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Date   : 10/09/2004    Duedate: 10/22/2004

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-258

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-SARATOGA GLOR 32/290   63   26  1 70.8    5 DARKLINGS 74/207      747  756  6 49.7
  2 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   37   31  0 54.4      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
  3 SUNNYLAND 40/284      308  284  3 52.0    6 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  546  624  6 46.7
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                   7 SAND DANCERS 75/37   1564 2071 19 43.0
  4 DARK TOADS 9/275      140  138  1 50.4      SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    DARK TOADS 38/271                           SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279                  SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    DARK TOADS 65/283                     

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The seasons touched only lightly on the Isle.  No blizzards, no heat waves.  But 
some things got through, more now than used to.  So "they" said.  More fog now, and 
more storms.
     Khora turned away from the rain-blinded windows, shrugging.  "People always say 
things like that.  The past was always golden, the present is always decadent."  She 
sighed.  "They don't begin to understand what decadent really is...."
     Her companion, Thomas of Krondur, hid a smile by looking down into his goblet of 
mulled wine.  He was sure that Khora, who had been a famous courtesan before becoming 
a gladiator--something about a dead man, and a choice between the arena and the 
headsman's block, he had heard--had her own highly entertaining ideas of what 
"decadent" meant.  He wouldn't be averse to finding out.  Peeled grapes?  Fountains 
of wine?  No, something more... exciting.  Orgies, at least.  He had never 
experienced an orgy.  It was a gap in his education that he was willing to mend.  
"There are only two things to talk about here," he said.  "The fights and the 
weather.  Neither seems to have much variety, but I'll take the weather and the Good 
Old Days over another rehashing of the same old fights with the same old opponents.  
And so would you."
     "Oh... we could talk about the hot new 'don't mention it' topic," she said.  
"The Greywand and her latest... eccentricities."
     Thomas shivered.  "Let's not."
     Khora raised an eyebrow.  "I thought golems were created without fear."
     "But not without caution."
     "Caution."  Her tone was scornful, not quite a sneer.  "I have never been a fan 
of caution."  Her hands moved through a complex pattern.
     Thomas winced.  It was amazing what a trained dancer could say with just her 
hands.  If she put her opinion of Sheila Greywand's sanity into words, she could get 
both of them into trouble.  Or worse.  People did sometimes vanish on the Isle, even 
Lord Protectors.  No one asked questions, not after the first questioners also 
disappeared.  It wasn't safe.
     Khora took a chair facing him across the hearth and they sat quietly for some 
time, listening to the storm.  Then she sighed.  "The storm is worse than any I've 
experienced here," she said.  "And I've been on the Isle for several years."
     Thomas nodded.  He had not been designed to perform acts of magic, but he had 
the sensors to detect them.  This storm was not magical.  Not exactly.  Not in its 
origin.  But magic was involved with it now, driving it to wilder displays of 
lightning, fiercer gusts of wind.  And who would be able to throw out such powerful 
magic here on the Isle except Sheila Greywand?
     "There isn't anything we can actually do about... the weather," Thomas said.
     Khora shrugged.  "Maybe not....  There is a man, a Dwarf, who's been around 
lately.  Scarbold.  He's made some suggestions.  Odd ones.  I suppose you could say 
he's been... campaigning.  About... the weather."
     Thomas shook his head.  "No, don't do it.  If he's trying to change... the 
weather, better to leave him to do it on his own.  That isn't something ordinary 
people should mix in.  Safer to saddle a tiger."
     Before Khora could answer, a particularly loud boom cut across the noises of the 
storm.  Not thunder.  The kind of sound you got from the cruder sort of teleportal 
spells.  The kind that weren't supposed to be used these days.  Too dangerous, too 
likely to go wrong in gruesome ways.  All the candles in the room flickered once and 
went out, and the fire sank to dull red coals.  Both gladiators hurried to the 
window.
     The storm darkness was lit by a pillar of fire.  Too big and too sharply defined 
to be the result of a lightning strike; it must be something to do with the boom 
they'd heard.  Thomas estimated that it was near the arena, perhaps rising from one 
of the adjacent dormitories.  They were disused now, there were plenty of apartments 
for the few gladiators active in Lirin Kiv.  But if the dormitories were empty, the 
pillar of fire was not.  Bodies were woven into the flames, none of them clearly 
seen.  Here a leg, there an arm, a torso, a head.  Some were human, near enough.  
Others were not.  Trolls.  Great cats, like an transformed Aruaki.  Wolves.  Eagles.
     Dragons.

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Anybody want to listen to Alarond the Scribe?  No?  Somehow I guessed that'd be 
your reaction.  Well, extracting the meat of his blatherings, we find:
     Darlina did really well out of a victory over Uhlek.
     The "Top Team" is sending its warriors up to Talahya to do dishes at the 
Dripping Blade there (we don't have a branch of that franchise here, too low class) 
when they lose fights.  That'd be Slytherin House.  Is this some special foible of 
the Champion of the Horn?  Some of 'em get a little squirrelly when they hit the top 
rank.
     No avoids were used this time.
     Tairikia got the most challenges, and it could simply have been a double 
challenge by one warrior that gave her that "most."  It isn't like we were hip-deep 
in challenges this time.  Or even in active warriors!
     Nineteen fights, three standbys.  Thirty-five active warriors, I think.  And 
some of them weren't VERY active.
     But nobody died.
     King Love challenged Deadbolt (that's "dead from the neck up") and won.  I gotta 
feel sorry for Deadbolt and his teammates, sometimes.  Is their manager paying any 
attention?  IS Kyrlania still running empty-handed and unarmored from the aimed blow 
contest?
     With which we leave Alarond to take a sharp blade and shave his life close, with 
the comfort of knowing that even if the blade slips and he gets blood on his purple 
robe (awful-looking color on him, too!), it will still BE a purple robe.

     The fights:

     THOMAS (82-14150) (8-11-0,96) of TOADS OF KRONDUR II fought GREGORY GOYLE (74-
3497) (23-23-1,50) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  THOMAS devastated GREGORY GOYLE in a popular 
1 minute one-sided contest.  This is what happens when your name gets mentioned in 
print.  Bet you didn't know that.  Of course, there is a down side to this.  Try 
getting seriously mangled in the arena and see what happens to your role.
     ESSINA TYL VERN (75-2694) (19-49-1,108) of SAND DANCERS fought CHEATING MANAGER 
(107-6) (0-0-0,130) of Miscellaneous Dolts.  ESSINA TYL VERN was overpowered by 
CHEATING MANAGER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  I thought we'd gotten rid of that 
Cheating Manager.  Unless this is yet ANOTHER one?  Hmm.  I wish they'd identify him 
more exactly.  I know lots of people that would like to meet him in an alley.  It'd 
be a convention.  Or would it be a deep con cave?
     UHLEK (38-4234) (17-8-2,133) of DARK TOADS fought DARLINA (74-2995) (36-25-2,93) 
of SAND DANCERS.  UHLEK was overpowered by DARLINA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  
Some people were surprised, some were not.  Fingers were pointed at rankings, and at 
number of visible fights.  All of which just goes to show that there is more to 
predicting wins than the numbers.  Such as the fact that when it comes to a red-
headed woman with dimples, Uhlek is just an old soft Shew.
     TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-2777) (62-64-4,178) of SAND DANCERS fought THE QUICKLING 
(70-1669) (51-121-2,113) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  TORYN TYL DAGEDA overpowered THE 
QUICKLING in a 2 minute bloody mismatched brawl.  Toryn said later that she WOULD 
have done it faster, but she was bored and decided to play with him a little.  Nice 
girls don't do things like that, Toryn.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (40-36-1,179) of DARK TOADS fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (65-88-
0,165) of DARKLINGS.  SHYLOCK was overpowered by NIGHTCAP in an action packed 1 
minute uneven struggle.  And what, you may well wonder, will this defeat at the hands 
of somebody dark have on Shylock's return to his home town, and possible events 
there?  Something sinister, no doubt.  Most plot twists are sinister.  You'd think we 
had nothing but left-handed writers.
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (62-98-1,169) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought DAMORETH STENN (65-
6105) (41-40-0,149) of SAND DANCERS.  KYRLANIA was overcome by DAMORETH STENN in a 
popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.  So Damoreth does not lose his winning record 
after all.  Amazing.  You'd almost think it was fate or something, when in fact, it's 
Kyrlania's handicap--you know, the "stepping out on the sands naked" thing.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (55-77-0,189) of THE DRAGON FIST fought KHORA THE SMALL 
(78-519) (115-137-3,202) of SAND DANCERS.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL was subdued by KHORA THE 
SMALL in a popular 1 minute brawl.  I HAVE heard that Khora likes men to be, er, 
"subdued."  "They" say she's half fox woman, you know, and the fox women have a... 
reputation.
     WINSTON (75-2600) (49-26-0,182) of DARK TOADS fought NIGHTFALL (74-2421) (95-95-
3,193) of DARKLINGS.  WINSTON was demolished by NIGHTFALL in a 2 minute mismatched 
competition.  There's a note here, someone set a wet glass down on it, but I THINK it 
says that Winston has a TV challenge.  Why is he not using it?  what's the POINT in 
having a TV challenge if you don't use it?
     DARKMOON BLACKFELL (75-862) (89-70-3,209) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought ARENAMASTER 
SANDAVOL (107-28) (0-0-0,200) of Miscellaneous Dolts.  DARKMOON BLACKFELL handily 
defeated ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  Ah, you think I 
shouldn't call an arenamaster a dolt?  But he IS, you know.  He isn't even OUR 
arenamaster, he comes down from Crysalis sometimes to "lend a hand."  I figure he 
should stay home.
     TREMERE (9-4915) (38-13-0,214) of DARK TOADS fought BAT (74-2742) (78-76-1,183) 
of DARKLINGS.  TREMERE vanquished BAT in an exciting 1 minute one-sided flight.  That 
isn't something you see very often.  Not with a toad, you don't.  I hear the circus 
wants to know if Tremere can do other kinds of trick riding.
     SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) (74-63-3,213) of THE DRAGON FIST fought ARENAMASTER 
SANDAVOL (107-28) (0-0-0,200) of Miscellaneous Dolts.  SMOLDER DARKSUN vanquished 
ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.  See above, Sandavol had 
already fought once when he came up against Darksun.  Not that it would have made any 
difference.  Those Crysalese are slow, you know.  Almost lazy.
     TALON WARSMITH (99-101) (70-89-8,221) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought CYLADIA (51-
1122) (96-110-0,193) of SKAITHVARN.  TALON WARSMITH devastated CYLADIA in an action 
packed 1 minute one-sided competition.  You would THINK that this would cause Cyladia 
to pay more attention to her training and her fighting, but I bet you it won't.  Her 
heart just isn't in it.

     And the challenge matches:

     TAMRISSA (38-4153) (18-8-0,68) of BLENDING ENTHRONED challenged VINCENT CRABBE 
(74-3498) (29-18-2,78) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  Up 10.  TAMRISSA was defeated by VINCENT 
CRABBE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.  And you, or at least me, I look at 
Tamrissa and wonder, "enthroned where, and on what, and why?"  Do you suppose anyone 
will deign to speak and explain this?
     GISELLA (74-2704) (20-14-0,62) of CHEYSULI & LIR challenged WAIS (65-6447) (19-
28-0,73) of DARK TOADS.  Up 11.  GISELLA bested WAIS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.  
The stewards stopped Gisella before she had a chance to pry the jewel out of Wais's 
head, though.  Just as well.  Toads who have jewels in their heads don't do it just 
for ornament.
     KING LOVE (40-3748) (25-27-2,169) of SUNNYLAND challenged DEADBOLT (70-1664) 
(78-101-2,193) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 24.  KING LOVE was defeated by DEADBOLT in a 
crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.  Let's hope, for King Love's sake, that 
Deadbolt had something to teach.  They tell me that some warriors are just teaching 
fools, and some couldn't teach to save their lives.  Same way with learning.
     TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (30-16-2,180) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE challenged ZALMARDARIN 
(78-312) (49-87-3,196) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 16.  TOM RIDDLE vanquished ZALMARDARIN 
in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  More riddles, and deep, 
convoluted, very subtle ones, too.  Do you suppose if he makes it to the top, he'll 
write a riddling column?  No, you're right, probably not.  But we can dream.
     VALLANT (38-4151) (37-18-2,157) of BLENDING ENTHRONED challenged JAMMIES (74-
2829) (62-64-1,164) of DARKLINGS.  Up 7.  VALLANT slimly won victory over JAMMIES in 
a popular 2 minute Challenge match.  Sneaky of Vallant to cut the cord on Jammies's 
jammies, causing him to trip, but anything that works, right Vallant?
     ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-6232) (29-30-1,206) of SPLIT INFINITY challenged TAIRIKIA 
(51-4247) (73-76-0,207) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 1.  ROBERTO LEATHAM won victory over 
TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute Challenge battle.  This is "most challenged" Tairikia.  Does 
it increase the probability of losing, if you're most challenged?  Or are you like to 
be most challenged if you're likely to lose?  Or is there no connection?  Inquiring 
minds want to know.

     For the Horn, not that anyone gets it without writing a column:  DRACO MALFOY 
(74-3500) (27-10-1,219) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE TV challenged ZALGOR PRIGG (82-15204) (32-
19-0,226) of MUTANT LEAGUE II.  Up 7.  DRACO MALFOY devastated ZALGOR PRIGG in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  And congratulations to Draco, even if he is 
too busy to write.

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        28  10  1  236  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       71  89  8  230  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      75  63  3  224  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 TREMERE 9-4915              39  13  0  222  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   90  70  3  220  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           96  95  3  215  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     30  30  1  212  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     116 137  3  205  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          31  16  2  199  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            73  77  0  196  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            79 101  2  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       32  20  0  195  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      55  78  0  187  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 CYLADIA 51-1122             96 111  0  185  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            66  88  0  185  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 BAT 74-2742                 78  77  1  184  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          49  88  3  182  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    63  64  4  180  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 WINSTON 75-2600             49  27  0  176  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KING LOVE 40-3748           25  28  2  171  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             38  18  2  169  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      42  40  0  165  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 JAMMIES 74-2829             62  65  1  163  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             40  37  1  162  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            62  99  1  158  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARLINA 74-2995             37  25  2  129  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       51 122  2  119  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 UHLEK 38-4234               17   9  2  106  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME
 ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694     19  50  1  104  SAND DANCERS (37)          JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THOMAS 82-14150              9  11  0   98  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      30  18  2   86  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 GISELLA 74-2704             21  14  0   73  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
 TAMRISSA 38-4153            18   9  0   69  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 WAIS 65-6447                19  29  0   65  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       23  24  1   52  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Draco Malfoy -- Very well done, for a child.  No doubt you will be formidable when
you get your growth. -- Khora the Small

Kyrlania -- Did it ever occur to you that a little armor and maybe even a weapon
would improve your performance?  Is this, STILL, a left-over from the aimed-blow
contest? -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Vallant -- My mama always told me to distrust elves, and surely half-elves must be
even less trustworthy?  Neither fox nor hare, as the saying goes. -- Tairikia

Tom Riddle -- How many times do I have to say that I'm just no good at all when it
comes to riddles?  Mental subtlety is not my strong point. -- Damoreth Stenn
P.S.  I hope I win the next one, though, or my winning record--amazing thing to
have!--is down the tubes again.

The Evil Inputter defeated me with bare hands (and something called a "keyboard").
Does this mean I'm going to suffer input errors?  Really, I don't need them.  I can
lose just fine without. -- Essina tyl Vern

Gisella -- This is paying your dues, kid. -- Darlina

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRACO MALFOY devastated ZALGOR PRIGG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
ROBERTO LEATHAM won victory over TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
VALLANT slimly won victory over JAMMIES in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
TOM RIDDLE vanquished ZALMARDARIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
KING LOVE was defeated by DEADBOLT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
GISELLA bested WAIS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TAMRISSA was defeated by VINCENT CRABBE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
TALON WARSMITH devastated CYLADIA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
SMOLDER DARKSUN vanquished ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
TREMERE vanquished BAT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DARKMOON BLACKFELL handily defeated ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WINSTON was demolished by NIGHTFALL in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was subdued by KHORA THE SMALL in a popular 1 minute brawl.
KYRLANIA was overcome by DAMORETH STENN in a popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.
SHYLOCK was overpowered by NIGHTCAP in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
TORYN TYL DAGEDA overpowered THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
UHLEK was overpowered by DARLINA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ESSINA TYL VERN was overpowered by CHEATING MANAGER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THOMAS devastated GREGORY GOYLE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        31 -  29 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  38 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 258 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       28  10  1  236 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      71  89  8  230 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
TOTAL PARRY      SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513     75  63  3  224 THE DRAGON FIST (30)
AIMED BLOW       TREMERE 9-4915             39  13  0  222 DARK TOADS (275)
WALL OF STEEL    DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862  90  70  3  220 SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          96  95  3  215 DARKLINGS (207)
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    116 137  3  205 SAND DANCERS (43)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           66  88  0  185 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   63  64  4  180 SAND DANCERS (36)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NIGHTFALL 74-2421.  The ten other most popular fighters were KYRLANIA 70-2327, 
VALLANT 38-4151, JAMMIES 74-2829, ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232, WAIS 65-6447, VINCENT 
CRABBE 74-3498, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, TREMERE 9-4915, DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862, and 
KHORA THE SMALL 78-519.

The least popular fighter this week was UHLEK 38-4234.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204, GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497, ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694, 
SHYLOCK 75-2602, CYLADIA 51-1122, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, BAT 
74-2742, TAMRISSA 38-4153, and GISELLA 74-2704.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        2  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       2  2 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        1  2 0  SENTERN(70)          1  2 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       8  3 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
TRICORUS(51)         0  2 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREMERE 9-4915              39  13  0  222  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 VALLANT 38-4151             38  18  2  169  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           25  28  2  171  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            73  77  0  196  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     30  30  1  212  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            79 101  2  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        28  10  1  236  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   90  70  3  220  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      75  63  3  224  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       32  20  0  195  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       71  89  8  230  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes