DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2004    Duedate: 02/09/2004

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-142

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PRIZMATYK WAHL
MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
(73-4252) [13-4-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PRIZMATYK WAHL                 3 LEGGED BOB
MAGIC MAYHEM (485)             MUTANT'S R US (328)
(73-4252) [13-4-1,115]         (73-2943) [2-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONAN THE PILLOWMAN            PHETHER PHAHL
FLAMING FIST (65)              MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
(73-768) [15-24-0,72]          (73-4251) [11-6-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAGIC MAYHEM (485)          29
2. FLAMING FIST (65)           23      THE BULLS (43)
3. MUTANT'S R US (328)         11      Unchartered Team
4. THE BULLS (43)              10
5. DHOOMZDEY (486)              6      MUTANT'S R US (328)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MUTANT'S R US (328)        4   0  1  100   1/ 1 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        9  6 0
 2- 3*ROUTE 71 (415)             3   1  0 75.0   2- 2 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  0 0
 3/ 4 THE BULLS (43)           138  68  8 67.0   3/13 FLAMING FIST (65)         6  8 0
 4- 7 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)    8   5  0 61.5   4/ 6 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       5  6 1
 5/ 8 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        52  33  3 61.2   5/11 THE BULLS (43)            3  2 0
 6/ 6 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     12   8  0 60.0   6-10 THE BEGINNING (355)       3  3 0
 7-10 MYSTERIOUS (347)         105  78  5 57.4   7- 5 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       3  4 0
 8/11 DHOOMZDEY (486)           58  45  4 56.3   8/22*MUTANT'S R US (328)       2  0 0
 9-13 BAATANAR'RITEZU VI (546)  51  42  1 54.8   9-16 MYSTERIOUS (347)          2  0 0
10/14 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      376 312 31 54.7  10/ 9 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     2  1 0
11-15 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       62  54  3 53.4  11/17 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  2  1 0
12-16 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  47  41  3 53.4  12- 4 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        2  3 0
13-17 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  28  25  0 52.8  13-28 BLACK & BLUE (412)        1  0 0
14-19 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       126 117 10 51.9  14-26*ROUTE 84 (414)            1  0 0
15/ 0*DOG SOLDIERS II (527)     16  15  0 51.6  15-27*ROUTE 71 (415)            1  0 0
16/21 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  57  62  6 47.9  16-25 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)   1  0 0
17-23 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   53  60  1 46.9  17-18 THE INANIMATES (514)      1  0 0
18-24 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       38  44  3 46.3  18-29*KILLER GUYS (442)         1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-25 THE INANIMATES (514)     141 165 10 46.1  19-12 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   1  3 0
20-26 THE BEGINNING (355)      106 127  6 45.5  20-21 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       1  4 1
21/27 FLAMING FIST (65)        117 142 12 45.2  21-14 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  0  6 0
22-28*KILLER GUYS (442)          2   3  0 40.0  22/ 7 DHOOMZDEY (486)           0  5 0
23-29 BLACK & BLUE (412)        16  25  1 39.0  23-33 BAATANAR'RITEZU VI (546)  0  1 0
24-32*ROUTE 84 (414)             1   3  0 25.0  24/ 0*DOG SOLDIERS II (527)     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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #75 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis threw down the handful of papers in disgust.  Invoices for the purchase
of black candles and sacrificial knives, chickens, rabbits...potatoes?  An angry note
from the man in charge of the cult's storeroom, demanding an investigation to
determine what had happened to three yards of black cloth and a pound of onions that
should have been there and weren't.  A requisition for a cushion "to kneel on while
praying"--gods!  Members of dark cults were supposed to be TOUGH.  All these
pettifogging little details were an insult to the whole IDEA of a dark cult.  He had
a dark suspicion that Pelishtekan had deliberately dumped this work on him, this
FILING, to get back at him for something.  The Ferencian was always "getting back at
people," and often for the slightest of slights.  It just showed you what kind of
people Easterners were!
     Ghenis looked at the papers that were now scattered on the floor of his cubicle
and came to a decision.  He had had enough.  He walked out into the hall, taking care
to tread on as many of the papers as he could in the process.  These "administrative
details" were the Ferencian's doing, but there might, still, be a proper dark god at
the head of the cult.  He would find out, and if there was such a deity, he would
give it proper worship, with blood--and not chicken or rabbit blood--and dark deeds.
And if not...Pelishtekan would find out that Hell had NOTHING like the fury of a dark
cultist scorned.
     Ghenis began to consider ways in which he might discover the truth at the heart
of the cult.

Elsewhere in Zukal:

     Jorja rubbed her forehead tiredly, which didn't do a thing to relieve the
headache.  She wasn't sure just how SHE had been appointed to organize the overthrow
of Sekahos, one of Inzolas' men and the current ruler of Zukal.  What business was it
of hers?  She was Adantri, dammit.  She sighed.  Doreg's doing, probably.  Doreg
was--or had been--one of the Bandit Princes of Zukal.  Their association had been
brief; she hadn't even liked the man much.  But apparently that was enough.  By
Mantor's blazing sword, it was MORE than enough.
     If getting rid of Sekahos was what it took to shut up the yammering Bandit
Princes, then she would do it.
     The first thing she needed was information.  Spies.  She began to go over the
list of gladiators she might call on for assistance.

Somewhere between Veastian and North Fork:

     Emir Kyreses of Veastian shrugged and sighed.  "I know.  You meet the Mad
Khaliv's minions on land, and I have no doubt they're a major problem.  But--"
     "AND we shelter YOU from them," Gorich of North Fork cut in.  "WE bear the
burden of his demon soldiers, not--"
     "We meet them at sea," Kyreses countered.  "Most of our ships are destroyed or
dare not return from southern ports, no sailors can be found who will ship out of--or
into--Veastian.  To say nothing of the damage this has done to our economy, we--"
     "Something must be done."  Gorich glared at Kyreses, daring him to counter THAT
statement.
     The Karnhorn did not.  "I agree.  But I don't know what will answer our needs
best.  To kill the Mad Khaliv is obvious, and it MAY be enough...or it may simply
free all the demons he's bound to his service."
     "Aye."  The swampman was silent for a moment.  Then he shrugged.  "But at least
it's a place to start.  But to assassinate the Mad Khaliv will take men very nearly
as mad as he is."
     "Gladiators," Kyreses said.  "That is who we must send."

This is a general call for warriors who want to be in adventures.  Any warriors from
any arenas, Basic or Advanced, any region, are welcome.  A personal or a diplo to
Scribe will do the trick.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ERINIKA!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  I couldn't believe it.  Did 
MUTANT'S R US really go up by 14?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing 
teeth...  Gross!  See if I even talk to any of those losers in DHOOMZDEY again!  
Didja see where they got 0-1-0?  Somebody musta won a lotta fights!  MVP award for 
KANTRYP?  MAGIC MAYHEM's proud of her after beating VENEMOUS CONCUBINE and getting 22 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  WHAHL OF PHORSE's match with BULL MARKET cost 
her a loss of 12 points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome PRIZMATYK WAHL.  Aren't MAGIC MAYHEM proud.  (Oh, my.) Who 
was the wiseguy that said ERINIKA's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Warty 
Toad?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of KIWI CONNECTION must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why WORLDWIDE 
GORE's been avoiding KIWI CONNECTION so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared? 
Can MAGIC MAYHEM's WHAHL OF PHORSE be more popular than me?  She was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252          13   4  1   115       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-CONUNDRUM 3100               12   4  0   112       MYSTERIOUS (347)
-KASENKO 4445                 15   6  1   108       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-A BOMB IN A BULL 503         16   8  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-ACHAIERAI 4783               16   9  0    98       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251           11   6  1    93       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-ANGLE 4333                   11   2  0    92       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      20  12  1    90       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 BULL MARKET 4124             13   5  1    88       THE BULLS (43)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             12  10  1    88       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-SAIONJI 4447                 12   5  0    86       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-PERALTA TRAIL 3494            8   5  0    86       SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
 KANTRYP 4403                 10   6  0    81       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-DHETHE 4258                  12   9  0    80       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           15  15  0    79       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE BLOOD 3657               9   6  0    79       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-THE BHAUM 4256               15   6  0    78       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248         10   7  1    78       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-KNITTED AFGHAN 4123          10   8  4    75       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 WANSTEAD 3628                 8   7  0    73       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768      15  24  0    72       FLAMING FIST (65)
-SOCOTH BENOTH 4781           15  10  0    69       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-F.U.B.A.R. 4196              10   6  1    68       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONSPIRACY THEORY 4423       10   5  1    66       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-RED RUEPHIN 4443              9   4  0    64       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-SACHA 4422                    9  13  2    63       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-BENSOZIA 4780                11   7  0    61       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-LADDIE BUG 3851               9   9  0    61       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-VANISH 4633                   7   3  0    60       THE INANIMATES (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL FROG 4547                9   5  0    56       THE BULLS (43)
-EVE 3232                     12  10  0    52       THE BEGINNING (355)
-BURIED TREASURE 4264          9   6  0    51       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-FRISIAN 4635                  7   5  0    51       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-ABALACH-RE 4430               9  13  1    48       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-P.D.Q. 4628                   4   8  0    48       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 3 LEGGED BOB 2943             2   0  0    48       MUTANT'S R US (328)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-A POCK O' LIPS 4254          10   7  0    43       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-FIENDS 4335                   7   4  0    41       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-KARATIA 3624                  4   1  0    40       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-FRISBEE 3098                  8   9  0    39       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-BLACK EYE 3654                4   8  1    37       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
-TZENORITZE 4652               3   4  0    36       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
-I.R.S. 4629                   5   6  0    35       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-SCRODS 4336                   5   6  0    35       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOARRING B. TELL 4876         4   3  0    33       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-BLACK BOOK 3658               3  11  0    32       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-DUHNG B. TELL 4877            5   2  1    31       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-BESS TWESTURN 4869            3   3  0    29       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 KAREL PROSEK 4712             4   4  0    27       FLAMING FIST (65)
-TATADAHO 4650                 2   2  0    27       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
-ADAM ANT 4670                 3   7  0    25       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-LAKE CREST 3673               3   1  0    25       ROUTE 71 (415)
-FURY 3923                     2   3  0    24       KILLER GUYS (442)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHELTOWEE 4653                6   3  0    23       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
-YA SLO 4651                   2   1  0    23       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-EKON O'LOGE 4878              2   5  1    18       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-M.I.A. 4912                   3   3  0    17       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-LET THERE BE LIGHT 3162       1   4  0    17       THE BEGINNING (355)
-HYDROGEN 4647                 1   6  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
-TIME 5020                     1   0  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
 JAEGER 5007                   1   2  0    14       FLAMING FIST (65)
-SEVYN SINES 4922              2   3  1    13       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-CAROLINA 3670                 1   3  0    12       ROUTE 84 (414)
-ADAM 4648                     1   3  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
-CRAZY HORSE 4654              2   3  0     9       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
 FENRIS 5019                   1   2  0     9       FLAMING FIST (65)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACQUE 3.142857 5013          0   3  0     9       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-BEACH BUM 4522                1   3  0     6       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-YEENOGHU 4779                 0   2  0     2       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-GRAZ'ZT 4778                  0   2  0     2       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
 ROKTU MUDD 5023               0   1  0     1       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-F.B.I. 5016                   0   1  0     1       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-NEGATIVE 13 5008              0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DHOOMED 5022           0  1 0 DHOOMZDEY 486         GRONDATH 18           142 NONE    
SMAUGVILLE 4591        2  3 0 DRAKE'S TELEVISIO 497 BLACK EYE 3654        138 NONE    
TOMBSTONE 870         12 21 4 FLAMING FIST 65       F.U.B.A.R. 4196       138 REVENGED
CALIBAN 5018           1  1 0 FLAMING FIST 65       EKON O'LOGE 4878      141         
LYTENING BOLT 4358     8  7 0 MAGIC MAYHEM 485      KNITTED AFGHAN 4123   141         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DHOOMED was barely slain by GRONDATH in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PHETHER PHAHL viciously subdued YANKEE DOODLE in a 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
PIXIE BLIGHT lost to PRIZMATYK WAHL in a 2 minute master's Title brawl.
BULL MARKET outlasted WHAHL OF PHORSE in a unpopular 16 minute bloody veteran's fight.
CROSS CZECH won victory over CONAN THE PILLOWMAN in a 2 minute master's fight.
WANSTEAD was beaten by RED HOT CHILE PAPA in a 2 minute brawl.
KANTRYP handily defeated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
3 LEGGED BOB vanquished SHELTOWEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KAREL PROSEK defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.
JAEGER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FENRIS savagely defeated ROKTU MUDD in a popular 3 minute brutal novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       95 -  67 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  27 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        40 -  37 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    96 -  93 -  6      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  31 -  2      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  39 -  2      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  52 -  4      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  76 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  39 -  0      43  |

Turn 142 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252        13   4  1  115 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHETHER PHAHL 4251         11   6  1   93 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
TOTAL PARRY      BULL MARKET 4124           13   5  1   88 THE BULLS (43)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KANTRYP 4403               10   6  0   81 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was PHETHER PHAHL 4251.  The ten other most popular fighters were FENRIS 
5019, CROSS CZECH 4008, DHOOMED 5022, WANSTEAD 3628, RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358, KANTRYP 
4403, 3 LEGGED BOB 2943, PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252, CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768, and KAREL 
PROSEK 4712.

The least popular fighter this week was BULL MARKET 4124.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248, ROKTU MUDD 5023, SHELTOWEE 4653, YANKEE 
DOODLE 3605, JAEGER 5007, KAREL PROSEK 4712, CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768, PRIZMATYK WAHL 
4252, 3 LEGGED BOB 2943, and KANTRYP 4403.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

PIXIE BLIGHT (73-4427) DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)

                       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