DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2003    Duedate: 08/04/2003

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAYUSHI KACHIKO
CALL TO THUNDER (491)
(7-5235) [15-4-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TENACIOUS                      HARRY
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)           BRAIN (467)
(7-5337) [33-13-0,144]         (7-4851) [4-3-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOTURI                         GAMBLE
CALL TO THUNDER (491)          INDIFFERENCE (468)
(7-5051) [16-9-0,118]          (7-4884) [13-8-2,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)    61
2. INDIFFERENCE (468)          47      VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
3. WASTELAND II (267)          41      Unchartered Team
4. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       38
5. DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)      37      BRAIN (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)    9   3  0 75.0   1/ 4 WASTELAND II (267)       11  2 0
 2/ 3 CALL TO THUNDER (491)     79  43  3 64.8   2/ 3 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    11  4 2
 3/ 4 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  61  37  3 62.2   3/ 1 NINJAS (35)              11  4 1
 4/ 5 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     194 130 10 59.9   4/ 6 CALL TO THUNDER (491)    11  4 0
 5- 6 HOGAN'S HEROES (500)      70  50  4 58.3   5/ 2 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475) 10  5 0
 6- 7 WINTER ORCHARD (462)      70  54  5 56.5   6/ 7 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  9  6 0
 7/ 8 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     190 150 13 55.9   7/10 DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)    8  7 1
 8/11 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  77  61  6 55.8   8/ 5 SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)  7  8 0
 9/10 WASTELAND II (267)       679 542 27 55.6   9- 9 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (492)  5  1 0
10/ 9 SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)  66  55  3 54.5  10/13 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      5  4 0
11/13 THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)     52  51  2 50.5  11/17 VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)   4  1 0
12/12*BRAIN (467)                6   6  0 50.0  12/22 THE BEARS II (510)        4  2 1
13/ 0*FRED'S DISCIPLES (42)      5   5  1 50.0  13/14 THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)     4  8 0
14/14 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  47  49  1 49.0  14/15 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  4  9 0
15-15 UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)     110 116  6 48.7  15/11 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      4 11 0
16/16 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     54  61  3 47.0  16- 8 WINTER ORCHARD (462)      3  1 0
17/20 THE BEARS II (510)        17  20  3 45.9  17-16 UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)      3  7 0
18-17 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (492)  29  36  2 44.6  18/12 BEACH BABES (309)         3 12 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 INDIFFERENCE (468)        51  64  4 44.3  19/27 INDIFFERENCE (468)        2  0 0
20-18 ASTRONOMICAL (484)        43  56  6 43.4  20/24 RANCID BLOKES (503)       2  4 0
21/21 NINJAS (35)              125 169  7 42.5  21-23*HATE (519)                1  1 0
22-22 ETERNAL REST (505)         5   7  0 41.7  22-18 ETERNAL REST (505)        1  1 0
23/23 BEACH BABES (309)        432 642 15 40.2  23/ 0*ERRATA (511)              1  1 0
24/25 DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)    66 111  6 37.3  24-19 ASTRONOMICAL (484)        1  3 0
25-24*HATE (519)                10  17  0 37.0  25-20 HOGAN'S HEROES (500)      1  4 0
26/ 0*ERRATA (511)              10  18  0 35.7  26/25 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       1 11 0
27/26 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      156 293  6 34.7  27/26*BRAIN (467)               0  5 0
28/27 RANCID BLOKES (503)        8  29  0 21.6  28/ 0*FRED'S DISCIPLES (42)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                       99 Bottles Contest Standings -- Turn 18

     We finally have a new leader.  Ichabod Frothingslosh's Call To Thunder stable
has now shot out into the lead.  Ichabod had an excellent 7-bottle turn that included
4 wins, the Duelmaster, and a stylemaster.  Ichabod also scored a TV in the FTF
tournament to gain a total of 10 bottles over last turn.  Manager's Dead Superior
Forces retain second place by scoring 4 bottles with three wins and a stylemaster,
leaving him 3 bottles out of the lead.  Postmaster didn't even show up.  It will be
interesting to see if he plays next turn or if he has decided to call it quits.
Rounding out the top 4, Alfredo Frothingslosh's Wish You Were Beer scored 4 bottles
with two wins, a stylemaster, and the most popular warrior.  Alfredo is now 5 bottles
out of the lead, and one bottle away from passing Postmaster.  These four teams have
formed a gap at the top; the fifth place teams are now 8 bottles behind Alfredo
     Congratulations to Ichabod, the Muffin Man, and Mannequin for bringing home
Bonsur TV's in the recent tournament.  Good job!  And although he is not among the
leaders, I also wanted to give kudos to Mannequin on his excellent 7-bottle 5-0-1
turn.

Guido

                              W  K  SM  DM  MP  LP  TV  TC  DA  TOT
1.  Call To Thunder          54  1  10   1   2   0   3   0   1   77
2.  Dead Superior Forces     58  3   6   1   0   0   2   0   1   74 
3.  Hogan's heroes           42  4  17   4   1   1   0   0   0   73
4.  Wish You Were Beer       51  5  12   1   2   0   0   0   0   72
5.  Flower Children          48  2  11   1   0   1   0   0   0   64
6.  Spare-a-dime Shift       44  1  12   1   3   2   1   0   3   64
7.  Wasteland                47  0   7   2   0   1   2   0   1   64
8.  Undead Artists           42  1  18   0   1   1   0   0   2   61
9.  Sugar & Spice            50  2   4   0   1   0   1   0   1   59
10. Ninjas                   40  3   0   0   0   1   2   0   4   46
11. Winter Orchard           43  4   0   0   0   1   0   0   4   44
12. Thrillz & Killz          34  2  14   0   0   0   0   0   7   43
13. Beach Babes              31  0  10   0   1   1   0   0   0   43
14. Indifference             31  1   6   0   3   1   0   0   0   42
15. Double Ordealers         28  3   5   0   1   1   0   0  11   27
16. Demons of Darkness       20  1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   20
17. Morgan's Boys            16  0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   17
18. Astronomical              8  0   0   1   0   3   0   0   1   12

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): BAQA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): GAR & BRILL of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): SOUL HAREM (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): FREAKSHOW (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 473): KOGITSUNE MARU of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
                          MX of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 475): BETSY of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ZOT ZIPZIG of NIGHT TRAIN (Teet, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh
               (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): SIR VILE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 469): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
               (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 411): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 309): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, all.  I just thought I should at least write something, being the new
Duelmistress and all.  Being a striker in the challenger champs can be a scary thing
sometimes, but at least I have that TV to use to narrow down my challenges.  If all
goes well, I'll be off to the Isle in a couple more turns.

Congratulations to all of our new (and repeat) Tournament Victors: Micro Miracle of
Wasteland II, Nutmeg of Sugar and Spice, and my own teammate Hida Yakamo!  Well done,
everyone, and 5 bottles for each of you!  Don't ask how your DM did, it's rather
embarrassing.  Let's say it wasn't as good as last time and leave it at that.  ;-)

Now to figure out whom I'm challenging--the lack of non-sloshers in the arena makes
it rather difficult.

Your Duelmistress,
Kachiko

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in BONSUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  NINJAS were a bunch 
of dogs after WASTELAND II got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave WINTER ORCHARD a 0-0-0!  I 
got a good laugh out of it!  WISH YOU WERE BEER showed BONSUR what they were made of 
as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with NUTMEG?  He 
actually beat CALL TO THUNDER's HIDA YAKAMO, and walked away with 38 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at VENGEANCE SEEKERS.  CRIMSON BLUSH lost 15 points to 
JAKUCHU ITO.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CRIMSON BLUSH will provide more 
easy wins...  BONSUR has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She TV 
challenged SUGAR AND SPICE's ARROWROOT (12-7-1), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  ARROWROOT was reminded on the sands why BAYUSHI KACHIKO is Duelmaster.  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  BONSUR thinks DEAD SUPERIOR 
FORCES and their 61-37-3 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at FLOWER CHILDREN ain't reelin'!  DEAD 
SUPERIOR FORCES' mad!  What do people see in BUBBA?  His 17-31-0?  MORGAN'S BOYS 
ain't talkin', but he's got 82 points.  MALT LICKER expects the easy win by going 52 
points down.  ADAM will find this a hard lesson!  I have to get this off my chest.  
What a low dog, MALT LICKER!  He can't set himself up in a real match.  I was sorry 
to see ADAM lose.  Maybe INDIFFERENCE's GAMBLE is one of those guys who likes pain, 
or something.  That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 67 to TENACIOUS. 
TENACIOUS must not been fighting well, cause he lost to GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE.  
Sometimes you just have a bad day where things get, um, mixed up.  DEEDS didn't quite 
know what to make of a challenge he received from GROOVE THANG of FLOWER CHILDREN, 
who is 25 points below him.  GROOVE THANG perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as 
she was subdued by DEEDS and ended up with 2 recognition points.  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that PEGLEG gets in.  He fights people 
like TIMMY, 9 points below.  I thought PEGLEG showed great skill and promise when he 
subdued TIMMY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  NUTMEG killed HIDA YAKAMO, and expects revenge from 
CALL TO THUNDER.  The dead are better off dead--they have no worries.  NAZGUL was 
plum wore out after COSMIC CHARLIE pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  NINJAS'll have 
to get a little better before going after COSMIC CHARLIE again!  FENNEL larned his 
lesson (DICIN DAN taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any 
DOUBLE ORDEALERS members with the same gusto.  How long have I been here?  I got 
people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAYUSHI KACHIKO 5235         15   4  0   140       CALL TO THUNDER (491)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENACIOUS 5337               33  13  0   144       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 NUTMEG 5167                  15   8  1   142       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 <RETARDED RV> 5279           16   3  0   136       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 TOTURI 5051                  16   9  0   118       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
 BULLSHOT 5238                15   5  3   109       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 GAMBLE 4884                  13   8  2   107       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 JAKUCHU ITO 5102             12   9  0   103       NINJAS (35)
 MELANCHOLY 5319              14   7  0   102       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 SESAME 5269                  12   7  0   100       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-SGT SCHULTZ 5160             16   8  0    92       HOGAN'S HEROES (500)
 <BOTTLE DRINKER> 5299        11   7  1    92       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARROWROOT 5270               12   7  1    89       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 FATIMA YECHBURGH 5171        11  10  0    89       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 MIAMI MIA 4818               18  31  3    88       BEACH BABES (309)
 ANGRY CANDY 5047             17  11  1    88       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 ALOHA ALICE 4867             20  21  0    87       BEACH BABES (309)
 RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN 4839      17  11  0    87       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
-POPCORN MACHINE 5091         14   9  0    86       WASTELAND II (267)
-GAZREK 5097                   7   5  1    84       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 (492)
 RAISON D'ETRE 5311            9   8  2    83       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 BUBBA 4833                   17  31  0    82       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 CRIMSON BLUSH 5351            7   3  0    81       VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
 ADAM 4830                    13  35  2    76       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 FRACUS FRANCINE 5378          8   4  1    76       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
-LORE 5196                     5   7  0    75       ETERNAL REST (505)
 JERICO 4862                  13  28  0    73       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 SATOSHI KUNO 5229            10   6  0    72       NINJAS (35)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 RED NO. 40 5305              11   5  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 COSMIC CHARLIE 5079          13  11  0    70       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
-ROCKWELL 5003                13   7  0    70       UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
 PEGLEG 5368                   5   1  2    69       THE BEARS II (510)
-CASTOR 4989                  10  13  2    68       ASTRONOMICAL (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROHIBITION 5246              7   7  0    66       INDIFFERENCE (468)
-MIDNIGHT STAR 4778           13   7  0    65       WINTER ORCHARD (462)
-ESCHER 5201                  11   7  1    64       UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
 GOOBATRON 5026               15  13  1    63       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-PESCHISOLIDO 3999            10  10  0    63       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 SUPERFLY 5025                12  16  0    61       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 TIMMY 4831                    5  43  0    58       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         10  27  0    57       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISHINOMORI 5390               7   4  1    57       NINJAS (35)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREW HA HA 5361              10   5  1    56       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 SUGARBEET 5219                8  13  0    56       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-TYZOR 5195                    7   5  0    56       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 (492)
 FOUNTAINHEAD 5278             8   9  1    54       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
-THORNBIRD 5298               10   5  2    51       WINTER ORCHARD (462)
 PTI 5412                      6   2  0    51       WASTELAND II (267)
 WISKEY EYE 5458               3   1  0    51       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
 NAZGUL 5301                   8   8  2    50       NINJAS (35)
 &#164; 5411                   3   6  0    50       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-AFTERGLOW 4858                8  14  0    48       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 RASTRODOMUS 5365              6   7  1    47       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
-KILLING JOKE 5125             8   8  1    45       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 MAGOBE IBUKA 5391             7   4  0    45       NINJAS (35)
 HOOSIER DADDY 5380            6   6  0    45       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 HARRY 4851                    4   3  0    38       BRAIN (467)
-FROSTMAIDEN 5393              6   3  0    37       WINTER ORCHARD (462)
 BARTEZ 4732                   5   8  0    37       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 HENRI 5062                    3   2  0    37       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-SLENDER 5416                  5   2  0    36       WINTER ORCHARD (462)
 DESAII 4793                   4   7  0    35       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 TERRI TOWEL 5306              7  10  0    34       BEACH BABES (309)
 CHEAP 5181                    4  11  0    34       RANCID BLOKES (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROSS 5381                     5   7  0    33       UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463           3   0  0    33       WASTELAND II (267)
 CRIMSON MIST 5352             2   0  0    33       VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
 DEEDS 5177                    2  13  0    31       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 DICIN DAN 5452                4   1  1    30       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
-LAST CALL 5360                6   4  0    29       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 MEDIAN INCOME 5409            5   5  0    28       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
-ANTI-CLIMACTIC 5408           4   4  0    28       WINTER ORCHARD (462)
-XCITR 5129                    6   6  1    27       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 (492)
-MYSTIC SUN 5217               4   4  0    27       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
 WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
-CURSA 5085                    4   2  0    25       ASTRONOMICAL (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAKAMO NO ONI 5432            4   3  0    23       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
-MEAN MACHINE 403              3   0  1    23       FRED'S DISCIPLES (42)
-CHESS 5261                    3   1  0    23       ERRATA (511)
-MAMA BEAR 5434                1   4  0    23       HOGAN'S HEROES (500)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259                1   5  0    20       ERRATA (511)
 NONAWFULRU 5468               3   0  0    19       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-DELPHINUS 5367                2   2  0    19       ASTRONOMICAL (484)
-SWEATY 4850                   2   3  0    19       BRAIN (467)
 FENNEL 5472                   1   1  1    19       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 FUGUE 5450                    3   3  1    17       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 STRUTTING POP-N-JAY 5466      2   1  0    16       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
 PERSEPHANIE 5457              2   2  0    16       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
 KNUCKLES CLEGG 5473           1   1  0    16       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
 SILENT WARNING 5446           1   0  0    16       THE BEARS II (510)
-FROTHREK 5304                 1   3  0    14       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 (492)
-ROGUE 5263                    2   5  0    11       ERRATA (511)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-COL. KLINK 5433               2   3  1    10       HOGAN'S HEROES (500)
 SOLSKJAER 5477                1   0  0    10       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-MR. FREEZE 5438               1   0  0    10       THE BEARS II (510)
 MISS SHELLSHOCKED 5467        1   2  0     9       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
 GOR 399                       2   2  0     8       FRED'S DISCIPLES (42)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANCING COWBOYS 5425          1   5  0     8       HATE (519)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            1   2  0     8       BEACH BABES (309)
 CAESAR 5470                   1   0  1     7       THE BEARS II (510)
-MANET 5462                    1   2  0     5       UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
-PATHFINDER 5309               1   2  0     5       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 GRATE EXPECTATIONS 5483       1   0  0     5       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
-TWO HEADED WOMEN 5437         1   2  0     5       HATE (519)
 MATSU 5475                    0   1  0     5       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
-FRAU LINKMEIER 5459           0   2  0     2       HOGAN'S HEROES (500)
-KAZRAK 402                    0   2  0     2       FRED'S DISCIPLES (42)
-KINCH 5460                    0   2  0     2       HOGAN'S HEROES (500)
 GROOVE THANG 5474             0   2  0     2       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 SOLSIN 5471                   0   1  0     1       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
-FRED'S NEIGHOR 401            0   1  0     1       FRED'S DISCIPLES (42)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LUCY LUAU 4890        17 17 0 BEACH BABES 309       GOOBATRON 5026        473         
CRACK HEAD 5389        2  2 0 THE BEARS II 510      BUTTERCUP 679         476 NONE    
HIDA YAKAMO 5052      17  7 0 CALL TO THUNDER 491   NUTMEG 5167           476         
<AKARA> 5143          10  7 0 DEAD SUPERIOR FOR 499 MALT LICKER 4919      473 NONE    
DIVIT DAVE 5484        0  1 0 DOUBLE ORDEALERS 471  CAESAR 5470           476         
ELMER 5454             3  1 0 DOUBLE ORDEALERS 471  FENNEL 5472           475 JUST REV
GOLDILOCKS 5447        0  2 0 HOGAN'S HEROES 500    ISHINOMORI 5390       472 NOT REVE
ALISS 5399             5  4 0 THRILLZ & KILLZ 493   NAZGUL 5301           474 JUST REV
MATISSE 5461           1  2 0 UNDEAD ARTISTS 169    DICIN DAN 5452        475         
YOUR SUPERMAN 5431     1  2 0 WASTELAND II 267      COL. KLINK 5433       472 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aloha Alice -- I guess that makes up for the losses to you earlier, no?  Would have
helped had I looked better with that thing the first few times I tried it. -- Tadaka

Dwayne, can you please tell me how a PL with 9 Decisiveness running 8/3/7 L with ASM
and a SS jumps a naked BA with a QS?  I really want to know.  How bad is &#164?  How
did you run him?  Cough it up! -- Shocking Toad, the Manager

I must go to Malaysia for work.  I'll miss 1 to 2 turns.  Sorry.  :-)  I know I'll
miss you all more than you miss me. -- Shocking Toad, the Manager of Ninjas, the VERY
upwardly mobile stable

Bottle Drinker -- Your liver must resemble a piece of two-by six with woodrot by now,
you know.  Just in case you hadn't realized this. -- Miami Mia

Red No. 40 -- But will it wash OFF? -- Tallahasse Tina

Isawa Tadaka -- You again.  How boring. -- Aloha Alice

Median Income -- I wish! -- Terri Towel

Strutting Pop-N Jay -- Ha! -- Sandbar Sally
P.S.  So it's not eloquent.  So what?  The winner doesn't HAVE to be eloquent.  I
heard that somewhere.

Oh, er, I guess I should mention that Nick picked up the mortgage on our cabana, so
he's the manager of record for the Beach Babes now.  But I'm still here.  After all,
the cabana and the vins are MINE, my Lord Protector land. -- Surfer Sam

All -- Geez-Whiz (on crackers)  We're killin an bein killed.  Contestin...except when
we're not contestin.  Dis is da life. -- Applejack

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    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:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    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.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    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 I 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.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a 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.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This 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.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRACK HEAD was butchered by BUTTERCUP in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COSMIC CHARLIE devastated NAZGUL in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
DICIN DAN overcame FENNEL in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud match.
BAYUSHI KACHIKO vanquished ARROWROOT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
SESAME savagely defeated ALOHA ALICE in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
<BOTTLE DRINKER> was overpowered by TOTURI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MALT LICKER devastated ADAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
HIDA YAKAMO was easily killed by NUTMEG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GAMBLE viciously subdued TENACIOUS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
FATIMA YECHBURGH overpowered MIAMI MIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ANGRY CANDY handily defeated BUBBA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PEGLEG subdued TIMMY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
RED NO. 40 viciously subdued SUPERFLY in a 11 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
RASTRODOMUS was overpowered by JERICO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BREW HA HA overpowered CHEAP in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
PTI viciously subdued HARRY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
BARTEZ was overpowered by &#164; in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SUGARBEET beat FOUNTAINHEAD in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
HOOSIER DADDY handily defeated DESAII in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PERSEPHANIE was vanquished by HENRI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GROOVE THANG was handily defeated by DEEDS in a 2 minute bloody uneven Challenge duel.
TASTY HANGNAIL overpowered FUGUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
<RETARDED RV> overpowered RAISON D'ETRE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MELANCHOLY won victory over FRACUS FRANCINE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
CRIMSON BLUSH was demolished by JAKUCHU ITO in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN was vanquished by BULLSHOT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GOOBATRON slimly lost to SATOSHI KUNO in a popular 3 minute gory veteran's duel.
MAGOBE IBUKA was vanquished by PROHIBITION in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
ISHINOMORI overpowered TERRI TOWEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TALLAHASSE TINA was beaten by WISKEY EYE in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
MEDIAN INCOME was devastated by CRIMSON MIST in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
ZOOM ZOOM was demolished by KNUCKLES CLEGG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YAKAMO NO ONI savagely defeated SANDBAR SALLY in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice fray.
NONAWFULRU handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute uneven match.
WALLET overpowered GOR in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
STRUTTING POP-N-JAY handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MISS SHELLSHOCKED was vanquished by SILENT WARNING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MATSU was demolished by SOLSKJAER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SOLSIN was bested by GRATE EXPECTATIONS in a 1 minute amateur's match.
CAESAR viciously butchered DIVIT DAVE in a 1 minute bloody novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         PARRY-LUNGE       37 -  22 -  3      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        43 -  31 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  28 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         STRIKING ATTACK   62 -  50 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  52 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK   111 - 114 -  2      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  47 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      37 -  46 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  48 -  2      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  33 -  0      23  |

Turn 476 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 12         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BAYUSHI KACHIKO 5235       15   4  0  140 CALL TO THUNDER (491)
TOTAL PARRY      TENACIOUS 5337             33  13  0  144 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
LUNGING ATTACK   NUTMEG 5167                15   8  1  142 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
AIMED BLOW       <RETARDED RV> 5279         16   3  0  136 DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOTURI 5051                16   9  0  118 CALL TO THUNDER (491)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMBLE 4884                13   8  2  107 INDIFFERENCE (468)
WALL OF STEEL    SESAME 5269                12   7  0  100 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
PARRY-LUNGE      FATIMA YECHBURGH 5171      11  10  0   89 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOTURI 5051.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GAMBLE 4884.  The ten other most popular fighters were PTI 5412, GOOBATRON 5026, 
SESAME 5269, HOOSIER DADDY 5380, <RETARDED RV> 5279, SATOSHI KUNO 5229, DEEDS 5177, 
BULLSHOT 5238, PROHIBITION 5246, and YAKAMO NO ONI 5432.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPERFLY 5025.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DESAII 4793, DIVIT DAVE 5484, MATSU 5475, MISS SHELLSHOCKED 5467, 
NONAWFULRU 5468, ZOOM ZOOM 5259, TERRI TOWEL 5306, RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN 4839, CRIMSON 
BLUSH 5351, and RAISON D'ETRE 5311.

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

MALT LICKER (7-4919) WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)