DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2004    Duedate: 01/21/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-280

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAY HOWELL
1988 DODGERS (435)
(74-3177) [17-10-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JAY HOWELL                     RIFF-RAFF
1988 DODGERS (435)             RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
(74-3177) [17-10-0,125]        (74-3825) [4-0-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KIRK GIBSON                    FAT PUNK
1988 DODGERS (435)             PARTY GEEKS (431)
(74-3230) [18-10-1,109]        (74-3721) [10-8-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VUELTA PELETON (421)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAULTY PREMISES (436)       50
2. STORMTROOPERS (72)          35      1988 DODGERS (435)
3. TC'S ARE US (456)           21      Unchartered Team
4. RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)  19
5. ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)      11RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RED STRIPE ALL-STA (489)   9   3  0 75.0   1/ 2 VUELTA PELETON (421)     10  4 2
 2/ 3*STORMTROOPERS (72)        17   9  1 65.4   2/ 1 1988 DODGERS (435)        9  3 0
 3/ 2 1988 DODGERS (435)        89  49  1 64.5   3/ 8 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     8  7 1
 4/ 4 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     83  51  6 61.9   4/ 5*STORMTROOPERS (72)        8  7 0
 5/ 7 CORPS (346)              340 232 19 59.4   5/ 4 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     6  5 0
 6/ 5 DARK TOADZ (430)          81  56  6 59.1   6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 0
 7/ 6 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       78  54 13 59.1   7/ 6 THE DREIHDENS (433)       6  9 0
 8- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  65  48  1 57.5   8/ 3*RED STRIPE ALL-STA (489)  5  2 0
 9/11 VUELTA PELETON (421)      71  73  4 49.3   9/13 PARTY GEEKS (431)         5  7 0
10-10 NOPE (460)                34  35  2 49.3  10/14 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    5 10 0
11/12 SAND DANCERS (251)       631 677 27 48.2  11- 9 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  4  2 0
12-13 EINHERJAR IV (454)        57  63  5 47.5  12/12 CORPS (346)               4  5 0
13/15 WICKED DESTINY (440)      60  67  5 47.2  13/11 DARK TOADZ (430)          4  8 4
14/14 PARTY GEEKS (431)         52  60  2 46.4  14/10 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       2  5 2
15/17 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   16  19  1 45.7  15/16 WICKED DESTINY (440)      2  5 0
16/16 THE DREIHDENS (433)       62  75  3 45.3  16/ 0 TC'S ARE US (456)         1  0 0
17/18 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     58  75  3 43.6  17/19 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   1  2 0
18/ 0 TC'S ARE US (456)          6   8  1 42.9  18-17 NOPE (460)                1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   148 212 11 41.1  19-18 EINHERJAR IV (454)        0  4 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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     It's dark on the streets of the city.  Night has fallen and with it many fine
warriors limp to their respective encampments and makeshift homes in defeat.  We come
upon the "Starry Plough", a small tavern not to far from the traders quarter in the
south eastern area of town.  A quiet tavern as taverns go, a rather small barkeep as
barkeeps go and almost standard tavern decor.  A fireplace in the eastern wall looks
sturdy and very inviting on a night such as this when the winds are howling and
travelers are weary from a long trek.  It is here in this ruddy cavern we find our
lot sharing the warmth of ales and tales, cheering each other after another long day
survived and glory hard fought and won on arena sands.
     "Dirk!  Another round fer mi crew ere." Krago bellowed to the bartender across
the table good naturedly.  "We ave sorrows to drown and vic'trees to embellish
tonight eh?  Ha heh heh."  He looked across the oak table and wondered how many more
would be lost along the way and let out a guttural roar that slowly growled and
transformed into a great tumultuous song.

      A greet buffoon,
      A simple man,
      A pop', a krist, a Kang!
      Twas death dat visits on us all
      and to us each doth brang
      A candle in the mornin' hour
      A candle with ta see
      Ta loight our way to infamay
     
       Ohhhh da candle built of lusty wax
       an threaded wit yer curage sun
       Da passion of yer spirit fight
       wil loit yer way in to da noight...
       wil loit yer way you'll see!

     As he sang the tavern at first grew quiet, then as he began to sing the chorus
others at his table joined in and others in the tavern as well who knew the song,
until the tavern was filled camaraderie and spilt mead.  Whilst this was going on
Silver Moon skipped rather comedically over to a neighboring table where she
recognized a few of the warriors from the arena from the team called Sword Opera.
She curtsied, flopped to the floor and from the floor she winked.  "I love your work,
your plays and such they really bring me quite a rush.  I sodo enjoy your writers'
touch perhaps we can um...you know...ah....." she began to wave her hands about as if
moving the air about her head would recycle the words inside her head.  "Would
anybody like a peanut?" she finally blurted.

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): ALLOCUTION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 273): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 237): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 306): WAIS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 279): ULTRA ENDEAVOR of FAULTY PREMISES (Abarsis, the
                                  Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 261): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Chavez Ravine!

The pudly ripper is once again your Duelmaster.  Jaru, what can I say?  My manager
was sending me out Ultra-conservative last time we fought.  But the Sand Dancers
manager got him to thinking with a comment about "trying too hard" and he realized he
wasn't letting me try *hard enough*.  Haven't lost since....

As expected, I'm on my way to the Isle.  No surprises at all.  For the curious:  I'm
11-13-11-21-9-6-13 parry-riposte. +4 attack, with a favorite learn of initiative
routines and LO for weapon.  Just made MA initiative, to go with MA attack and rip
and AE parry.  It's been a wonderful time here and I will do my utmost to represent
you all with pride (should my manager deign to run me in the future).

Life to you warriors, and ever-lasting glory!

Ultra Endeavor

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CHAVEZ RAVINE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team 1988 DODGERS 
was unseated this week as VUELTA PELETON moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-1-1 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon RED STRIPE 
ALL-STARS this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake 
of a 1-1-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week FAULTY PREMISES went 4-1-1 to move up 5 in the rankings.  Did 
only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which STORMTROOPERS managed to post this round?  I 
don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  RIFF-RAFF caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TSIRELL and was awarded 
22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, NOVICES put down 
JADOW, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  This time out 
TONY TAVLER made his bid for the throne as he challenged ULTRA ENDEAVOR in an all out 
contest of skill for possession of the title!  Not for nothing has ULTRA ENDEAVOR in 
the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers 
combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in CHAVEZ 
RAVINE seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in CHAVEZ RAVINE these days is SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  At least, most blades 
in town are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have 
been hard pressed to find any of THE DREIHDENS last week.  Busy avoiding SLYTHERIN 
HOUSE?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  PELAK TEN 
ZORN take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in CHAVEZ RAVINE.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that TSALMOTH posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized KRAGO.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand TSALMOTH bested KRAGO.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel. 
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  ANGEL EDO has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of his 
recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  This week marked the 
last days of SANTIAGO who at 18-4-3 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command 
of DARK TOADZ's demanding management.  Some guilds are strict but few are as 
heartless as DARK TOADZ.  Witness, last turn they sent SANTIAGO, a 18-4-3 fighter, to 
the Dark Arena!  Look no more for JORU MANE in the arena or on the streets of CHAVEZ 
RAVINE.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 22-27-2.  This 
week marked the last days of FATHER WILLIAM who at 19-7-3 was dispatched to the Dark 
Arena by the command of DARK TOADZ's demanding management.  Was I the only one 
shocked to see the well respected fighter FATHER WILLIAM (19-7-3) appear on the sands 
of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  I must report the passing of NEKKID CHICK, 
veteran of many duels.  10-17-0 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death 
plays no favorites.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CHAVEZ RAVINE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAY HOWELL 3177              17  10  0   125       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344        16  12  1   118       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-<ERASER> 3425                17   9  0   112       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             18  10  1   109       1988 DODGERS (435)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            18   9  1   106       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 ANGEL EDO 3662               15   8  3    98       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 TONY TAVLER 3226             17  11  1    97       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 MAX FACTOR 3690              12   4  0    97       CORPS (346)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708             9  10  0    93       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-<COOKIE JONES> 3422          19   7  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
-<CORUSCATOR> 3424            13  13  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 DREIHDEN TAG 3759             9   6  1    92       THE DREIHDENS (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLOPPY DRUNK 3306            11  16  0    83       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          14  13  1    82       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 NOVICES 3334                  6   8  1    81       TC'S ARE US (456)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              16   9  1    80       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           14  14  0    80       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190            10  17  2    78       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          15  28  0    73       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KAGES FAULT 3189              9  18  0    73       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         17  18  0    71       SAND DANCERS (251)
 JADOW 3214                   15  12  0    68       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 DONSTAN 3061                 12  32  0    68       SAND DANCERS (251)
 IKER FLORES 3761             10   5  0    67       VUELTA PELETON (421)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOFDING WARG 3469            15   9  0    66       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485         12  13  1    66       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 KRAZY KAT 3550                9  16  1    66       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK ORPHEUS 3709           12   6  0    65       DARK TOADZ (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT PUNK 3721                10   8  0    56       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 LORD TAYLOR 3731              6   1  0    55       CORPS (346)
 RIFF-RAFF 3825                4   0  0    51       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-NO 3359                       8   4  0    49       NOPE (460)
-NEGATORY 3361                 6   6  1    46       NOPE (460)
 TSIRELL 3793                  9   4  0    38       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IN THE PIT! 3792              5   4  0    32       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-PANSY PARKINSON 3814          4   2  0    32       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 TSALMOTH 3847                 1   3  0    32       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-NOT POSSIBLE 3718             5   3  0    31       NOPE (460)
 CHEN WYN MI 3821              3   3  0    29       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 KRAGO 344                     5   1  0    28       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-TIM LEARY 3838                4   0  0    28       1988 DODGERS (435)
 SILVER MOON 1385              3   2  0    28       STORMTROOPERS (72)
 GARIDO 3802                   7   4  0    25       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 LOENDAL 343                   3   2  1    25       STORMTROOPERS (72)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIGARD 3748                   4   9  1    23       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-NEVER AGAIN 3685              5   3  0    22       NOPE (460)
-THE TICK 3788                 4   5  0    22       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 DREIHDEN BUM 3806             4   4  1    19       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 PANAMA RED 3822               2   2  0    18       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
 CREATOR 345                   4   1  0    17       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-INGVAR VANIER 3804            4   3  0    15       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-STINKMONKEY 3778              1   2  0    15       NOPE (460)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            1   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 1   1  0    11       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MARY JANE 3826                2   0  0    10       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-AGENT 99 3823                 1   0  0    10       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 BIG BRUTHA' 3840              1   2  0     8       STORMTROOPERS (72)
 STEVE SAX 3849                2   1  0     7       1988 DODGERS (435)
 TAISHAKU 3843                 1   3  0     7       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-JAH RULE 3824                 0   1  0     7       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             0   2  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 SENGEN 3842                   1   2  0     5       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-LUCIUS MALFOY 3839            0   4  0     4       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 BEHRIN 3837                   0   3  0     3       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 DENNIS THE TREE 3868          0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (470)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STENRO BLACKBROWS 20   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ANGEL EDO 3662        280 NONE    
SANTIAGO 3654         18  5 3 DARK TOADZ 430        CHANNA THE DANCER 24  280 NONE    
FATHER WILLIAM 3155   19  8 3 DARK TOADZ 430        DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 280 NONE    
AA 3873                0  1 0 DARK TOADZ 430        MARHAN HAMHAND 22     280 NONE    
DEAD BASHER 3876       0  1 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 280 NONE    
DEAD PS 3877           0  1 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     LORD OF THE SANDS 25  280 NONE    
DEAD 2 3871            0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 470     STENRO BLACKBROWS 20  280 NONE    
NEKKID CHICK 3307     10 17 0 PARTY GEEKS 431       KRAZY KAT 3550        280         
JORU MANE 2299        22 28 2 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  LORD OF THE SANDS 25  280 NONE    
BIG GORILLA 3834       1  1 0 WICKED DESTINY 440    FRIGID AIR 3828       276 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gregory Goyle -- Hmm, most snot-nosed kids don't pay attention, but you did rather
well on that test. -- Donstan

Jadow -- Are you wicked, or just cursed with a wicked destiny?  It could make a big
difference, you know. -- Tilaen tyl Sanh

Dreihden Tag -- Heck, does that mean I'm "It" now? -- Pelak ten Zorn, not feeling
very ittish

Krazy Kat -- How can you tell?  I thought cats were always like that. -- Tsirell
P.S.  Besides, you're not a cat, you're a Dwarf.
P.P.S.  Oh, that's it, huh?  Your craziness is that you THINK you're a cat.  Okay.
Glad to have that cleared up.

Steve Sax -- Know any good jazz? -- Ronsevan

Manager of Faulty Premises -- Glad to have you here, then. -- Li Dan

K Kat -- Ah, there's a lot of that going around. -- Donstan

Kages Fault -- When I keep missing a train, I give up and take the bus. -- Tsirell

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

ANGEL EDO butchered STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SANTIAGO was viciously butchered by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
JORU MANE was easily killed by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
FATHER WILLIAM was slaughtered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEAD 2 was assassinated by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AA was slaughtered by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD BASHER was executed by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEAD PS was put to death by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LORD TAYLOR was viciously subdued by KAGES FAULT in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
DREIHDEN TAG was vanquished by JAY HOWELL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
TONY TAVLER was defeated by ULTRA ENDEAVOR in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
IRONHAND ORC was overpowered by DRACO MALFOY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CLONE MISHAP devastated PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
KRAZY KAT savagely slew NEKKID CHICK in a popular 2 minute master's Challenge match.
SILVER MOON overcame DREIHDEN BUM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
TSALMOTH won victory over KRAGO in a 3 minute amateur vs. expert upset Challenge bout.
DREIHDEN PLUNGER overpowered PELIS THE OLD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KIRK GIBSON devastated LORD VOLDEMORT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JADOW was luckily beaten by NOVICES in a popular 1 minute bloody veteran's bout.
GREGORY GOYLE bested TILAEN TYL SANH in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
MAX FACTOR won victory over LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute veteran's match.
DONSTAN was handily defeated by SLOPPY DRUNK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
SETZER GABBIANI overpowered MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IKER FLORES luckily beat FAT PUNK in a popular 5 minute veteran's duel.
TSIRELL lost to RIFF-RAFF in a 2 minute gruesome veteran vs. novice upset fight.
GARIDO narrowly defeated TAISHAKU in a 3 minute gruesome expert vs. novice duel.
CHEN WYN MI beat PANAMA RED in a 2 minute competition.
CREATOR won victory over SENGEN in a 4 minute bout.
BIG BRUTHA' defeated BEHRIN in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
LOENDAL handily defeated STEVE SAX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RONSEVAN demolished DENNIS THE TREE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        30 -  22 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   71 -  56 - 17      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  21 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    72 -  75 -  6      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  37 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  41 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  33 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  29 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  31 -  0      35  |

Turn 280 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 11         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JAY HOWELL 3177            17  10  0  125 1988 DODGERS (435)
PARRY-LUNGE      DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344      16  12  1  118 THE DREIHDENS (433)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIRK GIBSON 3230           18  10  1  109 1988 DODGERS (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL EDO 3662             15   8  3   98 VUELTA PELETON (421)
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD DRUNK 3554            16   9  1   80 PARTY GEEKS (431)
TOTAL PARRY      IKER FLORES 3761           10   5  0   67 VUELTA PELETON (421)
SLASHING ATTACK  RIFF-RAFF 3825              4   0  0   51 RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793                9   4  0   38 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KIRK GIBSON 3230.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FAT PUNK 3721.  The ten other most popular fighters were TSALMOTH 3847, 
KRAZY KAT 3550, TILAEN TYL SANH 3098, KIRK GIBSON 3230, KAGES FAULT 3189, JAY HOWELL 
3177, DRACO MALFOY 3500, JADOW 3214, SLOPPY DRUNK 3306, and RIFF-RAFF 3825.

The least popular fighter this week was STEVE SAX 3849.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONSTAN 3061, LORD VOLDEMORT 3499, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, DREIHDEN TAG 
3759, DEAD BASHER 3876, AA 3873, DENNIS THE TREE 3868, BEHRIN 3837, TSIRELL 3793, and 
LOUD DRUNK 3554.

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

JAY HOWELL (74-3177) 1988 DODGERS (435)

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

ULTRA ENDEAVOR (74-3187) FAULTY PREMISES (436)

                       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