DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2004    Duedate: 01/30/2004

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-193

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NASSE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3307) [18-17-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NASSE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK SIDHE (288)               
(50-3307) [18-17-1,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NASSE                          SASSY
DARK SIDHE (288)               LEAVE SCARS (373)
(50-3307) [18-17-1,98]         (50-3434) [1-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IRON CURTAIN (299)          36
2. TEAM VIRTUE (371)           34      DARK SIDHE (288)
3. DARK SIDHE (288)            26      Unchartered Team
4. LEAVE SCARS (373)           11
5. STRANGE TUNES (369)          4      TEAM VIRTUE (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*TEAM VIRTUE (371)         15   6  0 71.4   1/ 3 DARK SIDHE (288)          8  7 0
 2/ 1*LEAVE SCARS (373)          6   4  1 60.0   2/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       8  7 0
 3- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        254 177 16 58.9   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        7  8 0
 4/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         284 268 17 51.4   4/ 5 STRANGE TUNES (369)       7  8 0
 5- 6*THE ANGRY PUKES (6)        1   1  0 50.0   5/ 6*LEAVE SCARS (373)         6  4 1
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        62  63  1 49.6   6/ 2*TEAM VIRTUE (371)         6  5 0
 7/ 7 IRON CURTAIN (299)       128 138  9 48.1   7/10 IRON CURTAIN (299)        4  2 0
 8/ 9 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       45  51  3 46.9   8- 8*THE ANGRY PUKES (6)       1  0 0
 9/ 8 STRANGE TUNES (369)       28  32  1 46.7   9- 7 OPEN SESAME (199)         1  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #75 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis threw down the handful of papers in disgust.  Invoices for the purchase
of black candles and sacrificial knives, chickens, rabbits...potatoes?  An angry note
from the man in charge of the cult's storeroom, demanding an investigation to
determine what had happened to three yards of black cloth and a pound of onions that
should have been there and weren't.  A requisition for a cushion "to kneel on while
praying"--gods!  Members of dark cults were supposed to be TOUGH.  All these
pettifogging little details were an insult to the whole IDEA of a dark cult.  He had
a dark suspicion that Pelishtekan had deliberately dumped this work on him, this
FILING, to get back at him for something.  The Ferencian was always "getting back at
people," and often for the slightest of slights.  It just showed you what kind of
people Easterners were!
     Ghenis looked at the papers that were now scattered on the floor of his cubicle
and came to a decision.  He had had enough.  He walked out into the hall, taking care
to tread on as many of the papers as he could in the process.  These "administrative
details" were the Ferencian's doing, but there might, still, be a proper dark god at
the head of the cult.  He would find out, and if there was such a deity, he would
give it proper worship, with blood--and not chicken or rabbit blood--and dark deeds.
And if not...Pelishtekan would find out that Hell had NOTHING like the fury of a dark
cultist scorned.
     Ghenis began to consider ways in which he might discover the truth at the heart
of the cult.

Elsewhere in Zukal:

     Jorja rubbed her forehead tiredly, which didn't do a thing to relieve the
headache.  She wasn't sure just how SHE had been appointed to organize the overthrow
of Sekahos, one of Inzolas' men and the current ruler of Zukal.  What business was it
of hers?  She was Adantri, dammit.  She sighed.  Doreg's doing, probably.  Doreg
was--or had been--one of the Bandit Princes of Zukal.  Their association had been
brief; she hadn't even liked the man much.  But apparently that was enough.  By
Mantor's blazing sword, it was MORE than enough.
     If getting rid of Sekahos was what it took to shut up the yammering Bandit
Princes, then she would do it.
     The first thing she needed was information.  Spies.  She began to go over the
list of gladiators she might call on for assistance.

Somewhere between Veastian and North Fork:

     Emir Kyreses of Veastian shrugged and sighed.  "I know.  You meet the Mad
Khaliv's minions on land, and I have no doubt they're a major problem.  But--"
     "AND we shelter YOU from them," Gorich of North Fork cut in.  "WE bear the
burden of his demon soldiers, not--"
     "We meet them at sea," Kyreses countered.  "Most of our ships are destroyed or
dare not return from southern ports, no sailors can be found who will ship out of--or
into--Veastian.  To say nothing of the damage this has done to our economy, we--"
     "Something must be done."  Gorich glared at Kyreses, daring him to counter THAT
statement.
     The Karnhorn did not.  "I agree.  But I don't know what will answer our needs
best.  To kill the Mad Khaliv is obvious, and it MAY be enough...or it may simply
free all the demons he's bound to his service."
     "Aye."  The swampman was silent for a moment.  Then he shrugged.  "But at least
it's a place to start.  But to assassinate the Mad Khaliv will take men very nearly
as mad as he is."
     "Gladiators," Kyreses said.  "That is who we must send."

This is a general call for warriors who want to be in adventures.  Any warriors from
any arenas, Basic or Advanced, any region, are welcome.  A personal or a diplo to
Scribe will do the trick.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): COA PATTY of KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                   (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SNOWBOUND since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
TEAM VIRTUE was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 3-1-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, IRON 
CURTAIN's 7th moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  What's with MAEGOLOS?  He actually beat 
MIDDLE WAY 6's ELLITA FESS, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at TEAM VIRTUE while they watched CAPT. FRIENDLY clobber DAWN.  She 
lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, 
FENDER GRALE wasn't good enough at persuading IRIADOR to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  SNOWBOUND thinks DARK SIDHE 
and their 284-268-17 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The 
bums at TEAM VIRTUE couldn't face the challenges from DARK SIDHE!  No excuse for 
that!  What do people see in SLEDGE?  His 1-1-0?  LEAVE SCARS ain't talkin', but he's 
got 11 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that 
DR. HONORABLE gets in.  He fights people like SLEDGE, 12 points below.  I thought DR. 
HONORABLE showed great skill and promise when he defeated SLEDGE.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of SNOWBOUND unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NASSE 3307                   18  17  1    98       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAEGOLOS 3312                18  15  1    91       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLITA FESS 3392             15  10  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 30 3320                       8   2  1    69       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 FENDER GRALE 3389             9  10  1    67       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANWAFEA 3338                12  12  0    64       DARK SIDHE (288)
 SHAME ON THE NIGHT 3398       8   4  0    64       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400        6   6  0    64       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 OBSIDIAN 2484                 6  15  1    58       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 GILIA HARN 3391              12  13  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINDER 3380                  12   3  0    55       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 31 3322                       6   4  0    55       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-ON MY WAY 3378               11   4  0    53       OPEN SESAME (199)
-SWEET AIR 3381                9   5  0    52       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HAPPY 3399                    6   6  1    49       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 ARLEN ABELI 3387             11  14  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388             8  10  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 10 3321                       4   5  0    42       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 NEVERMORE 3401                4   8  0    41       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402        4   8  0    40       STRANGE TUNES (369)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUAMATU 3288                 10   9  0    39       IRON CURTAIN (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                    7   0  0    33       DARK SIDHE (288)
-SUPER GROVER 3413             2   3  0    30       OPEN SESAME (199)
 CAPT. FRIENDLY 3421           2   3  0    28       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 MR. JIGGLEY 3435              2   0  0    28       LEAVE SCARS (373)
 STRYKER 3404                  5   7  0    26       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 DR. HONORABLE 3420            5   0  0    26       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 NEUMA 3406                    4   7  0    25       DARK SIDHE (288)
 ZERO 3397                     3   2  0    24       IRON CURTAIN (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS FAITH 3423               3   2  0    19       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
-MR. CHEERFUL 3424             2   1  0    16       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 SASSY 3434                    1   1  0    15       LEAVE SCARS (373)
 FATHER HUMILITY 3437          1   0  0    14       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 THE FALLEN 3448               1   0  0    13       LEAVE SCARS (373)
 SLEDGE 3431                   1   1  0    11       LEAVE SCARS (373)
 DAWN 3433                     1   1  1     9       LEAVE SCARS (373)
-HAIRY MONSTER 3436            0   1  0     7       OPEN SESAME (199)
 BLAZE 3412                    1   3  0     6       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-JUMPING JOHNNY 50             1   1  0     6       THE ANGRY PUKES (6)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            0   3  0     5       OPEN SESAME (199)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yaiwe -- I doubted and now I'm a believer. -- Miss Faith

Blaze -- It was my deepest honor to test my abilities against you.  I was lucky.
Very lucky.  Perhaps the next round will go to you. -- Dr. Honorable

Stryker -- Your abilities certainly far surpassed mine.  I salute you.  Maybe some
day we can have an ale at the lodge together? -- Capt. Friendly

Congratulations to Iriador of Druid's Grove, Snowbound's talented Duelmaster. -- Boy
Scout of Team Virtue

Sesame St. Gang and Crip -- We are sorry to see you go.  We will miss you. -- Boy
Scout and Team Virtue

Cinder -- Hmm, you don't SEEM burned out.  Not at all. -- Gilia Harn

Iriador -- Drat.  But at least I'll be more decisive in the future. -- Fender Grale

Maegolos -- Some days you're the hammer, other days you're the anvil.  This was one
of your anvil days. -- Ellita Fess

Happy -- You're nuts.  Totally nuts. -- Arlen Abeli

Existential Blues -- Or how about nihilistic blues? -- Hollan Innis

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

MR. JIGGLEY devastated MISS FAITH in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
MAEGOLOS subdued ELLITA FESS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
FUAMATU was overpowered by GILIA HARN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
YAIWE bested STRYKER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DR. HONORABLE defeated SLEDGE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
ZERO bested SASSY in a action packed 6 minute Challenge brawl.
IRIADOR overpowered FENDER GRALE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SHAME ON THE NIGHT was devastated by NASSE in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
VANWAFEA was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute melee.
HAPPY was vanquished by 30 in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OBSIDIAN was overpowered by TOM SMITH DISEASE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NEVERMORE was defeated by 31 in a exciting 1 minute fight.
EXISTENTIAL BLUES slimly won victory over NEUMA in a 4 minute bout.
CINDER defeated HOLLAN INNIS in a 2 minute match.
ARLEN ABELI was subdued by 10 in a 3 minute competition.
CAPT. FRIENDLY handily defeated DAWN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BLAZE was subdued by THE FALLEN in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
FATHER HUMILITY handily defeated KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       36 -   9 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  27 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  26 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  16 -  1      41  |

Turn 193 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NASSE 3307                 18  17  1   98 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           15  10  0   78 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHAME ON THE NIGHT 3398     8   4  0   64 STRANGE TUNES (369)
TOTAL PARRY      CINDER 3380                12   3  0   55 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
WALL OF STEEL    FUAMATU 3288               10   9  0   39 IRON CURTAIN (299)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NASSE 3307.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SASSY 3434.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR. JIGGLEY 3435, STRYKER 3404, 
SLEDGE 3431, NEUMA 3406, HOLLAN INNIS 3388, BLAZE 3412, FATHER HUMILITY 3437, 
MAEGOLOS 3312, GILIA HARN 3391, and NASSE 3307.

The least popular fighter this week was DAWN 3433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OBSIDIAN 2484, HAPPY 3399, SHAME ON THE NIGHT 3398, ZERO 3397, DR. 
HONORABLE 3420, FUAMATU 3288, 10 3321, CINDER 3380, VANWAFEA 3338, and FENDER GRALE 
3389.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

IRIADOR (50-2481) DRUID'S GROVE (292)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff