Date   : 12/24/2004    Duedate: 01/06/2005


DM-51    TURN-398

This Weeks Top Honors


(51-5173) [10-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPIDER-MAN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)         
(51-5173) [10-6-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPIDER-MAN                     DELANGE
WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)         DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5173) [10-6-0,108]         (51-5230) [15-9-2,61]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         11
2. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)       4      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 2      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0
                                       SILK (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              44  10  2 81.5   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  5 0
 2/ 2 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    15   8  1 65.2   2/ 4 FRUITS (548)              2  1 1
 3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        89  80  7 52.7   3/ 3 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    2  1 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      454 552 15 45.1   4- 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        1  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I, Apple, do leave this arena as I entered it, Scum.
Skills at: -2?-10?-16-24-16-15?

Spider-Man -- I leave the arena in your capable hands.  I enjoyed our series, though
I wish I'd won more than I did.  But Assur appears to have been right on when he
claimed that the only way you'd win (against my normal strat--I fault the 396 loss to
Assur's unreasonable requirement on my fighting style) is to pull a series of hits to
the same location.

For me, it is to the Dark Arena for one last fight before retirement.  Assur wants me
to face the dreaded Stone Golem.  Myself, I'm hoping for an Orc or Elf. -- Apple


-- Notes from Assur

In parting, I offer publicly my apology to Amazon Elite.  I never intended to offend
you, but offend you I did.  I may very well be back here in Tricorus again, soon
(with non-scum), but no promises.  There are other teams and arenas I want to run.
In the meantime, if you want to compete with me, I invite you to Talcama and the
upcoming Battle Royal.  That is my home and as long as I play, I'll have a team
there.  Good luck and best wishes to you, both in game and out! -- Assurnasirbanipal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of TRICORUS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  DARK HORSEMEN had 
cause to celebrate, after TURAGH got 11 points by beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT.  
KOLVEGH certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to VENEMOUS 
CONCUBINE and losing 5 points in the process!  Well, Duelmaster APPLE Dark Arena 
Challenged DARK ARENA's THREE-HORN TROLL.  Is a 30-5-0 good enough?  Those who hoped 
for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by THREE-HORN TROLL, of DARK ARENA, who 
despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome TRICORUS' Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
     And how sociable are TRICORUS' warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Those who owe APPLE of FRUITS money and had written him off, take note:  he'S 
BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the 
match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRICORUS is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIDER-MAN 5173              10   6  0   108       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNAH 5059                  10  13  2   102       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 12  16  0    73       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-KALLIE 5244                   5   2  0    71       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                 15   9  2    61       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KOLVEGH 5197                 12  20  0    57       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURAGH 5243                   9   8  0    55       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-WOLVERINE 5176                5   2  1    53       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE 4987                   4   4  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-JACINTHE 5211                 6   4  0    31       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-MELISSA 5252                  2   1  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THREE-HORN TROLL 21    0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          APPLE 5169            398 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- YIHAAAA!!!!  We're finally going to be rid of that Fruits freak!!  Now perhaps
my team, as well as several other teams that have been waiting, can at last get back
to filling the team roster of Tricorus arena.  The Fruits freak manager should indeed
feel as embarrassed and humiliated as possible for disrupting this sanctified arena
for so very long.  Good riddance, pal.  May you never make your saving throws! --
Amazon Elite

Shouldn't there be a rule against the Venomous Concubine BITING her opponents?  Maybe
she could wear a muzzle or something. -- Harzogh

     I'm sure she'd enjoy it. -- Ed.

Yeah, and the Dangerous Criminal could be locked up, and I would PERSONALLY throw
away the key.  I mean, it isn't like this guy makes a positive contribution to the
community or anything! -- Turagh

Turagh -- You don't consider the three skills you learned a "positive contribution"?
Besides, SOME people can defeat the Criminal. -- Kolvegh

And a Fratsfa Slave for me, which means we fought NOTHING but standbys this time.
Why did we even bother to suit up?  And going 2-2 isn't so hot, either. -- Delange

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
     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.
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;
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
     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
     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

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

APPLE viciously butchered THREE-HORN TROLL in a 7 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPIDER-MAN demolished HARZOGH in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
KOLVEGH was overpowered by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TURAGH overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DELANGE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 398 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SPIDER-MAN 5173            10   6  0  108 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               15   9  2   61 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TURAGH 5243                 9   8  0   55 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPIDER-MAN 5173.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DELANGE 5230.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIDER-MAN 5173, KOLVEGH 
5197, TURAGH 5243, HARZOGH 5210,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HARZOGH 5210.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TURAGH 5243, KOLVEGH 5197, SPIDER-MAN 5173, DELANGE 5230,  0,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

APPLE (51-5169) FRUITS (548)

                                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

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (81-75-3)            2  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARCO 5008 (52-21-2)                   4  3  0         BOY O'S              
SUPERIOR SKULL 1580 (96-67-4)          2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
CHRISTIANITY 4965 (48-49-0)            1  4  0         GENOCIDE             

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUNO 4332 (43-21-2)                   4  3  0         BOY O'S              
NUNZIO 4799 (27-13-1)                  2  3  0         BOY O'S              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
F-WHITE SHADOW 4696 (12-3-0)           2  3  0         F-LLOD BLADES        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REALITY 5234 (9-3-0)                   0  2  0         SRETSAMLEUD          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RANFURLY 3418 (5-1-1)                  3  3  0         KIWI CONNECTION      
ORANGE 5168 (13-5-1)                   0  2  0         FRUITS               

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALEX LAUTERSTEIN 5066 (7-3-0)          3  3  0         PANSY DIVISION       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LARRY KRAMER 5061 (0-2-0)              0  2  0         PANSY DIVISION