Date   : 09/28/2007    Duedate: 10/11/2007


DM-11    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6694) [28-10-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULLDOGS (157)                 
(11-6694) [28-10-1,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUMPIN'                        JUMPIN'
(11-6704) [17-26-2,103]        (11-6704) [17-26-2,103]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMMORTALS (85)              43
2. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         24      COLORIFIC (511)
3. BULLDOGS (157)              16      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             14
5. SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)     8      FUZZY WARRIORS (496)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   6   3  0 66.7   1/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)           14  1 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          329 171 12 65.8   2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        11  2 1
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1065 621 36 63.2   3/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)           8  1 0
 4/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           955 717 29 57.1   4/ 5 IMMORTALS (85)            7  8 0
 5/ 6 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       741 693 26 51.7   5/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       5 10 0
 6/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 175 183  9 48.9   6/ 9 HELL'S BELLES (68)        3 10 0
 7/ 8 IMMORTALS (85)           857 954 65 47.3   7/ 8 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  2  4 1
 8/ 9 ELFQUEST (515)           279 332 12 45.7   8/11 ELFQUEST (515)            2  4 0
 9/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    320 419 17 43.3   9- 7*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  1  2 0
10/13 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      329 584  8 36.0  10/12 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        1  2 0
11/12 HELL'S BELLES (68)        25  45  2 35.7  11/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                ANIMAL FARM MAGGOT

Whiffle!  War Flail?!  Really!  Egads!  In case any of you are interested in the
stats on the "lovely" Magenta Maggot - she was:
17)+1)-5(+1)-9-15-18(+1)-12-11 BA
Good damage/endurance
Hosed 2 attack; blessed +1 parry (arghhhh!)
1.91 skill/fight ratio
16-13-0 in arena and 4-3-0 in tournaments
1-2 in Duelmaster battles
Thought her fave weapon was QS or HL due to:
17-73-11 with halberd
28-121-7 with quarterstaff
0-24-0 with war hammer
1-2-0 with dagger
BUT the favorites were HI/VL/WF
The Lady Magenta will be retiring.

         The Animal Farm Scribe

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City:

     It was amazing how long the corridors were, how empty, how many useless rooms
opened off them and had to be checked.  A lot of that impression of vastness was
tension, he knew, but some of it... why HAD the arena been given such a large
structure?  Had it all been needed, back when the gladiatorial system was young and
vigorous?  He couldn't remember.  Maybe it was like palaces, a lot of useless rooms
just to prove that the owner could afford a lot of useless rooms.  What was it the
academics called it?  Ah, yes, "conspicuous consumption."  Damned tedious when you
were plodding down the halls, however harmless it might be otherwise.  He nudged open
another door.
     Another silent door.  It was amazing, if you wanted to be amazed, at how
silently and easily all these doors moved.  It seemed so much more likely that they
would creak, stick, and drag... if they were truly unused.
     There were lights beyond this door.  A flickering acid green, a wash of dark
violet, a soft blood-red that pulsed like a heartbeat.  Fandil sighed and nodded.
This was what he was looking for.

Under Krael:

     They ran.
     Without the cord, they would have been lost in this underground maze.  Even with
it--  Gissanniah shook her head sharply to get rid of the notion that they were now
following the cord in a circle, endlessly.  Not possible.  They were going steadily
uphill, and any circle would have to go down as much as up.  But it seemed to be so
much farther, to take so much longer, than when they'd come down.
     The floor of the passage trembled, a vibration she felt through her feet.  That
couldn't be the explosives yet.  They should be more dramatic, shouldn't they?  Dust
was dancing on the stones, but there was no sound.  She glanced over her shoulder to
ask Cho about it.
     And stumbled, falling to one knee, as the floor heaved and bucked.  A muffled
sound, soft but powerful, came up the tunnel from behind and below, driving dust and
a strange-tasting wind and a wave of heat.  Gissanniah threw up her arm to shield her
head against the stones she expected to fall from the ceiling.
     "Keep going!" Cho shouted.  "That's only the first explosion."
     "But the roof--" Senator Sedalia began.
     "Dwarven tunnel," Old Doc Circ gasped.  "Won't collapse easily.  We have a
little time."
     "But only a little," Gissanniah said.  She grabbed the old alchemist's arm and
started upward again.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): 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 565): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 527): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 518): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 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  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 411): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 461): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): 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 565): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 527): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 518): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 411): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 461): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE 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  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.

     I am Man's Best Friend.  Pant, pant pant, pant.  (imagine them throughout!)  I
made it to the top on nothing but the friendliness of my style.  Everyone pats me on
the head and says "there; there".  But somehow, 27 of them wish they hadn't been so
kind.  But here I am.  27-10-1.  (I killed someone?)  Perhaps if I win again, I will
tell you more about me.  I wish I were better, but ...... I've made the most of me.
          Bow Wow
          Man's Best friend
          Duelmaster and Wagmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARUAK CITY brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  HELL'S BELLES turned their 0-5-0 
turn into a 6th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, 
IMMORTALS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see JON FLUTE win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, JON FLUTE beat JOHNNY ASH and JOHNNY ASH lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  MAN'S BEST FRIEND challenged JUMPIN' for ARUAK CITY's Title this turn, and 
guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, ARUAK CITY may be getting 
bland, as MAN'S BEST FRIEND stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ARUAK 
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  KRILL CAVALRY, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like HELL'S BELLES avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  JUMPIN' was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in ARUAK CITY to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ARUAK CITY.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694       28  10  1   116       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777     15   6  1   115       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-GOLDEN GLOW 6803             23   7  0   106       COLORIFIC (511)
 JUMPIN' 6704                 17  26  2   103       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706             20  23  2    93       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-DAWNING DANIKA 6866          10   5  0    91       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEA BAG 6804                23  11  0    90       BULLDOGS (157)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              14  38  0    86       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           17  26  0    83       ELFQUEST (515)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           5   0  0    81       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 JON FLUTE 6922                8   9  0    80       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            16  27  0    75       ELFQUEST (515)
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      14   6  0    74       BULLDOGS (157)
 ONE-EYE 6711                 10  33  2    70       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528          14  19  1    69       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROWN NOSE 6939               4   0  0    66       COLORIFIC (511)
 BARK 6915                    10   6  0    64       BULLDOGS (157)
 BLUE SMASH 6553              14  16  1    62       IMMORTALS (85)
 JOE THE SPLICE 6938           7   6  0    62       IMMORTALS (85)
 PONY 6820                    14  18  0    60       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JOHNNY ASH 6912               8   5  0    58       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK EYE 6946                6   1  0    55       COLORIFIC (511)
-SAFFRON SKUNK 6910            6   4  0    51       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 YELLOW FEVER 6978             5   0  0    48       COLORIFIC (511)
 HORSEFLY 6860                 8  16  0    40       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 MORTICIA ADDAMS 678           7   5  1    40       HELL'S BELLES (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELIA STORM 6953              7   3  2    33       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 CAT RIO 597                   7   8  1    30       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              7   8  0    29       COLORIFIC (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLY APPARITION 7000           2   1  0    21       IMMORTALS (85)
 WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942         5   3  2    20       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964             4   1  0    19       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      1   2  0    19       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 FILET MIGNON 6981             5   1  0    18       BULLDOGS (157)
 AMBER LYNN 7004               1   1  0    17       IMMORTALS (85)
 SQUIRE HORATIO 7002           1   0  0    14       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 VENUS V. DIVINCI 827          3   2  0    11       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 CHINA DAHL 804                1   6  0     9       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005            1   0  0     6       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SARAH BELLUM 7003             0   1  0     1       HELL'S BELLES (68)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SARAYA STEEL 6545     12 17 0 IMMORTALS 85          WOLFBROTHER 6706      575         
YOUNG BERWIN 7001      0  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    577 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All people, ho hum, 9-1 in the last three rounds.  Colorific is as Colorific does. --
Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

All people, Selia Storm was easy.  I watched her glow with the fever.  Feeble little
thing.... -- Yellow Fever, Proud Colorific

All people, Koro Cloud needed some shine in his life so I had to give it to him. --
Golden Glow, Proud Colorific

Yo, yo, yo all, Colorific be best!  Purple people taste best! -- Purple People Eater,
Proud Colorific Manager

Congratulations to our own Man's Best friend who catapulted to the top of Aruak City.
Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Airk -- You can rationalize it however you want, but I beat you, took the "W", and
the tuft is all MINE.  Blllttttttttt! -- Man's Best Friend

M. Chardinee -- It was difficult and a pleasure defeating you for the title.  You
don't rationalize away your losses like a certain Tufter does. -- Man's Best Friend

Delia Be Gone -- Me lastum.  Big wampum winner.  How! -- Chief Sitting Bull

Pony -- You slowed down and gave up on me; must have been all the itchin'? -- Flea

Joe The Splice -- I'm glad you held together.  Splicing can be tenuous. -- Bark

Amber Lynn -- It was all my pleasure.  It was.  Those MUGS must hate your boss? --
Filet Mignon

Hey, Immortals; you'd probably like The Animal Farm team make-up better. --

QOW -- How do weapons affect different types of armor?  Perhaps the question is--are
certain weapons effective/ineffective against certain armor?  The answer is YES.  As
expected, the smaller/lighter weapons do not do as well against "big" armor.  There
are certain types of weapons that do well vs ring or scale, or plate, etc.
Unfortunately, the old matrix that I use (from the initial red book) is not with me,
and not so scannable, and just plain old.  But I have lived with this 20 year old
chart and use it to this day.  If someone else does not comment, e mail our boss at
wfms101@aol.com and he will find a way to get you a copy. -- Kennelworth

Avast ye scalliwags!  Me critters done follered yon 5-0-1 with yer 4-0-0!
Hornswaggled ye all.  Aye! -- Mino

Oski Noble -- Allow me to say that winning was such a lizardly pleasure.  Thank you
very much. -- Lilic Lizard

Hah!  Not me, Osksi Noble.  I tried to kill you! -- Wheat Wildebeast

Wolfbrother -- Consider that my final shot.  I am off to the "Big Time'.  Surely Mino
will post my stats later. -- Magenta maggot

Jumpin' -- Thanks for the great send off.  Salute. -- Violet Vulture, retired.

Morticia Addams -- (recoiling in shock and horror)  You're a GUY? -- Horsefly

Yellow Fever -- No, sorry, yellow is NOT my color.  I can't do with it at all. --
Selia Storm

Golden Glow -- Ah, the light of sunset on my cloud, eh?  Ouch. -- Koro Cloud

Flea Bag -- Remind me to bring a flea collar to our next match. -- Pony

One-Eye -- You shouldn't have tried to wink. -- Jon Flute

Bark -- You want me to bite your south end?  (grinning)  Sure! -- Horsefly

Kennelworth -- Sleepy is a long-time standby in Riztab.  He doesn't talk much, but
he's always there. -- Jorja

Wheat Wildebeast -- Gosh, you're amazingly generous. -- Jon Flute

Our congratulations to (gag) Magenta Maggot. -- Krill Cavalry

Man's Best Friend -- I may not be a man, in the narrowest sense of the word, but I
can appreciate a loyal nature. -- Tromat Ironshoe of Khalhums

Violet Vulture -- I never cared much for dates myself, but I'd call 'em more like
sweet cardboard than carrion. -- Tromat Ironshoe of Khalhums

Wheat Wildebeast -- I didn't think I should die, either.  I just wanted your
autograph. -- Daff Kurlo, Tourist from Mordant

Lilac Lizard -- It was terribly traumatic.  I will have nightmares for years. -- a
trembling Convicted Thief

Golden Glow and Yellow Fever -- Who would WANT a chicken?  They're noisy and peavish
and they smell bad. -- an anonymous Assassin

Golden Glow -- (shrug) -- Kag'griss, Veteran Mercenary of Aruak City

Black Eye -- Yeah, well, there're days like that. -- One Guard Among Many

Yellow Fever -- The Lilac Lizard unnerved me. -- a Convicted Thief, still trembling

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

YOUNG BERWIN was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND unbelievably bested JUMPIN' in a 3 minute Challenge Title battle.
CHIEF SITTING BULL outwaited DELIA'S GONE in a unpopular 22 minute Challenge brawl.
FLEA BAG savagely defeated WALK THE LINE in a 21 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
MORTICIA ADDAMS was vanquished by ONE-EYE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CAT RIO was savagely defeated by YELLOW FEVER in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
MAGENTA MAGGOT viciously subdued KORO CLOUD in a 2 minute gory expert's duel.
DIRK DARKBLADE was vanquished by WOLFBROTHER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOHNNY ASH was overpowered by JON FLUTE in a 1 minute uneven match.
PONY was beaten by JOE THE SPLICE in a 1 minute fight.
BARK was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute bloody match.
BLUE SMASH handily defeated HORSEFLY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BLACK EYE demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WHEAT WILDEBEAST was overpowered by SELIA STORM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LILAC LIZARD was outwaited by SLY APPARITION in a action packed 7 minute duel.
FILET MIGNON beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 4 minute brawl.
CHINA DAHL was bested by AMBER LYNN in a 1 minute fight.
VENUS V. DIVINCI was beaten by SQUIRE HORATIO in a exciting 1 minute novice's match.
SARAH BELLUM was beaten by ECRU ELEPHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  17 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       62 -  41 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  3      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  51 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  31 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  18 -  0      33  |

Turn 577 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    5 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694     28  10  1  116 BULLDOGS (157)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  10   6  0   64 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     JOHNNY ASH 6912             8   5  0   58 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK EYE 6946              6   1  0   55 COLORIFIC (511)
BASHING ATTACK   YELLOW FEVER 6978           5   0  0   48 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUMPIN' 6704.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JUMPIN' 6704.  The ten other most popular fighters were YELLOW FEVER 6978, SLY 

The least popular fighter this week was DELIA'S GONE 6707.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872, FLEA BAG 6804, WALK THE LINE 6708, 
WILDEBEAST 6942, HORSEFLY 6860, and BARK 6915.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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