DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/19/2007    Duedate: 11/01/2007

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-589

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRUNT 31
MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
(6-6351) [8-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRUNT 31                       POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)        
(6-6351) [8-2-0,110]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SATURN                         OKEANOS
KREWE OF DRUID (369)           KREWE OF DRUID (369)
(6-6046) [7-10-1,66]           (6-6358) [6-5-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KREWE OF DRUID (369)        26
2. MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)      8      MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
3. THE LADY'S LIST (395)        3      Unchartered Team
4. THE VOLS (545)               3
5. MACHINES OF WAR (540)        0      TANA SHARL (301)

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)   20   6  0 76.9   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)   5  2 0
 2- 2 DARK PANTHEON (317)      514 378 36 57.6   2/ 3 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5  7 1
 3/ 3 THE VOLS (545)            53  50  4 51.5   3- 4 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     4  1 0
 4- 4 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     46  48  2 48.9   4/ 7 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     2  1 0
 5/ 5 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    302 337 18 47.3   5/ 2 THE VOLS (545)            2  9 0
 6- 6 BALTO (543)               14  17  1 45.2   6- 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  1 0
 7/ 7 KREWE OF DRUID (369)     125 172 11 42.1   7- 5 BALTO (543)               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 581): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 464): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 589): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 585): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 584): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 588): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 580): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 572): PROGIDY, DAMMIT! of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 545): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 522): KILLER KABUIK of ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, 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 419): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 191): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 463): SUSHI SLINGER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 464): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 589): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 585): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 584): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 588): MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 580): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 572): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 545): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 522): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 419): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 191): QUARTERFLASH (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 463) 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): SOLDIER 3 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): HOWARD of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
                           BLACK TIGER of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): DARK SWEET TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TRANSEL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE LADY'S 
LIST's 4th moved them up to 1-0-0 place.  What's with RASCALS?  He actually beat 
TRANSEL's DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight.  OL 
SMOKEY was reminded on the sands why GRUNT 31 is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to 
have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of 
convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 31 6351                 8   2  0   110       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                   20  30  0    90       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
-FORLORN 6272                 10   9  1    79       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 OL SMOKEY 6312                9   7  1    71       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 6046                   7  10  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                  
 RASCALS 6361                  6   4  2    56       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 GRUNT 29 6350                 9   1  0    51       MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
 OKEANOS 6358                  6   5  0    45       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-SEIGE ENGINE 6319            10   3  0    43       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-CAMDEN 6266                   6   5  1    42       BALTO (543)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMES 6045                   5  12  0    32       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   2  0     2       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 REVENGED
PEYTON 6376            0  1 0 THE VOLS 545          JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  589 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....

17 October 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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The time is fast approaching and soon the SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3 will be upon us.  9 teams
(a total of 18 managers) have announced for what promises to be a fierce competition
in DM 45.  You still have time to join the fun!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately December 4th, 2007).  You may diplo them
to Master Darque or have them shipped directly to him.  Email MD for a home address.

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time,
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEYTON was butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GRUNT 31 vanquished OL SMOKEY in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HOFFA defeated SATURN in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
RASCALS devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRUNT 29 savagely defeated HERMES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome competition.
OKEANOS defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
THE FRANCHISE was overpowered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  13 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  14 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  20 -  4      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 589 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GRUNT 31 6351               8   2  0  110 MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (549)
PARRY-STRIKE     OL SMOKEY 6312              9   7  1   71 THE VOLS (545)
SLASHING ATTACK  RASCALS 6361                6   4  2   56 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SATURN 6046.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
OKEANOS 6358.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRUNT 31 6351, GRUNT 29 6350, 
SATURN 6046, RASCALS 6361, OL SMOKEY 6312, HERMES 6045, PEYTON 6376, HOFFA 6216, THE 
FRANCHISE 6375, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THE FRANCHISE 6375.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFFA 6216, PEYTON 6376, HERMES 6045, OL SMOKEY 6312, RASCALS 
6361, SATURN 6046, GRUNT 29 6350, GRUNT 31 6351, OKEANOS 6358, and  0.