DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2004    Duedate: 01/14/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-341

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WORMY
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3706) [15-13-2,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WORMY                          CAPTAIN CAVEMAN
BAD APPLES (187)               LAFFALYMPICS (402)
(56-3706) [15-13-2,119]        (56-3753) [6-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUNTAIN GOAT                  HONG KONG PHOOEY
REDHORSE (207)                 LAFFALYMPICS (402)
(56-3700) [15-15-3,65]         (56-3754) [2-5-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       24
2. BAD APPLES (187)            11      REDHORSE (207)
3. LAFFALYMPICS (402)          10      Unchartered Team
4. RAGNAROK (403)               1
5. MY BATHROOM (378)            0      LAFFALYMPICS (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MY BATHROOM (378)         11   5  0 68.8   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)         11  4 0
 2/ 2*LAFFALYMPICS (402)         8   6  0 57.1   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            6  8 0
 3- 3 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      45  43  5 51.1   3/ 4 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     6  9 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           330 379 13 46.5   4- 3 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      4  6 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         281 375 14 42.8   5/ 5*LAFFALYMPICS (402)        3  3 0
 6/ 6 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     62  91  1 40.5   6- 6 MY BATHROOM (378)         1  1 0
 7/ 0*RAGNAROK (403)             0   2  0  0.0   7/ 0*RAGNAROK (403)            0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #97 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Niatoli:

     Agro squinted at the horizon, where an island was taking shape, gray stone and
the brown of winter-killed leaves.  "So that's Niatoli...."  His gaze dropped to the
water that still separated their ship from the new shore.  Water that was steel gray
and torn into ragged waves where the wind whipped it across drowned rocks.  He
glanced at Tully, who had taken charge of sailing their ship.  "Isn't there some kind
of safe channel of approach?"
     The sailor grinned at him.  "This is the safe channel," he said cheerfully.
"This is why people don't conquer Niatoli.  Too hard to get here, and we'll be
sitting ducks for catapults on the shore once we get closer, too."
     "What a thrilling prospect," the Croc growled.
     "Oh, they won't shoot US," Tully said.  "We've got a banner they'll recognize."
He gestured toward the ship's mast.
     Agro looked, and raised his eyebrows.  Apparently the rebels had saved one of
the Usurper's men when they took the ship back in Monuntial.  That man was now
hanging from the mast.  "An unusual sort of banner," he noted calmly.  If Tully had
hoped to shock him, the sailor would be disappointed.  Agro was a gladiator and had
seen death often enough, and more than that, he was a Croc.  He might look human,
outwardly, but his soul was that of a hunter who had eaten men.
     Tully blinked, then shrugged.  "Yeah, but it works.  There's a lot of people on
Niatoli that fled Monuntial at one time or another," he went on.  "Refugees and
rebels and...just people who couldn't take the Usurper's ways."
     "Will they fight?" Agro asked.
     "If someone has a plan--a good plan, mind you--and gives them a leader, yeah.
Most of 'em will fight.  Have you got a plan?"
     "We'll see," the Croc answered.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     For two days, Agro merely circulated among the refugees and listened.  Sometimes
he asked a question or two.  There was a lot of wild talk--that was among the more
recent refugees.  The ones who'd been on Niatoli for months had calmed down.  Or
maybe gotten resigned.  Not that it mattered which.  It was the calm ones he'd want
to talk to first, the ones who'd thrown off their initial indignation and could think
sensibly about ousting the Usurper.
     Because he had the beginning of a plan.
     He decided to start with a man named Riterrian, who had been a merchant in
Monuntial and was now working--and making good money--as a woodcutter.  Agro figured
that showed flexibility and enterprise, and he needed those qualities in the core of
rebel leaders he was going to forge.
     They met in Riterrian's woodyard, surrounded by stacked cords of firewood and
ankle-deep in sawdust.  Riterrian was wielding an axe himself, lopping limbs from a
tree that before sawing it into logs.  When he saw the Croc coming, Riterrian sent
his helpers away with a few muttered words, then waited, axe in hands.
     To 'flexible and enterprising', Agro mentally added 'intelligent'.  If the man
was willing, he'd make a good lieutenant.  "You've guessed why I'm here."
     "Yes, I think so.  There's been talk about you."  Riterrian's hands sifted a
little on the axe.  "Tully is sure you're going to lead a successful revolt against
the Usurper."  He was silent for a moment.  "Tully talks a lot."
     Agro shrugged.  "He's right."
     "Why?  You're not from Monuntial yourself, so why do you care?"
     "Would you believe I hold a personal grudge against the Usurper for what he
tried to do to me and Bindi?"
     "Maybe, but that wouldn't be enough to explain why--"
     "Because I'm from Lapur, which is allied with Monuntial--old Monuntial, not the
Usurper."  Seeing that Riterrian was still unconvinced, Agro frowned, searching his
mind for other reasons.  Finally he shrugged.  "I like a good fight."
     "Now, that one rings true," Riterrian said.  He turned and drove his axe blade
into a chopping block, then sat down on the trunk of tree where he'd been working.
"Have you got a plan, or are we making one together here and now?"
     Agro grinned, displaying rather more teeth than a human would.  "We're making a
plan now.  I can get fighters--gladiators, mostly--but you're the one who knows
Monuntial and its people.  I've only been there once."

Call for volunteers to help free Monuntial from the Usurper.  Contact the Scribe by
personal ad or diplo.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #98 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Monuntial:

     The door closed softly behind him.  The Prince of Ar turned and examined his...
accoster.  A woman, he saw with surprise, nearly six feet tall, and she moved like a
warrior.  A very accomplished warrior.  "What do you want to talk about?"
     "How to coordinate our efforts," she said briskly.  "I can tell by the places
you've gone and the questions you've asked that you are the enemy of Nishtar and
Quelsarrain."  She smiled grimly.  "And an enemy of my enemies is my friend.  I am
Tyrai.  I used to be the Arenamistress here."
     "Coordinating our efforts implies a common goal," Ar said.  "Mine is simply to
gather information.  I am not, myself, an insurrectionist here."
     Tyrai smiled grimly.  "I am rebellious enough for both of us.  Here is the
information I have--in brief, since I assume you don't want the details of who is
collaborating with the Usurper, who is hiding Loyalists, and so on."  She paused for
a moment, as though to marshal her information.  "The Invasion, in this part of
Alastari, was originally under the command of Pasha Arjuna, who has since cast off
his Eastern allegiances and become ruler of Zarens--"
     "I know Arjuna," the Prince interrupted.
     "Good!  Then perhaps you can answer a question for me:  Will he intervene to
curtail his former subordinate, Bey Nishtar?"
     Ar shrugged.  "I don't know.  Perhaps.  He's been busy so far simply
consolidating his position in Zarens.  He has the support of most of the nobles
there, but--"
     "But there are always a few who think THEY should be the ruler, not some
stranger.  Understood.  But Nishtar and the Usurper, especially Nishtar, do not
intend to stop with controlling the Monuntial Peninsula.  Nishtar has imperial
ambitions, and he's been negotiating something with Morya, even making overtures to
Dullens and Khalani.  As for the lesser states immediately to the south of Zarens..."
she shrugged, "would you want to bet your life on their decision, if Nishtar offers
them an alliance?"
     "No.  And if I were Lord Kinnishan of Chimlevtal, I wouldn't make that bet,
either.  I see that we have more to work together on than I had expected."  He sat on
one of the two stools which, with a rough table, were the room's only furnishing.
"Tell me more, Arenamistress."

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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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am too great for an Eleven Blade to take me down.  You need a twelve, at
least.  Other than that, I seem to be much better than I realized.  Amazing.  I would
tell you my secrets, but I have no clue.

                                        Wormy
                            Duelmaster and still a Basher

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ROCANIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with TENACULUM?  He 
actually beat ROCANIS' RIRORNI SABOTEUR, and walked away with 10 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at LAFFALYMPICS while they watched CAPTAIN CAVEMAN clobber 
JAVELINO.  He lost 6 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
BROKEN TOE was reminded on the sands why WORMY is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ROCANIS thinks REDHORSE and 
their 330-379-13 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
LAFFALYMPICS couldn't face the challenges from REDHORSE!  No excuse for that!  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, JONATHANNIE!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  CHUX looked pretty sick and surprised when it learned GENERAL 
SURGERY is sending it to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'it expect with a 6-9-0?  How long 
have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     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!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORMY 3706                   15  13  2   119       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAIRY TUB 3497               10   3  0    96       MY BATHROOM (378)
 APPLEMINT 3736               11   4  1    95       BAD APPLES (187)
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721            13   5  0    92       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 TENACULUM 3735                9   5  0    92       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-0 PROLENE 2570             20  17  0    87       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-AGIS 1499                     9   7  1    74       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 BROKEN TOE 3683              14  20  1    67       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                 9  24  0    66       BAD APPLES (187)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           15  15  3    65       REDHORSE (207)
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753          6   1  0    64       LAFFALYMPICS (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONATHANNIE 3747              6   5  0    42       BAD APPLES (187)
 JAVELINO 3728                 9   7  0    37       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                 7   4  0    29       REDHORSE (207)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762             4   0  0    23       BAD APPLES (187)
 HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754         2   5  0    20       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
-DION STARFIRE 2399            2   1  0    19       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
-RAOUL 3749                    1   1  0     8       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
-SAGAN 3542                    0   2  0     2       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 LOSER I 3756                  0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (403)
-EINHERJAR 3758                0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHUX 3726              6 10 0 GENERAL SURGERY 267   STEV STONEFIST 18     341 NONE    
BIOHAZARD 3765         0  2 0 GENERAL SURGERY 267   STEV STONEFIST 18     341 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wormy -- Thanks for the skills.  Luck on the Isle! -- Eleven Blade

Hedgehog -- Well...found my favorite weapon...for all the good it does.... -- Chux

Mountain Goat -- Very close!  And you teach well.  You have my gratitude. --
Tenaculum

Agis -- A good fight, if you like fights.  But you should never call upon your gods
for help.  For some reason, this really annoys them, and they see to it that you get
it in the neck. -- Applemint

Javelino -- I don't know who it was who told you that you could fight, but they were
obviously mistaken.  Very mistaken. -- Deadfall

A Rirorni Thug?  We allow Rirorni Thugs into our arena?  How awful!  They're scum,
they're scoundrels.  They're probably caravan raiders. -- Jonathannie

Sagan -- Ah, excellent!  I hit you billions and billions of times.  At least, it felt
like it to me.... -- Bitter Vetch

Hedgehog -- Allow me to present you with this first class raspberry:  pphlbbbtttt! --
Jonathannie

     Mmmmm...I like raspberries and cream! -- Ed. who hasn't had lunch yet

General Surgery -- Yep, we missed you.  We swung and swung, and you just weren't
there!  Frustrating. -- Bad Apples

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

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

CHUX was butchered by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BIOHAZARD was barely slain by STEV STONEFIST in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WORMY demolished BROKEN TOE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
TENACULUM viciously subdued RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
ELEVEN BLADE demolished DEADFALL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
4-0 PROLENE slimly lost to APPLEMINT in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
MOUNTAIN GOAT bested JONATHANNIE in a 1 minute competition.
JAVELINO was overpowered by CAPTAIN CAVEMAN in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
HEDGEHOG unbelievably bested HONG KONG PHOOEY in a popular 4 minute duel.
BITTER VETCH vanquished LOSER I in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  29 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  0      45  |

Turn 341 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   WORMY 3706                 15  13  2  119 BAD APPLES (187)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             11   4  1   95 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   ELEVEN BLADE 3721          13   5  0   92 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
TOTAL PARRY      4-0 PROLENE 2570           20  17  0   87 GENERAL SURGERY (267)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747            6   5  0   42 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728               9   7  0   37 REDHORSE (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754.  The ten other most popular fighters were TENACULUM 
3735, 4-0 PROLENE 2570, APPLEMINT 3736, BIOHAZARD 3765, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, CAPTAIN 
CAVEMAN 3753, ELEVEN BLADE 3721, BITTER VETCH 3762, CHUX 3726, and WORMY 3706.

The least popular fighter this week was LOSER I 3756.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JONATHANNIE 3747, DEADFALL 3685, BROKEN TOE 3683, HEDGEHOG 3748, 
JAVELINO 3728, WORMY 3706, CHUX 3726, BITTER VETCH 3762, ELEVEN BLADE 3721, and 
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

WORMY (56-3706) BAD APPLES (187)

                       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