DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2007    Duedate: 10/29/2007

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR CUMFERENCE
SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5744) [32-15-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR CUMFERENCE                 GOLPE MORTAL
SIR AGLIO (296)                THE ABYSMALS (544)
(10-5744) [32-15-0,111]        (10-5836) [2-1-2,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CYNICA                         CYNICA
THE MOONDOGS (97)              THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5730) [18-37-0,91]         (10-5730) [18-37-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORN (358)            39
2. THE ABYSMALS (544)           8      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. SIR AGLIO (296)              3      Unchartered Team
4. QUBIT (464)                  0
5. THE MOONDOGS (97)           -4      THE ABYSMALS (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE ABYSMALS (544)        11   4  4 73.3   1/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)         6  9 0
 2/ 1 SIR AGLIO (296)          805 587 38 57.8   2/ 1 SPRINGBORN (358)          6  9 0
 3- 2 QUBIT (464)              557 443 19 55.7   3/ 4 SIR AGLIO (296)           3  0 0
 4/ 3 SPRINGBORN (358)         530 635 33 45.5   4/ 0*THE ABYSMALS (544)        3  2 0
 5/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)        381 616 11 38.2   5- 3 QUBIT (464)               2  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

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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

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KOLACT to see 
what's new.  MVP award for DEVIL GIRL?  SPRINGBORN's proud of her after beating 
ICARUS and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  ICARUS got smashed by 
DEVIL GIRL, and lost 19 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think SIR CUMFERENCE 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!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KOLACT ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CUMFERENCE 5744          32  15  0   111       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYNICA 5730                  18  37  0    91       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 PERSEA QUELL 5807            13   6  0    91       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUFFALO BOB 5816             10   5  0    66       SPRINGBORN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR ORDH 5793             13  15  0    54       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DEVIL GIRL 5839               4   1  0    54       SPRINGBORN (358)
 ICARUS 5809                   9   8  0    35       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOOR O'NDUL 5845              2   1  0    33       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 GOLPE MORTAL 5836             2   1  2    27       THE ABYSMALS (544)
-SIR TIFIABLE 5825             4   0  0    25       SIR AGLIO (296)
 ODIOSO 5834                   3   0  0    24       THE ABYSMALS (544)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUIESCENT 5734                3   0  0    18       QUBIT (464)
 DAWN ARANAR 5837              2   1  0    17       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 THIAOO TRIGG 5833             2   1  1    14       THE ABYSMALS (544)
-QWAP, AGAIN 5745              1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 ESPINOSO 5835                 2   1  1    12       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 CRAZY OLD COOT 5843           2   2  0     8       SPRINGBORN (358)
 APPLE ANNIE 5846              0   1  0     2       SPRINGBORN (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BAYFRONT BETTY 5829    3  7 0 SPRINGBORN 358        STONE GOLEM 528       581 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nestor Ordh -- I used to know how to square dance.  (they called us the Barn Busters)
A refresher course would not be untenantable.  That's some pretty vigorous dancing,
and three cheers for the fleet afoot fairer sex. -- Buffalo Bob

Icarus -- A devil-may-care buffet under the devilwoods.  Deviled ham, deviled eggs,
devil's food cake for afters...a devilish spread. -- Devil Girl

Moor O'ndul -- It was a UFO, didn't you see it?  And it got in my eyes just as I was
administering the Coup de Grass to your grass.  Should'a looked when I pointed, but
noooo...duty and honor got in your way, sad loss.  It would have taken only a couple
of seconds, I'm saying...chance of a lifetime missed, that's all. -- Crazy Old Coot

Quiznos -- I'd be impressed with myself for being matched with a Lord Protector, if
there was more selection.  As it is, I'll just say, Travel Well and Arrive Safely. --
Cynica
P.S.  Thereby stepping out of character, but what the heck, it's that kind of day.

Sir Cumference -- Don't you get tired of the same old merry-go-round sometimes?
Although I suppose it beats being dead or being stuck in the limbo of not-running-at-
all. -- Persea Quell
P.S.  Barely.  Limbo isn't always bad.  Depends on what the alternative is.

Bayfront Betty -- Listen, if those guys in the Infirmary were giving you, you know,
PROBLEMS, let me know.  I'd be glad to smack 'em around for you!  They've got no
respect at all. -- Nestor Ordh
P.S.  I did find a particularly good haystack, if you're interested.  Sweet-smelling
and not prickly.  They don't make haystacks like this every day.

Devil Girl -- What else could I do except grab you by the ankle when you tried to get
away from me?  I just love a feisty woman, after all. -- Icarus
P.S.  The devil made me do it?
P.P.S.  I'm glad you only "nearly" died.

Crazy Old Coot!  I guess I showed YOU what's what, huh?  And that'll teach you to
think again about me.  Or something.  I think. -- Moor O'ndoul
P.S.  If you bought the arena, why didn't you fix it up?  You'd've gotten a better
price when you sold out again.

Buffalo Bob -- Nothing wrong with pushy... in the right place.  In the wrong place,
well, let 'em push their ways off a cliff, is what *I* say. -- Nestor Ordh

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

BAYFRONT BETTY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR CUMFERENCE bested CYNICA in a action packed 5 minute veteran's Title duel.
PERSEA QUELL demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
NESTOR ORDH was overpowered by BUFFALO BOB in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ICARUS was devastated by DEVIL GIRL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOLPE MORTAL was unbelievably bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute match.
THIAOO TRIGG overcame CRAZY OLD COOT in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
ODIOSO won victory over APPLE ANNIE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
ESPINOSO was vanquished by MOOR O'NDUL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
DAWN ARANAR overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  2      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CUMFERENCE 5744        32  15  0  111 SIR AGLIO (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  PERSEA QUELL 5807          13   6  0   91 THE MOONDOGS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    BUFFALO BOB 5816           10   5  0   66 SPRINGBORN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEVIL GIRL 5839             4   1  0   54 SPRINGBORN (358)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICARUS 5809                 9   8  0   35 THE MOONDOGS (97)
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 
CYNICA 5730.  The ten other most popular fighters were BAYFRONT BETTY 5829, PERSEA 
QUELL 5807, DAWN ARANAR 5837, BUFFALO BOB 5816, GOLPE MORTAL 5836, THIAOO TRIGG 5833, 
DEVIL GIRL 5839, ODIOSO 5834, MOOR O'NDUL 5845, and SIR CUMFERENCE 5744.

The least popular fighter this week was ESPINOSO 5835.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ICARUS 5809, APPLE ANNIE 5846, CRAZY OLD COOT 5843, NESTOR ORDH 5793, 
SIR CUMFERENCE 5744, MOOR O'NDUL 5845, ODIOSO 5834, DEVIL GIRL 5839, THIAOO TRIGG 
5833, and GOLPE MORTAL 5836.