DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2005    Duedate: 01/28/2005

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-206

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANWAFEA
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3338) [20-17-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANWAFEA                       SNOW COBRA HAMMER
DARK SIDHE (288)               SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
(50-3338) [20-17-1,107]        (50-3477) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELLITA FESS                    GILIA HARN
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3392) [21-17-0,93]         (50-3391) [19-19-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRUID'S GROVE (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)     43
2. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         23      DARK SIDHE (288)
3. BRIGANDS (384)              12      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          10
5. DARK SIDHE (288)             2      SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)    9   1  2 90.0   1/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      10  5 3
 2- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        273 187 16 59.3   2/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 0
 3- 3*BLEAK LEGION (382)        11   9  2 55.0   3/ 7*SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)   9  1 2
 4/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         323 294 20 52.4   4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 5- 5*DISTRUXTIVE HABITA (379)   5   5  0 50.0   5/ 6 EXTREMISTS (252)          4  1 1
 6/ 6 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       79  80  8 49.7   6- 4 STRANGE TUNES (369)       4  5 1
 7- 7 STRANGE TUNES (369)       55  60  2 47.8   7- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  2 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        88 102  1 46.3   8- 8*BLEAK LEGION (382)        2  3 0
 9/ 9 EXTREMISTS (252)          42  56  5 42.9   9/ 0 BRIGANDS (384)            1  1 1
10/ 0 BRIGANDS (384)            33  47  6 41.3  10- 9*DISTRUXTIVE HABITA (379)  1  4 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to SNOWBOUND once again!  Biff!  Pow!  SNOWBOUND watched with glee 
as DARK SIDHE got knocked off top spot by DRUID'S GROVE!  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
OPEN SESAME was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, SNOW 
CALL HAMMERZ's 3rd moved them up to 5-0-1 place.  What's with ORION GRIMM?  He 
actually beat SNOWBOUND's THE USEROUS MERCHANT, and walked away with 15 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at SNOWBOUND while they watched THE USEROUS MERCHANT 
clobber ROXANNE DE'MORRE.  She lost 8 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  STRYKER was reminded on the sands why VANWAFEA is Duelmaster.  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  What do people see in 
AMPUTATION?  His 1-1-1?  EXTREMISTS ain't talkin', but he's got 10 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  ARLEN ABELI, with hers forgettable 13-25-0,  was put to death 
by ASHAKI in a forgettable match.  MIDDLE WAY 6 didn't seem to mind very much.  
AMPUTATION larned his lesson (SNOW TROLL HAMMER taught it well), and we right likely 
won't be seein' 'im fight any SNOW CALL HAMMERZ members with the same gusto.  Is it 
my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
SNOWBOUND is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANWAFEA 3338                20  17  1   107       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPER GROVER 3413             8   3  0   110       OPEN SESAME (199)
-TARGHOL 3512                 12   8  0   107       BRIGANDS (384)
 YAIWE 3414                   18   2  0    99       DARK SIDHE (288)
 ELLITA FESS 3392             21  17  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 OBSIDIAN 2484                14  20  1    92       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY 3399                   11  13  1    90       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            14  17  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-NO-PAIN-4U 2359              11   4  1    86       EXTREMISTS (252)
 GILIA HARN 3391              19  19  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 STRYKER 3404                 11  14  0    78       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402        9  15  0    70       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            14  18  1    67       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON MY WAY 3378               14   7  0    66       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ASHAKI 3509                   9   7  3    66       BRIGANDS (384)
-SWEET AIR 3381               13   7  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
-HAIRY MONSTER 3436            5   2  0    64       OPEN SESAME (199)
 NEUMA 3406                   10  14  0    61       DARK SIDHE (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVERMORE 3401                6  18  0    56       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 BLAZE 3412                    8   9  4    50       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-THE HUNTING SONG 3471         5   1  1    50       STRANGE TUNES (369)
-BLUNGEON 2436                 5   1  0    46       EXTREMISTS (252)
 ORION GRIMM 3486              5   2  1    42       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-BEGGERS BLOOD 2729            4   0  0    38       EXTREMISTS (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449         7   6  0    37       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRONK 3472                    4   6  0    29       DARK SIDHE (288)
 SNOW COBRA HAMMER 3477        2   0  0    28       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
-CREEPER 3492                  3   1  0    26       BLEAK LEGION (382)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            1   7  0    25       OPEN SESAME (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KALDOR 2522                   4   2  2    22       EXTREMISTS (252)
 SNOW BELCH HAMMER 3475        2   0  0    22       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
 SNOW TROLL HAMMER 3476        2   0  1    19       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
 SNOW BOUND HAMMER 3474        2   0  1    18       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
-GUNPLAY 3469                  2   0  0    17       DISTRUXTIVE HABITAT (379)
-GROTH 3508                    2   1  0    16       BRIGANDS (384)
-CRONE 3496                    1   0  0    14       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 SNOW HIPPO HAMMER 3513        1   0  0    13       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
-FORLORN KNIGHT 3488           2   2  0    10       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 AMPUTATION 2767               1   1  1    10       EXTREMISTS (252)
-ROTHAZ 3505                   0   1  0     9       BRIGANDS (384)
-RED MAIDEN 3491               2   2  0     8       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 TOKAR 3504                    1   5  0     8       BRIGANDS (384)
-BACKSTAB 3494                 1   1  1     7       BLEAK LEGION (382)
-CRUDWEISER 3467               1   1  0     6       DISTRUXTIVE HABITAT (379)
-PILLBOX 3468                  1   1  0     4       DISTRUXTIVE HABITAT (379)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KARRAGIT SLAVE 7       0  1 0   1                   BLAZE 3412            206 NONE    
DARK LADY 3489         1  1 0 BLEAK LEGION 382      ORION GRIMM 3486      202 NOT REVE
BLACK LANCE 3490       1  1 1 BLEAK LEGION 382      VORAGAR 3487          202 NONE    
FEL BLOW 3493          0  1 0 BLEAK LEGION 382      VORAGAR 3487          203 NONE    
TAMBARO 3514           0  1 0 DARK SIDHE 288        SNOW BOUND HAMME 3474 206         
VORAGAR 3487           3  2 2 DARK SIDHE 288        THE HUNTING SONG 3471 205         
SHIN SPLINTERER 3466   1  1 0 DISTRUXTIVE HABIT 379 BLAZE 3412            204         
ARLEN ABELI 3387      13 25 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      ASHAKI 3509           206         
SNOW BUNNY HAMME 3473  0  1 0 SNOW CALL HAMMERZ 380 AMPUTATION 2767       205 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snow Bound Citizens -- Please identify yourselves so we can get acquainted in case I
choose to remain active in this arena for the next few months! -- Hammer of SNOW CALL
HAMMERZ

Yaiwe -- (heavy sigh)  This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I'd slept late
the day Jorja came through our village recruiting.  I could be back there right now,
watching the grass grow.  Or not, at this season. -- Ellita Fess
P.S.  That's "watching it not grow."

Neuma -- I never watched the grass grow, but I can see Ellita's point.  I could,
after all, be watching the dust settle or the rain drip.  It'd beat Infirmary time.
-- Arlen Abeli

Vanwafea -- Wow, me in a title match. -- Hollan Innis the not-terribly-thrilled
P.S.  I figure if Ellita and Arlen want to watch grass grow or whatever, fine.
They're women, and everybody knows women are strange.  But I'll settle for watching
the female athletes move.  (breathing heavily)  Like...watching you.

Stryker -- Damned red-headed step-child! -- Gilia Harn

Existential Blues -- At LAST, a win for us, and *I* get to do the winning.  I love
you, Blues Boy!  I would, if I were a different kind of golem, kiss you on both
cheeks. -- Fender Grale

Listen up, Warriors!  Finding thieves in this honest town, not to mention orcs, is
HARD.  Don't go killing them. -- Arenamaster Tora
P.S.  We're going to have to IMPORT our next thief.  Can you IMAGINE what that will
do to the arena's running costs?

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

SNOW TROLL HAMMER slimly won victory over AMPUTATION in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
VANWAFEA won victory over STRYKER in a exciting 1 minute expert's Title battle.
YAIWE luckily beat GILIA HARN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory master's duel.
ELLITA FESS defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's match.
FENDER GRALE was devastated by OBSIDIAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOLLAN INNIS devastated NEUMA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ARLEN ABELI was easily killed by ASHAKI in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
BLAZE viciously butchered KARRAGIT SLAVE in a 2 minute gory expert vs. beginner fight.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE was narrowly defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 9 minute match.
ORION GRIMM defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute match.
GRONK savagely defeated TOKAR in a 1 minute bloody competition.
SNOW BOUND HAMMER delivered the death blow upon TAMBARO in a 1 minute novice's battle.
SNOW BELCH HAMMER handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SNOW COBRA HAMMER vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SNOW HIPPO HAMMER vanquished KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   9 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  20 -  5      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  24 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  5      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  20 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 206 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VANWAFEA 3338              20  17  1  107 DARK SIDHE (288)
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 18   2  0   99 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           21  17  0   93 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
WALL OF STEEL    ASHAKI 3509                 9   7  3   66 BRIGANDS (384)
SLASHING ATTACK  ORION GRIMM 3486            5   2  1   42 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELLITA FESS 3392.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GILIA HARN 3391.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMPUTATION 2767, 
VANWAFEA 3338, ORION GRIMM 3486, STRYKER 3404, YAIWE 3414, ELLITA FESS 3392, OBSIDIAN 
2484, BLAZE 3412, GRONK 3472, and SNOW BOUND HAMMER 3474.

The least popular fighter this week was ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TOKAR 3504, ARLEN ABELI 3387, NEUMA 3406, TAMBARO 3514, FENDER 
GRALE 3389, SNOW HIPPO HAMMER 3513, SNOW BELCH HAMMER 3475, ASHAKI 3509, HOLLAN INNIS 
3388, and SNOW TROLL HAMMER 3476.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VANWAFEA (50-3338) DARK SIDHE (288)

               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

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KALANDRA 2443 (63-57-3)                2  3  0         DARK SIDHE           
SCUM #1 2743 (52-54-0)                 2  3  0         DARK SIDHE           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BELGOROTH 3175 (35-31-1)               3  3  0         DARK SIDHE           
IRIADOR 2481 (25-16-2)                 2  3  0         DRUID'S GROVE        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UMBR-ELL-A 3222 (10-6-0)               6  3  1         THE M.O.D. SQUAD     
NO-PAIN-4U 2359 (10-4-1)               3  3  0         EXTREMISTS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YAIWE 3414 (15-2-0)                    6  3  0         DARK SIDHE           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARRY MONSTER 3430 (0-7-0)             3  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE COUNT 1860 (17-13-0)               3  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUBBER DUCKIE 3194 (4-3-1)             2  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRASH CAN 3403 (2-1-0)                 9  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
SILENT KILL 2378 (0-1-0)               3  3  0         EXTREMISTS           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAZOR'S RAZOR 2403 (2-1-1)             3  3  0         EXTREMISTS