.  While you don't want
to go all relaxed and fall asleep at the switch, you need to go easy, yes? -- Rondor
Quiglo

Sister Mary Clarence -- You're a GOLEM?  That totally stuns me.  Although I suppose
golems need to, uh, appreciate the creatrix, so to speak, just as much as flesh
people. -- Pella Rees

Katie -- That was so fast, it seemed like I went straight from the starting gate to
the Infirmary!  Ouch. -- Nin Quire

Hellium -- Bound to sooner or later. -- Rondol Quiglo, from a team where long, long
losing streaks to start out with are not unknown

Art Pendragon -- I haven't been just sitting on the bench since Noblish, you know. --
Folmor Grigg

Baphomet -- I dunno, some of the older managers might have graduated more warriors
than I have.  Even if they don't run as many teams, they graduate their warriors much
FASTER than I do because they manage 'em more closely.  The Consortium, to suggest
just one.  I hope the stuff helps you work up your charts.  I'm always glad, if
somewhat slow, to help out.
     Yes, the warrior with Kick favorite is an old one.  I ran him for a while in the
Aimed Blow Contest in Lirin Kiv, but it didn't seem like he did any more kicking than
the other aimers there.  I'm told that the system handles a Kick favorite as being
the same as Fist. -- Jorja

Rondol Quiglo -- Seems you have little to fear from me.  Skills or not, I am still
learning the master of the loss. -- Helluin
P.S.  Maybe you should chat with Pella Rees about a challenge with me.  At least then
one of us could mark up a victory.

Greedy -- A downchallenge.  What you trying to earn me, the booby prize for the
warrior with the worst record. -- Helluin

All -- Hi all, been running on maintenance for 6 months now but hopefully I can
remain active for a while. -- Fizban

Dur Edhel -- Well.  Nice win there.  Celt I take it? -- Daster Marque

A.D. -- I thought I declared Daster Marque as my champion back on turn ???  Hmm...now
that I look it appears Hal ate that particular ad.  Ack!  I write one ad in 6 months
and it's eaten.  Damn you, HAL!!!  Well let me now declare him my champ please. --
Fizban

Corpulent Corpse -- Ah always good to have my way with an orc.  Very nice fight. --
Spawning of Spawn

Norton -- Well what a pleasant surprise.  Thank you very much. -- Dastardly Dake

Clovin -- Wrong beverage of choice there Cliffy.  I'm coffee not brewsky. -- Crister
Moffee

VC Brothers -- Well I have finally after 6 months filled out some strats so hopefully
that equates into more points for us.  Sorry I've been so quiet, guys.  Summer is
just so busy. -- Fizban

Art Pendragon -- You are so nice!  You TV challenge li'l ole me?  You let me be on
top!  A champion challenging a champion and losing?  I think I love you! -- Hourglass

Folmor -- I wasn't sure I was colorful enough, but I lucked into the pot of gold! --
Rainbow

Jenna -- I'll be you didn't know I was a "defensive" did you?  That testimonial Oz
gave me helped. -- Courage

Sister Mary Sarah -- What?  You expected me to be your first?  No way! -- Fighting
Tree

Mutus -- Oz must have put a spell on me, because I don't know how I could possibly
have done that! -- Humbug (without the "Bah")

That may not have been a decent enough SCOMSS score.  I believe The Fellowship has
been Cartelled! -- Oz The All-Sorrowful

Bear Acuda -- I can only say "well done."  You are clearly a deserving Duelmaster. --
Oz The All-Covetous

Natural Born Killers -- Tell old Maxi that Curator, my brother, sends his greetings.
-- Oz The All-Communicating

Mr. Coffee -- How kind of you to notice and to congratulate me.  This Bud's (or
Latte's) for you! -- Oz The All-Proud

Asmo Dius -- Thanks for the great monthly summaries.

All -- I will not be returning to North Fork as soon as I'd like.  Real world
concerns have taken priority.  I tip my helm to Oz, Crip, Hammer, Kat, Fizban, CFH,
Slugbait, Spawn, Jorja, Mr. Coffee.  Game on. -- Horus One Eye

*AD* -- What gives?  You still don't have my champion listed.  What?  You in cahoots
with the Fellowship of SCOMMS?  Please list Freeze Dried as my champion.  Sheesh! --
Mr. Coffee

Kat -- Really just glad to be winning again. -- Latte

Baphomet -- Seems our alcoholic teammate is back.  I guess the wagons travel into
North Fork as well.  And with a 1-0.  He, maybe his liquor has bite after all. -- Mr.
Coffee

Hammer -- Greetings.  Got your snail mail.  I have a few things going on but already
have postage on the envelope for a reply. (grin)  Hope you are well.  My best to Mrs.
Hammer. -- Mr. Coffee

Deep Fried Lard -- Wow!  Go Coffee! -- Latte

Fastdraw -- Could you draw slower next time?  How do you Fastdraw a weapon like that?
Thank you for all the skills. -- Sweet N Low

All -- Me?  The Most Challenged?  I must be All popular.  Thank you . -- Sweet N Low

Talcama -- Surprised you, didn't I? -- Cafe Au Laut

Minor Blue -- Thank you for your challenge.  I guess you didn't know, but Coffee
Rules! -- Freeze Dried, Coffee Rules! Champion

Fellowship of SCOMMS -- Way to represent the swamp Fellowship at the F2F. -- Mr.
Coffee

AD -- I'm declaring for Vendett@United.  My champion's name will be Sara F. not Sara
Fister. -- Skullagrim, Skeleton Key
P.S.  If they don't accept my stable, I'll fight on solo.
P.P.S.  Sorry about the mixup with my champ's name.  The commission shortened it.
maybe there was already a Fister here before.  I wish they would have changed it to
"Footer".  I'm going to ask them about that.  will I still be getting my champion
points?

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FILTHY SANCHEZ was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MANANA was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
FLYING CAMEL was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
LEGION was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
LUKEWARM JAVA was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
YET ANOTHER was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ROBERT D'SABLE was executed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ACE BAILEY handily defeated FRUSTRATION in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Bloodfeud fight.
PAULA BONES was viciously subdued by BEAR ACUDA in a 3 minute Challenge Title duel.
LATTE vanquished GREGOLA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OSLOBEN BENBOBEN savagely slew KING CRAB in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
JENNA was narrowly defeated by ART PENDRAGON in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SPAWING OF SPEWN handily defeated LEPPADA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PAUL BEARER was bested by RONDOL QUIGLO in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BEAR NEKKID handily defeated MAHARA in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
WITCHCRAZE was butchered by SHELDON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LAYTON was overpowered by ANJE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SISTER MARY CLARENCE was overpowered by SIR GALAHAD in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
MAYHEM beat KOZYTA in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
VISCIOUSNESS was overpowered by KRAMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DRASTARDY DAKE was bested by BURNS in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
B.B. CROSS was beaten by FIGHTING TREE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SISTER MARY ELEPHANT viciously subdued FREEZE DRIED in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
NORTON luckily beat FRED BEAR in a 9 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge match.
GET THE POINT? was defeated by MISFORTUNE COOKIE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
DEVOUT CHRISTIAN overpowered NASTA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WHITE SETTLER was vanquished by SISTER CHRISTIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
DUDE DUKE was overcome by CRISTER MOFFEE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge bout.
CLAVIN was overpowered by CAFE AU LAIT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
AMELA BUNDERSON overpowered KATIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SARA F. vanquished HALLE BEARY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
DEEP FRIED LARD was narrowly defeated by MASS STUPIDITY in a 22 minute fight.
RAINBOW outlasted KALYPSO in a monotonous 13 minute expert's bout.
FOLMOR GRIGG slimly lost to HOURGLASS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute veteran's duel.
COURAGE savagely defeated LEVIATHAN OF LARD in a 2 minute veteran's struggle.
DONAVAN was demolished by IVAN POISY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HUMBUG was luckily beaten by SISTER MARY SARAH in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
MUTUS BRAXIMUS won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute master vs. novice bout.
CORPULENT CORPSE was viciously subdued by TEN C-0 METER in a exciting 1 minute duel.
ZOMBIE KNIGHT was savagely defeated by DASTER MARQUE in a action packed 2 minute duel.
BALKI demolished ELDHWEN in a 1 minute bloody uneven conflict.
MARAJUANA MAN overpowered LUD BIGHT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
STING was outwaited by SCOTT in a tiresome 18 minute brutal conflict.
DIRTY FLORES was overpowered by HELLUIN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided battle.
AHURA MAZDA overpowered WASTED EFFORT in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
NIN QUIRE was unbelievably bested by CURSESHOCK in a 2 minute match.
PELLA REES demolished TITANIA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CLINTONLIKESBUSH subdued MINOR BLUE in a popular 3 minute bloody novice's battle.
COYOTE was unbelievably bested by A.D. in a 10 minute novice's conflict.
KELSO demolished KILLER QUEEN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
JAY viciously butchered ICEWRAITH in a 1 minute bloody novice's match.
SWEET N LOW devastated CARCHAROTH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BLACK THUNDER lost to ITHILNAUR in a 2 minute gory novice's struggle.
SISTER SLEDGE was viciously subdued by BEHIR in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
GEORGE BUSH was outlasted by EVICSERATOR in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's duel.
IKE was viciously subdued by GAFF in a 2 minute gory amateur's bout.
MELON MUSH overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     20         TOTAL PARRY      108 -  78 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         WALL OF STEEL     61 -  47 -  3      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         AIMED BLOW        46 -  43 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         LUNGING ATTACK    96 - 111 -  9      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK   79 - 100 -  9      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  56 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    64 -  95 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  24 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  23 -  0      30  |

Turn 216 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:

WALL OF STEEL      6 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        9 - 11         4  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 12         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  6     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 10         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BEAR ACUDA 4995            13   6  1  152 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
WALL OF STEEL    LATTE 4667                 21  14  0  114 COFFEE RULES! (505)
TOTAL PARRY      RAINBOW 4553               15   9  0   99 LAND OF OZ (217)
AIMED BLOW       PAULA BONES 4414           17  10  1   97 SKELETON KEY (493)
SLASHING ATTACK  COURAGE 4552               13  10  1   94 LAND OF OZ (217)
BASHING ATTACK   SHELDON 4111                8   2  2   78 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   ART PENDRAGON 5151          6   5  0   72 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197       6   1  0   64 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BEAR NEKKID 5126            8   5  0   59 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOLMOR GRIGG 4501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FRED BEAR 5348.  The ten other most popular fighters were COYOTE 5316, 
HUMBUG 5199, FOLMOR GRIGG 4501, CRISTER MOFFEE 5289, DASTER MARQUE 5196, FILTHY 
SANCHEZ 5244, OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561, BEAR NEKKID 5126, SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 5219, and 
MINOR BLUE 5326.

The least popular fighter this week was MASS STUPIDITY 5068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DEEP FRIED LARD 4975, SCOTT 5299, STING 2724, RAINBOW 4553, 
KALYPSO 3603, A.D. 5305, MELON MUSH 5357, IKE 1297, EVICSERATOR 5358, and BLACK 
THUNDER 3885.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BEAR ACUDA (47-4995) THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

                                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

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                    JESSIE'S GUIDE TO A GOOD BASHER (2nd Edition)

     Greetings.  This is a 2nd edition of "Jessie's guide to a good BASHER."  I have 
had a little more time to upgrade my first article to give you some more info 
regarding my favorite style.  The major changes are in the weapons and strategies 
section.  But read the whole thing; I've made other changes as well.  Also, this 
article doesn't discuss the SCUM basher or other mutant variations of this style.  It 
deals mainly with ones meant to last past 10-15 fights.
     Most new mangers or managers that don't run bashers that much, don't understand 
how to make a good basher.  Needless to say, they don't run them right either.  Even 
with the my horde of bashers, each one varies somewhat.
     The 4 MOST important things to a basher are DECISE skills, ATTACK skills, DAMAGE 
bonus, and maintaining the INITIATIVE.  This is also the order of importance as well.  
Bashers also learn ATTACK, DECISE and INITIATIVE skills faster than other skills.  
They are very similar to slashers in many ways.  

1. DECISE SKILLS:  A basher needs to strike first, this is why his number of Decise 
skills must be high.  His bigger size will give him bonus DECISE skills, as well as 
bonus INITIATIVE skills.  Bashers have poor defense and parrying abilities, this is 
why they need to gain the initiative.  A BASHER'S best defense is a good OFFENSE.  
Speed also gives decise skills.  But, I don't add to speed, cause speed isn't vital to 
a basher or his performance.

2. ATTACK:  After gaining the initiative, the number of attack skills will determine 
whether he hits or not.  Bashers need to hit what they swing at, 'cause they may not 
get another chance to swing.  I recommend a 10+ base in attack for a basher.  This 
means he should have a HIGH ORDER WIT statement for attack.  The higher the attack 
rating, the easier it will be to get through the parries and dodges of the opponent.  
If you check the WIT statement chart, and he doesn't have HIGH ORDER attack, he may 
not do well.

3. DAMAGE:  This is a MUST for any basher.  I would recommend a no less than a GOOD 
DAMAGE rating.  I prefer GREAT DAMAGE for my bashers, or more.  A basher must be able 
to do A LOT of damage when he hits, because he is trying to bring his opponent down 
fast.  He can't afford to let his opponent attack back with the low defensive 
abilities the basher has.  That is why he needs to make every hit count.

4. INITIATIVE:  He needs to start with at least a LOW ORDER initiative WIT statement.  
He needs to maintain his attacks to get enough hits to bring his opponent down, so 
there is no counter attack.  It does no good to strike first if he can't maintain his 
initiative.  Big size, High WIT, and high DEFTNESS will give your basher extra 
starting INITIATIVE skills.

     Designing a good basher doesn't take a rocket scientist.  If you've been 
wondering what to do with big guys, BASHER is the answer.  Bashers make excellent 
BASIC warriors.  And if you get one that has some defensive abilities as well as 
offense, he might be good at the higher levels of the game.  Smaller bashers that have 
higher skill bases, fare better at higher levels of the game than bigger ones with 
less skill.  The only problem with small ones is surviving BASIC.  'Cause they don't 
have the DAMAGE or HIT POINTS the big ones have.

Strength:  10-17  Don't skimp, you need the damage.  But WIT is the first concern.  
Strength is number 3 in the priority race.  You might need a little higher if you have 
a small warrior.  Remember, you want to at least get a GOOD DAMAGE rating.  You can 
also train strength later, so don't worry about starting with it too high.  I always 
try to get odd numbers on strength, 'cause that's where most of the strength 
requirements are for basher weapons.  15, 17, 21 STR also give extra skills.

Constitution:  6+   Try to get it to a least 6.  If you already have it above 6, don't 
add points here.  This is low priority for adding points.

Size: 9+ is recommended, but I wouldn't go below 6 unless you got at least a 15 
strength.  If you have a size 15+, then you can go as low as 10 on the strength.  A QS 
only needs an 11 strength to wield.  You can use it till you get a 12 or more strength 
to wield the basher's best weapon, the WARHAMMER.  Don't forget big sizes, 12+, get 
bonus HIT POINTS, DECISE SKILLS, and INITIATIVE SKILLS.  But they also get a penalty 
in their starting DEFENSE skills.  Smaller ones, 8 or less, get bonus defense, but 
fewer hit points.  They also get hosed on their DAMAGE bonus.  But the smaller ones 
usually start out with more skills than the bigger ones.

Wit: 15, 17 or 21.  Since a basher starts out with lower skill bases than most styles, 
he needs to learn fast.  Even if he is only an average basher, he can make up for it 
by learning fast.  Having a high WIT will help him learn fast.  If you have a slow-
learning basher, he won't be competitive after about 10 to 15 fights. The reason is 
that the other styles that start with more skills than a basher will pass him up in 
the skills department.  This will cause many losses and even death.  This is a number 
ONE priority when adding points.

WILL: If you can't get 15, 17, or 21, don't add points here.  WILL is not a basher 
priority.  If you want your basher to go to ADM, you need at least a 15 WILL.  Bashers 
are low endurance burn, and don't need high endurance.  But it is nice to have.  Some 
of the best short term bashers have low wills.

Speed:  5+.  Speed is not a basher priority.  Don't add points here.  I don't like 3 
speeds, I believe there is a voodoo curse that penalizes you too much.

DEFTNESS:  Many managers skimp here.  DON'T SKIMP on deftness.  I see many managers 
see that a roll up has low deftness and automatically say, "Make it a basher."  That 
greatly damages your basher.  For a lunger or slasher who already have A LOT of skills 
to start out with, it's okay to have a low deftness.  But not a basher who doesn't 
have those skills.  Deftness is where most of the bonus skills come from.  Don't ROB 
your basher of the skills, he needs all he can get.  I recommend 13+.  11 is okay if 
you have a 17 or 21 WIT.  I never go below 9 Deftness, period.

BASHER WEAPONS:  After experimenting with all of the basher weapons extensively, I 
have more info in this area to give.

Basher Weapon Requirements :

Warhammer:  STR 13, SZ 3, WIT 9, DEF 7

Mace:  STR 13, SZ 3, WIT 7, DEF 5

Morning Star:  STR 13, SZE 3, WIT 9, DEF 13

War Flail:  STR 11, SZE 3, WIT 7, DEF 7

Quarter Staff: STR 11, SZE 9, WIT 11, DEF 11

Great Axe: STR 13, SZE 3, WIT 9, DEF 11

Greatsword: STR 15, SZE 9, WIT 11, DEF 11

Maul: STR 15, SZE 9, WIT 5, DEF 7

Halberd: STR 17, SZE 9, WIT 11, DEF 11

     Those weapons above are well suited to the Basher.  Also, weapons that are 
marginally suitable are battle axe, broadsword, and fist.  You do get a little penalty 
for using marginally suitable weapons, but not enough to notice.  Your basher's 
favorite weapon can only be a well suited one.
     Besides strength, other important factors that determine what weapon you equip 
your basher with are ENDURANCE and current ATTACK skill level.
     If your basher has an ENDURANCE problem, use the QS or WH.  Or if he is fighting 
against a heavy armored defensive style, these weapons are the best choice.  Warhammer 
is good against plate.  Don't use a ML or HL with an endurance problem, 'cause he 
won't last past round one.
     If your basher hasn't gained enough skill yet, and is being parried most of the 
time, use BIGGER weapons.  If you have the strength and endurance, use the ML or HL.  
Using these weapons will increase the damage you do, making each hit count.  In basic, 
when weapon speed its a major factor, big weapons aren't really that slow.
     Another tactic I use often with great success is using big weapons for light 
armor and lighter ones for heavy armor.  Most offenses in basic wear lighter armor and 
have fewer hit points.  Offensive styles are more deadly to bashers than defensive 
styles.  Therefore, you need to bring them down as quickly as possible.  Using a HL or 
ML against scale armor or less usually only takes one or 2 hits to bring an offensive 
style down.  Defensive styles parry and dodge a lot of your attacks, so you need a 
lighter weapon so you won't tire out quickly.  Using a warhammer for chainmail and 
above will let you last long enough to bring a defensive style down.  Warhammer also 
does very well against heavy armor.

WARHAMMER: 13 ST required.  This is the BEST weapon for a basher without a doubt.  Its 
light weight and speed are unchallenged against all the other basher weapons.  It also 
does a surprising amount of damage.  Can be used against all armors with great 
success.  This weapon rarely breaks.

MACE: 13 ST required.  This is an okay weapon, but doesn't compare to the WARHAMMER.  
It has problems inflicting damage.

Morningstar: 13 ST and DF required.  Does good damage, but is slow and heavy.  Isn't 
worth the endurance burn.

War Flail: 11 STR required.  The is the WORST weapon in the game.  DON'T USE IT!!!!!  
Damage for this weapon is very lame and I have see it bounce off of ALE and NO ARMOR 
opponents.  I believe daggers and fist do more damage!

Quarterstaff: 11 ST and DF required.  This two-handed weapon is light weight, quick 
and good against all armors.  This is a basher's second best weapon.  This weapon's 
main problem it breaks too much.  I use the fist as a backup when I use the QS, so 
when it breaks he doesn't have to draw a backup weapon.  Offensive styles may not give 
you a chance to draw your backup weapon.  With a fist back-up you will continue 
attacking after your weapon has broken, maintaining the initiative.

Great Axe: 13 ST and 11 DF required.  This is also much like the QS, but weighs a 
little more.  Does more damage than a QS.  It will tire your basher faster.  This 
weapon also breaks a lot.

Maul:  15 ST required.  Does massive damage, but is very heavy and tiresome.  This 
weapon is a better all-around weapon between it and the halberd.  This is the 3rd best 
bashing weapon.

Halberd: 17 ST required.  Does the most damage in the game.  This weapon also is only 
for those warriors who have the strength and the endurance for it. This is a bashers 
4th best weapon.

Greatsword: 15 STR required.  See WAR FLAIL.  This weapon also breaks a lot.

Shields:  Are well suited to bashers, but don't ever use one.  They do hardly any 
damage.  Don't ever use a shield and any other weapon in a basher's off-hand.  They 
rarely use their off-hand to parry and when they do use it to attack with you're doing 
less damage.  When the computer gets to the part in the program where it selects which 
hand to use, you want him to use his PRIMARY weapon to do the most DAMAGE.  Not to 
pick an off-hand weapon that does lesser damage.  Also you get an attack bonus for 
using 2 hands with many weapons.

Bashers favorite weapon:  Well out of 78 Basher ADM graduates, the following is a list 
of their favorite weapons.

MS(7), MA(14), GA(4), GS(8), ML(8), WF(8), HL(7), WH(7), QS(9)

     You have to try each of them if you want to guess which one it is.  If you're 
lucky and get the WH, then praise the gods!!
     15 of the 78 bashers got the BASH tactic as their favorite tactic.  But, I 
wouldn't use the BASH tactic, but the DECISE tactic is awesome for a BASHER.  I use it 
with all my bashers.  One basher got DECISE as a favorite tactic.  Bash is only good 
to use against strong defensive styles after round one.  I have used the DEFENSE or 
PARRY tactics in DESP. with great success.  I will chose the one that the basher has a 
WIT statement in.  IE: If he has a DEFENSE statement I use DODGE tactic in DESP. If a 
parry statement then PARRY in DESP.  If neither, then PARRY 'cause it's almost always 
higher than DEFENSE for a basher.  

Basher armor:  ALE/S or H to start.  If he doesn't seem to get the jump on most of his 
opponents, then go to heavy armor.  You can 'sponge' your opponents, by taking hits 
and hope to get to hit them when they're tired.  But if they do too much damage to you 
first, you will lose.

Favorite Rhythms:  Offense effort should be between 8-10 the first minute and 5-8 
thereafter.  In DESP. 5-10.  Activity Level should be 5-10 in the first minute and 1-3 
thereafter.  IN DESP between 1-10.  KD between 5-7 all rounds.

Typical Strategy:

MIN:  1    2    3    4    5    6    DESP
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OFF. 10    8    5    5    5    5     10
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AVT. 10    3    1    1    1    1      6
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KD.   7    6    6    6    6    6      6
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Att. RA   RA   RA   RA   RA   RA     RA
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Pro. HE   HE   HE   HE   HE   HE     HE 
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TAC. DECISE in minute one.  Bash in later minutes against scum or heavy defensive 
styles.  Defense or parry in DESP.

     If you aim for the limbs, you can take your opponent down quickly.  Bashers tend 
to hit the upper half of the body more anyhow.
     Well, that's a wrap.  If you would like to chat, get charts, or learn all the 
stuff RSI doesn't tell you, drop me a line.  You can diplo me at DM 75, "The Joker's 
WILD 2" or any one of my others teams that are too long to list. Also, you can EMAIL 
me at 103260.3347@compuserve.com

Ta-Ta,
Sir Jessie Jest
The Basher Guy