DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2007    Duedate: 10/18/2007

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRUNT 31
MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
(6-6351) [7-2-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOFFA                          GRUNT 31
THE LADY'S LIST (395)          MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
(6-6216) [19-30-0,87]          (6-6351) [7-2-0,104]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FORLORN                        OL SMOKEY
DARK PANTHEON (317)            THE VOLS (545)
(6-6272) [10-9-1,79]           (6-6312) [9-6-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)     19
2. KREWE OF DRUID (369)        13      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. THE LADY'S LIST (395)        3      Unchartered Team
4. DARK PANTHEON (317)          2
5. BALTO (543)                  0      MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)   18   6  0 75.0   1/ 3*MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)   5  2 0
 2/ 0 DARK PANTHEON (317)      514 378 36 57.6   2/ 2 THE VOLS (545)            5  8 1
 3/ 2 THE VOLS (545)            53  47  4 53.0   3/ 4 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5  8 1
 4- 3 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     46  48  2 48.9   4- 1 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     4  1 0
 5/ 4 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    301 337 18 47.2   5- 5 BALTO (543)               3  5 0
 6- 5 BALTO (543)               14  17  1 45.2   6/ 0 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  1 0
 7/ 6 KREWE OF DRUID (369)     123 170 11 42.0   7/ 6 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 580): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 463): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 588): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 583): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 587): JUGGERNAUT 31 of MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 585): BABY JESUS of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 571): XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 570): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 544): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 534): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 521): CELIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 470): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 418): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 462): SUSHI SLINGER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 580): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 463): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 588): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 583): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 587): MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 585): SENTINELS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 571): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 544): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 534): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 521): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 470): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): QUARTERFLASH (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 462) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 580): HATCH BATTENER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            SWEET STUFF of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): HOWARD of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at MACHINES OF WAR left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by MEDAL OF HONOR B6.  Good show!  Practice pays for SATURN, who 
pummelled DAVY CROCKETT, to pocket 16 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, GRUNT 29 was winsome, after beating OKEANOS and seeing him lose 7 points.  A 
certain someone saw JUGGERNAUT at The Sultan's Tent with the shakes, and now he fails 
to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  Now I can't insult GRUNT 31, 
as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I 
lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in TRANSEL is using psychics to predict 
wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are TRANSEL's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, RALPH EMERY 
of THE VOLS has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  You've heard about DAVY 
CROCKETT of THE VOLS.  Death plays no favorites, and neither do I.  What was a 9-10-1 
doing on the fields in the first place?  Justice was served as SATURN fought DAVY 
CROCKETT in bloodfeud.  Well done, KREWE OF DRUID!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, 
for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRANSEL is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for TRANSEL?  On that 
giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 31 6351                 7   2  0   104       MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              14   5  0   118       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-JUGGERNAUT 6252              15   3  0   104       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-LEGIONNAIRE 6296             12   2  1   104       MACHINES OF WAR (540)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 6216                   19  30  0    87       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
 FORLORN 6272                 10   9  1    79       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 OL SMOKEY 6312                9   6  1    72       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 6046                   7   9  1    66       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-CRUSADER 6341                 6   2  1    66       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-UPPER DECK 6268               7   5  0    63       BALTO (543)
-GRIMSTAR 6248                 6   2  0    58       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 29 6350                 8   1  0    49       MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
-SEIGE ENGINE 6319            10   3  0    43       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-CAMDEN 6266                   6   5  1    42       BALTO (543)
 RASCALS 6361                  5   4  2    39       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 OKEANOS 6358                  5   5  0    38       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMES 6045                   5  11  0    30       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGNAR 6336                    1   0  1    14       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-GLADIATOR 6369                1   1  0    13       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 GORE 6366                     1   0  0     6       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 THE FRANCHISE 6375            0   1  0     1       THE VOLS (545)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOMTOC 6363            2  4 1 KREWE OF DRUID 369    DAVY CROCKETT 6283    586 JUST REV
HAROLD MOON 6354       3  2 0 MEDAL OF HONOR B6 549 RASCALS 6361          584 NOT REVE
RALPH EMERY 6282      10 10 0 THE VOLS 545          SOLARIN THE SILEN 548 588 NONE    
DAVY CROCKETT 6283     9 10 1 THE VOLS 545          SATURN 6046           588         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

20 September 2007
Ok, ok, you can stop not-talking about TOGS VI already, it is coming, slowly but
surely, like a giant, over-fed, greased slug sliding down a gravely driveway.  We're
looking for new-comers, old-timers, in-betweeners, fence-sitters and Delarquans to
come on out and participate.  Just think, you could be the next Pinky & the Brain
pairing (a la Creepster & Manager), or maybe you'll be the team that crushes all in
its path on the way TO UTTER AND COMPLETE TOGS DOMINATION!!!!!!  [note:  insert
sinister cackle if it helps you complete the picture]

There will be a few minor changes, so let's recap the rules from top to bottom:

1.  Each TOGS team consists of two managers.  After the contest starts, there will be
no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your teammate wisely.  TOGS VI will last
for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.

2.  The TOGS entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per TOGS
team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions
being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides
to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
     a)  send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
          Paul Jokelson
          115 Moss Ave. #201
          Oakland, CA 94611
     b)  get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards
         and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.

3. TOGS point system:

Fights: 

10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on another TOGS warriors challenge.
 7 points for winning a random match-up against another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning a random match-up against a non-TOGS warrior.

Changes this TOGS: 

** 10 points for any challenge by the DM, UP OR DOWN!!
** 4 points for winning a random match-up against your TOGS partner's warrior.
To state the obvious, there are 0 points if you challenge your partner.

** 4 points for winning a bloodfeud attempt against you by a non-TOGS warrior

You will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-TOGS team
(with the exception of the above-stated rule if you get bloodfeuded), so use your
avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.

Spots/Ads

5 points for every spotlight written by any team member.  1 per manager per turn.

The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter
(that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and we will be completely firm on
this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if
they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.
We will be the sole judge of this.  If you're unsure if we will judge something to be
Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and
ask.  We reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given
if we judge at later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.

-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
personal ad.

4.  TOGS VI will start in arena 60 shortly after the Winter Face-to-Face (turn due
Feb 21, Aradi turn 436) and as mentioned before will last for 13 turns.  There will
be multipliers in the later rounds, which means that all points accumulated by a team
on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team
on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.

5.  Soultaker and Nuln will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise, with
props to Sentinel for doing the score-keeping as always.  Whine all you like, we will
be glad to provide comfortable chairs and the cheese of your choice.

And there be the rules.  If you look closely, you'll notice there were a few minor
changes and additions made from the TOGS V rules.  They are as follows:

-- The Snotman & Nuln rule:  Last TOGS Snotman and Nuln randomly matched up something
like 4-5 times, so we basically decided out of pity to now give a small amount of
points (4 in this case) for winning a random against a teammate, so that you're not
completely screwed by having 2 of your 10 warriors get 0 zero points automatically.

-- Scaling Down Points for the DM:  Previously a TOGS DM would get 10 points *in
addition* to whatever challenge points they got.  This was to keep the DM from being
penalized for being at the top and give people something to fight for.  However, it
was a bit too much of an award and we decided to scale it back and eliminate the
bonus, but give full upchallenge credit whenever the DM challenges.

-- Bloodfeuds from outside TOGS teams:  This incident came up last TOGS, and it was
felt that if a person killed a non-TOGS warrior in a random, they shouldn't have to
be potentially locked into 4 turns of getting 0 points.  So we've added an additional
rule which now gives 4 points if you win when bloodfeuded by a non-TOGS warrior, at
least giving you some way to get points if you're locked into a non-TOGS bloodfeud
instead of being basically removed from the contest for 4 turns.

And lastly...

-- Team Names:  This was not listed in the rules, but to make things more festive, at
the suggestion of Manager we have decided to have the added dimension of team names!
Yes, no more boring rankings with Team 4 edging out Team 7.  Just picture reading a
TOGS turn report now, with something along the lines of "Team Fiery Starfish
obliterated Team Superior TOGSlings," just as one example.

We hope to see you all there....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RALPH EMERY was butchered by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRUNT 31 devastated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
FORLORN was outlasted by HOFFA in a dull 9 minute fight.
DAVY CROCKETT was dealt death by SATURN in a 2 minute gory contest.
OL SMOKEY overpowered RASCALS in a 3 minute bloody mismatched match.
OKEANOS lost to GRUNT 29 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
HERMES overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
GORE defeated THE FRANCHISE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  4      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 588 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GRUNT 31 6351               7   2  0  104 MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
AIMED BLOW       FORLORN 6272               10   9  1   79 DARK PANTHEON (317)
PARRY-STRIKE     OL SMOKEY 6312              9   6  1   72 THE VOLS (545)
SLASHING ATTACK  RASCALS 6361                5   4  2   39 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FORLORN 6272.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OL SMOKEY 6312.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRUNT 29 6350, GRUNT 31 
6351, FORLORN 6272, SATURN 6046, GORE 6366, RASCALS 6361, HERMES 6045, THE FRANCHISE 
6375, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, and RALPH EMERY 6282.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 6216.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OKEANOS 6358, RALPH EMERY 6282, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, THE FRANCHISE 6375, 
HERMES 6045, RASCALS 6361, GORE 6366, SATURN 6046, FORLORN 6272, and GRUNT 31 6351.