Date   : 10/15/2007    Duedate: 10/27/2007


DM-14    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors


(14-4429) [15-8-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

100%                           CONNIE
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         CROC FILES 3 (399)
(14-4429) [15-8-2,116]         (14-3908) [3-1-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHOWSTOPPER                    100%
(14-4427) [13-10-2,89]         (14-4429) [15-8-2,116]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SMURFS (462)            52
2. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      27      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)      20      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          17
5. CROC FILES 3 (399)          -5      THE SMURFS (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE SMURFS (462)           3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  253 163 19 60.8   2/ 4 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    6  3 0
 3/ 3 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    22  18  1 55.0   3/ 3*CROC FILES 3 (399)        6  4 0
 4/ 1*CROC FILES 3 (399)         8   7  0 53.3   4/ 5 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    5  6 0
 5/ 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    52  50  5 51.0   5/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   5 10 0
 6/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       479 577  9 45.4   6/ 0*THE SMURFS (462)          3  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===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 28): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 578): MR. B. of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, 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 567): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, 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 529): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 511): EARL of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 236): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 413): NO WAY! of SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 463): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 288): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 578): 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 567): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, 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 529): VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 520): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 511): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 236): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 413): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 463): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 578): GOLDEN GLOW of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (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  46 ARDIVENT (turn 511): EARL of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in TOBIR. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  THE DOGHOUSE now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  It was a tough week for OTAGO HIGHLANDERS, to 
drop 4 places in the rankings.  THE DOGHOUSE is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week 
advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Call it luck at the right time or bribes in 
the right hands, but the new team THE SMURFS scored a 3-1-0 record this week.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for LRB, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing 
SCRUFF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was SCRUFF, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with LRB.  Unlike most arenas, MOLYNEUX managed to get his challenge off against 
the 14-8-2 100%.  It's a proud day for the NO-HALF STEPPING stable, as their warrior, 
100%, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE  DOGHOUSE?  Big bad THE 
DOGHOUSE.  Big bad THE DOGHOUSE.  TOBIR's afraid of the big bad THE DOGHOUSE.  Tra la 
la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch OTAGO HIGHLANDERS' act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE DOGHOUSE.  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of SCRUFF, who was this week's most challenged 
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TOBIR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 100% 4429                    15   8  2   116       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEA 4417                      8   2  0   101       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 LRB 4488                     10   7  0    99       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 ABBOTT 4131                  11   3  2    97       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MOLYNEUX 3921                22  16  0    96       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427             13  10  2    89       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 SCRUFF 4421                  21  11  0    80       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 GINKOR 4515                   9   3  0    71       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             12   9  0    51       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WESTON 4137                   7   6  1    50       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-CLOWN 4418                    5   8  0    44       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENVELOPE 4502                 4   1  0    29       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-PUNCH 4416                    3   1  0    27       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516               6   6  0    26       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 CONNIE 3908                   3   1  0    24       CROC FILES 3 (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAINY SMURF 4527             1   0  0    20       THE SMURFS (462)
 LADY MUTT 4531                2   1  0    19       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-MURRY 3909                    2   1  0    19       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 STEWART 4213                  4   5  1    18       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 PAPA SMURF 4528               1   0  0    16       THE SMURFS (462)
 DAISY 3907                    2   2  0    14       CROC FILES 3 (399)
-MONTY 3911                    1   1  0    13       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 GARGAMEL 4529                 1   0  0    13       THE SMURFS (462)
-CODECRACKER 4518              2   4  0    10       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 BOMBAY 4519                   0   6  0     6       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-ACCO 3910                     0   2  0     2       CROC FILES 3 (399)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIPAR KUROO 4465      14 11 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      ABBOTT 4131           575         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALBINO OUTCAST 4525    0  1 0 THE SMURFS 462        WURM KIN 518          578 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Clown -- It's unfair!  You have HUGE shoes, and your nose is red, and you squirt
water out of your flower, and I just don't GET it.  Look, I'm a dog.  We like things
just SO, because we belong to packs.  Hierarchies, rituals, limits, you know?  Rules.
And then YOU come along and scramble EVERYTHING.  How are we supposed to find our way
through that kind of chaos?  All we can do is bark and hope for the best. -- Whole

The Khalhums Dwarf.  Huh.  And they call ME scruffy!  Look at that beard!  What is it
with this guy?  He looks like the "before" version of a poodle.  Not that I'd wish a
poodle cut on anybody, but couldn't he at least curry that thing?  I'm sure I smell a
mouse in there.  Not that *I* care about mice, I'm no cat whatever the Commission
says, but it's the principle of the thing. -- Scruff

That Delarquan Sailor is a FOREIGNER!  He's trespassing on OUR territory.  Very bad.
Besides, he tried to get me to take a bath.  As if I was going to put up with that!
NOT a person who understands dogs, which is completely his loss. -- Ginkor the

Weston -- I can, too, kill a houseplant!  I just killed one this morning.  It was
(pause to consult notes) a double impatiens, I planted it in a cottage cheese carton,
and just this morning I saw that there was MOLD growing on the dirt.  Oh, sure, we're
trying a transplant, but I bet you anything we've killed it, and I'll have you know
that I was instrumental in the deed. -- Echanosarah

Is that what Beggars call Polite?  He tried to snatch my bone.  Naturally, I bit his
hand.  And his arm.  And his shoulder.  And I was going for the throat when the
arenamaster stopped me.  A human arenamaster I might have argued with, but ours made
his eyes glow red and I just... didn't. -- Lady Mutt

Scruff -- I'm an aristocrat among my own people, you know.  I don't have to lower
myself to fighting with DOGS.  And if you were a properly trained dog, you would
grovel for me. -- Percy Stonebender, Hkalhums Dwarf

     This is a new city? -- Ed.

Ginkor -- This is ridiculous.  I was just trying to earn some money to get passage
home, my ship having sunk under me (probably due to lake monsters), and suddenly I'm
fighting in the arena, and when I try to leave, someone waves this contract at me,
and it's just Too Much!  I'm going to eat worms. -- Arsulis, Delarquan Sailor

Lady Mutt -- A dog of no pedigree is not in a position to criticize--or bite!--a
street person.  After all, if it weren't for the arena, you'd be a street dog. --
Cheulian Asri, Chief Spokesman for the Beggars' Guild

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

ALBINO OUTCAST was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOLYNEUX was viciously subdued by 100% in a 9 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
LRB won victory over SCRUFF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
CONNIE was overpowered by ECHANOSARAH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SHOWSTOPPER was viciously subdued by TEA in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
ABBOTT overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GINKOR overpowered WESTON in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
WHOLE MUTT viciously subdued DAISY in a 8 minute gory duel.
STEWART was vanquished by ENVELOPE in a popular 2 minute one-sided duel.
BOMBAY was beaten by LADY MUTT in a 2 minute melee.
GARGAMEL overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BRAINY SMURF demolished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PAPA SMURF bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute bloody novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  28 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                  15   8  2  116 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
STRIKING ATTACK  TEA 4417                    8   2  0  101 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
AIMED BLOW       LRB 4488                   10   7  0   99 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              22  16  0   96 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   GINKOR 4515                 9   3  0   71 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                 7   6  1   50 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHOWSTOPPER 4427.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 100% 4429.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEWART 4213, LRB 4488, 
4519, GARGAMEL 4529, and BRAINY SMURF 4527.

The least popular fighter this week was WHOLE MUTT 4516.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOLYNEUX 3921, WESTON 4137, CONNIE 3908, ALBINO OUTCAST 4525, ENVELOPE 
4502, DAISY 3907, ABBOTT 4131, SHOWSTOPPER 4427, SCRUFF 4421, and BRAINY SMURF 4527.