DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2007    Duedate: 10/31/2007

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-288

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURPS FIRE HAMMER
ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
(8-4741) [11-5-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BURPS FIRE HAMMER              SUN-FE
ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)        THE LAST SAMURI (582)
(8-4741) [11-5-1,106]          (8-5015) [3-1-1,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKUNK                          SKUNK
THE ANIMALS (576)              THE ANIMALS (576)
(8-4964) [7-7-0,37]            (8-4964) [7-7-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD RITES (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEVIATHAN (556)             40
2. BLOOD RITES (585)           26      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
3. THE ANIMALS (576)           21      Unchartered Team
4. PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)       17
5. ORCISH IDIOMS (563)         15      THE LAST SAMURI (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       47  20  3 70.1   1/ 1 BLOOD RITES (585)        11  4 0
 2/ 1 BLOOD RITES (585)         35  19  2 64.8   2/ 3 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     9  6 0
 3/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       102  57  0 64.2   3/ 2 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   8  7 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        554 359 13 60.7   4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  7 0
 5- 5 YAKUZA (541)             186 125 11 59.8   5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  9 0
 6/ 3 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   47  32  5 59.5   6/ 5 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  2 0
 7/ 7*THE LAST SAMURI (582)      9   8  1 52.9   7- 7*INNODOGS (517)            4  6 0
 8/ 6 THE ANIMALS (576)         35  35  0 50.0   8/ 8 THE ANIMALS (576)         4  6 0
 9/ 8 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     46  48  1 48.9   9- 9 YAKUZA (541)              3  2 0
10/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       90 118  2 43.3  10/ 0 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       3  2 0
11-11*INNODOGS (517)             5   7  0 41.7  11/12 LEVIATHAN (556)           3  6 0
12/12 LEVIATHAN (556)           34  81  3 29.6  12/13*THE LAST SAMURI (582)     1  3 0
13-13 BAUBLES, INC. (583)       16  45  3 26.2  13-11 BAUBLES, INC. (583)       0  4 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 576): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 569): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 519): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 510): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 412): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 576): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 569): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 519): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 510): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 412): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 576): MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): BELISSA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
                           CAP'N CRUNCH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): JESSICA RABBIT of BRAIN FOOD 36 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                 (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Arkers Armadillos 

Quite an Unexpected [BURP] View from the [BURP] Top!

Special [BURP] Thanks to Hammurabi for My [BURP] Boost in Political [BURP] Points!

Maximillian has been [BURP] Absent from Arkers recently!

I Might Not Be in This [BURP] Position if Hammer had not [BURP] taken Max up on
running and renaming this [BURP] Stable!

So if Max Reads this [BURP] Newsetter [BURP] Online [BURP] then I just want to [BURP]
say [BURP] Hey Max!

Thanks for the [BURP] Opportunity!

Burps Fire Hammer
Aiming to be DuelMaster Again!

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ARKERS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for TROLL FIRE HAMMER? 
ACID FIRE HAMMERZ's proud of her after beating HAMMURABI and getting 22 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  HAMMURABI's match with TROLL FIRE HAMMER cost him a loss of 
10 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all ARKERS.  
She got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) LORD BYRON thinks his 8-4-0 
and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  BURPS FIRE HAMMER stopped LORD BYRON dead in his 
tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!  
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of INNODOGS must be getting lonely.  They were the 
most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why PENUMBRAL MISTS' been avoiding INNODOGS so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out SIR MARTIN 
challenged KERBIN NOTTS.  After all, haven't LEVIATHAN and MIDDLE WAY 11 had a long 
standing duel in ARKERS?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but KERBIN 
NOTTS wants me to write about it since he was beat by SIR MARTIN.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARKERS ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Z GLADIATORZ figured it was better to let BURPS FIRE HAMMER kill 
ZANZIBAR unpunished, and not worry about getting nailed again!  Fight, fight, fight.  
Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741       11   5  1   106       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIN MINMEI 4875              16   6  2   109       YAKUZA (541)
 ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854         10   4  0   101       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         9   4  0    99       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 LORD BYRON 4935               8   4  0    91       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYTHIA 4923                  12   7  0    90       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742       10   6  2    80       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             17  26  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZINGER 4890                  16   6  0    78       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 IMBER LACK 4748              16  24  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-SOHEI 4876                   12  10  2    71       YAKUZA (541)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851       10   4  3    69       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 HAMMURABI 4219               16  13  0    67       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AERYN SUN 4811               13  15  0    66       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MORG POTTS 4868              11  12  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 CRIMSON MIST 5047             8   3  1    66       BLOOD RITES (585)
 MORNGRYM 4926                 9  10  0    62       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-ZIP 4383                     11   9  0    58       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855         9   5  0    58       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 UNHOLY TERROR 5051            7   4  1    58       BLOOD RITES (585)
 BULL FROG 5022                7   3  0    57       THE ANIMALS (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD STAIN 5049              9   2  0    53       BLOOD RITES (585)
-ZERO 4658                     5   1  0    45       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            9   3  0    44       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 MEERKAT 4963                  8   6  0    43       THE ANIMALS (576)
 DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744       10   6  2    42       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878              8  16  2    42       LEVIATHAN (556)
 RABBIT 4965                   8   6  0    38       THE ANIMALS (576)
 SKUNK 4964                    7   7  0    37       THE ANIMALS (576)
-SUN-PE 5018                   4   2  0    36       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
 PEARL HARBOR 5076             4   2  0    36       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743        7   9  0    32       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 AROURA 4928                   3  14  1    32       LEVIATHAN (556)
-ZILCH 5081                    3   0  0    31       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MALBORGIA V 5084              4   0  0    27       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 ONIROMANCER 5023              6   6  0    24       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 BOILING BLOOD 5093            3   0  0    24       BLOOD RITES (585)
 SIR MARTIN 5083               1   2  0    24       LEVIATHAN (556)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR BOND 5066                 6   2  0    23       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 RAPID FIRE HAMMER 5053        6   4  0    23       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 MACHIAVELLA 5085              3   1  0    20       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-CRUSHER 5075                  2   0  0    20       BAUBLES, INC. (583)
 BLACKHEART 5048               4   7  0    19       BLOOD RITES (585)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058            4   6  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040             3   9  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-HARIA GUNTHAR 4374            2   0  0    17       INNODOGS (517)
 ALLEY CAT 5021                2   8  0    14       THE ANIMALS (576)
-PALTHOS ANTHOS 4371           2   1  0    14       INNODOGS (517)
 SUN-FE 5015                   3   1  1    13       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
 ZENITH 5082                   1   1  0    11       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-SUN-NE 5017                   2   3  0     9       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
-DUMPY D 4372                  1   1  0     7       INNODOGS (517)
 SANTA MARIA 5092              0   2  0     6       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 TRANCE 5068                   0   5  0     5       LEVIATHAN (556)
-PALTHAR ANTHOS 4370           0   3  0     3       INNODOGS (517)
-SUN-WE 5016                   0   1  0     2       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
-HARIM GUNTHAR 4373            0   2  0     2       INNODOGS (517)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AKASHA 5080            0  1 0 LEVIATHAN 556         NOCTURNE 5078         284 NOT REVE
MALBORGIA IV 5067      1  3 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS 571   SUN-FE 5015           284 REVENGED
GAARA 5054             4  2 0 YAKUZA 541            UNHOLY TERROR 5051    284 REVENGED
ZANZIBAR 5020          7  1 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519      BURPS FIRE HAMME 4741 284 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja --  (shrugging)  Well, it seems like a Free Blade arena.  You know?  Mea culpa
from ... Curator The Elderly

     There are definitely days like that.

Kerbin, Kerbin, Kerbin, I'll just bet you subscribe to the barefoot and pregnant too.
-- Pearl Harbor (neither)

     Shoes, huh?

Nythia -- Haiku is for the birds and samurai. -- Lord Byron

Malborgia -- You fought the great fight.  Salute. -- War Bond

Burps Fire Hammer -- All I can say is "kudos." -- Hammurabi

     Not even, "Cover your mouth when you do that"?

Maria Gunthar -- Couldn't you have let little ole me win? -- Santa Maria

Morg Potts -- Oh how I love to zing! -- Zinger

Dumpy D -- You had nothing! -- Zilch

I'll take it, I will.  Z Gladiatorz at 3-0?  My, my. -- The Z Man

Michael Eldritch -- Thanks for the Kind Words! -- Hammer

Imber Lack -- I know it doesn't seem like it, but I honestly have nothing against
you. -- Nythia

Dwarf Fire Hammer -- Forceful fellow aren't you?  Well fought! -- Morngrym

Fairy Fire Hammer -- Aaaarrgh!  I've been DUCKED! -- Oniromancer

War Bond -- I've not forgotten you. -- Malborgia V

Palthar Anthos -- Hmmm...seems you should consider your equipment.  If you need some
pointers, tell your manager to talk to the others.  Most here will help. --
Machiavella

Congratulations to Burps Fire Hammer on his ascension to Duelmaster.  To
Bushidomaster, will you be staying?  I harbor you no ill will, as accidents happen in
the arena.  If you're somewhat new, feel free to post questions or send diploes.  And
once again, I must say, it's getting very difficult to up-challenge past champion
with all those inactive challenger champions!  'Till next time my friends! -- Michael
Eldritch, mgr Penumbral Mists and others elsewhere

In reference to Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 3 -- Would anyone like to have a go at the
Slaughterhouse?  I'm looking for a match, and my typical parter (Azaziel of Death's
Chosen).  Let me know if you'd like to go.  Those who know me, please spred the word.
I'll be asking in Morya as well, but not Telorinthe due to the no-tourney guideline
there.  I am sending a team, regardless, to Stormcrowe. -- Michael Eldritch

Zinger -- Zowie!  I wasn't up for that one.  I think it was something I ate.
Probably too much jalapeno in the quesadilla.  Talk about your zingers, that one set
me on fire! -- Morg Potts the Incinerated

Nythia -- Damn.  Uh... make that "darn" and "drat" instead.  I hate it when I see a
fine looking woman, twirl my mustache at her by way of preliminaries, and she up and
smacks me around both ways from breakfast.  It tarnishes my machismo.  Makes me feel
like a wimp. -- Imber Lack of the Inferiority Complex

The Veteran Mercenary was full of advice.  Things like, "Never hire on with a
mercenary captain who has a reputation of being slow on the paycheck."  "Never turn
your back on an elf, because they'll say both yes and no, and then stab you in said
back when you complain."  "Always carry dry socks."  "Never put off re-sharpening
your sword just because you're tired."  Stuff like that.  If I decide to work as a
mercenary, this will doubtless be valuable beyond price, but otherwise....  (sigh)
Well, I *will* keep dry socks handy. -- Feordis Ink

Unholy Terror -- Well, but what if I pray to Mantor and receive His favor and have
HOLY terror, instead?  It might be more survivable.  And at least I could figure on
going to a better place when I die. -- Kerbin Notts

Blackheart -- Huh.  I checked, and your heart is NOT black.  Just kind of mottled
purple.  Looks odd, if you want to know the truth.  Unwholesome. -- Indior Landis
P.S.  I had trouble finding it, too.  That's why I was all over the place with my
sword.

Nythia -- I blame the poets.  They were the ones who insisted we all have angst, and
see where it gets us?  Truth is, gladiators don't need angst.  We do just fine with
stolid acceptance. -- Feordis Ink

Michael Eldritch -- What Slade fellow? -- Jorja

Lord Byron -- (recoiling in horror)  Quiche? -- Imber Lack

Pearl Harbor -- I'll drink to that! -- Kerbin Notts

Hammurabi -- I've already got eyes.  Why would I want another one? -- Imber Lack

Zilch -- (rudely)  Well, zippety-do-dah for you. -- Indior Landis
P.S.  That's odd.  It's usually Imber who's the rude one.  I am couth and debonair.

Ghost of Kammerfel -- You're welcome. -- the Politest Beggar

6 September 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
                   ******************************************
                   ******************************************

15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*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 November 27, 2007).

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).

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

LORD BYRON was bested by BURPS FIRE HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
NYTHIA won victory over FEORDIS INK in a action packed 4 minute Challenge battle.
MORNGRYM was subdued by IMBER LACK in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
PEARL HARBOR devastated ONIROMANCER in a 3 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
MALBORGIA V subdued INDIOR LANDIS in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
SIR MARTIN devastated KERBIN NOTTS in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
KIK BAKET OW TOE overpowered CRIMSON MIST in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ME CHEAT U LOSE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HAMMURABI was vanquished by TROLL FIRE HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ROCK GLAS HUT FUN was defeated by ZINGER in a popular 2 minute expert's duel.
GOT CAT'S TONGUE was outlasted by BLOOD STAIN in a dull 29 minute match.
BULL FROG was beaten by AERYN SUN in a exciting 3 minute fight.
FAIRY FIRE HAMMER was demolished by UNHOLY TERROR in a 1 minute competition.
DWARF FIRE HAMMER was devastated by MORG POTTS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FAT CAT YUMMY unbelievably bested SKUNK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
MARSHMALLOW was viciously subdued by MEERKAT in a action packed 1 minute gory fight.
RAPID FIRE HAMMER was bested by RABBIT in a action packed 3 minute duel.
AROURA overpowered ZENITH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLACKHEART was defeated by WAR BOND in a 2 minute bout.
ALLEY CAT was subdued by MACHIAVELLA in a exciting 1 minute brutal bout.
SUN-FE defeated SANTA MARIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's conflict.
TRANCE was overpowered by BOILING BLOOD in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  38 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        26 -  20 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  34 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  48 -  5      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   44 -  49 -  3      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  35 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  28 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 288 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       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741     11   5  1  106 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
BASHING ATTACK   ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854       10   4  0  101 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852       9   4  0   99 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
TOTAL PARRY      ZINGER 4890                16   6  0   78 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851     10   4  3   69 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL FROG 5022              7   3  0   57 THE ANIMALS (576)
WALL OF STEEL    PEARL HARBOR 5076           4   2  0   36 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKUNK 4964.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SKUNK 4964.  The ten other most popular fighters were RABBIT 4965, BULL FROG 5022, 
IMBER LACK 4748, NYTHIA 4923, ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851, MEERKAT 4963, ME CHEAT U LOSE 
4854, BLACKHEART 5048, MACHIAVELLA 5085, and SUN-FE 5015.

The least popular fighter this week was BLOOD STAIN 5049.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855, INDIOR LANDIS 5058, TRANCE 5068, RAPID 
FIRE HAMMER 5053, DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744, CRIMSON MIST 5047, MALBORGIA V 5084, 
ONIROMANCER 5023, MORNGRYM 4926, and SANTA MARIA 5092.