DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2007    Duedate: 10/24/2007

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANUEL PEREZ
MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
(24-4759) [8-1-1,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAVIS T FLETE                 MANUEL PEREZ
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
(24-4728) [23-9-3,92]          (24-4759) [8-1-1,131]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MANUEL PEREZ                   MANUEL PEREZ
MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)        MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
(24-4759) [8-1-1,131]          (24-4759) [8-1-1,131]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         37
2. MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)     16      KRILL CAVALRY (403)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)   30  15  2 66.7   1/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      638 588 17 52.0   2/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)   9  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 28): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 577): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): ARTHUR BEYER of MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 519): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 510): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 412): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 288): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 577): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 519): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 510): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 412): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 576): MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): ARTHUR BEYER of MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
               (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           CAP'N CRUNCH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): EARTHQUAKED EXCUSE of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): JESSICA RABBIT of BRAIN FOOD 36 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                 (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZORPUNT.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in ZORPUNT, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--KRILL CAVALRY.  KRILL CAVALRY had cause to celebrate, after MORLIN POOLE got 16 
points by beating FRANK PEREGORY.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, MORLIN 
POOLE was winsome, after beating FRANK PEREGORY and seeing him lose 14 points.  
TRAVIS T FLETE found out that ZORPUNT isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to 
be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are ZORPUNT's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZORPUNT is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  ZORPUNT, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at 
The Warty Toad.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANUEL PEREZ 4759             8   1  1   131       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVIS T FLETE 4728          23   9  3    92       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRESSEA POOLE 4744          16   9  1    66       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MITCHELL PAIGE 4760           7   2  0    56       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
 DA1 4758                      6   3  1    52       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
 MORLIN POOLE 4761             7   4  0    46       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 FRANK PEREGORY 4757           5   4  0    36       MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEKKI TCHONES 4832            1   0  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LORENSO POOLE 4825            2   2  0     9       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRNT 1 4831            1  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A3 488 SHEWISH GIANT 413     567 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Manuel Perez -- It is with great pleasure that I leave the title in your hands,
worthy though I am to hold it.  I am basically a modest, unassuming fellow, you see,
and the acclaim of the fans makes me uncomfortable.  Besides, I can't afford to pay
them.  So it's better that you have the title, which will not be such a burden for
you, I'm sure. -- Travis T Flete
P.S.  Of course, you COULD have taught me more than one skill, after I was so
generous with you!

Bendiso of Osksi, Master of Kung-Fu and Other Esoteric Arts -- Thank you for being
there to "see me off" to the Isle.  Because of your sacrifice, which I do not wish to
demean, I will actually GO to the Isle, though I may not stay.  I'm told it's very
crowded there, whereas the prospects for steady employment are good in northern and
western Lirith Kai. -- Kerman Jones

Frank Peregory -- Your name always makes me think of a medicine, and not a pleasant
one, either.  So I treated you the way I would have treated a paregoric draught,
which is to say, with short shrift.  Nothing personal to you, especially, unless you
got the name because your father was an apothecary. -- Miressea Poole
P.S.  And even then, I suppose it wasn't YOUR fault.

Truly, the Embezzling Scribe is unsuited to the arena. -- Morlin Poole

Grnt 1 -- You should rebel and hit your manager over his head.  He has no respect for
you. -- Lorenso Poole

Kerman Jones -- Find a good spot, and I'll come help you open a dojo.  As gladiators
go, you aren't totally hopeless at the true art of unarmed combat. -- Bendiso of
Osksi, Master of Kung-Fu and Other Esoteric Arts
P.S.  Or failing that, I always wanted to open a pizza parlor.  We could go into
business together.

Da1 -- You elves are always vicious. -- Barkhaotai of the Guards

Mitchell Paige -- If you aren't helping me escape, you're one of my enemies, and I
will have no mercy on them in the end. -- Dahlak Krag, Orc in Chains

Morlin Poole -- I am abashed in your presence.  Allow me to direct you to a great
investment opportunity!  You can invest your winnings here at the arena and make a
three hundred nineteen percent profit. -- Finagis L'Banc, Financial Scribe

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

GRNT 1 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MANUEL PEREZ viciously subdued TRAVIS T FLETE in a 3 minute Title battle.
MIRESSEA POOLE luckily beat DA1 in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
MITCHELL PAIGE savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute fight.
FRANK PEREGORY was bested by MORLIN POOLE in a 2 minute duel.
LORENSO POOLE luckily beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute novice's struggle.
BEKKI TCHONES devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        22 -   9 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 567 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MANUEL PEREZ 4759           8   1  1  131 MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
TOTAL PARRY      TRAVIS T FLETE 4728        23   9  3   92 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
LUNGING ATTACK   MITCHELL PAIGE 4760         7   2  0   56 MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
STRIKING ATTACK  DA1 4758                    6   3  1   52 MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (488)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MORLIN POOLE 4761           7   4  0   46 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MANUEL PEREZ 4759.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MANUEL PEREZ 4759.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA1 4758, 
MITCHELL PAIGE 4760, MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, GRNT 1 4831, TRAVIS T FLETE 4728, FRANK 
PEREGORY 4757, MORLIN POOLE 4761, BEKKI TCHONES 4832, LORENSO POOLE 4825, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LORENSO POOLE 4825.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEKKI TCHONES 4832, MORLIN POOLE 4761, FRANK PEREGORY 4757, 
TRAVIS T FLETE 4728, GRNT 1 4831, MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, MITCHELL PAIGE 4760, DA1 4758, 
MANUEL PEREZ 4759, and  0.