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Date   : 08/27/2003    Duedate: 09/09/2003

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DM-101    TURN-357

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 4000 BLOWS 60/1107      7    2  0 77.8      DRAKE'S COMICS 47/1112                
  2 COLLEGE RADI 98/1223  111   53  0 67.7      DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/313                
    THE MOTHERSHIP 19/1148                      DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/1075           
  3 MENAGERIE 26/1137      16    8  0 66.7   18 SAMURAI KIDS 62/1182    8    9  0 47.1
    THE ILLUMINATI 25/1179                   19 BUMS 'R' US 60/1142    23   26  0 46.9
    CALL TO THUNDER 7/1217                      JOYS OF BOOZE 33/1209                 
    CAER SIDHE 41/1218                       20 HARBINGERS 32/1226     27   31  0 46.6
  4 SHADOW GOLD 71/1143   371  238  1 60.9   21 GENOCIDE 51/1109      133  157  0 45.9
    SHADOW SIGNS 60/1220                        SCIENCE FICTION 6/1152                
  5 LUST MUPPETS 32/1099  235  172  1 57.7      RESURRECTION 2/1065                   
  6 QUBIT 10/1136         615  506  2 54.9   22-DARKMOON 12/1197       21   25  0 45.7
    VERMIN!! 82/1124                         23 RPG'S 49/697         1091 1387 15 44.0
    JOKA MASHER! 60/833                         WILD AMINALS 74/635                   
    SIR AGLIO 10/788                            BAD NEWS 78/640                       
    SNOTZI'S II 33/813                       24 CARNIVAL 19/95         41   53  0 43.6
    TOO GOOD FOR ME 65/1054                     CARNIVAL 30/1130                      
  7 MAGICK 60/955         444  374  4 54.3   25 THRILLZ & KIL 7/1211    3    4  0 42.9
    FORCE OF NATURE 75/747                      SUPERIOR KILLS 98/1229                
    AND SO IT BEGINS 65/1062                 26 VIOLENT FEMS 35/972   370  495  9 42.8
    EDGE OF EXTINCTION 71/973                   JUST BECAUSE 38/1228                  
    CARTOUCHE 71/1111                        27 JUNKYARD WAR 98/1140   14   20  0 41.2
  8 THE NIGHT'S WA 9/787  345  292  5 54.2   28 HARLEQUINS 2/1186      45   71  1 38.8
  9 CLUB CULTURE 60/1230   79   69  1 53.4      WAR HAWKS 10/1026                     
 10 YOU FEEL THA 82/1205   95   89  0 51.6      FREELANCERS 72/1232                   
    THUNDR + LITENING 18/222                 29 MY PETS 9/554         427  690 10 38.2
 11 REAL BEER 21/1116     633  608  9 51.0      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/812             
    HERE TO PHOENIX 26/1072                     RHYME TYME 55/449                     
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/146                       30 SOLARAN BERSE 40/949   21   37  1 36.2
    DUCKS UNLIMITED 39/1221                  31 BLUE MOON 9/1025      381  677  3 36.0
 12 SWEORDMASTERS 1/1210   28   27  0 50.9      BAD APPLES 56/1091                    
    LAB EXPERIMENTS 1/1207                      CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/1093             
    SUGAR AND SPICE 7/1231                      REFORMERS 64/1095                     
    MANNEQUIN'S BEST 1/1227                  32 POWERPUFF GI 12/1145    8   17  0 32.0
 13-SUPERIOR KIL 98/1224  222  222  1 50.0   33 TRIP OUT 30/1216        4    9  0 30.8
 14-RED FURY 9/786        140  141  0 49.8      UNTOUCHABLES 18/1190                  
    THE TAKEN 29/350                            BLIND LUCK 97/1183                    
 15 OVERLORDS 20/30        95   96  0 49.7   34 THE REDBAERS 3/1180     8   19  0 29.6
    THE STORMGUARDS 31/132                      TOMATO ENFORCER 63/1193               
 16 PUERCO'S PINA 53/700   60   61  0 49.6   35 U.B.O.S.M. 11/1184      6   20  0 23.1
    ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 30/1213              36 MY DRUGS 98/1222        1   11  0  8.3
    ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/1123                 SANDS OF TIME 38/1195                 
    THE GREENHOUSE 30/1219                   37 IKER'S CORPS 99/1225    0    2  0  0.0
 17 DRAKE'S LODG 73/1206  134  150  5 47.2

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #64 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the Far West:

     Ashon Chang, Werre, and Jammies handled the sailing of their ship, with Vurand
doing what he could, mostly the cooking.  Rughal and Herlas were present but not
really there, wholly focused on each other as though they were locked in a dance the
lip of a volcano.  It made them unnerving traveling companions.
     They saw other vessels from time to time as they made their way down the western
coast of Ghea.  None of them close enough to hail, and after the tenth passed at a
distance, Jammies began to wonder if the others were deliberate avoiding such
contact.
     "Probably," Vurand said when the young gladiator raised the question.  "We've
gotten used to it, but there must be such a cloud of magical tension over this ship
that even the blindest will notice and avoid us."  The Orc didn't look toward the bow
of the ship where Herlas and Rughal were currently stationed, staring at each other
silently.  Jammies didn't, either.  Looking at them made him twitch.  "I'd avoid us,
too, if I could," he muttered.  "I'll be glad when I've got ground under my feet
again, too."
     "That might be fairly soon," Jammies said, his spirits lifting.  He didn't care
much for sailing, or maybe it was just that he didn't like living on this little ship
for days on end.  "Werre's got this chart that he's marking our positions on every
day, and when we get through there--" he gestured ahead at rocks looming on their
eastern horizon, "--we'll be almost to somewhere."
     "Almost to somewhere?"  The Orc grinned.  "I like that!  That describes this
whole situation."  He sobered.  "Things aren't so good, are they?"
     Jammies shrugged uncomfortably.  The gladiators talked about the situation
whenever two of them were together--the decline in the Arcanum and what that might
mean to Ghea, the kidnapping of Shania Silverstar, and the search for the Eye of the
West, but there wasn't anything they could DO about any of it except what they were
doing.  Which was hunting for the Eye under the advice of Herlas, a man none of them
trusted.  Jammies sighed.  "More than once lately, I've found myself wishing for
something simple and obvious, like an attack by pirates...."
     "Ship approaching!" Werre shouted suddenly.  "Looks like trouble!"
     Vurand glared at Jammies.  "You just HAD to say that about pirates, didn't you?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "The time for choice is long past," the man had said.  By being so closed-
minded, he had made HIS choice, at least.
     There were other ways to save the Eye of the West.  So Shania believed, even
though she did not yet know what those ways might be.
     She sat up on the pallet cautiously, a little surprised that she could move with
relative ease, she had been so tired for so long.  More surprised that there was no
one in the room with her.  Were they so sure she could do nothing that would matter
here?  Or did they think her too weak to move at all?  Well, what they thought didn't
matter.  She got to her feet carefully, noting in passing that she had been dressed
in a simple shift of white cloth... appropriate for a sacrifice, no doubt.  Probably
one they intended to carry out quite soon, which meant she didn't have much time for
whatever she was going to do on her own.
     Whatever that might be.
     She was going to do something with the Eye that she had come so far to find.
     Shania crossed to the pillar-statue that was holding the dying stone and
contemplated it for a moment, then touched the dull surface lightly.
     Ah.  There WAS a spirit within, as the man had said.  She received an impression
of great age, perhaps as great as her own, and of weariness.
     *Release me.*  The voice was barely a whisper in her mind.
     "I do not refuse," Shania said carefully, "but how and why?  And what will
happen to Ghea if your release destroys this stone which has upheld the Arcanum?"
     *So many questions.*  There was a period of silence.  *It is a long story....*
Another silence.  *And we do not have much time between us for the telling, but you
must know a little.  Enough to act correctly.*  A mental sigh.
     *Long ago, the world began to fall apart.  Some of us said that it was because
of the departure of the Folstrom, that they had held the world together with their
Arts, and now withdrew that support along with their presence.  Some of us said...
other things.  It doesn't matter now, I suppose.*
     "It might," Shania said.  "If the problem is recurring, that might be crucial
information."
     A mental shrug.  *If it is important, that is a misfortune, because it is
not....  That information is no longer available.  I am not able to speak of it.
Reality was changing then.  It is changing now.  SHE decided to stabilize the world
with... by making devices to support what SHE called reality.  The Eyes.  SHE chose
four of us to energize them, but I am the only one left, and there is no longer....
I cannot maintain stability without my kinsmen to balance against.*
     "The only one left... the other three Eyes are destroyed, then?"
     *I fear so, because I cannot feel them anywhere, and if they were still in this
phase of existence, I would.  I felt....  It doesn't matter.  They are gone.  The
people here--what they want to do will not work.  One alone cannot maintain the
balance of the world.  The old reality is ending.  You must find a new reality, with
new keys.  Do not let HER or anyone persuade you that there is virtue in returning to
the old way.  Can a bird crawl back into its egg?*  A mental laugh.  *People will not
accept that until they must, though.  Can you resist their pressures?*
     "If I see the need, yes, of course.  But I have little strength to resist
anything now."  Shania wondered if she should go into the details that had ended with
her life being linked with the Ghean Arcanum.  Not now.  Besides, this person in the
Eye might already know....
     *I know* the stone agreed.  *As I am placing a burden on you, so I will also
give you the only gift I have.  Take the stone in your arms, and do not resist,
Shania Silverstar.*
     She did so, lifting it carefully.  It was lighter in weight than she had
expected, but there was a feeling of fragility about it.  It might be a hollow shell
of glass, from the feel of it.  At first it was neither warm nor cold, but warmth
crept into it.  Out of it.  Into her.
     *All of life and strength that remains to me I give to you, Shania Silverstar,*
the voice in her mind whispered.  *Use it well.*

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Talahya:

     The gladiators shifted automatically to take up what each considered good
defensive stance.  Fizban noted wryly that the ability to support each other in
defense or offense did not appear to be a dominating factor.  No doubt Sheila
Greywand had reasons for the type of training she had ordained, each man trained to
be a solitary hero, but he would have preferred to see more teamwork.  He sighed
again.  Well, she doubtless had her reasons.  For himself, he picked a position where
he had a clear field in the direction Rogan was facing and rummaged through his store
of spells for those which would be most useful in a totally unknown situation.
     The fog, turned to a golden mist by the sunlight, thinned slowly.  Slowly enough
that he would have expected the approaching person to be visible by now.  Unless
Rogan had been mistaken, which seemed unlikely.  True, he, Fizban, could not hear
anyone approaching, but unfortunately he had noticed a slight deterioration in his
hearing.  Getting old was such a nuisance.  Very clever of Lady Sheila to have
granted the gladiators agelessness for so long as they remained in her service.
Immortality without agelessness was a cruel jest, but agelessness granted at the
height of one's physical powers was...tempting.  Few would refuse it, and the price
seemed so low, merely take an oath to serve her in defense of Alastari....  The oath
had magical overtones, of course, and once given could NOT be ignored.  And the
oftener he came to the Isle, associated with Lord Protectors, the more certain Fizban
became that there was a hook somewhere in that tasty bait.  Well, that wasn't today's
problem.
     The mist farther along the flagstone path swirled and parted.  The figure
approaching was approximately human in shape and size, but there had been, the old
wizard thought, reptiles in its ancestry rather than mammals.  It was scaled and had
a crest of quills.  It stopped and looked at them warily, but without overt
hostility.
     "Greetings," Scarlatti said briskly.  "We have come from a great distance, and
by accident.  Can you tell us where we are?"
     The creature uttered a musical trill, then said, in passable Isle cant, "You
have come to the Thallian Hub.  Where did you expect to be?"
     "We did not expect to have moved at all," Moonjumper answered ruefully.  "We
were on the Isle of the Eye, at the city of Talahya."
     "It is passing strange," the lizard man said, "but strange things are quite
normal here in Thallia.  It is perhaps best that you should speak with the wizards of
the College.  If you would have the goodness to come with me?"  He gestured towards
the path behind himself and the minutely scaled skin of his forehead twitched,
perhaps the equivalent of a human raising eyebrows in question.  "My name, by the
way, is--" he whistled something.  "I believe you do not have the type of mouth
needed to speak that, however, and others of your kind might say...Thristle."  He
moved along the path in the direction he'd come from, apparently trusting them to
follow and not concerned at having armed humans--and an elf--at his back.  It was
only when the lizard man had turned his back that Fizban realized Thristle was armed
with a sword, as well.
     Scarlatti hurried to catch up and walk beside their guide.  "What do you do here
in Thallia?" he asked.
     "Many things are done by different people here," Thristle said.  "Thallia is a
Hub, after all.  I myself am a gladiator, I fight on a team of netmen."  He made a
deep humming sound.  "It is not a career my clan would approve, but one does as one
must, and after the battle of Sigarvle was so disastrously lost...."  He gave a
surprisingly human shrug.  "Those of us who survived were so deeply dishonored by the
situation that we had few options.  At least this gladiating allows us to pay our
way, and we remain together as a team, honing our skills for the chance that we all
await wherein we shall retrieve our honor and be able to return to our home,
beautiful Trisnath.  What has been your career in the place from which you came?" the
lizard man asked.  "What are your skills?  For to live on Thallia is not a small
thing, and you will need to find employment at once."
     "We're gladiators, too," Scarlatti said.  "All but old Fizban there, and he's a
manager."
     "Ah, that is bad luck!  You are too few to make an effective team, and the best
you can hope for is to be taken on as standbys for the established teams.  What are
your specialties?  The phalanx teams are always looking for extra men, and I have
heard that the Blue faction chariots are--"
     "We are accustomed to fighting one-on-one," Carris Fallstar snapped from
Thristle's other side.
     Thristle's forehead twitched again.  "Single combat?  There is a market for
that, but as unknown challengers you would be likely to get only the worst matches."
He shook his head, his crest of quills rustling.  "A hard life, and not even a friend
at your side in the worst of it.  I do not envy you that!"
     "We would rather simply return to our Talahya," Fizban said.
     "And so I would suppose, as I would rather return to Trisnath.  But even if you
have no stain of dishonor to wipe out, as I and my companions have, how will you pay
the wizards to accomplish it?  The wizards of the College never act for free."
     Before anyone could respond to this, Rogan said quietly, "Someone coming up
behind us, fast.  A group--at least six, maybe seven.  They're wearing mail."
     Thristle darted a glance over his shoulder and his hand went immediately to his
sword.  "The Ardaunar!" he wailed, turning and drawing.  "Though you are not of my
company, I beg you not to flee.  The Ardaunar always pursue that which flees!"

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     You know, they weren't going to let me in to see the fights.  ME!  I had to call 
the Commission.  It was all Zontani's doing, him and his deep con caves.  You gotta 
wonder what he's hiding there.
     But I'll cut straight to the chase today.  We had fifty-two fights, of which 
twenty-four were challenge matches, which means we're pulling up on Free Blades, 
which had fifty-five and twenty-seven last time.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it, 
Debby Tonte!  'Course, we only had one TV challenge, but this IS Home Guard.  Two 
standbys fought, and nobody died.
     Too Good For Me was avoided by The Stormguards.  Is there some hidden (but not 
obscure) message in that?  Isawa Tadaka got the most challenges, I think.  Either 
that, or the most enemies.  These notes are a trifle obscure.
     The longest fight was fourteen minutes, and I'm not handing out turtles to 
anybody.  Three matches tied for second at nine minutes each.  Gods, have you no 
mercy?  Think of your poor fans!

     NEVERMORE (1-5260) (18-19-2,76) of LAB EXPERIMENTS fought LETHE (9-4782) (23-17-
2,39) of BLUE MOON.  NEVERMORE overpowered LETHE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-
sided duel.  That winning record will vanish fast at this rate, Lethe, but Nevermore 
may get one instead.  Every time somebody loses, somebody else wins.  Remember that, 
and be glad we don't do ties.  I hate ties, they always made me feel like I was 
strangling.
     SIR VILE (10-4754) (18-12-0,75) of SIR AGLIO fought KANDY KANES (19-4329) (16-8-
0,56) of CARNIVAL.  SIR VILE was savagely defeated by KANDY KANES in a 2 minute 
bloody fight.  And not only that, Sir found himself in need of a hefty shot of 
insulin.  Kandy first tripped him with her cane, then force-fed him on (shudder) 
cotton candy.
     MOD COD (55-2638) (37-70-1,38) of RHYME TYME fought MEN IN BLACK (49-3157) (42-
89-1,83) of RPG'S.  MOD COD was viciously subdued by MEN IN BLACK in an exciting 2 
minute brutal contest.  That's Men for you, vicious and brutal, but exciting.  Mod 
Cod has now been expertly filleted.
     BEER GOGGLES (33-6819) (19-15-1,73) of JOYS OF BOOZE fought BAYUSHI KACHIKO (7-
5235) (17-4-0,55) of CALL TO THUNDER.  BEER GOGGLES overpowered BAYUSHI KACHIKO in a 
crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven bout.  "Beer goggles"?  You're kidding me--I never 
heard of this one.  Tell us more.  Explain.  Goggle at us.
     ODEN WARFIEND (11-1335) (23-19-2,60) of U.B.O.S.M. fought KATANA (62-3769) (9-
11-0,67) of SAMURAI KIDS II.  ODEN WARFIEND was devastated by KATANA in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.  Hmm, "Un-Bridled Orc S'Mores"?  "Ugly But Oily 
Smooth Man"?  Oden, why are you losing to this young Katana?  Have you no pride?  No 
skill?
     LYTA ALEXANDER (65-5021) (9-5-0,48) of AND SO IT BEGINS fought LUNA TYCK (33-
5761) (27-30-1,54) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO.  LYTA ALEXANDER was narrowly defeated by 
LUNA TYCK in a popular 4 minute brawl.  The worst thing about losing to the Tyck is 
having to give blood after the fight, on top of the injuries, I mean.  Sooner or 
later someone's going to die from that.
     TUTANKHAMUN (71-3357) (15-7-0,73) of CARTOUCHE fought SOUL SCOURGE (25-1223) 
(17-8-2,68) of THE ILLUMINATI.  TUTANKHAMUN was beaten by SOUL SCOURGE in an exciting 
1 minute struggle.  Tut, my boy, you were supposed to send an ushabti to deal with 
that.  Never get out in the arena in person if you can avoid it.
     AVALANCHE (75-2213) (14-3-1,81) of FORCE OF NATURE fought NO CHASER (33-6490) 
(26-19-0,74) of JOYS OF BOOZE.  AVALANCHE overpowered NO CHASER in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute mismatched conflict.  And where, I want to know, did that two tons of snow 
come from?  It's summer, right?  Seems to me there must have been some magic involved 
in this.
     TSUNAMI (75-2214) (17-2-1,90) of FORCE OF NATURE fought B&G BOUNCER (101-3) (0-
0-0,30) of Local Louts.  TSUNAMI handily defeated B&G BOUNCER in an exciting 1 minute 
gory one-sided bout.  And I understand that there's a standing rule at the Bash & 
Glug that anybody who beats the Bouncer gets to drink for free until he, she, or it 
passes out.  What a thrilling prospect, eh?
     MUMMY (99-853) (7-4-5,16) of IKER'S CORPSES fought SULTAN (10-4516) (25-8-0,87) 
of SIR AGLIO.  MUMMY was vanquished by SULTAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.  But 
watch out, Sultan, because Daddy might be along at any moment to get vengeance for 
this mishandling of dear old Mum.
     TORATORATORRES (11-726) (21-20-0,53) of U.B.O.S.M. fought THE FRATSFAN CHEF (30-
4385) (15-5-0,74) of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY.  TORATORATORRES was overpowered by THE 
FRATSFAN CHEF in a popular 2 minute uneven bout.  Rumor has it (I love that phrase) 
that the Chef is personally hosting an all-you-can-eat night at the Bash & Glug, 
featuring his renowned torro-steak in mango sauce.  You don't want to miss this, it 
has all the signs of being a classic.
     TOTURI (7-5051) (17-10-0,61) of CALL TO THUNDER fought ANGAR (10-4933) (15-15-
1,33) of WAR HAWKS.  TOTURI was luckily beaten by ANGAR in an action packed 1 minute 
fight.  I don't know these guys, they never talk, so I have no crack to get the lever 
of my curiosity into.  Can't say a thing about 'em.
     ANDAR (11-1038) (17-13-1,37) of U.B.O.S.M. fought SKI MASK (58-5869) (26-47-
0,57) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES.  ANDAR subdued SKI MASK in a 2 minute gory match.  Ah, 
yes, I knew the Duck's win last time was a fluke.  Or perhaps with a Duck, I should 
say it was a feather or something.
     GREASESPOT (60-5964) (23-29-0,96) of BUMS 'R' US fought GAR & BRILL (38-4252) 
(17-17-0,73) of JUST BECAUSE.  GREASESPOT was handily defeated by GAR & BRILL in a 1 
minute mismatched melee.  Hey, if Gar couldn't handle a little grease, it'd never 
have made it to the Isle.  Actually, I don't think Gar & Brill would even NOTICE 
another spot of grease....
     MISER (71-3793) (34-13-2,105) of SHADOW GOLD fought SILHOUETTE (26-2006) (22-5-
0,92) of MENAGERIE.  MISER viciously subdued SILHOUETTE in a crowd pleasing 14 minute 
brutal fight.  Our longest fight.  It would appear that Miser was totally unwilling 
to give up the initiative (he said a few rude things about Silhouette at one point 
for an attempt to steal it).  And finally, he actually USED it and ended this truly 
brutal match.
     LIGHTNING (32-3932) (30-20-4,110) of HARBINGERS fought BLACK RHINO (71-1834) 
(34-23-1,150) of EDGE OF EXTINCTION.  LIGHTNING was devastated by BLACK RHINO in an 
action packed 1 minute mismatched match.  It would appear, from this, that Rhino is 
not going extinct any time in the immediate future.  Which is good, because I've 
thought of a lot of uses for rhino horn, if there's enough of it.
     BUDDERCUP (60-5967) (28-24-0,117) of BUMS 'R' US fought COM DOT (65-6217) (35-
20-0,140) of TOO GOOD FOR ME.  BUDDERCUP was savagely defeated by COM DOT in an 
action packed 2 minute battle.  Don't tell me, Bud--he asked you to invest, promised 
great profits, and when you went to collect, nobody was home....
     JUGGLER (2-4965) (22-10-0,105) of HARLEQUINS fought TICKLES (9-3486) (34-52-
1,147) of MY PETS.  JUGGLER overcame TICKLES in an exciting 2 minute duel.  The 
really exciting part was watching the winner juggle Tickles over his head at the end 
of the fight.  Along with a couple of swords, a magician's rabbit, and two raw eggs 
(I know they were raw, because one got away).  It was a tour de force.
     HAPPY JACK (19-4086) (34-23-2,142) of THE MOTHERSHIP fought SPAZZ (33-6207) (33-
24-0,136) of SNOTZI'S II.  HAPPY JACK was overpowered by SPAZZ in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute one-sided duel.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but does it seem like we've got a 
lot of spazzes jerking and twitching around here?
     KYLIE (18-6057) (21-17-1,130) of UNTOUCHABLES fought STARBUCK (6-5387) (23-14-
0,124) of SCIENCE FICTION.  KYLIE was viciously subdued by STARBUCK in an action 
packed 2 minute gory match.  It would appear that Starbuck overcame his doubtless 
natural resistance and actually did touch Kylie.  So much for warning people off by 
stating your untouchability, eh?
     WAHOO (26-3916) (23-15-1,167) of HERE TO PHOENIX fought LOOMING BIRD (82-424) 
(41-56-3,125) of YOU FEEL THAT!  WAHOO handily defeated LOOMING BIRD in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided fight.  Obviously, merely looming is not enough.
     ELLORIEN (9-4150) (23-12-0,164) of THE NIGHT'S WATCH fought JACK SPRAT (47-2954) 
(43-51-4,121) of ROYAL FLUSH.  ELLORIEN was demolished by JACK SPRAT in an exciting 1 
minute mismatched match.  Jack never eats at the Gar & Brill, of course, nor does he 
associate with Greasespot.  Just in case you wanted to know.  But his wife is another 
matter.
     SAMWELL (9-4079) (29-9-1,160) of THE NIGHT'S WATCH fought X THE BOLD (10-16) 
(52-48-1,132) of WAR HAWKS.  SAMWELL won victory over X THE BOLD in a crowd pleasing 
1 minute fight.  X, you've got to do something about that big red X painted on your 
breastplate.  I realize that it's like signing your name or something, but people 
take it wrong.
     SIR CUITOUS (10-4514) (36-20-0,197) of SIR AGLIO fought SUNNY BRAE (53-5638) 
(33-26-1,176) of PUERCO'S PINATA.  SIR CUITOUS was savagely defeated by SUNNY BRAE in 
an exciting 9 minute bloody fray.  Do you know that they circled the arena twenty-
three times before bringing this fight to a battered end?  I counted.  Around and 
around.  Made me dizzy, but I'm determined.
     ROLEX WATCH (32-3732) (39-28-0,200) of LUST MUPPETS fought NAIHREN (101-27) (0-
0-0,240) of Local Louts.  ROLEX WATCH was demolished by NAIHREN in an exciting 1 
minute brutal one-sided fight.  Er, somebody forgot to warn you about Naihren, huh?  
He's strongly anti-clock.
     LUDO (18-708) (51-58-2,187) of THUNDR + LITENING fought WURP (10-18) (44-49-
1,193) of WAR HAWKS.  LUDO won victory over WURP in a popular 4 minute brutal fray.  
Using Rolaids, or maybe they were Tums.  Or even backing soda might do it.
     R'SHANN (20-577) (44-34-3,224) of OVERLORDS fought 50 SUCKS (60-4129) (49-30-
0,190) of JOKA MASHER!  R'SHANN was defeated by 50 SUCKS in a 2 minute fight.  It 
would appear, from this, that 50 isn't so bad as all that.  And you'll note that 50 
now has fifty wins.  Is this a sign of something?
     EMERALD DRAGONFLY (60-2586) (58-58-2,225) of MAGICK fought ABOUT YOUR CAR... 
(78-778) (97-132-6,185) of BAD NEWS.  EMERALD DRAGONFLY handily defeated ABOUT YOUR 
CAR... in a 2 minute mismatched bout.  Rumor has it that this was in revenge for a 
number of other dragonflies that met a gruesome and untimely end in the brill of this 
gar, I mean car.  You thought bugs didn't care?  Think again!

     And the challenge matches, indicating being a little over half way to the end, 
always a good thing to see.
     ROT TEN EGGS (47-3099) (28-31-0,75) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged FOREVER MAN (38-
4168) (26-40-0,53) of SANDS OF TIME.  Down 18.  ROT TEN EGGS savagely defeated 
FOREVER MAN in an action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.  Some people might say this 
was rot-ten, but without knowing the inner history between these two warriors and 
their managers, we just don't know.  Judge not, and all that guff.
     KOGITSUNE MARU (1-5298) (18-11-1,66) of SWEORDMASTERS challenged OURS ROUGE (3-
6049) (16-22-1,62) of THE REDBAERS.  Down 4.  KOGITSUNE MARU was overpowered by OURS 
ROUGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Never wrestle a bear, red or 
otherwise, on his terms.
     PREACHER (7-5083) (18-8-2,68) of THRILLZ & KILLZ challenged CARRIE NATION (64-
4054) (31-63-0,70) of REFORMERS.  Up 2.  PREACHER overpowered CARRIE NATION in a 1 
minute uneven Challenge fight.  Was he drunk?  Was SHE drunk?  I've heard some rumors 
that make me wonder about this font of teetotalism.  Is it slander or the hidden 
truth?
     GLORY HOLE (98-870) (6-5-4,39) of SUPERIOR KILLS challenged FUNKY ELVIS (30-
2754) (15-12-0,55) of TRIP OUT.  Up 16.  GLORY HOLE was overpowered by FUNKY ELVIS in 
a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  No one can match the Blue Suede Shoes, and why 
should you even try, eh?  Get your hound dog to chew on them instead.
     AVARICIOUS AVON (63-2388) (19-16-0,75) of TOMATO ENFORCER challenged XISS (11-
1305) (23-26-4,81) of U.B.O.S.M.  Up 6.  AVARICIOUS AVON devastated XISS in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Little did Xiss realize, when accepting a stuffed 
tomato for lunch, that it could lead to this.  Devastation!  Enforced devastation.  
And not only that, Avon picked Xiss' pocket.  Hey, when you're avaricious to that 
extent, you just can't help yourself.
     PERFECT TEN (47-4218) (21-17-1,59) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged ISAWA TADAKA (7-
5093) (20-4-0,92) of CALL TO THUNDER.  Up 33.  PERFECT TEN was overpowered by ISAWA 
TADAKA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fray.  So much for perfection, grade ten or 
otherwise.  May you have learned many skills, both of you.
     FILI LIU (2-4968) (18-16-0,60) of RESURRECTION challenged MIGHTY MITE (82-13968) 
(18-21-0,86) of VERMIN!!  Up 26.  FILI LIU savagely defeated MIGHTY MITE in an action 
packed 2 minute Challenge fight.  Hmm, either the Mite wasn't quite so Mighty, or 
there was flea powder involved.  Life can be very hard for a vermit.
     GWYN AP NUDD (41-1210) (18-2-0,80) of CAER SIDHE challenged KOOKABURRA (33-4151) 
(41-53-1,99) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 19.  GWYN AP NUDD overpowered KOOKABURRA in a 
1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Gwyn, the maintenance crew is looking for you.  
I believe they've got some complaint about cookie crumbs in the sand.  The crumbs are 
drawing ants.  Where is Crumbsnatcher when we need him?
     FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE (98-809) (7-4-4,24) of COLLEGE RADIO challenged BABOO (74-
2711) (40-89-0,63) of WILD AMINALS.  Up 39.  FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE demolished BABOO in a 
1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  This is, or should be, where Baboo looks terribly 
embarrassed and retires to hide in a hollow tree.  Or maybe it's supposed to be in a 
tree-house.  The notes are smudged.
     MIME (2-4966) (20-11-3,100) of HARLEQUINS challenged NED THE JANITOR (66-2973) 
(19-19-0,101) of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY.  Up 1.  MIME devastated NED THE JANITOR in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  I hadn't realized that janitors were so 
suggestible, or maybe it's that Mime's gestures are so powerfully evocative, but he 
(Mime) started doing this hand-semaphore thing, like someone directing traffic, and 
Ned just swerved right into the arena wall.
     CRUSADER LORD (31-3946) (32-21-3,98) of THE STORMGUARDS challenged SABLE (2-
4950) (25-11-2,99) of HARLEQUINS.  Up 1.  CRUSADER LORD viciously subdued SABLE in a 
crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.  And rumor has it that Crusader Lord is now 
sporting a luxurious sable collar to his greatcoat, although who would wear a 
greatcoat in this weather?
     BURGER KING (47-4152) (28-20-2,124) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged PARADISE PARROT 
(71-1735) (27-25-0,143) of EDGE OF EXTINCTION.  Up 19.  BURGER KING was vanquished by 
PARADISE PARROT in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.  Being an obnoxious parrot 
takes a lot of energy, and there was the burger, so....  I think I would have 
described it as "demolished," though.
     APPLE JACK (47-4011) (26-16-4,127) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged DELICE THE RED (56-
3401) (37-42-1,152) of BAD APPLES.  Up 25.  APPLE JACK overpowered DELICE THE RED in 
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  This is some kind of symmetry, right?  Or 
as Debby would say, "summery."  Do we look for apple cobbler here?  Will romance 
blossom, or is there a worm in the fruit.  How many other metaphors can I mix, I 
wonder?
     VAL BEMERIKI (51-5018) (34-24-3,135) of GENOCIDE challenged BUBBLES (12-4981) 
(23-38-1,116) of POWERPUFF GIRLS.  Down 19.  VAL BEMERIKI handily defeated BUBBLES in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Bubbles and stuff like that--the concept, I 
mean--is or maybe are too subtle for a genocider.  "Handily defeated" is like she 
squashed the bubbles with her hands, right?  Some people like to do that.
     JOE KING (47-2223) (27-42-0,133) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged QRAPPY (10-4761) (29-
46-1,129) of QUBIT.  Down 4.  JOE KING was demolished by QRAPPY in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge match.  I'd've called these two "well-matched," myself.  Look at 
thos records, after all.
     TALOS (31-2069) (41-17-0,156) of THE STORMGUARDS challenged HOT HAZEL (98-608) 
(16-22-4,164) of JUNKYARD WARS.  Up 8.  TALOS overcame HOT HAZEL in a popular 4 
minute Challenge bout.  Rumor has it that Hazel "lures them on."  Any comments, 
either of you?  You had four hours, um, minutes out there to talk, and some of 
Hazel's moves were, shall we say, very feminine.
     STEVE MCQUEEN (47-3908) (28-30-1,161) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged HALLIE O'DENE 
(58-6018) (38-54-0,134) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES.  Down 27.  STEVE MCQUEEN was vanquished 
by HALLIE O'DENE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Down-challenge and lose, 
that's gotta be an ouchie.
     THE RED SPARROW (60-5732) (19-9-1,159) of 4000 BLOWS challenged W.T. POOH (33-
4430) (54-39-0,153) of SNOTZI'S II.  Down 6.  THE RED SPARROW was unbelievably bested 
by W.T. POOH in a 9 minute Challenge duel.  Red got "most popular" this time for this 
fight, and you know what that means!  Crowd sympathy for a little bird, okay, not a 
LITTLE bird, that spent nine minutes trying to fly while soaked with honey.  That was 
a sneaky move, W.T.
     MUSILAR DE MITTEL (53-5753) (31-15-0,177) of PUERCO'S PINATA challenged MASHER 
(60-4553) (31-32-3,180) of JOKA MASHER!  Up 3.  MUSILAR DE MITTEL handily defeated 
MASHER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  No mashing today.  I could tell you 
more, but I don't think you're ready to hear it.  Or maybe I'm not ready to invent 
it.  Er, report it, I mean.
     STELLA BLUE (53-6167) (24-13-1,192) of PUERCO'S PINATA challenged CAFFIENE 
ACHIEVER (15-2429) (35-37-4,206) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q.  Up 14.  STELLA BLUE vanquished 
CAFFIENE ACHIEVER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Rumor has it, good ol' 
rumor, that Stella has some connection with a tequila factory (you haven't heard of 
Blue Star Tequila? tsk), and simply laughs at caffiene.  I don't laugh at caffiene, 
it makes stuff taste string, I mean, strong, but what do I care?  It doesn't keep ME 
awake at nights, on account of me being dead.  There are advantages to that, you 
know.
     STRONGEST #3 (40-173) (44-85-1,189) of SOLARAN BERSERK challenged SPAZ GHOST 
(47-4161) (38-18-1,206) of DRAKE'S COMICS.  Up 17.  STRONGEST #3 was overpowered by 
SPAZ GHOST in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Another Spazz.  Does having only 
one Z mean this one is more or less twitchy than the two-Z versions?  Twozey, doozey.  
Maybe I should have some more coffee.
     PRIMUS (21-4975) (32-11-0,195) of REAL BEER challenged DIRT WORM (82-2315) (52-
23-0,196) of VERMIN!!  Up 1.  PRIMUS savagely defeated DIRT WORM in a crowd pleasing 
9 minute bloody Challenge duel.  Primus, the maintenance crew is looking for you.  
Something about all the worm innards that got stamped into the sands.  They seem 
annoyed.

     Our sole TV challenge:  UU DOEWANAKNO (73-1414) (20-5-1,173) of DRAKE'S LODGE TV 
challenged SORROW (1-2863) (28-22-2,195) of SWEORDMASTERS.  Up 22.  UU DOEWANAKNO was 
bested by SORROW in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.  Ouch!  Was this a 
Freshmen TV?  Just curious.  Coulda been Champs, I suppose.

     And for the title:  BEAUTY QUEEN (47-3352) (32-33-3,220) of ROYAL FLUSH 
challenged KAIDEN (35-3108) (71-73-2,291) of VIOLENT FEMS.  Up 71.  BEAUTY QUEEN was 
vanquished by KAIDEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.  Queenie, I salute 
you for making the attempt.  And, uh, I salute Kaiden for victory, but I'll do that 
from a distance, if y'all don't mind.  She's too violent for me.

                                        Olaf Modeen

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KAIDEN 35-3108              72  73  2  302  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   59  58  2  234  MAGICK (955)               ARADI
 PRIMUS 21-4975              33  11  0  219  REAL BEER (1116)           SUNSET
 SPAZ GHOST 47-4161          39  18  1  216  DRAKE'S COMICS (1112)      NORTH FORK

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         25  13  1  209  PUERCO'S PINATA (700)      KHALHUMS
 50 SUCKS 60-4129            50  30  0  206  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 SUNNY BRAE 53-5638          34  26  1  203  PUERCO'S PINATA (700)      KHALHUMS
 SORROW 1-2863               29  22  2  203  SWEORDMASTERS (1210)       MORDANT
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           52  24  0  197  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 LUDO 18-708                 52  58  2  196  THUNDR + LITENING (222)    TALCAMA
 R'SHANN 20-577              44  35  3  196  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         39  29  0  190  LUST MUPPETS (1099)        ARVAT
 BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352        32  34  3  190  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 MUSILAR DE MITTEL 53-5753   32  15  0  190  PUERCO'S PINATA (700)      KHALHUMS
 CAFFIENE ACHIEVER 15-2429   35  38  4  189  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN
 STRONGEST #3 40-173         44  86  1  188  SOLARAN BERSERK (949)      ZENSU
 WURP 10-18                  44  50  1  188  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT
 SIR CUITOUS 10-4514         36  21  0  186  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
-OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162    38  38  1  184  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ABOUT YOUR CAR... 78-778    97 133  6  179  BAD NEWS (640)             LIN TIRIAN
 UU DOEWANAKNO 73-1414       20   6  1  179  DRAKE'S LODGE (1206)       ERINIKA
 MASHER 60-4553              31  33  3  172  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 WAHOO 26-3916               24  15  1  169  HERE TO PHOENIX (1072)     CALEAM
 W.T. POOH 33-4430           55  39  0  167  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TALOS 31-2069               42  17  0  166  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 HOT HAZEL 98-608            16  23  4  164  JUNKYARD WARS (1140)       SYVYN'S HILL
 SAMWELL 9-4079              30   9  1  162  THE NIGHT'S WATCH (787)    ZUKAL
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       39  54  0  161  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 JACK SPRAT 47-2954          44  51  4  160  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 SPAZZ 33-6207               34  24  0  158  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 THE RED SPARROW 60-5732     19  10  1  158  4000 BLOWS (1107)          ARADI
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         35  23  1  156  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 PARADISE PARROT 71-1735     28  25  0  153  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 APPLE JACK 47-4011          27  16  4  151  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 COM DOT 65-6217             36  20  0  144  TOO GOOD FOR ME (1054)     DAL SHANG
-NIGHTSHADE 29-3773          20  12  0  142  THE TAKEN (350)            LAPUR
 VAL BEMERIKI 51-5018        35  24  3  141  GENOCIDE (1109)            TRICORUS
 QRAPPY 10-4761              30  46  1  141  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 X THE BOLD 10-16            52  49  1  140  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT
 STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908       28  31  1  137  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 STARBUCK 6-5387             24  14  0  137  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      37  43  1  132  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 HAPPY JACK 19-4086          34  24  2  132  THE MOTHERSHIP (1148)      ZUWAYZA
 ELLORIEN 9-4150             23  13  0  132  THE NIGHT'S WATCH (787)    ZUKAL
 JUGGLER 2-4965              23  10  0  132  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
 LOOMING BIRD 82-424         41  57  3  128  YOU FEEL THAT! (1205)      DWES EG
 TICKLES 9-3486              34  53  1  127  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL
 KYLIE 18-6057               21  18  1  125  UNTOUCHABLES (1190)        TALCAMA
 BURGER KING 47-4152         28  21  2  123  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 BUDDERCUP 60-5967           28  25  0  122  BUMS 'R' US (1142)         ARADI
 JOE KING 47-2223            27  43  0  121  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 MISER 71-3793               35  13  2  116  SHADOW GOLD (1143)         KYR'TERR
 CRUSADER LORD 31-3946       33  21  3  114  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 BUBBLES 12-4981             23  39  1  114  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 LIGHTNING 32-3932           30  21  4  113  HARBINGERS (1226)          ARVAT
 MIME 2-4966                 21  11  3  111  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
-QUEEN AMAZONIA 12-4796      30  36  1  107  DARKMOON (1197)            RIZTAB
-TRIDENT 29-3767             26   7  0  105  THE TAKEN (350)            LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GWYN AP NUDD 41-1210        19   2  0  100  CAER SIDHE (1218)          KATI-TEI
 SILHOUETTE 26-2006          22   6  0   99  MENAGERIE (1137)           CALEAM
 ISAWA TADAKA 7-5093         21   4  0   97  CALL TO THUNDER (1217)     BONSUR
 SABLE 2-4950                25  12  2   96  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         18  17  0   95  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           15   3  1   94  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 NED THE JANITOR 66-2973     19  20  0   93  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1123) TARRGIR
 TSUNAMI 75-2214             18   2  1   92  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SULTAN 10-4516              26   8  0   89  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
 AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     20  16  0   88  TOMATO ENFORCER (1193)     AMEN-TEI
 BEER GOGGLES 33-6819        20  15  1   86  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MEN IN BLACK 49-3157        43  89  1   85  RPG'S (697)                VITHICAR
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          41  54  1   83  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (812)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 THE FRATSFAN CHEF 30-4385   16   5  0   83  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1213) IAYE
 NEVERMORE 1-5260            19  19  2   81  LAB EXPERIMENTS (1207)     MORDANT
 FILI LIU 2-4968             19  16  0   81  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 SOUL SCOURGE 25-1223        18   8  2   81  THE ILLUMINATI (1179)      LYRATILAN
 PREACHER 7-5083             19   8  2   79  THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)     BONSUR
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           17  22  1   79  THE REDBAERS (1180)        OSKSI
 KATANA 62-3769              10  11  0   78  SAMURAI KIDS II (1182)     VALAMANTIS
 ROT TEN EGGS 47-3099        29  31  0   77  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
-GATECRASHER 60-6075         20  14  1   75  CLUB CULTURE (1230)        ARADI
-SPRING SHOE 30-4178         19  23  2   75  CARNIVAL (1130)            IAYE
 KANDY KANES 19-4329         17   8  0   75  CARNIVAL (95)              ZUWAYZA
 GREASESPOT 60-5964          23  30  0   74  BUMS 'R' US (1142)         ARADI
-SNOWMAN 29-3460             20  20  1   71  THE TAKEN (350)            LAPUR
-NASTY NITTERS 63-2383       17  21  2   70  TOMATO ENFORCER (1193)     AMEN-TEI
 NO CHASER 33-6490           26  20  0   69  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 XISS 11-1305                23  27  4   69  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 MIGHTY MITE 82-13968        18  22  0   69  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 TUTANKHAMUN 71-3357         15   8  0   68  CARTOUCHE (1111)           KYR'TERR
-PHISH BAIT 30-3761          18   9  1   64  TRIP OUT (1216)            IAYE
-JARRAC 72-5294              16  13  2   63  FREELANCERS (1232)         DRAGONHEAD
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       31  64  0   62  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 LUNA TYCK 33-5761           28  30  1   62  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (1075) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SIR VILE 10-4754            18  13  0   62  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
 FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         16  12  0   62  TRIP OUT (1216)            IAYE
-RADIENCE 9-4004             22  17  3   61  RED FURY (786)             ZUKAL
 PERFECT TEN 47-4218         21  18  1   61  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
-NUTMEG 7-5167               16   9  1   58  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
 ANGAR 10-4933               16  15  1   57  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT
 FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE 98-809    8   4  4   55  COLLEGE RADIO (1223)       SYVYN'S HILL

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOREVER MAN 38-4168         26  41  0   54  SANDS OF TIME (1195)       CLIFFHOME
 KOGITSUNE MARU 1-5298       18  12  1   54  SWEORDMASTERS (1210)       MORDANT
 ANDAR 11-1038               18  13  1   53  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 ODEN WARFIEND 11-1335       23  20  2   52  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
-CIARAN 1-7176               15   6  1   52  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 TORATORATORRES 11-726       21  21  0   51  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 BAYUSHI KACHIKO 7-5235      17   5  0   51  CALL TO THUNDER (1217)     BONSUR
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021       9   6  0   48  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
 MOD COD 55-2638             37  71  1   47  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
-CROW 60-6269                12   6  0   47  SHADOW SIGNS (1220)        ARADI
-ONE A DAY 98-799            10   2  3   45  MY DRUGS (1222)            SYVYN'S HILL
 SKI MASK 58-5869            26  48  0   44  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 TOTURI 7-5051               17  11  0   43  CALL TO THUNDER (1217)     BONSUR
 LETHE 9-4782                23  18  2   38  BLUE MOON (1025)           ZUKAL
-ROGAN 97-980                 5  11  4   35  BLIND LUCK (1183)          SHADOW GROVE
 BABOO 74-2711               40  90  0   34  WILD AMINALS (635)         DAIYLA KIV
 GLORY HOLE 98-870            6   6  4   34  SUPERIOR KILLS (1229)      SYVYN'S HILL
 MUMMY 99-853                 7   5  5   29  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Fountains of Wayne -- Foolish Golem, to think you could defeat ME, a superior being,
a DUCK.  You will note that the golem-makers never presume to attempt a DUCK golem,
because they simply haven't the skill.  Mammalian forms are more primitive, simpler.
Less worthy. -- Ski Mask, Founder and President Ducks with Swords

     I think it's because no one WANTS a duck golem.  It's a market economy, after
     all. -- Ed.

     How about duck decoys?

Tickles -- I wish that your unsuitability to your weapon (marginally effective, it
says here) had more effect on your fighting.  Alas. -- Hallie O'Dene

Spazz -- When you can stand without twitching, I MIGHT consider a date with you.  Not
before. -- Delice the Red

Xiss -- I know your secret--your team name means "Under Bottles Of Strong Moonshine"!
You DRUNKARD! -- Carrie Nation

Umbrellas do nothing to mitigate drunkenness. -- Carrie Nation

Gar & Brill -- Too greasy for me.  Ick. -- Lethe
P.S.  That was brilled troll?  No wonder it was so vile!

Drake -- Excellent challenge.  I know your style now.  Well done! -- #3

Phetmolge -- The lingering stench of your malignant spore is fit ambiance only for a
murder. -- #3

     Eh?  Phetmolge doesn't read this newsletter, you know.

50 -- Sorry, suckboy.  I am stuck on Pooh...for now! -- #3

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47

(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

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
pests.
     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

UU DOEWANAKNO was bested by SORROW in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
BEAUTY QUEEN was vanquished by KAIDEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
PRIMUS savagely defeated DIRT WORM in a crowd pleasing 9 minute bloody Challenge duel.
STRONGEST #3 was overpowered by SPAZ GHOST in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STELLA BLUE vanquished CAFFIENE ACHIEVER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MUSILAR DE MITTEL handily defeated MASHER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE RED SPARROW was unbelievably bested by W.T. POOH in a 9 minute Challenge duel.
STEVE MCQUEEN was vanquished by HALLIE O'DENE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TALOS overcame HOT HAZEL in a popular 4 minute Challenge bout.
JOE KING was demolished by QRAPPY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
VAL BEMERIKI handily defeated BUBBLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
APPLE JACK overpowered DELICE THE RED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BURGER KING was vanquished by PARADISE PARROT in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
CRUSADER LORD viciously subdued SABLE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.
MIME devastated NED THE JANITOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE demolished BABOO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GWYN AP NUDD overpowered KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FILI LIU savagely defeated MIGHTY MITE in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
PERFECT TEN was overpowered by ISAWA TADAKA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fray.
AVARICIOUS AVON devastated XISS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GLORY HOLE was overpowered by FUNKY ELVIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PREACHER overpowered CARRIE NATION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KOGITSUNE MARU was overpowered by OURS ROUGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ROT TEN EGGS savagely defeated FOREVER MAN in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
EMERALD DRAGONFLY handily defeated ABOUT YOUR CAR... in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
R'SHANN was defeated by 50 SUCKS in a 2 minute fight.
LUDO won victory over WURP in a popular 4 minute brutal fray.
ROLEX WATCH was demolished by NAIHREN in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SIR CUITOUS was savagely defeated by SUNNY BRAE in a exciting 9 minute bloody fray.
SAMWELL won victory over X THE BOLD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
ELLORIEN was demolished by JACK SPRAT in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
WAHOO handily defeated LOOMING BIRD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
KYLIE was viciously subdued by STARBUCK in a action packed 2 minute gory match.
HAPPY JACK was overpowered by SPAZZ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
JUGGLER overcame TICKLES in a exciting 2 minute duel.
BUDDERCUP was savagely defeated by COM DOT in a action packed 2 minute battle.
LIGHTNING was devastated by BLACK RHINO in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
MISER viciously subdued SILHOUETTE in a crowd pleasing 14 minute brutal fight.
GREASESPOT was handily defeated by GAR & BRILL in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
ANDAR subdued SKI MASK in a 2 minute gory match.
TOTURI was luckily beaten by ANGAR in a action packed 1 minute fight.
TORATORATORRES was overpowered by THE FRATSFAN CHEF in a popular 2 minute uneven bout.
MUMMY was vanquished by SULTAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TSUNAMI handily defeated B&G BOUNCER in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
AVALANCHE overpowered NO CHASER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TUTANKHAMUN was beaten by SOUL SCOURGE in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
LYTA ALEXANDER was narrowly defeated by LUNA TYCK in a popular 4 minute brawl.
ODEN WARFIEND was devastated by KATANA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
BEER GOGGLES overpowered BAYUSHI KACHIKO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven bout.
SIR VILE was savagely defeated by KANDY KANES in a 2 minute bloody fight.
MOD COD was viciously subdued by MEN IN BLACK in a exciting 2 minute brutal contest.
NEVERMORE overpowered LETHE in a crowd pleasing 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                  24         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  20 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         WALL OF STEEL     69 -  55 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  44 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         LUNGING ATTACK    93 -  81 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  23 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  66 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  72 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  26 -  0      35  |

Turn 357 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-LUNGE        6 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    13 - 11     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  9         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    5 - 11         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KAIDEN 35-3108             72  73  2  302 VIOLENT FEMS (972)
SLASHING ATTACK  EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586  59  58  2  234 MAGICK (955)
WALL OF STEEL    PRIMUS 21-4975             33  11  0  219 REAL BEER (1116)
TOTAL PARRY      SPAZ GHOST 47-4161         39  18  1  216 DRAKE'S COMICS (1112)
PARRY-STRIKE     LUDO 18-708                52  58  2  196 THUNDR + LITENING (222)
STRIKING ATTACK  BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352       32  34  3  190 ROYAL FLUSH (146)
BASHING ATTACK   ABOUT YOUR CAR... 78-778   97 133  6  179 BAD NEWS (640)
AIMED BLOW       HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018      39  54  0  161 CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)
PARRY-LUNGE      PARADISE PARROT 71-1735    28  25  0  153 EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GWYN AP NUDD 41-1210       19   2  0  100 CAER SIDHE (1218)

The overall popularity leader is ABOUT YOUR CAR... 78-778.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was THE RED SPARROW 60-5732.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SILHOUETTE 26-2006, SUNNY BRAE 53-5638, STARBUCK 6-5387, LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021, HOT 
HAZEL 98-608, PRIMUS 21-4975, SIR CUITOUS 10-4514, HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018, FILI LIU 
2-4968, and CRUSADER LORD 31-3946.

The least popular fighter this week was LETHE 9-4782.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUMMY 99-853, GREASESPOT 60-5964, KOGITSUNE MARU 1-5298, CARRIE NATION 
64-4054, GLORY HOLE 98-870, XISS 11-1305, BABOO 74-2711, NED THE JANITOR 66-2973, NO 
CHASER 33-6490, and TORATORATORRES 11-726.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           2  1 0  CALEAM(26)           1  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  
NIANIA(2)            3  1 0  IAYE(30)             2  0 0  ARADI(60)            2  4 0  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       2  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       1  0 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            0  2 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            2  2 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  4  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  3 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           3  4 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  3 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         3  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  1 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       4  5 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  1 0  VITHICAR(49)         1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         3  0 0  DWES EG(82)          0  3 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     1  2 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SORROW 1-2863               29  22  2  203  SWEORDMASTERS (1210)       MORDANT
 JUGGLER 2-4965              23  10  0  132  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           17  22  1   79  THE REDBAERS (1180)        OSKSI
 STARBUCK 6-5387             24  14  0  137  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 ISAWA TADAKA 7-5093         21   4  0   97  CALL TO THUNDER (1217)     BONSUR
 SAMWELL 9-4079              30   9  1  162  THE NIGHT'S WATCH (787)    ZUKAL
 WURP 10-18                  44  50  1  188  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT
 XISS 11-1305                23  27  4   69  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 BUBBLES 12-4981             23  39  1  114  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 CAFFIENE ACHIEVER 15-2429   35  38  4  189  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN
 LUDO 18-708                 52  58  2  196  THUNDR + LITENING (222)    TALCAMA
 HAPPY JACK 19-4086          34  24  2  132  THE MOTHERSHIP (1148)      ZUWAYZA
 R'SHANN 20-577              44  35  3  196  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 PRIMUS 21-4975              33  11  0  219  REAL BEER (1116)           SUNSET
 SOUL SCOURGE 25-1223        18   8  2   81  THE ILLUMINATI (1179)      LYRATILAN
 WAHOO 26-3916               24  15  1  169  HERE TO PHOENIX (1072)     CALEAM
 THE FRATSFAN CHEF 30-4385   16   5  0   83  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1213) IAYE
 TALOS 31-2069               42  17  0  166  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         39  29  0  190  LUST MUPPETS (1099)        ARVAT
 W.T. POOH 33-4430           55  39  0  167  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KAIDEN 35-3108              72  73  2  302  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         18  17  0   95  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 STRONGEST #3 40-173         44  86  1  188  SOLARAN BERSERK (949)      ZENSU
 GWYN AP NUDD 41-1210        19   2  0  100  CAER SIDHE (1218)          KATI-TEI
 SPAZ GHOST 47-4161          39  18  1  216  DRAKE'S COMICS (1112)      NORTH FORK
 MEN IN BLACK 49-3157        43  89  1   85  RPG'S (697)                VITHICAR
 VAL BEMERIKI 51-5018        35  24  3  141  GENOCIDE (1109)            TRICORUS
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         25  13  1  209  PUERCO'S PINATA (700)      KHALHUMS
 MOD COD 55-2638             37  71  1   47  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      37  43  1  132  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       39  54  0  161  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   59  58  2  234  MAGICK (955)               ARADI
 KATANA 62-3769              10  11  0   78  SAMURAI KIDS II (1182)     VALAMANTIS
 AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     20  16  0   88  TOMATO ENFORCER (1193)     AMEN-TEI
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       31  64  0   62  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 COM DOT 65-6217             36  20  0  144  TOO GOOD FOR ME (1054)     DAL SHANG
 NED THE JANITOR 66-2973     19  20  0   93  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1123) TARRGIR
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         35  23  1  156  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 UU DOEWANAKNO 73-1414       20   6  1  179  DRAKE'S LODGE (1206)       ERINIKA
 BABOO 74-2711               40  90  0   34  WILD AMINALS (635)         DAIYLA KIV
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           15   3  1   94  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 ABOUT YOUR CAR... 78-778    97 133  6  179  BAD NEWS (640)             LIN TIRIAN
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           52  24  0  197  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 HOT HAZEL 98-608            16  23  4  164  JUNKYARD WARS (1140)       SYVYN'S HILL

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MUMMY 99-853                 7   5  5   29  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE

                                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