DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2007    Duedate: 10/25/2007

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. B.
MANIC MARVELS (456)
(11-6249) [12-4-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. B.                         FUGLY
MANIC MARVELS (456)            COOLER WORDS (600)
(11-6249) [12-4-0,135]         (11-6998) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUMPIN'                        BLUE SMASH
SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)       IMMORTALS (85)
(11-6704) [17-27-2,103]        (11-6553) [14-17-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMMORTALS (85)              35
2. COOLER WORDS (600)          34      COLORIFIC (511)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         26      Unchartered Team
4. MANIC MARVELS (456)          8
5. SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)     7      COOLER WORDS (600)

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)           11  3 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          331 171 12 65.9   2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  4 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1068 623 36 63.2   3/ 4 IMMORTALS (85)            8  7 0
 4/ 0 MANIC MARVELS (456)      107  70  2 60.5   4/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       7  8 0
 5/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           957 719 29 57.1   5/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)           6  0 0
 6- 5 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       741 693 26 51.7   6- 6 HELL'S BELLES (68)        3  6 0
 7/ 6 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 176 184  9 48.9   7/ 0*COOLER WORDS (600)        2  3 0
 8/ 7 IMMORTALS (85)           860 956 65 47.4   8/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  2  4 0
 9/ 8 ELFQUEST (515)           280 333 12 45.7   9/ 8 ELFQUEST (515)            2  4 0
10/ 9 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    320 420 17 43.2  10-10 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        1  2 0
11/ 0*COOLER WORDS (600)         2   3  0 40.0  11/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     1  2 0
12/10 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      333 585  8 36.3  12/ 0 MANIC MARVELS (456)       1  3 0
13-11 HELL'S BELLES (68)        25  45  2 35.7  13- 9*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 28): 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 577): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): 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 566): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): ARTHUR BEYER of MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): 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 288): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 577): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): 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  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 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): ARTHUR BEYER of MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
               (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           CAP'N CRUNCH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): EARTHQUAKED EXCUSE of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, 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.

     Everyone loves Man's Best Friend--right?  Just a little pat on the head and
throw him a stick or two?  Some canines can be quite aggressive and offensive, but
most are like me--friendly, personable, unobtrusive, and always hungry.  As I head
off to The Isle and retirement, let me tell you all about me.  I am sure you will
look at the facts as "very unobtrusive".

     Born 13-18-10-7-15-10-11 Mode Good E/Good dmg Total Parry
     Now  15-20-10-9-17-10-13 great E/Good dmg
     Had no real idea as to my favorite
          0-28-7 with BA
          1-13-2 with LS (is this it?)
          0- 6-0  with ME
     Skill learn rate = 1.81 (after the stat raises) Not bad, eh?
     Finished with only an adex parry--no other ratings
     Arena record 28-10-1 *Sorry; killed a striker)
     Tournament record zippo (not good enough to go they said)
     3 DM Titles in 4 tries
     Faves--lo/lo/lo (A Consortium FIRST!)
     Never tried the longsword (stats) but the low/low makes sense

     Pretty unobtrusive, isn't it?  I am ready to go off to retirement.  I have
achieved more than I could have possibly thought.  I remain friendly, personable, and
above all, hungry.  Good luck to you all.
               Bow Wow
               Man's Best Friend
               Duelmaster and Wagmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARUAK CITY needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but ARMED & GREGARIOUS really goofed with their 
0-0-0.  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, KRILL CAVALRY!  'Cause they got 
4-1-0 and moved up to 4th!  MVP award for FUGLY?  COOLER WORDS' proud of it after 
beating PERSISTENT BEGGAR and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
SAFFRON SKUNK's match with HORSEFLY cost her a loss of 11 points!  Like SCARLET 
KNIGHTS II's JUMPIN' is sweating since he got challenged by Duelmaster MAN'S BEST 
FRIEND!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  MAN'S BEST FRIEND stopped JUMPIN' 
dead in his tracks!  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.  HELL'S BELLES 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 25-45-2 record really that scary?  I don't know what 
ANIMAL FARM's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
HELL'S BELLES, that's fer sher.  Like, is KORO CLOUD popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of ARUAK CITY!  He's got a 15-38-0, is that good?  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out BARK challenged KORO CLOUD.  After 
all, haven't BULLDOGS and KRILL CAVALRY had a long standing duel in ARUAK CITY?  It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but KORO CLOUD wants me to write about it 
since he subdued BARK.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ARUAK CITY 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                  
 MR. B. 6249                  12   4  0   135       MANIC MARVELS (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777     15   6  1   115       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 GOLDEN GLOW 6803             24   7  0   108       COLORIFIC (511)
 JUMPIN' 6704                 17  27  2   103       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706             21  23  2   100       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-DAWNING DANIKA 6866          10   5  0    91       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORO CLOUD 6618              15  38  0    90       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 FLEA BAG 6804                23  12  0    85       BULLDOGS (157)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           18  26  0    85       ELFQUEST (515)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           5   0  0    81       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528          15  19  1    80       IMMORTALS (85)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            16  28  0    76       ELFQUEST (515)
 JOE THE SPLICE 6938           8   6  0    76       IMMORTALS (85)
-CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      14   6  0    74       BULLDOGS (157)
 JON FLUTE 6922                8  10  0    73       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 PONY 6820                    15  18  0    72       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE 6711                 10  34  2    66       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 BARK 6915                    10   7  0    66       BULLDOGS (157)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               4   0  0    66       COLORIFIC (511)
 BLUE SMASH 6553              14  17  1    65       IMMORTALS (85)
 BLACK EYE 6946                7   1  0    60       COLORIFIC (511)
-JOHNNY ASH 6912               8   5  0    58       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINGO 6313                 13   6  0    54       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 HORSEFLY 6860                 9  16  0    53       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             5   0  0    48       COLORIFIC (511)
-MORTICIA ADDAMS 678           7   5  1    40       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 SAFFRON SKUNK 6910            6   5  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SELIA STORM 6953              8   3  2    37       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT RIO 597                   7   8  1    30       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              7   8  0    29       COLORIFIC (511)
 SLY APPARITION 7000           3   1  0    28       IMMORTALS (85)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILAC LIZARD 6964             5   1  0    23       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942         5   4  2    21       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 FILET MIGNON 6981             6   1  0    20       BULLDOGS (157)
-DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      1   2  0    19       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 AMBER LYNN 7004               1   2  0    17       IMMORTALS (85)
 FUGLY 6998                    1   0  0    15       COOLER WORDS (600)
-SQUIRE HORATIO 7002           1   0  0    14       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 BODACIOUS 6999                1   0  0    13       COOLER WORDS (600)
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005            2   0  0    12       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-VENUS V. DIVINCI 827          3   2  0    11       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 SAMANTHA 6724                 2   5  0    11       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-CHINA DAHL 804                1   6  0     9       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 SILVER SNAIL 7006             1   0  0     6       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BRANN MUFFIN 6986             1   1  0     4       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-SARAH BELLUM 7003             0   1  0     1       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 STANKY 6995                   0   1  0     1       COOLER WORDS (600)
 JANGLING 6996                 0   1  0     1       COOLER WORDS (600)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE 6997               0  1 0 COOLER WORDS 600      SHEWISH GIANT 489     578 NONE    
SARAYA STEEL 6545     12 17 0 IMMORTALS 85          WOLFBROTHER 6706      575         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Avast ye, Man's Best Friend!  Damme!  Champeen!  A salute to ye loud-mouthed,
sheddin' landlubber! -- Mino

All -- Please note that Mino traded a Magenta Maggot for an Ecru Elephant.  Now THAT
was a considerable change, wouldn't you say?  Please welcome our newest critter. --
Animal Farm Scribe

Koro Cloud -- Thanks for being my last, Hon. -- Magenta Maggot

Selia storm -- You are just one difficult Babe, aren't you? -- Wheat Wildebeast

Sly Apparition -- You put it to me!  What can I say but salute. -- Lilac Lizard

Sara Bellum -- We were quite the pair at the coming out party, weren't we? -- Ecru
Elephant

Ye scallywags!  Luck at yon Mailer.  Aye. -- Mino

Jumpin -- Why do they say unbelievably bested?  It really was quite believable,
wasn't it? -- Man's Best Friend

Delia's Gone -- For whattum heck.  Me takum any way gettum. -- Chief Sitting Bull

Walk The Line -- And a very tight line it was indeed. -- Flea Bag

Khalhums Dwarf -- You little meanie!  We Bulldogs would have been 15-0-0, but I let
you mess it up for us.  Bad Dog! -- Bark

Persistent Beggar -- It was only fat drippings for you, Chump. -- Filet Mignon

Man's Best Friend -- Congratulations again, you overachiever.  Duelmasters drink free
at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Jorja -- Please send our admiration to Sleepy for his longevity and achievements.
They are both great things. -- Kennelworth

All people -- Ho hum.  8-1 in the last three rounds.  Colorific is as Colorific says.
-- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Anonymous Assassin -- We like our chicken Kentucky Fried.  Capiche? -- Golden Glow
and Yellow Fever, Proud Colorifics

Cat Rio -- Thought I would be easy pickings, did you?  Nice challenge, you Dolt!
Bwahahahahahahah. -- Yellow fever, Proud Colorific

Ambitious Guard -- That was such wonderful fun.... -- Black Eye, Proud Colorific

Mino of Animal Farm -- Congratulations on surpassing 1000 wins!  Who be you?  I've
been playing since the mid 80's in Riztab.  My stable is based in Minnesota.  Have a
good day and sleep well! -- Sleepy of Dreamers (DM#12)

Magenta Maggot -- Oh, gods, woman, that perfume!  It's (gag) hideous.  Bad enough to
be confronted with magenta, which is the next thing to mauve (tell me you don't have
a teammate named Mauve Moose coming up!), but then to be hit with the SMELL.
Horrible. -- Koro Cloud

Johnny Ash -- Whoa!  That was a shocker.  Heavy night last night? -- Jon Flute
P.S.  Considering that I was aiming for a leg, my aim is rotten.  Sorry about that.

Joe the Splice -- Eh?  What do you splice?  Or are you spliced yourself?  Can't
really see that, surely you'd be taller if you'd been spliced together out of two?
Or, hmm, mis-matched right and left halves?  That could be strange and, well,
strange.  Umm.  Maybe I'd better not go there.  It's been an odd day in my head. --
Pony

Blue Smash -- A little cool, but not bad.  I prefer a cranberry smash, myself.  That
gorgeous red, and all those little seeds to make it exciting. -- Horsefly

Wheat Wildebeast -- I love that sun-streaked look.  I never seem to get that, myself.
-- Selia Storm

Yellow Fever -- Go ahead, delude yourself.  Watch me smile. -- Selia Storm

Flea Bag -- I think I threw a shoe.  Or a shew?  But you know about horseshoe nails,
lose one, lose the battle. -- Pony

Our congratulations to Man's Best Friend. -- Jorja and Krill Cavalry

No episode this time around, life has been very full of things.  Next time. -- the
Scribe

Man's Best Friend -- What is there to "rationalize away"?  You won, I lost. -- M.
Garfeld Chardinee

Man's Best Friend -- Pursuant to a tradition which has lately been honored more in
the breach than the observation, we are recally, we have been instructed to recall,
that some token of esteem is due you, on the eve of your graduation, from the arena
of Aruak City.  Lady Greywand, of course, keeps mention lands, but you will notice
that she has no lands to give.  As for the local authorities, what lands do they
have, eh?  This is a civilized realm, and everything already belongs to someone.  How
about a box of personalized milkbones? -- Shinketh, Arena Agent and general dogsbody
for Aruak City

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

THE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND unbelievably bested JUMPIN' in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
BARK was savagely defeated by KORO CLOUD in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge duel.
WHEAT WILDEBEAST was defeated by SLY APPARITION in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MR. B. demolished FLEA BAG in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title competition.
GOLDEN GLOW narrowly defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
WOLFBROTHER handily defeated JON FLUTE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WALK THE LINE unbelievably bested BLUE SMASH in a 7 minute expert's duel.
DELIA'S GONE was savagely defeated by DIRK DARKBLADE in a 2 minute expert's duel.
ONE-EYE was overpowered by JOE THE SPLICE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PONY savagely defeated DOMINGO in a exciting 2 minute bloody match.
SAFFRON SKUNK was overcome by HORSEFLY in a exciting 1 minute contest.
BLACK EYE demolished DELARQUAN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SELIA STORM handily defeated SAMANTHA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LILAC LIZARD won victory over AMBER LYNN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
FILET MIGNON slimly won victory over BRANN MUFFIN in a tiresome 7 minute bloody fray.
ECRU ELEPHANT viciously subdued STANKY in a exciting 4 minute brutal novice's brawl.
FUGLY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BODACIOUS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JANGLING was viciously subdued by SILVER SNAIL in a 1 minute gruesome novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  17 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       60 -  39 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  10 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  28 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  46 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  20 -  3      35  |

Turn 578 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    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MR. B. 6249                12   4  0  135 MANIC MARVELS (456)
TOTAL PARRY      FLEA BAG 6804              23  12  0   85 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK EYE 6946              7   1  0   60 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       SAFFRON SKUNK 6910          6   5  0   40 ANIMAL FARM (510)
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 BLUE SMASH 6553.  The ten other most popular fighters were KORO CLOUD 6618, ECRU 
ELEPHANT 7005, PONY 6820, JUMPIN' 6704, DIRK DARKBLADE 6528, AMBER LYNN 7004, MR. B. 
6249, GOLDEN GLOW 6803, WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942, and SLY APPARITION 7000.

The least popular fighter this week was FILET MIGNON 6981.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JANGLING 6996, STANKY 6995, JON FLUTE 6922, THE 6997, BODACIOUS 
6999, BRANN MUFFIN 6986, LILAC LIZARD 6964, SAMANTHA 6724, SAFFRON SKUNK 6910, and 
ONE-EYE 6711.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDEN GLOW (11-6803) COLORIFIC (511)

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

MAN'S BEST FRIEND (11-6694) BULLDOGS (157)