DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2007    Duedate: 10/16/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEXTER
HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-6524) [24-7-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEXTER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
HIGH JINKS (584)               
(12-6524) [24-7-1,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   TARILISS
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6571) [13-9-0,57]          (12-6527) [8-23-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKED OUT ON... (560)     30
2. HIGH JINKS (584)            25      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. ICE AGE (639)                6      Unchartered Team
4. CULTS-R-US (624)             3
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)            1      CROSSWORD PUZZLE (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CULTS-R-US (624)         140 105  2 57.1   1/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         11  4 0
 2/ 3 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   35  32  4 52.2   2/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            9  5 0
 3/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         257 235 15 52.2   3/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         9  6 1
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1146 %1158 89 49.7   4/ 4 CULTS-R-US (624)          9  6 0
 5- 5 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     42  50  2 45.7   5/ 6 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   5 10 0
 6/ 6 ICE AGE (639)             38  49  1 43.7   6/ 5 ICE AGE (639)             4  7 0
 7/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)        478 803 15 37.3   7- 7 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     1  2 1
 8- 8*TALLON ZEK (470)           0   1  0  0.0   8- 8*TALLON ZEK (470)          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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                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 577): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 571): THE GRINCH of DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 573): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 572): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 563): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTIROUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 548): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 511): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 438): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 404): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 374): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): ROCK A BYE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 577): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 571): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 572): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 563): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 548): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 511): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 438): BLOOD BROTHERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 374): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 577): KRANKYKARL of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
                       (turn 424): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Big Shrimp -- Wow, nice haul.  Don't strain yourself...and don't let the loss get you
down, either.  That seemed to be purely a diff in number of fights fought fight. --
Dexter, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of RIZTAB!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  RIZTAB watched with 
glee as DREAMERS got knocked off top spot by HIGH JINKS!  It seems so recently people 
were saying BLACKED OUT ON... was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 1.  I 
guess they're washed no more...  What's with JIM BEAM?  He actually beat CULTS-R-US' 
MADAM Y, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
CULTS-R-US.  MADAM Y lost 14 points to JIM BEAM.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe MADAM Y will provide more easy wins...  BIG SHRIMP was reminded on the sands 
why DEXTER is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was ICE AGE.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at CULTS-R-US 
ain't reelin'!  ICE AGE's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, KRANKYKARL!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  BACARDI LIMON didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from 
WACKY WACO WONK of CULTS-R-US, who is 24 points below him.  WACKY WACO WONK perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he was subdued by BACARDI LIMON and ended up with 65 
recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the 
others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, KRANKYKARL.  That's what a 23-16-1 gets 
you.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so 
young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEXTER 6524                  24   7  1   130       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        15  10  0    92       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RANFNAGUD 6567               14   6  0    92       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACARDI LIMON 5509           10   5  0    89       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561              11   7  0    84       ICE AGE (639)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             18  11  1    81       HIGH JINKS (584)
-EGROS 6565                   10  11  2    75       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 JIM BEAM 5506                 6   8  0    74       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          18  13  0    70       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         15  16  1    65       CULTS-R-US (624)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            13   9  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER Q 6579                10   8  0    54       CULTS-R-US (624)
 MADAM Y 6576                 11   8  0    51       CULTS-R-US (624)
 PARMENIDES 6599               7   6  0    49       DREAMERS (142)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              9   4  0    48       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  23  1    48       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           6   8  1    48       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-DEMOCRITUS 6611               6   4  0    44       DREAMERS (142)
-QUALIX 6564                   8  13  0    41       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 CORIANELLE 6621               4   4  0    37       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HERACLITUS 6646               3   1  0    37       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIANNARY 6612                 4   7  2    33       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                3  10  0    32       DREAMERS (142)
 ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         5   9  1    28       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 MARLOW 6644                   4   0  0    28       HIGH JINKS (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAMA MIA X 6642               3   1  0    23       ICE AGE (639)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             3   6  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
-CYDONIE 4469                  0   1  0    17       TALLON ZEK (470)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647               3   1  0    15       DREAMERS (142)
 SILLY SARA 6645               2   2  0    15       HIGH JINKS (584)
 THREE OLIVES 6650             1   2  0     5       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-JAX 6649                      0   1  0     1       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KRANKYKARL 6406       23 17 1 HIGH JINKS 584        BUKKA THE TROLL 491   578 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Krankykarl PR, 11-11-9-17-13-6-17 LS VL/MD.  Grouchy, bear of a guy.  I'd
intended for him to be a *?*?*, but a last second brainstorm on my part landed him as
a ripper.  (not enough ### and too much ###)  The prob is, I pretty much exclusively
run female parry riposters.  My requirements in the particulars mostly bring the
fairer sex to tryouts...and he knows this--has known this.  (I think it was the
inopportune "oops" when he and his paperwork first revolved through the door)
Anyway, he's never forgiven me, and I've never stopped laughing. -- Jondeaux, mgr
High Jinks

Bacardi Limon -- See, you're a good opponent and you learned...and I didn't.  Guess
it is time to leave. -- Karl

Leucippus -- Oof.  No way to treat a lady, or me neither.  I feel like the innards of
a can of day-care kiddie-dough.  Kneaded, worked...generally molded out of shape. --
Silly Sara

Three Olives -- Three's plenty...especially when attended by three martinis. --
Marlow

Jim Beam -- That's a good way to die of hypothermia, so I don't do it.  There's a
science and an art (both) to lying in the snow looking dead while waiting for your
enemy to come check on you.  It takes ovaries. -- Winter Shadows

Aristocrat Rum -- Ha!  And also, As if!  No, seriously, I never really understood the
appeal of that kind of thing.  You read about all these exotic drinks, and then you
try one, and yuck. -- Sweet (and sober) Betsey

Brother Zen -- Damn.  That stuff works, doesn't it?  Who'd've thought?  But I'm not
at all sure I could do it, myself.  Too restless, too many other things to catch my
eye.  Way it goes. -- Tariliss

Parmenides -- Well, I was TRYING to dream, but I had to go to sleep first, right?
Which gave you the chance to jump me, and poof, there goes the fight.  Bummer. --
Corianelle
P.S.  Good skills, though, thanks.

Aristocrat Vodka -- None for me, thanks.  I don't do that kind of thing. -- Tiannary

Willie the Rat -- (outraged)  As if!  All I've got for YOU is another sword to a
tender spot.  Come and get it if you want it that badly. -- Tiannary

Bolger the Foolish -- You are well cognomened. -- Corianelle

Our congratulations to Krankykarl. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

Pythagoras -- You've got too many angles for me. -- Willie the Rat

Heraclitus -- Hey!  I wasn't ready!  Arenamaster Rillion's got it in for me, starting
the fight before I'm ready!  It wasn't MY fault. -- Fred the Unready

Kool-Aid Drinker -- I knew that stuff would rot your guts. -- Motta the Pike

Wacky Waco Wonk -- You SEE?  Twice in one day.  It just PROVES that Arenamaster
Rillion has it in for me. -- Fred the Unready

Sister Q -- Never say that to me. -- Angry Rosetta

Missy Mossy -- Bwahaha! -- Devar the Traitor

6 September 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

20 September 2007
Ok, ok, you can stop not-talking about TOGS VI already, it is coming, slowly but
surely, like a giant, over-fed, greased slug sliding down a gravely driveway.  We're
looking for new-comers, old-timers, in-betweeners, fence-sitters and Delarquans to
come on out and participate.  Just think, you could be the next Pinky & the Brain
pairing (a la Creepster & Manager), or maybe you'll be the team that crushes all in
its path on the way TO UTTER AND COMPLETE TOGS DOMINATION!!!!!!  [note:  insert
sinister cackle if it helps you complete the picture]

There will be a few minor changes, so let's recap the rules from top to bottom:

1.  Each TOGS team consists of two managers.  After the contest starts, there will be
no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your teammate wisely.  TOGS VI will last
for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.

2.  The TOGS entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per TOGS
team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions
being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides
to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
     a)  send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
          Paul Jokelson
          115 Moss Ave. #201
          Oakland, CA 94611
     b)  get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards
         and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.

3. TOGS point system:

Fights: 

10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on another TOGS warriors challenge.
 7 points for winning a random match-up against another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning a random match-up against a non-TOGS warrior.

Changes this TOGS: 

** 10 points for any challenge by the DM, UP OR DOWN!!
** 4 points for winning a random match-up against your TOGS partner's warrior.
To state the obvious, there are 0 points if you challenge your partner.

** 4 points for winning a bloodfeud attempt against you by a non-TOGS warrior

You will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-TOGS team
(with the exception of the above-stated rule if you get bloodfeuded), so use your
avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.

Spots/Ads

5 points for every spotlight written by any team member.  1 per manager per turn.

The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter
(that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and we will be completely firm on
this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if
they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.
We will be the sole judge of this.  If you're unsure if we will judge something to be
Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and
ask.  We reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given
if we judge at later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.

-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
personal ad.

4.  TOGS VI will start in arena 60 shortly after the Winter Face-to-Face (turn due
Feb 21, Aradi turn 436) and as mentioned before will last for 13 turns.  There will
be multipliers in the later rounds, which means that all points accumulated by a team
on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team
on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.

5.  Soultaker and Nuln will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise, with
props to Sentinel for doing the score-keeping as always.  Whine all you like, we will
be glad to provide comfortable chairs and the cheese of your choice.

And there be the rules.  If you look closely, you'll notice there were a few minor
changes and additions made from the TOGS V rules.  They are as follows:

-- The Snotman & Nuln rule:  Last TOGS Snotman and Nuln randomly matched up something

like 4-5 times, so we basically decided out of pity to now give a small amount of
points (4 in this case) for winning a random against a teammate, so that you're not
completely screwed by having 2 of your 10 warriors get 0 zero points automatically.

-- Scaling Down Points for the DM:  Previously a TOGS DM would get 10 points *in
addition* to whatever challenge points they got.  This was to keep the DM from being
penalized for being at the top and give people something to fight for.  However, it
was a bit too much of an award and we decided to scale it back and eliminate the
bonus, but give full upchallenge credit whenever the DM challenges.

-- Bloodfeuds from outside TOGS teams:  This incident came up last TOGS, and it was
felt that if a person killed a non-TOGS warrior in a random, they shouldn't have to
be potentially locked into 4 turns of getting 0 points.  So we've added an additional
rule which now gives 4 points if you win when bloodfeuded by a non-TOGS warrior, at
least giving you some way to get points if you're locked into a non-TOGS bloodfeud
instead of being basically removed from the contest for 4 turns.

And lastly...

-- Team Names:  This was not listed in the rules, but to make things more festive, at
the suggestion of Manager we have decided to have the added dimension of team names!
Yes, no more boring rankings with Team 4 edging out Team 7.  Just picture reading a
TOGS turn report now, with something along the lines of "Team Fiery Starfish
obliterated Team Superior TOGSlings," just as one example.

We hope to see you all there....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRANKYKARL was dealt death by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 6 minute Dark Arena fight.
JIM BEAM demolished MADAM Y in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WACKY WACO WONK was savagely defeated by BACARDI LIMON in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ARISTOCRAT RUM defeated TARILISS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
THREE OLIVES was demolished by MAMA MIA X in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
DEXTER overpowered BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
WINTER SHADOWS was devastated by KOOL-AID DRINKER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MISSY MOSSY handily defeated SISTER Q in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BROTHER ZEN won victory over HERACLITUS in a 6 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
PARMENIDES viciously subdued TIANNARY in a 2 minute gory fight.
SWEET BETSEY savagely defeated LEUCIPPUS in a 2 minute gory melee.
CORIANELLE overpowered BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARISTOCRAT VODKA viciously subdued PYTHAGORAS in a 3 minute conflict.
MARLOW overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SILLY SARA overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  20 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  21 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  30 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  29 -  2      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  0      38  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                24   7  1  130 HIGH JINKS (584)
WALL OF STEEL    KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557      15  10  0   92 CULTS-R-US (624)
AIMED BLOW       BACARDI LIMON 5509         10   5  0   89 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SHRIMP 6561            11   7  0   84 ICE AGE (639)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579              10   8  0   54 CULTS-R-US (624)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MADAM Y 6576               11   8  0   51 CULTS-R-US (624)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER ZEN 6602            9   4  0   48 CULTS-R-US (624)
STRIKING ATTACK  HERACLITUS 6646             3   1  0   37 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SWEET BETSEY 6571.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TARILISS 6527.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARMENIDES 6599, 
SWEET BETSEY 6571, JIM BEAM 5506, BACARDI LIMON 5509, ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505, CORIANELLE 
6621, WACKY WACO WONK 6505, MAMA MIA X 6642, DEXTER 6524, and KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557.

The least popular fighter this week was PYTHAGORAS 6647.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508, LEUCIPPUS 6601, SISTER Q 6579, BIG SHRIMP 6561, 
MADAM Y 6576, TIANNARY 6612, BROTHER ZEN 6602, WINTER SHADOWS 6526, THREE OLIVES 
6650, and SILLY SARA 6645.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEXTER (12-6524) HIGH JINKS (584)

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

KRANKYKARL (12-6406) HIGH JINKS (584)