Date   : 09/02/2003    Duedate: 09/15/2003


DM-63    TURN-310

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2406) [14-3-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIPE LAYER                     MALICHAI
WORKING MEN (289)              WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2406) [14-3-0,132]         (63-2396) [7-2-0,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPEEDBUMP                      MALICHAI
WAYFARERS (248)                WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
(63-2376) [19-31-0,100]        (63-2396) [7-2-0,93]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             21
2. THE EXILED ONES (31)        13      WORKING MEN (289)
3. WHY KNOT (201)              11      Unchartered Team
4. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)    10
5. WORKING MEN (289)            6      WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SURPRISE! (288)           18   6  1 75.0   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           6  9 1
 2/ 2 WORKING MEN (289)         14   5  0 73.7   2/ 4 WHY KNOT (201)            4  2 0
 3/ 3*WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  25  16  4 61.0   3/ 1*WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  4  3 0
 4/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)     370 310 13 54.4   4/ 3 WORKING MEN (289)         3  1 0
 5/ 5 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     83  92  4 47.4   5/ 5 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     2  1 0
 6/ 6 WAYFARERS (248)          335 399  7 45.6   6- 6 SURPRISE! (288)           2  2 1
 7/ 7 WHY KNOT (201)           134 215  7 38.4   7/ 7 THE EXILED ONES (31)      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 #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not in Zuwayza:

     The change from the sunlit courtyard to the shuttered interior of the house was
abrupt and extreme enough to blind Tankesh temporarily.  He blinked impatiently,
trying to clear his vision, and blundered after the old man as soon as he could see
vague outlines.  Furniture seemed to leap out and bite him in the shins.  When his
eyes finally adjusted to the shadowed interior of the building, he saw that he was in
a long hallway with arches opening off both sides.  The old man was just disappearing
through one half way down on the left.  Tankesh hurried after him.
     The room was bare and dark, lit only by a single candle, although the
whitewashed walls made it seem brighter than it actually was.  The old man was
kneeling on the floor, which was of tile, white tile with black and red and gold ones
inlaid in a series of concentric circles.  It looked too much like a target for
Tankesh's comfort; he supposed that was just his imagination.  He hoped that's all it
was.  He squinted at the symbols the old man was drawing in some of the rings, but
they meant nothing to him.  Well, he didn't expect they would.  Adie would probably
recognize them, though.  Could he remember enough detail to describe them to here
when he got back?
     The old man stood up cautiously, one hand on the small of his back.  He pointed
with his stick of chalk to a spot in one of the outer rings.  "Stand there, young
man, and ask no questions.  Pay attention and watch for the proper place to get off.
This is simple, but not easy."
     The elf stood where he had been directed and watched the old man take his place
in the center of the circle.  "Proper place to get off?"
     "When the rim of the circle passes through your world," the old man said.
Sliding his sleeves back on arms like withered sticks, he began to chant.
     It was, or it felt like, several minutes before he saw the arch to the hallway
pass in front of him and realized that the circle was rotating.  He glanced down, but
there seemed to be no change in the tiles under his feet.  Back up, as a corner of
the room slid by, quickly followed by the next one.  Definitely rotating, and picking
up speed, too.  "When the rim of the circle passes through my world," he muttered.
"How will I know that, unless there happen to be landmarks in sight?"
     The old man didn't answer.  Tankesh hadn't really expected him to.  The walls
blurred and vanished, to be replaced by a seascape with waves breaking on a beach of
white sand and on rocks farther out.  A wave sliding inward at the end of its course
dampened the toe of one boot.  Pleasant looking, but nothing familiar.  Another blur.
A forest of standing stones lit by bluish light from two moons, both near full, and a
smell of fresh-spilled blood.  A blur.  A true forest, trees like columns reaching
into a green darkness overhead, mist, and a smell of things growing and dying.  It
called to something in his elven heritage, but it was not where he needed to be.  A
blur that seemed to last longer than the others, there was a hesitation and a pulsing
red light half way through it.  Something they weren't going to stop for.  Just as
well, that light looked like it might be fire.  A large vaulted chamber, the image
wavering slightly and indistinct at any distance from his apparent location.  Voices
speaking akhadic.  He tried to step out of the circle, but it was like moving through
cold tar.  The view began to blur, and he forced himself outward, throwing himself to
the floor outside the circle in a dive.
     It seemed to take forever to fall, his motion slowed to the point where he
wasn't even sure he was moving at all.  And then there was a sort of soundless click,
and the floor came up fast and hard, knocking the breath out of him as he hit and

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 234): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 470): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 470): LIVING DEAD GIRL of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 463): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 459): HUGE TWIRLING MAN of DIABLO ALSO (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 460): PEROXIDE of THE NATURALS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 460): EBON AH'BIS of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 456): PURPLE DONKEY of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 421): KING LOVE of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 415): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 407): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 182): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 319): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 309): PIPE LAYER of WORKING MEN (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 234): WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 470): MENS REA (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 470): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 463): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 459): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 460): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 460): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 456): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 421): THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 415): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 407): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 182): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 319): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 309): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 355): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
                               JUGHEAD of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               BART WELLENS of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 459): HUGE TWIRLING MAN of DIABLO ALSO (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 458): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 455): EGG SHERBERT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 420): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 414): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 407): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                             OL' JOE COLLIN of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 181): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 319): ONOMOTAPOEIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 318): TYCANE of SWIFT CURRENT (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 308): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  AMEN-TEI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, WAY OF THE 
BLADE 2, but WAYFARERS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for XINGARA?  THE 
EXILED ONES' proud of her after beating MALICHAI and getting 13 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  MALICHAI's match with XINGARA cost him a loss of 6 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  PIPE LAYER stopped WANDERING JO dead in hers 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said AMEN-TEI's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  WAYFARERS was 
the most avoided team.  Is a 335-399-7 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are WORKING MEN?  WAYFARERS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, 
can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is RAZORTOOTHROTEY popular, or what?  
She was challenged the most in all of AMEN-TEI!  She's got a 17-17-0, is that good?  
RAZORTOOTHROTEY is being unfair.  She's challenged down 21 against SPEEDBUMP.  I 
don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) SPEEDBUMP is a real 
man!  He was challenged by RAZORTOOTHROTEY, 21 points above, and BEAT her!  Dark 
Arena, anyone?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All AMEN-TEI ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  AMEN-TEI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIPE LAYER 2406              14   3  0   132       WORKING MEN (289)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XINGARA 2352                 24  20  0   102       THE EXILED ONES (31)
 SPEEDBUMP 2376               19  31  0   100       WAYFARERS (248)
 MALICHAI 2396                 7   2  0    93       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 WANDERING JO 2411            20  17  2    91       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360         17  17  0    87       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 GORDIAN 2104                 13   5  0    78       WHY KNOT (201)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAWNE 2518                   4   1  1    52       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 HANGMAN 1631                  9   9  1    43       WHY KNOT (201)
 SILENUS 2517                  4   1  1    40       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
-CURVACEOUS CORRY 2387         8   7  0    39       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COPERNICUS 2403               2   0  0    32       SURPRISE! (288)
 HOBO JO 2520                  3   2  0    26       WAYFARERS (248)
-SEVERIN 2394                  3   3  0    24       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE CHILL 2527                2   0  0    20       WAYFARERS (248)
 PASSER BY 2513                2   7  0    13       WAYFARERS (248)
-WISE 2404                     1   0  0     9       SURPRISE! (288)
-KILLER KINCY 2512             2   2  0     8       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-BRUTAL BIRDSMAN 2514          1   1  0     4       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
-SINISTER SANDRO 2462          0   1  0     1       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HALF HITCH 2490        7  7 1 WHY KNOT 201          BRAWNE 2518           306 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Razortoothrotey -- Rooty-tooty to you.  I hope someone blunts your teeth.  Gods know
I tried. -- Speedbump

Ho!  I killed an Ignoble Assassin! -- Wandering Jo

Hangman -- Glad you just had a sword out there, and not a rope. -- Passer By the

We don't allow the Shifty-eyed Volunteer to hang around us.  He's way to sneaky and
underhanded. -- Hobo Jo

I probably made an enemy of that Constable when I repulsed his advances, but he was
way too friendly.  If you call that kind of thing friendly, which *I* don't. -- Joe

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAZORTOOTHROTEY was bested by SPEEDBUMP in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
PIPE LAYER subdued WANDERING JO in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title melee.
MALICHAI was unbelievably bested by XINGARA in a crowd pleasing 8 minute gory brawl.
GORDIAN savagely defeated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
BRAWNE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HANGMAN beat HOBO JO in a 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
SILENUS handily defeated PASSER BY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JOE CHILL vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute 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         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  19 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  3      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 310 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PIPE LAYER 2406            14   3  0  132 WORKING MEN (289)
TOTAL PARRY      XINGARA 2352               24  20  0  102 THE EXILED ONES (31)
SLASHING ATTACK  WANDERING JO 2411          20  17  2   91 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPEEDBUMP 2376.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MALICHAI 2396.  The ten other most popular fighters were GORDIAN 2104, SPEEDBUMP 
2360, WANDERING JO 2411, BRAWNE 2518, and XINGARA 2352.

The least popular fighter this week was PASSER BY 2513.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOBO JO 2520, XINGARA 2352, BRAWNE 2518, WANDERING JO 2411, 
and SPEEDBUMP 2376.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 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.
     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 
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