Date   : 10/02/2007    Duedate: 10/15/2007


DM-10    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors


(10-5744) [31-15-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR AGLIO (296)                
(10-5744) [31-15-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CYNICA                         PERSEA QUELL
THE MOONDOGS (97)              THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5730) [18-36-0,90]         (10-5807) [12-6-0,84]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MOONDOGS (97)           56
2. QUBIT (464)                  3      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. SIR AGLIO (296)              3      Unchartered Team
4. SPRINGBORN (358)           -20
                                       BEARER OF THE MARK (249)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SIR AGLIO (296)          804 587 38 57.8   1/ 1 SPRINGBORN (358)          7  8 0
 2/ 3 QUBIT (464)              557 443 19 55.7   2/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)         6  9 0
 3/ 5 SPRINGBORN (358)         528 632 33 45.5   3/ 4 QUBIT (464)               3  0 0
 4/ 6 THE MOONDOGS (97)        379 613 11 38.2   4/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)           3  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 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  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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KOLACT to see 
what's new.  MVP award for ICARUS?  THE MOONDOGS' proud of him after beating DEVIL 
GIRL and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  DEVIL GIRL's match with 
ICARUS cost her a loss of 19 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair? 
I think QUIZNOS should let CYNICA be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about 
it.  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.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KOLACT ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Everyone has problems, but why did SPRINGBORN send TURBO to the 
Dark Arena?  He had a 2-0-0, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  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 gotta leave.  KOLACT is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CUMFERENCE 5744          31  15  0   108       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYNICA 5730                  18  36  0    90       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 PERSEA QUELL 5807            12   6  0    84       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR ORDH 5793             13  14  0    57       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICARUS 5809                   9   7  0    54       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 BUFFALO BOB 5816              9   5  0    53       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVIL GIRL 5839               3   1  0    31       SPRINGBORN (358)
-SIR TIFIABLE 5825             4   0  0    25       SIR AGLIO (296)
 BAYFRONT BETTY 5829           3   6  0    24       SPRINGBORN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOOR O'NDUL 5845              1   1  0    23       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-QUIESCENT 5734                3   0  0    18       QUBIT (464)
-QWAP, AGAIN 5745              1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 CRAZY OLD COOT 5843           2   1  0     7       SPRINGBORN (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TURBO 5842             2  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        HIGH ELF 521          580 NONE    
ZAPETTE 5838           1  1 1 SPRINGBORN 358        THIAOO TRIGG 5833     576 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moor O'ndul -- Welcome to my arena.  Yep, that's right, mine.  Bought it lock stock
and barrel.  Course I had to then turn around and sell out...conflict of interest,
don't you know.  I might get preferential treatment, not that it wouldn't be
undeserved, you understand. -- Crazy Old Coot

     Didn't they at least let you keep the stock and barrel?

Icarus -- Oooooooo...they sent up Turbo.  The long walk into midnight.  I don't know,
maybe there was something about her style that rankled.  Hope not. -- Devil Girl

Nestor Ordh -- DG's being clairvoyant, but I know what she means, can't abide them
super offensives myself.  They're so...forward, don't you think?  Pushy too. <grin>
-- Buffalo Bob

Quiznos -- A secret admirer?  If you find out who it is (I won't be out of this place
for HOURS yet), whack him a fierce one. -- Persea Quell

Sir Cumference -- Same old same old. -- Cynica

Devil Girl -- I'd probably find something appropriate to say, but Kolact suffers from
End of the Day Syndrome.  (Except on those days when Jorja does the personals
backward, which tends to annoy Our Editor.)  So just, hmm, you're unwomanly, and way
too tall. -- Icarus

Buffalo Bob -- I heard of a square dance being held over on Sunset, bet they've got
some cute women there.  Let's go together. -- Nestor Ordh

Crazy Old Coot! -- Moor O'Ndul
P.S.  It's easy when your name is a comment already.  Means less thinking.  That
works for me.
P.P.S.  Hmm, high sociability and low charisma... maybe I get to tell long, boring
anecdotes to anybody I can corner.  Yeah, that works!  I'd like that.  It'd be a lot
better than the time--

(sound of someone getting whacked upside the head)

Buffalo Bob -- Of course not.  I had the precession of the equinoxes on my side. --

Bayfront Betty -- Er, ah.  A... roll.  Are you suggesting I find a haystack? --
Nestor Ordh

Our congratulations to Quiznos. -- Jorja and The Moondogs

6 September 2007
                   *****                              *******
                   ***** 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 


*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 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 


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.


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:


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.


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

TURBO was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
QUIZNOS viciously subdued CYNICA in a action packed 1 minute brutal veteran's duel.
SIR CUMFERENCE luckily beat PERSEA QUELL in a 3 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
NESTOR ORDH overpowered BAYFRONT BETTY in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DEVIL GIRL was devastated by ICARUS in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
BUFFALO BOB devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute mismatched match.
MOOR O'NDUL handily defeated CRAZY OLD COOT 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CUMFERENCE 5744        31  15  0  108 SIR AGLIO (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  PERSEA QUELL 5807          12   6  0   84 THE MOONDOGS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICARUS 5809                 9   7  0   54 THE MOONDOGS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    BUFFALO BOB 5816            9   5  0   53 SPRINGBORN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CYNICA 5730.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PERSEA QUELL 5807.  The ten other most popular fighters were NESTOR ORDH 5793, ICARUS 
O'NDUL 5845, TURBO 5842, BAYFRONT BETTY 5829, and CRAZY OLD COOT 5843.

The least popular fighter this week was CRAZY OLD COOT 5843.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAYFRONT BETTY 5829, TURBO 5842, MOOR O'NDUL 5845, DEVIL GIRL 
5793, and PERSEA QUELL 5807.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

QUIZNOS (10-5773) QUBIT (464)