DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2003    Duedate: 08/02/2003

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUSK
DELTA DOOM (492)
(17-6119) [12-7-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUSK                           EAGLES LAIR
DELTA DOOM (492)               WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
(17-6119) [12-7-0,122]         (17-6310) [4-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLIN' STU                    FOGGY DEW
MINIONS OF MILO (318)          KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
(17-4906) [19-17-4,103]        (17-6235) [17-8-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)      52
2. KINDRED OF KAOS (213)       49      ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
3. SPECIAL ED (499)            33      Unchartered Team
4. RAGNAROK (282)              31
5. DELTA DOOM (492)            11      WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    10  2 1
 2/ 3*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    21   9  2 70.0   2/ 3*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)   10  5 1
 3/ 2 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    32  15  4 68.1   3/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  8  7 0
 4/ 5 DELTA DOOM (492)          77  61  4 55.8   4/10 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)    6  7 0
 5/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 140 113  5 55.3   5/12 DELTA DOOM (492)          5  2 0
 6/ 6 SPECIAL ED (499)         168 147  6 53.3   6/ 5 SPECIAL ED (499)          5  7 2
 7- 7 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  17  15  0 53.1   7- 4 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       4  2 0
 8- 9*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)     5   5  0 50.0   8/ 9 RAGNAROK (282)            4  6 0
 9-10*LUROCIANS ABC (508)        3   3  1 50.0   9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)          4 11 1
10-11 JEKYLL'S BREW (486)       86  94 10 47.8  10-13*LUROCIANS ABC (508)       3  1 1
11/12 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)   157 182  6 46.3  11- 6 LO' DOWN (456)            3  7 1
12/14 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    240 291 21 45.2  12/14*FUND FAMILIES (513)       3  9 0
13-15 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       48  63  4 43.2  13-11 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  2  0 0
14-17 LO' DOWN (456)           197 265 10 42.6  14-17 JEKYLL'S BREW (486)       2  1 0
15/16 RAGNAROK (282)           159 214  9 42.6  15- 7*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    2  3 0
16/18 MINIONS OF MILO (318)    234 360 25 39.4  16-19*THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   1  0 0
17/19 MIDDLE WAY (484)         125 225  3 35.7  17/20 MINIONS OF MILO (318)     1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/20*FUND FAMILIES (513)        3  19  0 13.6  18/15 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): DEMO-SQUAD (Shadowmere, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): none
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 469): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 467): FLOWBEE of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
                (turn 461): TY BRINSON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): JUVENAL of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 447): A-10 of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
                            BEER GOGGLES of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 328): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, HEROESANDFOUNDONES, 
since KINDRED OF KAOS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If 
this keeps up, ALL THINGS FLOYD, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A 
drop of 8 in the rankings?  DELTA DOOM turned their 2-0-0 turn into a 5th place rank 
in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, 
I'm impressed, a 5-0-1 is nice, but don't get cocky, WHEN EAGLES DARE, the Fates 
teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see JUNIOR VASQUEZ win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JUNIOR 
VASQUEZ beat TE'LAS THE SPIRE and TE'LAS THE SPIRE lost 16 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, COL SALOMON has lost 
the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as DUSK takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ALJAFIR?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  HEROESANDFOUNDONES was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was MALICIOUS INTENT.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CAESAR was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into 
one, CAESAR challenged up 31 to take on DUSK of DELTA DOOM.  And, oof!  CAESAR saw 
stars around his helmet, after losing the fight, and disappointing the crowds, I 
might add.  And we have GOUGED GRIMEYE in a challenge, going down 15 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought GOUGED GRIMEYE showed great skill and promise when he 
bested TABETA UNIS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And now a passing thought on a warrior dying young 
(SULA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES):  You had your chance and now you're dead.  Oh well...  
We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUSK 6119                    12   7  0   122       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADOBE 6033                   24   6  0   116       DELTA DOOM (492)
-R BAGGIO 4867                15   7  1   111       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
-CARMELLA 6154                16  12  1   107       LO' DOWN (456)
 KILLIN' STU 4906             19  17  4   103       MINIONS OF MILO (318)
-ASH 6145                     12   4  0   100       DELTA DOOM (492)
 FOGGY DEW 6235               17   8  1    99       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-PAN 6292                     10   4  0    99       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 ABATIS 5940                  19  12  0    95       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 INBRED FRED 6253             14   8  0    93       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            15   8  0    82       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 CAESAR 6258                  10  10  0    79       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 JORRAM 6018                  13  13  1    77       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 TIBERIOUS 6209               13  12  0    77       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 TARLON 4153                  17  20  0    75       RAGNAROK (282)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOTTI 5991                    9   4  2    66       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
 EAGLES LAIR 6310              4   2  0    66       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 TWO GLASS EYES 6272          11  10  0    61       SPECIAL ED (499)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             10  13  0    59       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            6   1  0    56       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-RED STRIPE 6066              11  15  0    54       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
 TORLYN UNA 6288               8   9  1    53       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KARO LEE 6133                 8  25  0    49       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-WICKED PETE 6151              8   7  1    48       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
 JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           5   1  0    48       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            3   1  0    48       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-CREME A. SHUN 6152           10   7  1    47       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TE'LAS THE SPIRE 6153         8   9  0    33       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 POOP IN A SOCK 6389           3   1  1    29       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356            4   3  1    28       SPECIAL ED (499)
 SVEN 4668                     5   8  0    27       RAGNAROK (282)
 OMG-STFU 6390                 4   0  0    27       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-EXODUS 6327                   4   1  0    26       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
-QUACKING DUCK 6306            2   1  1    25       LUROCIANS ABC (508)
 BRAUG 6361                    4   1  1    24       RAGNAROK (282)
-ANCHOR STEAM 6248             3   1  1    24       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401           3   0  0    22       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 WASTELAND WENDY 6355          4   3  1    20       SPECIAL ED (499)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6376           4   1  1    20       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383         2   0  0    20       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-KAUFMANN 6368                 1   1  0    19       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   4  0    18       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 HOTOK 6398                    1   1  0    17       RAGNAROK (282)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 DARON EL 6414                 1   0  0    15       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WASATCH 6339                  1   3  0    14       FUND FAMILIES (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUMB BLONDE 6377              4   1  0    13       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-T.G.I. FLOYD'S 6379           1   1  0    13       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-LT. OLSEN 6245                1   3  0    12       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-WARSTEINER 6300               2   2  0    11       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
-KURNOFF 6399                  1   1  0    11       LO' DOWN (456)
-JACOB NYGH 6357               1   5  0     8       LO' DOWN (456)
-$6,000,000 FLOYD 6380         1   1  0     8       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 ARTISAN 6367                  1   4  0     7       FUND FAMILIES (513)
 PHILLY STEAK 6406             1   0  0     6       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-MIELLE RANTOR 6358            0   6  0     6       LO' DOWN (456)
 ARIEL 6403                    0   1  0     5       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-FANTASY FLOYD 6381            1   1  0     4       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-FRANKENFLOYD 6382             0   2  0     2       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-WILD STRIKE 6400              0   1  0     1       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-ARTEMIS 6289                  0   1  0     1       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 SPARTACUS 6413                0   1  0     1       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE 628        0  1 0   1                   CLINT EASTWOOD 6376   463 NONE    
ATHENA 6291            6  6 0 DEITIES & DEMIGOD 507 FOGGY DEW 6235        460         
OPPENHEIMER 6404       0  1 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    463 NONE    
OAKMARK 6337           0  2 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     BRAUG 6361            460         
PAX 6395               0  1 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     WASTELAND WENDY 6355  461 REVENGED
SULA 6378              3  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356    463         
CALIGULA 6283         10  7 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 CARMELLA 6154         462         
ROLAND SALL 6275       2 17 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        QUACKING DUCK 6306    461         
BELLA CHEE 6324        2  5 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        FLOYDIAN CRIT 6309    460 NONE    
CARLO DEAN 6402        0  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        POOP IN A SOCK 6389   462         
HOLY CRUD 6397         0  2 0 RAGNAROK 282          BLACK ORC 645         463 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dew -- That head of yours never did clear up. -- Dusk

Fred -- Didn't learn as much this time but you made great target practice.  Thanks
for the work-out. -- Ash

Stu -- Hey, ouch, man that weapon really doesn't hurt. -- Adobe

Mouse -- That's not the way it was suppose to happen. -- Creme

Pip -- Hey man, figured by now some of your guys were starting to feel kinda cocky,
so thought I'd pop back in and calm them down a touch.  Doesn't look like things have
changed much. -- Barnabas
P.S.  So have ya missed me ?

Arrrgghhh!!  No!  Stop!  Please, stop!  Aiieee!!  My leg!  My leg!  AAAAAA!!! -- The
Fans(as the Disciples of the Midnight Foundation dispense punishment for their
"League Arcane" chant last turn.)

All -- You may all rise now.  Yes, I, Overlord Odin have returned.  It was necessary
for me to take a brief break from Aljafir while it was being fumigated for the stench
that Manray left from his infamous visit to the arena last turn.  Our convoy came to
the edge of town and was bowled over by the worst stench I ever smelled.  It's even
worse then the time the Norse Giants raided an Earth Mexican village and ate the
whole village.  A cloud of nauseous gas floated over the mountains of Asgard for a
month.  After that, all chemical weapons and Mexican foods were banned from Asgard.
I don't know how the rest of you could stand that wretched stench.  And what the hell
was wrong with that guy anyway?  Was he actually "threatening" to put a tourney team
in Aljafir to "teach me a lesson"?!?  In all of my years of existence, that has got
to be the lamest threat I have ever heard.  What's next, is he going to threaten to
repeatedly pound his face against my Great Axe until my axe breaks?  Sheesh.  I
didn't know the Frosh's let Andorians into their alliance. -- Odin, Overlord of The
Midnight Foundation

Talon Volksie -- Fine, fine.  We'll use our lawyers to settle our dispute over
Oakmark's remains.  We'll do best two out of three.  You grab one side, I'll grab the
other, we pull, and whoever has the larger piece wins.  It's the only way I'll touch
those vile creatures.  Those things are almost as vile as rabbits! -- Odin, mgr. of
Ragnarok

Arrghh!  My arm!  My arm!!!  Kjarran, please no!  Don't aim there, not there!!!!
AAAAAAA!!!! -- the cries continue from the fans

Fund Family -- Bring it on, chumps.  I've got 4 coffins on order at the undertaker's
office just for you guys. -- Braug

Jorja -- Yes, I have had some problems with the chickens flopping into the pool and
the pet piranhas devour the meal before I eat.  My answer to that?  A fish fry! --
Odin

Capt Kirchner -- I do like a man in uniform! -- Karo Lee, fluttering her eyelashes
and smiling shyly

Creme A. Shun -- Ha!  And also, Ho!  You may have gotten the idea that because I'm a
Mouse, I'm easy.  Not so. -- Mouse Noyle
P.S.  Rodents will ultimately win and dominate the world, you know.  It's our
destiny.

     What about the cockroaches? -- Ed.

Two Glass Eyes -- How odd you look.  Perhaps you should try to get two of the same
approximate color?  And maybe the same size? -- Torlyn Una

Junior Vasquez -- Are you an eagle? -- Tabeta Unis

Poop in a Sock -- (quivering with rage)  I resent that!  I DEEPLY resent it that you
have taken all dignity from my death by your...peculiarity. -- Resentful Ghost of
Carlo Dean
P.S.  There's a nasty name for people like you, but I can't seem to think of it right
now.

Talon Volksie -- Death happens in the arena.  We aren't going to get bent out of
shape over it. -- Jorja, the Middle Way

Cayl Reed -- Your absence will mean that many fewer warriors for us to lose to.  Sad.
Variety is all. -- Jorja, the Middle Way

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    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:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    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.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    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 I 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.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a 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.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This 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.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOLY CRUD was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
OPPENHEIMER was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TOTTI was handily defeated by INBRED FRED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CAESAR was devastated by DUSK in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge Title contest.
GOUGED GRIMEYE demolished TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KILLIN' STU vanquished TARLON in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ABATIS was outlasted by ADOBE in a slow 14 minute master's brawl.
JORRAM viciously subdued MOUSE NOYLE in a 2 minute gruesome expert's melee.
GHENGIS KHAN was viciously subdued by FOGGY DEW in a 7 minute expert's fight.
TIBERIOUS overpowered TORLYN UNA in a 1 minute uneven match.
KARO LEE was overpowered by DIRTY OLD MAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TE'LAS THE SPIRE was demolished by JUNIOR VASQUEZ in a 1 minute competition.
EAGLES LAIR demolished TWO GLASS EYES in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SVEN was beaten by OMG-STFU in a 3 minute conflict.
WASATCH was handily defeated by POOP IN A SOCK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WASTELAND WENDY was luckily beaten by BRAUG in a 2 minute gruesome struggle.
SNOTMAN'S CAT viciously butchered SULA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
CLINT EASTWOOD delivered the death blow upon OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute fight.
ARTISAN was beaten by HOTOK in a 1 minute novice's match.
DUMB BLONDE beat SPARTACUS in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.
ARIEL was bested by PHILLY STEAK in a popular 1 minute novice's contest.
DARON EL won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  23 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  44 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  39 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   45 -  53 -  2      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  21 -  2      36  |

Turn 463 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DUSK 6119                  12   7  0  122 DELTA DOOM (492)
TOTAL PARRY      ADOBE 6033                 24   6  0  116 DELTA DOOM (492)
BASHING ATTACK   KILLIN' STU 4906           19  17  4  103 MINIONS OF MILO (318)
PARRY-STRIKE     FOGGY DEW 6235             17   8  1   99 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
SLASHING ATTACK  INBRED FRED 6253           14   8  0   93 SPECIAL ED (499)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIRTY OLD MAN 6391          3   1  0   48 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KILLIN' STU 4906.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FOGGY DEW 6235.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOTMAN'S CAT 
6356, WASTELAND WENDY 6355, JORRAM 6018, JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313, SVEN 4668, DUMB BLONDE 
6377, INBRED FRED 6253, KILLIN' STU 4906, GHENGIS KHAN 6205, and BRAUG 6361.

The least popular fighter this week was ADOBE 6033.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ABATIS 5940, SPARTACUS 6413, ARTISAN 6367, WASATCH 6339, TWO GLASS EYES 
6272, TE'LAS THE SPIRE 6153, KARO LEE 6133, TORLYN UNA 6288, TARLON 4153, and TABETA 
UNIS 6405.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

COL SALOMON (17-5290) 82ND ILLINOIS (421)