DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2004    Duedate: 02/02/2004

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-187

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED EYE
ASSASSIN NATION (186)
(52-2171) [19-20-2,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED EYE                        BEXLEY
ASSASSIN NATION (186)          OHIO (350)
(52-2171) [19-20-2,94]         (52-3486) [2-2-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED EYE                        RED EYE
ASSASSIN NATION (186)          ASSASSIN NATION (186)
(52-2171) [19-20-2,94]         (52-2171) [19-20-2,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ASSASSIN NATION (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       65
2. THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)       7      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. FLOWER GIRLS (189)           5      Unchartered Team
4. OHIO (350)                   1
5. OTTO'S PARTS (150)           0      OHIO (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*OHIO (350)                 6   2  0 75.0   1/ 5 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     9  6 1
 2/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       362 222 10 62.0   2/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  4 0
 3/ 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)   149 128  4 53.8   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        40  35  0 53.3   4- 2*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  5  5 0
 5- 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       204 213 12 48.9   5- 3 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        4  3 0
 6- 6*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)   9  11  1 45.0   6/ 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)    1  0 0
 7/ 7 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    101 135 16 42.8   7/ 7*OHIO (350)                1  2 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[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     "Bound to be trouble there," Hallie O'Dene said almost cheerfully.  She guided
her horse toward the half-hidden tower.  "It's too pat to be anything but a trap."
     "You've got that right, doll," Raoul agreed.  "But it just might be a trap for
sheep.  Let's see how it handles some wolves."
     "It might be a perfectly innocent tower," Jeri Northwind protested.
     "It MIGHT, doll, but I don't think so.  It--"
     "If it was a 'perfectly innocent' building, whether ruined or whole, I'd have
heard of it," Hallie said.  "It's my job to hear of such things.  Besides, this isn't
the first time I've been down this road, and I don't recall seeing that tower before.
Maybe--MAYBE I missed it because I didn't need it, but...."
     "But it's the kind of thing you would be looking for anyway," Raoul said.
Thunder crashed suddenly.  He squinted at the trees.
     If there was going to be lightning, the trees might be risky shelter at best.
Of course, riding down a road with nothing nearby as tall as three gladiators on
their horses wouldn't be safe, either.  The horses seemed to have their own ideas and
ran in under the trees at the edge of the road, not quite fast enough to avoid the
deluge that suddenly burst from the clouds.
     Even the trees didn't provide much shelter from that driving downpour.  Raoul
took off his hat and tried to shake the water from it, then shrugged and put it back
on.  "Not much choice--risk the tower or drown where we sit."  He urged his horse
forward.  The light wasn't good now that the rain had closed over them, but he
thought he could see a door of planks weathered to almost the same gray as the
stones.
     As they approached, the door moved.  Opened into the black interior of the
tower.
     "Probably haunted," Hallie muttered.  "If we're lucky.  If not...well, all the
vampires may not be in Leemith.  And there are robbers, and--"
     "Oh, stop!" Jeri protested.  "At least not robbers--they couldn't have BUILT the
tower since you were here last, could they?"
     "If they had a wizard--"
     A figure appeared in the doorway.  Between the rain and the shadow of the trees
now, it was little more than a pale, moving shape until they got close.  Too close
now to flee, if they had to and he was any kind of wizard.
     An old man, Raoul saw, but not bent or shriveled with his age.  Tall, lean as a
bone, with a narrow, hawk's face, hair more gray than red, wearing a simple robe of
natural-colored wool.  He made a gesture that was half an offer of shelter, half a
command that they enter.
     "Come out of the rain," he said.  His voice was deep and cold, and he spoke
Fratsfan with a slight accent like none that Raoul had ever heard before.  He stepped
toward the doorway ahead of them.  "I have a great aversion to becoming wet."
     After a brief hesitation, Raoul dismounted and moved forward, leading his horse.
"We didn't expect to find a shelter along this stretch of the coast," he said,
shaking what rain he could from his clothes before entering.  The room within was
circular and large, filling the whole base of the tower.  A fire burned on a hearth
to one side.  It looked like the part near the door had been used to stable horses
before, and recently.
     "This tower has been here a long time," the man said.  He turned back at the
fireplace and watched the women enter behind Raoul.  "But it has not always been...
visible."
     "You're a wizard," Hallie said.
     It wasn't a question, but the man bowed his head slightly.  "Perhaps the
greatest.  I am Kaldrehn of Krael."
     One of the women drew a breath in shock; Raoul didn't look back to see which
one.  He didn't want to turn his back on this man.  "It figures that a great wizard
wouldn't have been caught in the destruction of Krael," he agreed.  "But I'm
surprised I haven't heard of you before.  You don't have the look of a recluse."
     Kaldrehn laughed.  "And so I am not."  His gaze shifted from Raoul to look
past--at the women, probably.  "Not at all a recluse.  Nor a man to endure the tedium
of the dark centuries between the fall of Krael and the present, if it could be
avoided.  A man with skill enough can move behind time from one era to another, as he
wills."  His smile was not reassuring.  "As I willed."

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 364): ZEPHYR of ELEMENTAL FORCE from FRATSFA (Poison Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 479): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 478): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 467): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 468): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 464): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 430): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 423): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 416): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): I'M WITH STUPID (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 141): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 471): MORGAN of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
               (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 468): CONE SHELL of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
                (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 327): TOO ICKY of BLOOD RELATED (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
                          LUMMOX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 317): SPEEDBUMP of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, FRATSFA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, FLOWER GIRLS, since ASSASSIN 
NATION took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  ASSASSIN NATION 
turned their 5-0-0 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see TORMENT win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MUTILATE beat TEALIN 
SALI and TEALIN SALI lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, FRATSFA may be getting bland, as RED EYE stays top dog in the 
city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From FRATSFA's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MIDDLE WAY 8, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like FLOWER GIRLS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  TEALIN SALI was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in FRATSFA to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of FRATSFA.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED EYE 2171                 19  20  2    94       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY NOSE 3175             18  15  1   134       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSOLENT IRIS 3323           11   3  0    71       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 STRING BEAN JEAN 3220        10   9  0    70       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
 GRIM GLADIOLA 3316           12   4  0    68       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUTILATE 3375                 7   3  1    66       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240         8   5  0    59       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLLAPSED LUNG 3380           7   8  2    51       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 HORRID HOLLY 3334             7   5  0    51       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424         7   6  0    50       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TEALIN SALI 3496              8   7  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497              8   7  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 HALF MAST 3390                4   3  1    38       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOUTHPOINT 3492               1   0  0    33       OHIO (350)
-ORCA 3503                     3   1  0    32       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 LENA KORIL 3495               8   7  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 NEFAN MURH 3499               8   7  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307         3   4  0    27       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-TROGLODYTE 3504               2   2  0    25       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICIOUS 3508                  2   1  0    21       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 TORMENT 3523                  1   0  0    20       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-STEUBENVILLE 3487             1   0  0    19       OHIO (350)
-LEVIATHAN 3506                2   2  0    14       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-MAMMOTH 3514                  1   0  0    13       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-BRAIN TUMOUR 3502             1   0  0    13       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 QUILEE PARR 3524              1   0  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-TOLEDO 3482                   1   0  0    11       OHIO (350)
 BEXLEY 3486                   2   2  0    10       OHIO (350)
-JAMESTOWN 3491                1   0  0     8       OHIO (350)
-SOLAR SISTER 3441             1   1  0     4       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEANDERTHAL 3507              0   4  0     4       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
REBELLION 3406         3  1 1 ASSASSIN NATION 186   TROLL 3505            184 REVENGED
TROLL 3505             1  2 1 THEY MIGHT BE ORC 352 HALF MAST 3390        185 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Damon Darkheart -- We look forward to your return.  We need the business, Hon. -- The
Flower Girls

Congratulations, Red Eye!  Finally, you are champ!  I was on top of you, but somehow
you ended up in a dominant position.  Don't you just love it when we both get what we
want?  Hugs and kisses.... -- Violent Violet

Red Eye -- Duelmaster, we are looking forward to your column.  Perhaps it will reveal
the sensual you? -- The Flower Girls

Cauliflower Ears -- I truly enjoyed our grappling!  You say the sexiest things, and I
have this fond desire for big ears! (wink) -- Grim Gladiola

Lena Kori -- Didn't we girls have fun?  Who needs guys?  Come on over and visit me at
The Flower Shoppe and we will have some REAL fun!  We'll interact until we are both
thoroughly satisfied, cutie. -- Horrid Holly

Ghab -- And a true congratulations to you on your ultimate package.  Conner, what a
lovely name.  And suckha big package!  Salute. -- Lady Fern and The Girls

Red Eye -- I'd love another ride, but I'm being held back as I am maxed for the
tournament.  I'd rather have you! -- Insolent Iris

Tealin, Rendor, don't let my name mislead you.  I like fun.  I like it hot!  I want
you all! -- Grim Gladiola

Collapsed Lung -- It's probably the oxygen deprivation.  Hard to fight with a problem
like that, isn't it? -- Tealin Sali

That should wipe the stupid grin off that "Happy Peasant's" face. -- Rendor Quil

Horrid Holly -- You sure ARE.  I never imagined a woman could be so DEPRAVED.  I want
nothing to do with you. -- Lena Koril, who was raised very strictly (dwarves are like
that)

Pol was killed by a visiting orc?  That's disgusting.

I didn't expect a Fratsfan Noble to be so short.  Is that why he's being punished in
the arena? -- Nefan Murh

Grim Glad -- Not if I can help it! -- Tealin Sali

Ghab -- Right, what Ed. said last time. -- Leeta, Middle Way

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

MUTILATE devastated TEALIN SALI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RED EYE won victory over GRIM GLADIOLA in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
STRING BEAN JEAN demolished RENDOR QUIL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HORRID HOLLY devastated NEFAN MURH in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NASTY NASTURTIUM was overpowered by HALF MAST in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LENA KORIL was devastated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEXLEY was beaten by QUILEE PARR in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
VICIOUS overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TORMENT vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  1      33  |

Turn 187 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STRING BEAN JEAN 3220      10   9  0   70 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
WALL OF STEEL    GRIM GLADIOLA 3316         12   4  0   68 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   HORRID HOLLY 3334           7   5  0   51 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496            8   7  0   44 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED EYE 2171.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RED EYE 2171.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUTILATE 3375, QUILEE 
PARR 3524, STRING BEAN JEAN 3220, HALF MAST 3390, BEXLEY 3486, TORMENT 3523, HORRID 
HOLLY 3334, LENA KORIL 3495, VICIOUS 3508, and TEALIN SALI 3496.

The least popular fighter this week was NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NEFAN MURH 3499, RENDOR QUIL 3497, GRIM GLADIOLA 3316, TEALIN 
SALI 3496, VICIOUS 3508, LENA KORIL 3495, HORRID HOLLY 3334, TORMENT 3523, BEXLEY 
3486, and HALF MAST 3390.

                       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