DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2007    Duedate: 10/12/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAUNCY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5636) [25-15-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAUNCY                        400S
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            JLG (586)
(16-5636) [25-15-1,115]        (16-5674) [5-1-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAUNCY                        NOXON
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
(16-5636) [25-15-1,115]        (16-5802) [1-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JLG (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JLG (586)                   47
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       14      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          0      Unchartered Team
4. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)          0
5. ROSE NOBLES (335)            0      JLG (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  455 237  9 65.8   1/ 2*JLG (586)                10  4 1
 2/ 2*JLG (586)                 16   9  1 64.0   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 3- 3*2 BAD 4 U (175)           14  10  1 58.3   3/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  4 0
 4- 4 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       44  53  0 45.4   4- 6*2 BAD 4 U (175)           4  0 0
 5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    181 224 13 44.7   5- 3 ROSE NOBLES (335)         4  6 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      538 747 18 41.9   6- 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       3  5 0
 7- 7 ROSE NOBLES (335)         23  43  2 34.8   7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     2  7 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 571): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 569): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 562): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, 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 510): KURESSA D'GEN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 358): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 463): JOE SCHMOE 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 571): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): TAHAHN HAH (Mr. Humlae, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 562): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 510): 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 403): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 370): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 463): DO IT AGAIN 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 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I'm not going to say much.  All us Golden Domers feel pretty humbled and
downright humiliated right now.  Oh, I'm doing well, individually, as a 17-6-0 is
pretty acceptable if I say so myself.  But, up there in Northern Indiana in the arena
of the real Golden Dome, the Fighting Irish are really, really hurting.  An 0-3
start!!!  Where are The Gipper and Knute Rockne when one really needs them?  Perhaps
they need to change their armor from leather to plate?  And I really think fist and
leg are not the best weapons.  Especially that quarterback--he needs a javelin.  Oh,
well, we will suffer and see.  Meanwhile, I will try my best to make Golden Domers
everywhere proud, but my contribution will probably be like a needle in the haystack.
Such is life.
     Golden Dome, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
PUNNY AMINALS is pushed out of top team by JLG, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this 
turn.  The JLG guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And all eyes were on CHAUNCY this 
turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  WILLAF has a new victor!  Tell me, 
is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the PUNNY 
AMINALS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding PUNNY AMINALS more than any other team we find GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was JLG's warrior 400S.  More fighters challenged it 
than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, 400S from JLG challenged up 20 
points to fight KILDILLI DALL from the PUNNY AMINALS stable.  400S perhaps got its 
just desserts, seeing as it bested KILDILLI DALL and ended up with 62 recognition 
points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in WILLAF and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAUNCY 5636                 25  15  1   115       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAUFORT 3312                10  11  2    98       ROSE NOBLES (335)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DOME 5634             17   7  0    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             12  12  0    67       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 400S 5674                     5   1  0    62       JLG (586)
 PENNY LOPE 5722              13  12  0    58       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              4   0  0    51       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-24 CARAT 5694                10   9  1    50       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           10   5  0    50       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785           8   0  0    50       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             6   3  0    47       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 15DVSP 5803                   4   0  0    40       JLG (586)
-RE-PETE 1593                  5   1  0    37       2 BAD 4 U (175)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766              7   8  1    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-PETE 1592                     4   2  0    33       2 BAD 4 U (175)
-IN MY BENZ 5778               3   6  0    30       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 ANIS 5189                     5   8  1    24       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOILINGBROKE 5786             2   5  0    23       ROSE NOBLES (335)
-DOUGLAS 3489                  6   4  0    22       ROSE NOBLES (335)
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            4   6  0    22       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 260MRT 5676                   4   1  0    19       JLG (586)
 NOXON 5802                    1   3  0    18       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-SCROPE 5787                   3   4  0    15       ROSE NOBLES (335)
-MOUTH SERVICE 5801            2   1  0    14       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 T350 5807                     1   0  1    14       JLG (586)
-U WOODN'T DAIR 1591           3   1  0    10       2 BAD 4 U (175)
-POCKET LOCKER 5799            2   2  0    10       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-O YEA?! 1590                  2   2  1     9       2 BAD 4 U (175)
 25RTS 5804                    2   2  0     8       JLG (586)
 MUKWA 5800                    0   5  0     5       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-LONG STRING 5798              0   4  0     4       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 517    0  1 0   1                   T350 5807             574 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Penny Lope -- I can't partake of your carat cake!  You already nicked and tarnished
me; I can't afford to grow a belly too! -- 24 Carat

     But carat cake is GOOD for you!

Douglas -- It was a very lucky day for me.  I'm not THAT good.  (But I do have a
great heart.) -- Heart Of Gold

Beaufort -- It was a fine battle; you probably deserved it more, but I held on
somehow.  Salute. -- Golden Dome

Life was golden last turn with a 2-0 and a DM Crown.  Wouldn't it be nice if it were 
always .... -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Dunroe -- The only thing I'm going to let you try out is my steel.  Once wasn't
enough for you, huh?  Gonna have to get beat down by a 3-6 warrior, huh?  You a sad
little man, huh? -- In My Benz (props to Juvenile)

Chauncy -- Are you still around?  You're like that kid that keeps flunking out of his
Senior year so he doesn't have to face the real world.  Or sometimes it's just
because he's that stupid.  Which category do you fall into? -- Axe Em Bout Me
(enjoying his retirement for the last 6 turns)

Coyote -- Right back at ya...provided we both continnue playing I would guess we'd be
seeing each other's warriors quite often around here! -- D. Noble

Scrope -- Huh, sounds nasty.  Like a scrape, but harder.  Sort of "the screeching of
a backhoe's teeth on a slate roof" or the like.  Bold try. -- Dunroe Minh
P.S.  Actually, I'm sure if you tried, you could kill a houseplant with the worst of
them.

Finn the Gray-bearded, Veteran Mercenary -- You're too old for this life.  You need
to retire on your pension....  Ah, you do HAVE a pension, don't you?  Anyway, retire
and raise, I dunno, chickens or something. -- Chauncy

Surely nobody could expect me to regard the Userous Merchant with... well, anything
other than hostility.  He's a foreigner, he's greedy, he uses the law like it's his
own personal gouge, no way am I going to be nice to this guy. -- Penny Lopez

An Orc.  Captured.  Um... just what I always wanted?  I don't have anyplace to PUT an
orc.  Can I return this one and at least get a smaller one? -- Penny Lope

Lope's too squeamish.  This orc goes FINE buried in the sand.  Who needs to do more?
Then later the janitors will come along and rake him out, and THEY can decide what to
do with him next. -- Kildilli Dall

24 Carat -- It's probably because you're too narrowly focused.  Take your carats and,
I dunno, corn or pease or something.  It won't taste any better, but it'll be
different. -- Penny Lope

Heart of Gold -- (recoiling in horror)  Marshmallows?  Well, um, how about if we add
chocolate and graham crackers and call 'em s'mores? -- Kildilli Dall

Coyote -- It isn't skill so much as persistence.  Some of those small 
arenas are sadly lacking in competition. -- Jorja

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

400S bested KILDILLI DALL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
15DVSP vanquished HEART OF GOLD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GOLDEN DOME was demolished by CHAUNCY in a 3 minute uneven Title fight.
PENNY LOPE was devastated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PENNY LOPEZ was narrowly defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute match.
ON GOLDEN POND unbelievably bested DUNROE MINH in a 2 minute bloody fight.
GOLD BULLION overpowered ANIS in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
260MRT handily defeated MUKWA in a 3 minute uneven melee.
NOXON viciously subdued 25RTS in a action packed 8 minute gruesome novice's duel.
T350 assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       30 -   7 -  0      81  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  34 -  2      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 574 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CHAUNCY 5636               25  15  1  115 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN DOME 5634           17   7  0   90 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   400S 5674                   5   1  0   62 JLG (586)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            13  12  0   58 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         10   5  0   50 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLD BULLION 5759           6   3  0   47 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAUNCY 5636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NOXON 5802.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPEZ 5725, CHAUNCY 
5636, GOLD BULLION 5759, MUKWA 5800, DUNROE MINH 5766, 400S 5674, KILDILLI DALL 5765, 
15DVSP 5803, GOLDEN DOME 5634, and ON GOLDEN POND 5785.

The least popular fighter this week was ANIS 5189.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PENNY LOPE 5722, HEART OF GOLD 5776, T350 5807, 25RTS 5804, 260MRT 
5676, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, GOLDEN DOME 5634, 15DVSP 5803, KILDILLI DALL 5765, and 
400S 5674.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHAUNCY (16-5636) PUNNY AMINALS (305)