DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/07/2003    Duedate: 07/19/2003

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-461

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUEUE
NEXT GENERATION (547)
(18-7756) [10-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUEUE                          ACE
NEXT GENERATION (547)          CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
(18-7756) [10-4-0,115]         (18-7260) [5-1-1,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PICKLE JUICE                   JANDOLIN
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
(18-7741) [8-13-0,45]          (18-6922) [13-5-2,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PENTARCHIE-18 (508)         47
2. SRETSAMLEUD (572)           47      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      34      Unchartered Team
4. NEXT GENERATION (547)       32
5. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         29      CONSORTIUM CREW (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    44  24  1 64.7   1/ 3 WASTELAND (207)           9  3 0
 2- 3 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        79  54  5 59.4   2/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         9  6 2
 3/ 4 NEXT GENERATION (547)    115  82  8 58.4   3/ 9*CONSORTIUM CREW (536)     8  5 2
 4/ 6 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       72  60 10 54.5   4/ 7 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  6 0
 5/ 8*CONSORTIUM CREW (536)     15  13  2 53.6   5/10 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       8  7 0
 6/ 7 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   919 799 %119 53.5   6- 1 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    7  3 0
 7/ 9 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    521 489 30 51.6   7/12 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       7  6 0
 8-10 BONE TO BONE (199)        94  90 16 51.1   8- 6 THE SHADOWS (574)         6  4 1
 9-11 THE SHADOWS (574)         44  43  4 50.6   9/ 2 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     6  9 2
10/12 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    741 725 45 50.5  10/ 4 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  9 0
11/13 WASTELAND (207)          470 473 35 49.8  11/22 NEXT GENERATION (547)     4  5 1
12/15 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      475 506 24 48.4  12/17 ARROGANCE (347)           4  5 0
13/14 BEAST MASTERS (567)      239 257 15 48.2  13/ 8 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       4  6 1
14-16 FROM THE FACE (545)       24  26  3 48.0  14/15 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    4  7 1
15-17 WAY OF THE BLADE (541)    31  34  2 47.7  15/19 THIGHMASTERS (525)        3  0 0
16/21*OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   13  15  1 46.4  16/26*OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   3  5 0
17/18 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         44  51  6 46.3  17/18 BEAST MASTERS (567)       3  7 0
18/19 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        97 128  6 43.1  18/13 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        3 12 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 SHEPHERDS (252)          435 580 25 42.9  19-23 BONE TO BONE (199)        1  0 1
20/23 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      134 194  6 40.9  20-20 FROM THE FACE (545)       1  0 0
21/22 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    88 130  5 40.4  21-21 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        1  1 0
22/24 ARROGANCE (347)          338 509 26 39.9  22-25*SEER KING (534)           1  3 0
23/25 THIGHMASTERS (525)        17  28  3 37.8  23-11 WAY OF THE BLADE (541)    1  3 0
24-26*SEER KING (534)            5   9  0 35.7  24/16 CAULDRON OF HATE (333)    1  8 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): HAR DI'HAR of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 308): ANDERS of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 472): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 358): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 472): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 476): SUPER HEROES (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 468): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 424): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): THE MIDDLE WAY (Gabria Hand, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 410): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 157): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 308): FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 352): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 471): BABYFACE of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 477): OINGO BOINGO of DOUBLE TROUBLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 474): SULACCO of DEATH ON A STIK (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 473): APNEA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
               (turn 473): SCHMEIKEL of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BIG FUN of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 459): CEREBRAL JANITOR of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 458): JACKASS of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
              (turn 432): LAST RESORT of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 156): BALI of ISLANDERS (Devan ki Ru, mgr.)
                          ROGERS of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well well well, I'm the last person in this arena that ever thought they'd be writing
one of these things.  Truth be told, Jolly didn't even realize I was the Duelmaster
until he was scouring the warrior listings for some last minute challenges.
Nonetheless, here I sit, at the top of the greatest arena in Alastari, and ancient
Parry-Lunge with a losing record.  For those interested in that type of thing, here
are my vital stats:  10(+1)-9-9-17-15-10-15, PL, Master Attack & Initiative, Ad. Ex.
Parry, Ex. Defense.  Sorry to disappoint anyone looking for an easy road to the
throne, but Jolly is sending me to the Dark Arena this turn.  Now a word from the
boss....

Ok, so maybe I should have dark arena'd Fluffy long ago.  Maybe he was a liability in
the Battle Royale.  Maybe he's not a godling.  But he is the Duelmaster.  Shame on
all of you.  That being said, he is wonderfully bland and will be receiving a gold
watch and will never run in ADM.  Good luck to whoever claims the throne by default.

-- Jolly

                                      SPY REPORT

Last turn's Duelmaster, FLUFFY, went hunting at night and came back after defeating
the deadly Spymistress Sharda.  Of course, since FLUFFY was heading to the Isle of
the Eye, the throne was vacated.  QUEUE edged out ACK VERT in recognition points to
become the Duelmaster.

Hottest Warriors on the sands:
    PEON NECROMANCER (9-1) -- Killed THE CRUSHER
    SON OF CAIN (7-3) -- Loss to ACK VERT
    MIMIC BLENNY (7-3) -- Victory against DIRE WOLF
    NEON DISCODANCER (8-2) -- Victory over YANG CHOW

Best Team Performances this turn:
    PENTARCHIE 18 - (4-0)
    SRETSAMLEUD - (4-1-1)
    BIG MEAN FISH - (4-1)

Up challengers:   3-7   Warriors increasing recognition class: 13
Down challengers: 4-2   Warriors decreasing recognition class: 3
Even challengers: 1-0

Largest Recognition Gains:  MRS. ROGERS (+33) - killed BLACK ORC
                            JANDOLIN (+21) - beat BO PEEP
                            PEOPLE'S ELBOW (+21) - beat BOOTER
Largest Recognition Losses: PICKLE JUICE (-15) - loss to HANNAH

Most Challenged Warrior:    DOC STEELE of ARROGANCE
     MAYOR MCCHEESE was overpowered by DOC STEELE in a 1 minute conflict

Most Avoided Team:          THE SHADOWS by WASTELAND

PEON NECROMANCER killed his second opponent in as many fights.  Perhaps someone needs
to determine if necromancy is the only active force at work.  VASSAL showed that
lightning strikes can be fatal.  Finally, ACE rounded out his tourney preparation by
killing a young warrior.

Finally, Sherik's tournament picks.  My top pick will go to QUEUE, the current
Duelmaster.  My other Adept pick goes out to AGONY, whose only defeat here in Talcama
is to QUEUE.  For INITIATES, I'll pick HO HUM HO, SNOTMAN, and CRAZY CREEP.  In the
Apprentices class, I'll go with GOUT GOUT, CURATOR, and ACE.  Finally, my lone Novice
pick goes to BRICKTOP.  Hopefully, my shortened preparation hasn't left me completely
missing anyone or picking someone I absolutely shouldn't or miscalculated classes of
those I did pick, but picks are just picks and certainly don't take my word on the
caliber of any warrior!

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEUE 7756                   10   4  0   115       NEXT GENERATION (547)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUM 7380                     13  11  1   121       FROM THE FACE (545)
 ACK VERT 7429                19  14  1   113       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 JANDOLIN 6922                13   5  2   109       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 PEOPLE'S ELBOW 6352          15  17  0   104       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 MIMIC BLENNY 7541            18  12  0   103       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-LILITH 7794                  11   7  1   103       THE SHADOWS (574)
 BO PEEP 7392                 24  12  0   100       SHEPHERDS (252)
-PENGUINICILLIN 7224          13  11  1    97       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 VAIN VARICOSE 7153           17   8  0    96       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 SON OF CAIN 6438             18   8  0    94       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-BARRACUDAFED 7627            10   6  1    91       ANIMAL PHARM (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGONY 7825                   11   1  0    87       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-CHASEK 7791                  11   6  2    84       THE SHADOWS (574)
-FEMUR 3823                   14  11  5    78       BONE TO BONE (199)
 NEON DISCODANCER 7857        10   5  0    78       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 MORROCCO MOLE 7654           17   8  0    77       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 BOOTER 7742                  14   7  0    76       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DIRE WOLF 7655               15  12  2    75       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 PEON NECROMANCER 7856        10   5  2    75       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-CHASITY BELT 6507            10   4  0    75       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 KETUMAIE 7525                14  16  1    71       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON HANDS LEE 6621           6   4  1    68       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 DOC STEELE 7407              13  22  0    67       ARROGANCE (347)
 HOFFA 7294                   10  36  0    67       ARROGANCE (347)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YANG CHOW 7942                6   2  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 NEOSPHINCTER 7317             8   3  0    64       WASTELAND (207)
-WONDER BRA 6510              11   4  0    62       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-MHORAM 7328                   6   4  0    62       WAY OF THE BLADE (541)
 ACE 7260                      5   1  1    62       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
 VASSAL 7637                  11   6  1    61       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 FORGED IN L.A. 7433           9  14  0    59       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-QUAAN 7327                    8   6  0    58       WAY OF THE BLADE (541)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN WA 7103                   4   4  3    56       THIGHMASTERS (525)
 RAZOR HAWK 7656              13  15  1    55       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-TIBULA 4153                   6   5  2    54       BONE TO BONE (199)
 P'TIT GARS 7816               8  11  0    52       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 HE HATE ME 7820               7   8  0    52       WASTELAND (207)
 HANNAH 7875                   6   9  0    52       SHEPHERDS (252)
-BORILLAR 7329                 7   7  0    51       WAY OF THE BLADE (541)
 SNOTMAN 7106                  5   8  0    50       THIGHMASTERS (525)
 SCOURGE 7847                  9   5  0    48       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 TAKOV 7457                    4   3  0    48       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 HO HUM HO 7884                8   5  0    47       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-MARDUK 7835                  10   3  0    45       THE SHADOWS (574)
 PICKLE JUICE 7741             8  13  0    45       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 PAUL 7804                     7   7  0    44       SHEPHERDS (252)
-ZOCORCUPINE 7882              6   1  0    43       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 MAYOR MCCHEESE 7903           5   7  0    39       WASTELAND (207)
 DEFIANCE 7397                 7   9  0    38       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
 CRAZY CREEP 7259              5   2  0    38       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
-JOLLY 7379                    5   4  0    37       FROM THE FACE (545)
 BART 7927                     4   5  1    36       SHEPHERDS (252)
-THE MUFFIN MAN 7377           5   7  1    35       FROM THE FACE (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. ROGERS 8014              1   0  1    33       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 MUSCLE BUM 7919               5   6  0    31       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-ROYCE 7459                    3   1  1    31       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 ASSUR 7821                    5  13  2    30       ARROGANCE (347)
 GOUT GOUT 7948                6   1  0    29       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-GRIZZLY BAYER 7841            4   4  0    29       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 CURATOR 7511                  3   2  1    24       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
 BRICKTOP 7955                 3   0  0    24       WASTELAND (207)
 INSANITY 7752                 2   7  0    24       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE FIREFISH 7982          3   1  0    23       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 RAGEN 7461                    2   5  0    21       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-JOCK 7939                     4   0  0    20       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-SOLAR PLEXUS 4265             3   2  1    19       BONE TO BONE (199)
-MINO 7257                     2   3  0    19       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
-VECNA 7322                    2   3  0    18       LOST SOULS (540)
-ODOACER 7233                  2   1  0    18       SEER KING (534)
 WILLY LOSE 7750               4   5  0    17       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-ENTROPY 7321                  2   3  0    17       LOST SOULS (540)
 SHEN JING 7312                4   2  0    15       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 INZO 7284                     4   3  0    15       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-ALYSON H. 7181                2   2  0    15       THIGHMASTERS (525)
-CHARDIN 7232                  2   1  0    15       SEER KING (534)
-DYMAR IRONFIST 7324           1   4  0    15       LOST SOULS (540)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OZ 7258                       0   5  0    15       CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
-LOLOT 7458                    2   2  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 FRENCH GRUNT 7981             1   3  0    12       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016              1   1  0    12       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008           1   2  0    12       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-KEEPER OF SOULS 8015          1   0  0    10       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-KAS 7320                      0   5  0     9       LOST SOULS (540)
 3 WINS THEN DA 8026           1   0  0     8       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-MELANIE 7197                  2   1  0     7       THIGHMASTERS (525)
 CONVICT BLENNY 7983           1   3  0     6       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-QUICKLING 7353                0   2  0     6       LOST SOULS (540)
-NEWBIE TM 7376                1   1  1     5       FROM THE FACE (545)
 IZUMI 7995                    1   2  0     5       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 SZEGDA 8027                   1   0  0     5       CAULDRON OF HATE (333)
-MARUKKA 8006                  1   1  0     4       THE SHADOWS (574)
-ADAR 8005                     1   1  0     4       THE SHADOWS (574)
 MIKE THE LIBRARIAN 8007       0   3  0     3       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SLEAZEE 7378                  0   3  0     3       FROM THE FACE (545)
-MARAN 7235                    0   3  0     3       SEER KING (534)
 BROKE STROKER 8017            0   2  0     2       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 KIM POSSIBLE 8022             0   1  0     1       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 RYGOR 8020                    0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-YOUGE 7996                    0   1  0     1       SEER KING (534)
-PROTOGENES 7964               0   1  0     1       SEER KING (534)
 BAMBI 7926                    0   1  0     1       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-KNEECAP 4373                  0   1  0     1       BONE TO BONE (199)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SUAVE 7183            18 27 0 ARROGANCE 347         TUM 7380              457 NOT REVE
POOFTA 7994            2  2 1 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   VASSAL 7637           461         
SNIPPERWHAPPER 7932    5  4 1 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   ACE 7260              461         
SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          FLUFFY 7185           461 NONE    
BLACK ORC 424          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MRS. ROGERS 8014      461 NONE    
DED 8025               0  1 0 GHAELIE SIDHE 495     ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 461 NONE    
CAELCARMAC 7095        7  5 0 GHAELIE SIDHE 495     PEON NECROMANCER 7856 460         
THE CRUSHER 7739       7  8 1 NEXT GENERATION 547   PEON NECROMANCER 7856 461         
VENORAN 7460           2  4 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 549 CURATOR 7511          460         
SINGE DES BOITES 7876  4  8 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     YANG CHOW 7942        458         
HERN 7234              1  1 0 SEER KING 534         ASSUR 7821            457 NOT REVE
THOTH 7943             2  3 0 THE SHADOWS 574       BANNOR 7326           458 REVENGED
SHEEP SLAUGHTER 8021   0  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252         BLACK ORC 424         461 NONE    
SAMSON 7855            8  7 0 SHEPHERDS 252         JANDOLIN 6922         460         
REHSALS 7763           7 11 0 SRETSAMLEUD 572       TIBULA 4153           460         
DA 3 8019              0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  DARK CHAMPION 428     461 NONE    
VALAKOR 7985           1  1 1 THUNDR + LITENING 22  POOFTA 7994           459 JUST REV
FINGER CUFFS 8024      0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      HIGH ELF 423          461 NONE    
TOUCHIE 8023           0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   461 NONE    
BANNOR 7326            7  7 1 WAY OF THE BLADE 541  CHASEK 7791           459         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I just wanted to wish you all good luck at the FTF. -- Lady A-Sop

Guardian -- I'll worry about my ego when your team has more total fights than
Thundr+Litening has kills in Talcama.  Until then you're not even on the radar. --
Doc Steele

Assur -- That must have been satisfying to end Agony's streak yourself.  I couldn't
believe with such a mismatch and long fight that Agony only learned 1 skill.  That
hurt more than the loss.  I also must tip my cap to you for Paul's victory against
Scourge.  It looks like I underestimated Paul. -- Doc Steele

Peon -- Chances are my swift blade will not find your tin encased heart...the sidhe
seem to have gotten on the wrong side of someone at the Commission and my challenges
are doubtful at best.  I also have no doubt that Assur will attempt to seek
vengeance. But should the opportunity arise, I will send you to the next world. --
Jandolin

Assur -- I did you a favor, boy....  I do expect a thank you note. -- Jandolin

Guardian -- Maybe I could do a favor for you as well...save you from DAing your old
timers.... -- Jandolin

Doc Steele -- Another Undefeated Streak Defeated!  Even more rewarding is that the
warrior had equivalent FE! -- Assur

Jandolin -- You brutal killer.  I intend to make you pay for that! -- Assur

For what it is worth, Samson -- 11-10(1)-6-17-21-9-11 PL Experts in Attack, Decise,
Init, and Parry.  I suppose I'll give him a chance in an Adepts Dead tourney, but
I've found that average skill warriors like him aren't the best! -- Assur

Alas, BWD cancelled on our first appointment for me to eat jello and him have to
watch.  Hopefully we'll get together before next turn and I'll give all the gory
details next turn. -- Assur

Goat/All -- The next Battle Royal will begin with turn 465 (9/1).  I will be
advertising heavily after the face....  Very little will be changed, but details will
be out soon.  Prepare your crew now is my advice. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Guardian -- Yeah, my warriors do suck.  I just run them because they occasionally
beat some of the other warriors here. -- Assur

Marduk -- Quick rise to the top?  Me?  Assur wouldn't even run me, except he needs
only one style to have all ten styles graduated.  I'm likely the worst warrior he's
running in any arena right now. -- Paul

Flashback T60 -- DM...Zelek (116 rec) over Afterlife -- Pop...S.W. Gatorade over
Komodo Dragon (5 min) -- ADM...Psycho Scientist.  Fights: Ludo over Uriah, Midnight
Monster over Ox.

Flashback T61 -- DM...Termite (111 rec) over Ludo (4 min) -- Pop...Termite -- ADM...
Zelek -- Enter: W.A.S.P. (0-1).  Fights: Midnight Monster over Matador, Afterlife
over Baron Boron, Lance White over Boll Weevil.

Flashback T62 -- DM...Ox (94 rec) over Ludo -- Pop...Spenser over Boll Weevil (4 min)
-- AD...Uriah.  Fights: Uriah over Termite, Quick Death over Lance White, Sleeping
Beauty over Ugamuggah, Quisling over Obed Obed.

Flashback T63 -- DM...Midnight Monster (105 rec) over Ludo -- Pop...Dellare of Efred
over Pregnant? (3 min).  Fights: Afterlife over Locar, Sleeping Beauty over Alora,
Mr. Wipe Out over Termite.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

     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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLUFFY viciously butchered SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DED was murdered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MRS. ROGERS murdered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
FINGER CUFFS was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DA 3 was narrowly killed by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHEEP SLAUGHTER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TOUCHIE was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BO PEEP was savagely defeated by JANDOLIN in a 4 minute master's Bloodfeud brawl.
VASSAL slaughtered POOFTA in a 7 minute gruesome uneven Bloodfeud duel.
AGONY overpowered HOFFA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BOOTER was overpowered by PEOPLE'S ELBOW in a popular 3 minute uneven Challenge match.
DIRE WOLF was demolished by MIMIC BLENNY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
YANG CHOW was overcome by NEON DISCODANCER in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
THE CRUSHER was savagely slain by PEON NECROMANCER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
NEOSPHINCTER handily defeated PAUL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
HE HATE ME savagely defeated DEFIANCE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge struggle.
SCOURGE luckily beat BART in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
HANNAH unbelievably bested PICKLE JUICE in a exciting 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HO HUM HO overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MAYOR MCCHEESE was overpowered by DOC STEELE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CURATOR was overpowered by SNOTMAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GOUT GOUT demolished IZUMI in a 2 minute uneven Challenge bout.
INSANITY was viciously subdued by TAKOV in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fray.
MIKE THE LIBRARIAN was demolished by RAGEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BROKE STROKER was vanquished by MIDNIGHT ANGEL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BRICKTOP unbelievably bested WILLY LOSE in a popular 5 minute Challenge fight.
ACK VERT savagely defeated SON OF CAIN in a action packed 2 minute veteran's melee.
QUEUE beat VAIN VARICOSE in a 5 minute veteran's Title fray.
MORROCCO MOLE outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 11 minute duel.
KETUMAIE defeated FORGED IN L.A. in a 2 minute expert's fight.
RAZOR HAWK was overcome by P'TIT GARS in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
ACE assassinated SNIPPERWHAPPER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRAZY CREEP overpowered SHEN JING in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MUSCLE BUM demolished INZO in a 1 minute uneven contest.
CONVICT BLENNY was savagely defeated by LE PAIN DLG in a 4 minute novice's struggle.
PURPLE FIREFISH devastated BAMBI in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FRENCH GRUNT overpowered RYGOR in a 2 minute one-sided match.
KIM POSSIBLE was unbelievably bested by SZEGDA in a popular 2 minute beginner's match.
3 WINS THEN DA won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         WALL OF STEEL     44 -  27 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       63 -  51 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  55 -  8      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        16 -  16 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  58 -  7      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  25 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  24 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    72 - 115 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  19 -  1      24  |

Turn 461 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       3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  6                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  7     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      QUEUE 7756                 10   4  0  115 NEXT GENERATION (547)
SLASHING ATTACK  ACK VERT 7429              19  14  1  113 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
STRIKING ATTACK  JANDOLIN 6922              13   5  2  109 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
LUNGING ATTACK   MIMIC BLENNY 7541          18  12  0  103 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGONY 7825                 11   1  0   87 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
PARRY-LUNGE      DIRE WOLF 7655             15  12  2   75 BEAST MASTERS (567)
AIMED BLOW       NEOSPHINCTER 7317           8   3  0   64 WASTELAND (207)
BASHING ATTACK   ACE 7260                    5   1  1   62 CONSORTIUM CREW (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PICKLE JUICE 7741.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JANDOLIN 6922.  The ten other most popular fighters were PICKLE JUICE 7741, 
HE HATE ME 7820, PEOPLE'S ELBOW 6352, BART 7927, TAKOV 7457, WILLY LOSE 7750, DA 3 
8019, ACK VERT 7429, KIM POSSIBLE 8022, and TOUCHIE 8023.

The least popular fighter this week was MORROCCO MOLE 7654.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were 3 WINS THEN DA 8026, BAMBI 7926, CONVICT BLENNY 7983, INZO 
7284, SHEN JING 7312, SNIPPERWHAPPER 7932, VAIN VARICOSE 7153, IZUMI 7995, CURATOR 
7511, and ASSUR 7821.

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

FLUFFY (18-7185) BURN N' PILLAGE (218)