DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/16/2004    Duedate: 12/29/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-366

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEADFALL
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3685) [17-41-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEADFALL                       GLASS JOE
BAD APPLES (187)               PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3685) [17-41-0,92]         (56-3847) [4-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTER VETCH                   PRONGHRON
BAD APPLES (187)               REDHORSE (207)
(56-3762) [17-12-0,65]         (56-3852) [1-2-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNCH-OUT! (411)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDHORSE (207)              38
2. YIELD (405)                 27      YIELD (405)
3. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            19      Unchartered Team
4. BLACKENED PRIDE (409)        7
5. BAD APPLES (187)           -19      PUNCH-OUT! (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PUNCH-OUT! (411)          21   4  3 84.0   1/ 1*PUNCH-OUT! (411)         12  3 0
 2/ 0*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      4   2  0 66.7   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            7  8 0
 3/ 2 YIELD (405)               18  14  3 56.3   3/ 3 YIELD (405)               6  1 1
 4/ 3 REDHORSE (207)           382 446 14 46.1   4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          3 12 0
 5/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)         335 446 14 42.9   5/ 0*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     1  0 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 504): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 498): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 500): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 489): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 486): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 477): OISAN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 344): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 504): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 498): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 500): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 489): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 486): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 477): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 365): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 344): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, 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 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
                (turn 152): DR MAX of RACE THE WIND (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello my fellow Rocani,

     Well, it finally came: my invitation to the Isle.  I wanted it so much, but now 
I feel sad.  I walked through the town of Rocanis last night, smelling the spiced 
beef and shish kebab for sale along the river walk, dodging the drunks being thrown 
out of the bars, listening to the laughter of the drovers relaxing in their camps at 
the edge of town.  There was frozen laundry on the clotheslines behind the houses; 
women accessing the mystic network through the Midnight Laundry.  A half-dwarven 
black orc teetered past me on five-inch high heels, shivering in his fishnet 
stockings, on his way to the Wanton Troll.  By hoof and horn, I'm going to miss this 
place!
     Well, my fight with Bitter Vetch was nothing to write home about.  Most of you 
have fought him.  He's good, but if you get the jump on him then that's that. 
     The Commission says I ought to fight with a longsword.  Hey, okay, I'll try it 
against Deadfall, who I guess will be my opponent next time.  Good luck, friend.
     That's all I've got to say.  I hope you all survive to make it to the Isle and I 
hope this arena grows a bit!

                                                        Javelino

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ROCANIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Our 
battling duelmaster JAVELINO has managed to hold the title, fending off DEADFALL's 
none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, BAD APPLES.  An apple a day keeps 
the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ROCANIS arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad PUNCH-OUT!?  Big bad PUNCH-OUT!.  Big bad 
PUNCH-OUT!.  ROCANIS' afraid of the big bad PUNCH-OUT!.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I 
may not be funny, but catch YIELD's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from PUNCH-OUT!.  And who is this BITTER VETCH you ask, with 
65 points and a 17-12-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, WISHLIST went after BITTER VETCH, who was higher by 22 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, WISHLIST won victory over BITTER VETCH.  
CONTRABAND of YIELD had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought CONTRABAND showed great skill and promise when he 
defeated CANDY APPLE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                17  41  0    92       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WISHLIST 3816                 6   4  0    78       YIELD (405)
 HEDGEHOG 3748                16  20  0    74       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762            17  12  0    65       BAD APPLES (187)
 CONTRABAND 3827               7   0  3    62       YIELD (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS JOE 3847                4   1  0    45       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDY APPLE 3786             10  14  0    44       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAUTION 3821                  3   2  0    33       YIELD (405)
 KID QUICK 3846                4   1  1    27       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 CIRITH UNGOL 3842             3   1  0    27       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
 KING HIPPO 3845               5   0  1    24       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 BALD BULL 3843                5   0  0    24       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANKS PONY 3854              1   2  0    20       REDHORSE (207)
 MR. SANDMAN 3844              3   2  1    12       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 LARGE DOG 3848                2   4  0    12       BAD APPLES (187)
 PRONGHRON 3852                1   2  0     9       REDHORSE (207)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   1  0     8       YIELD (405)
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              0   4  0     4       BAD APPLES (187)
 EATS GRASS 3853               0   3  0     3       REDHORSE (207)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wishlist -- Ho ho ho!  I am Hedgehog, hear me roar!  AND, I learned a parry skill! -- 
Hedgehog

Candy Apple -- Men!  Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em.  But sometimes you can wear 
them out. -- Hedgehog

Bitter Vetch -- Day job?  Day job?  Hear me roar! -- Hedgehog

Bitter Vetch -- You have to stay standing up!  It's vital to this sport!  Nobody ever 
wins from their knees or from lying flat on the ground.  Do they? -- Javelino

Deadfall -- Six cows and a bull, heck yeah!  It all depends on the bull, you know.  
Some of them will go out there and recruit on their own.  You've got to insist on 
being able to choose your bull.  Pick a fast, smart one.  Try to give him an 
intelligence test before you accept him.  Put him behind a strong gate with a latch, 
have a nice heifer in season on the other side of the gate, see if he can figure out 
the latch.  Going straight through the gate or the fence is okay, too.  (Don't stand 
in his way.)  Pretty soon you'll have a lot more than six cows. -- Javelino

Bald Bull -- You're a scary golem.  Stay out of dark alleys, because I sometimes find 
myself in them and I don't want to meet you there. -- Shanks Pony

King Hippo -- I almost had you.  You were staggering with exhaustion.  If only you 
had gotten less sleep the night before.  If only you had accidentally drunk a 
sleeping draught right before the fight.  I would love to win a fight! -- Eats Grass

Glass Joe -- There is no way you could have learned four skills in that fight.  There 
weren't even four blows struck.  I think you cheated somehow. -- Pronghorn

Contraband -- I don't DO that kind of thing!  Honestly, the SUGGESTIONS some people 
make!  It's disgusting. -- Candy Apple, whose sins are mostly confined to rotting 
teeth

Javelino -- Thank Shierah you're finally graduating.  YOU probably don't realize it, 
but having a pig on the throne here doesn't do much for our image. -- Bitter Vetch

Gods of grass and wind!  Why are the Rirorni spying on us NOW?  Is there going to be 

a new attack?  Do we need to start keeping watchers south of town and up on Spirit 
Ridge?  It's too COLD for standing outside all night!  What, I ask you all, is going 
ON here? -- Deadfall

Mr. Sandman -- Just because I have a rotten core, you don't have to be MEAN to me.  
I'm quite a decent person on the surface, after all, and very trustworthy. -- Rotten 
Core

Kid Quick -- Huh.  Quickness isn't something I usually associate with Dwarves.  Are 
you only a Dwarf by pretense?  (deep sniff)  No, you smell like a Dwarf.  (sneeze)  
Except for the pepper.  Well, I will distrust you awhile yet.  After all, GOOD people 
don't kick dogs. -- Large Dog

Hedgehog -- What a novel idea! -- Bitter Vetch

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WISHLIST bested BITTER VETCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
CONTRABAND vanquished CANDY APPLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JAVELINO demolished DEADFALL in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
HEDGEHOG viciously subdued RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 8 minute gory one-sided contest.
GLASS JOE demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KID QUICK won victory over LARGE DOG in a 1 minute fight.
CIRITH UNGOL devastated ROTTEN CORE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
BALD BULL defeated EATS GRASS in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
MR. SANDMAN was vanquished by SHANKS PONY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KING HIPPO defeated PRONGHRON in a popular 2 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   5 -  4      78  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  11 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  12 -  1      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 366 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WISHLIST 3816               6   4  0   78 YIELD (405)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          17  12  0   65 BAD APPLES (187)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTRABAND 3827             7   0  3   62 YIELD (405)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BITTER VETCH 3762.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PRONGHRON 3852.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIRITH UNGOL 3842, 
WISHLIST 3816, KID QUICK 3846, BALD BULL 3843, BITTER VETCH 3762, CONTRABAND 3827, 
GLASS JOE 3847, SHANKS PONY 3854, KING HIPPO 3845, and CANDY APPLE 3786.

The least popular fighter this week was MR. SANDMAN 3844.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EATS GRASS 3853, ROTTEN CORE 3851, LARGE DOG 3848, HEDGEHOG 
3748, DEADFALL 3685, CANDY APPLE 3786, KING HIPPO 3845, SHANKS PONY 3854, GLASS JOE 
3847, and CONTRABAND 3827.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEADFALL (56-3685) BAD APPLES (187)

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

JAVELINO (56-3728) REDHORSE (207)

                                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            
CARNIVOROUS SLOTH 1073 (149-78-5)      3  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
ANGEL 612 (180-115-1)                  2  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANWE SULIMO 3338 (44-20-0)            4  3  0         SONG OF ILUVATAR     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARE-LESS 3356 (41-14-0)               6  3  0         CARE PACKAGE         
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753 (17-2-0)          0  2  0         LAFFALYMPICS         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WISHLIST 3816 (4-3-0)                  2  3  0         YIELD                

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAUTION 3821 (2-2-0)                   6  3  0         YIELD                
CONTRABAND 3827 (4-0-2)                3  3  1         YIELD                

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARAD-DUR 3832 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
MINAS TIRITH 3834 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDICATOR 3729 (1-0-0)                 3  3  1         LAW AND CHAOS        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MINAS MORGUL 3833 (1-1-0)              3  3  1         BLACKENED PRIDE