DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/26/2007    Duedate: 10/09/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DR. DREAM
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-1709) [22-12-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DR. DREAM                      TILT
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            BAD BEAT (565)
(21-1709) [22-12-0,131]        (21-6544) [4-1-1,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VULGE                          PARROT KEEPER
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6260) [17-21-1,73]         (21-6157) [9-5-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         41
2. BAD BEAT (565)              33      SEA DOGS (533)
3. PENTAGONAL PINK (564)       32      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (533)              29
5. LITERATE LOONS (538)        15      BAD BEAT (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 SEA DOGS (533)            39  23  2 62.9   1/ 6 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 0
 2/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      115  70  2 62.2   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)           10  5 0
 3/ 0 LAKOTA (362)             264 210 12 55.7   3/ 3 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 1
 4- 7 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       66  59  0 52.8   4/ 5*BAD BEAT (565)            7  8 0
 5/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      390 349 13 52.8   5- 4 PHILTHBALLS (554)         6  4 1
 6/ 5*BAD BEAT (565)            13  12  1 52.0   6- 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       6  4 0
 7- 8 PHILTHBALLS (554)         45  50  3 47.4   7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
 8/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)     104 126  7 45.2   8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           4  5 0
 9/10 KANO CLAN (106)          201 281 11 41.7   9/11*PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     3 12 0
10/12*PENTAGONAL PINK (564)      8  17  0 32.0  10/ 0 LAKOTA (362)              1  4 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 580): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 588): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 583): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 587): JUGGERNAUT 31 of MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): DARK SWEAT TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 418): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 462): SUSHI SLINGER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 580): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 588): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 583): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 587): MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): QUARTERFLASH (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 462) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 580): HATCH BATTENER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            SWEET STUFF of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): HOWARD of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

If ever there was a well named warrior, it is Cannon Fodder.  It only took five hits
to get him desperate, not a great sum.  But after going desperate he took another
twenty hits!  Twenty!  And there were only a couple of bounces or deflections in the
mix!  Okay, so I am not known for swinging a halberd around, but I'm not that soft of
a hitter!  That was impressive.  I didn't know I could keep swinging for that long,
but you just kept standing there!  As for taking the title from the Light Brigade --
it is for the best if they can't be bothered to honor us with a column.

     On another topic, Kerouac, while we may not have been surprised to lose
Borodino, the suggestion that we should be pleased with the loss was not acceptable.
Deaths happen, but such a response was not what we had hoped for.  While I will not
be the one to exact revenge this turn, the bloodfeud will be coming.  Let me suggest
you train skills for the next few turns.
     Welcome to the new teams that have arrived in recent turns.  Hopefully you will
find Sunset to your liking.

-- Dr. Dream, Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in SUNSET, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--NOMADIC TRIBE.  
Those betting on LIGHT BRIGADE lost their shirt, as LIGHT BRIGADE lost their fighting 
abilities:  0-0-0.  What's a move up by 5 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  
Cause for celebration, according to NOMADIC TRIBE.  TILT certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to STAY GOLD and losing 14 points in the 
process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by GANGPLANK RIDER, 
of SEA DOGS, who despite a 9-4-0 couldn't overcome SUNSET's Number 1.  So who's the 
team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR 
stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of GRIM FANDANGO should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, NOMADIC TRIBE scurried away from GRIM FANDANGO.  Oh, the shame!  
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and NEVERMOOR is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't GRIM FANDANGO proud!  RAGS challenged NEVERMOOR!  Who says 
BAD BEAT are just a bunch of wimps!  RAGS of BAD BEAT kept his wits as he defeated 
NEVERMOOR.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Justice was served as ZIGGY WOLFSBANE fought KEROUAC in bloodfeud.  Well done, 
NOMADIC TRIBE!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SUNSET is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid SUNSET farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. DREAM 1709               22  12  0   131       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          9   4  0    98       SEA DOGS (533)
 BLACK TIGER 1705             21  16  1    97       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-CANNON FODDER 6342           16   9  0    96       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARROT KEEPER 6157            9   5  1    87       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARLA 6416                   10   7  0    85       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 MOMORO WA 5514               22  12  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
 VULGE 6260                   17  21  1    73       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712             20  12  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEST WIND 5125               15  12  1    66       LAKOTA (362)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432         13   8  0    63       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-ELITE GUARD 6344             15  10  0    58       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-FOORMAN 6346                 12  13  0    58       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                9   8  2    57       KANO CLAN (106)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDENBEARD 6202              6   2  0    52       SEA DOGS (533)
 URSA MINOR 6526               6   3  0    51       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-ASSASSIN 6495                 8   5  0    49       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 BAD HANDWRITING 6276          9   5  0    48       LAKOTA (362)
 ROAD RUNNER 6237             10   5  0    47       LAKOTA (362)
 STAY GOLD 6512                7   5  2    47       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              8   9  0    46       KANO CLAN (106)
-SCOUT 6450                    8   9  0    46       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 HAMMETT 6488                  8   8  0    40       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-JIMBODEENI 6524               5   2  1    37       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 TILT 6544                     4   1  1    35       BAD BEAT (565)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY ARROW 6487             3   2  0    31       LAKOTA (362)
 GRIFTER 6546                  4   1  0    29       BAD BEAT (565)
 RAGS 6545                     2   3  0    29       BAD BEAT (565)
-PHILLYDOG 6528                3   3  1    28       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNOTHANDLER 6555              3   0  0    23       SEA DOGS (533)
 REED 6539                     3   2  0    23       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 KEROUAC 6566                  2   1  1    23       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568           2   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (533)
 NEVERMOOR 6527                5   4  0    19       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DICK 6571                     1   1  0    17       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 BALZAC 6536                   4   3  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BULLWINKLE 6572               2   0  0    15       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 JACK 6538                     2   3  0    15       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 WHITMAN 6531                  3   5  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RIFFLE 6542                   2   3  0    14       BAD BEAT (565)
 SPOTTED PONY 6494             2   2  0    14       LAKOTA (362)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MORITURI 6578                 1   0  0    12       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               1   7  0    10       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLEDD 6565                    2   1  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-AXL-WADE 6567                 1   1  0     8       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 MUKEI TARO 6548               1   4  0     7       KANO CLAN (106)
 ROCK 6540                     1   4  0     7       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 FRED 6537                     0   5  0     5       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KICKER 6543            1  4 0 BAD BEAT 565          ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 570 NONE    
SUPPLE SWAN 6507       3  3 0 LEGRAND'S CLONE B 563 STAY GOLD 6512        566 NOT REVE
TOVA REICH 6556        0  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    SMITHWICK 6348        567         
BORODINO 6563          0  1 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160     KEROUAC 6566          568 JUST REV
WILL 6541              1  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 564   PHILLYDOG 6528        568         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

HAMMETT -- Are you flirting with me? -- Jack

SUNSETlers -- Will's death hit so hard that my boys haven't been able to pull their
blades out of their sheaths lately.  Dick, as always, has been an inspiration, but
some want to plunge into that Dark Arena.  Yes, they truly have lost their Will.
Alas, a new P.P. is on the horizon. -- Captain Billy

PHILLYDOG -- Live every day as if it were your last.  No, really. -- Pentagonal Pink

GRIFTER & JIMBODEENI -- After those groin shots, you guys could have at least offered
to kiss it and make it better. -- Dick & Reed

BULLWINKLE -- Bullwinkle? -- Fred

HAMMETT -- How does it feel knowing that you are the only opponent my boys hit last
turn?  Attaboy Rock! -- Captain Billy

Congrats to Dr. Dream on the title!  So now, would your signature be "Dream, MD,
DM?" -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Darla -- Nice challenge, youngster.  Keep dodgin', keep dodgin'... -- Vulge

Tilt -- Ouch, nice little challenge.  I'll be around. -- Nevermoor

Kicker -- The bigger they are... -- Bledd

     The more cloth it takes to make a tee-shirt for 'em.

Balzac -- Take that. -- Stay Gold

Rock -- Let's see, you fall like one, you sink like one, you move as well as one, and
you're as dense as one.  Well named indeed. -- Hammett

Nomad -- Wait and see how I react?!  Here's how I react.  Your guy's dead, I'm not.
Boohoohoo, cry me a river.  Preferably a whiskey river being chased over and with a
waterfall. -- Kerouac

Captain Billy -- Just what Sunset needed, an upbeat crude and offensive filthmonger.
The downbeat version's never gone over very well.  I'm sure you'll cozy up to Nomad
and Stik and make them both oh so happy to be alive again. -- Sherman, mgr. Lit.
Loons

Pink -- Hang in there, fellas, I'm sure the results will improve.  If all else fails,
challenge a Loon. -- Nomad

Whitman -- I do love that matchup. -- Ursa Minor

Momoro Wa -- I guess that is what you were made for.  Boring, but effective. -- Ziggy

Foorman -- So nice of you to stand around for target practice.  Perhaps you should
challenge one of those scum? -- Black Tiger

Kerouac -- You can never have enough big, heavy damage strikers.  Perhaps I shall
demonstrate their value one of these turns. -- Black Tiger

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

KICKER was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE viciously subdued KEROUAC in a 5 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
MATSUDA KAO was viciously subdued by PARROT KEEPER in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
BULLWINKLE subdued LAGERKVIST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
RAGS vanquished NEVERMOOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GRIFTER overpowered BLEDD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RIFFLE was luckily beaten by KNOTHANDLER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
MUKEI TARO lost to SURLY DECKHAND in a popular 4 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
DR. DREAM won victory over GANGPLANK RIDER in a 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
BLACK TIGER handily defeated VULGE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MOMORO WA subdued WEST WIND in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's match.
GOLDENBEARD bested BAD HANDWRITING in a 2 minute battle.
ROAD RUNNER was subdued by URSA MINOR in a 2 minute brawl.
TILT was narrowly defeated by STAY GOLD in a 4 minute amateur vs. veteran conflict.
HAMMETT overpowered SPOTTED PONY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven struggle.
WHITMAN was overpowered by BLOODY ARROW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BALZAC was outlasted by JACK in a tiresome 7 minute match.
ROCK was overpowered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
REED bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 2 minute novice's contest.
FRED was vanquished by MORITURI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DICK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  30 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  33 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  20 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  27 -  0      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  13 -  0      24  |

Turn 570 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       2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             22  12  0  131 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
STRIKING ATTACK  GANGPLANK RIDER 6159        9   4  0   98 SEA DOGS (533)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARROT KEEPER 6157          9   5  1   87 SEA DOGS (533)
TOTAL PARRY      MOMORO WA 5514             22  12  0   80 KANO CLAN (106)
BASHING ATTACK   WEST WIND 5125             15  12  1   66 LAKOTA (362)
AIMED BLOW       URSA MINOR 6526             6   3  0   51 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      BAD HANDWRITING 6276        9   5  0   48 LAKOTA (362)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512              7   5  2   47 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VULGE 6260.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PARROT KEEPER 6157.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUKEI TARO 6548, SURLY 
DECKHAND 6568, KEROUAC 6566, ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432, WEST WIND 5125, REED 6539, 
GOLDENBEARD 6202, URSA MINOR 6526, TILT 6544, and BULLWINKLE 6572.

The least popular fighter this week was JACK 6538.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALZAC 6536, FRED 6537, ROCK 6540, SPOTTED PONY 6494, ROAD RUNNER 6237, 
VULGE 6260, BLEDD 6565, NEVERMOOR 6527, KICKER 6543, and WHITMAN 6531.