Date   : 07/14/2003    Duedate: 07/26/2003


DM-25    TURN-457

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-4288) [12-6-2,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(25-4288) [12-6-2,122]         (25-4789) [4-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HERO                           P'NHEAD
BARONE (215)                   CARNIVAL (354)
(25-4640) [14-12-0,76]         (25-4909) [5-4-0,20]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SLY'S SLAYERS (432)         28
3. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         25      Unchartered Team
4. CARNIVAL (354)              12

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 POWER AND FATE (444)      39  20  0 66.1   1/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)     10  5 1
 2/ 3 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  14   8  2 63.6   2/ 2 CARNIVAL (354)            8  7 0
 3/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      34  20  1 63.0   3/ 4 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       7  4 0
 4- 4 DARKENED PRIDE (343)     216 167 20 56.4   4/ 0 SLY'S SLAYERS (432)       3  2 0
 5/ 6 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       84  73  3 53.5   5- 3*ONE WIN WONDERS (456)     3  5 0
 6/ 0 BARONE (215)             250 240 20 51.0   6/ 6 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  2  1 1
 7/ 7 CARNIVAL (354)           293 324 12 47.5   7/ 0*SADISTS-ASSOCIATIO (445)  1  0 0
 8/ 0 SLY'S SLAYERS (432)      111 126  5 46.8   8- 5 DARKENED PRIDE (343)      1  1 0
 9- 8*ONE WIN WONDERS (456)      5   7  0 41.7   9/ 0 BARONE (215)              0  4 0
10/ 0*SADISTS-ASSOCIATIO (445)   7  13  1 35.0  10- 9 POWER AND FATE (444)      0  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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #11 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Sailing to Skaithvarn:

     The wind dropped at the end of the first day and didn't pick up the next morning
as expected.  The ship just sat still in the water--as far as Raoul and Jeri could
tell--with its sails flapping limply.
     "In a logical world," Jeri muttered, "if the wind stopped blowing AGAINST us,
we'd be able to make progress."
     Raoul grinned.  "Not much logic here, doll!"  He glanced toward Goff and
sobered.  "I just wish he'd stop looking so worried...."
     Berdan, the ex-assassin, who had vanished into his cabin as the wind dropped,
now reappeared.  He had some sort of small brass box in his hand.  "We're in
trouble," he announced quietly.
     Before the Fratsfan could elaborate on that, Goff came toward them from the
steering area, and he looked more worried than Berdan.  "We're in trouble," he said.
"We're lost--"
     "How can we be lost?" Jeri demanded, her voice rising.  She looked around
anxiously.  The water looked much the same in every direction.  The sky had the kind
of thin, milky overcast that turned it to a sheet of glaring white, with no one
direction obviously brighter than another.  "The Trier's not that wide, can't we just
sail west until we come to Skaithvarn, and then figure out whether we're north or
south of Istoreth?"
     "Tell me which way's west, and I'll do it--even if I have to row," Goff said.
     "Ah."  Berdan nodded and held out his brass box, which they could now see was a
compass.  Or had been a compass.  The needle under the glass dome swung lazily around
and around, though the ship was not moving.  "I presume your ship's compass is now as
useless as this?"
     "Yeah," Goff admitted.  "It--"
     There was a sort of ripple in the air, not something to be seen, but only felt
as a shiver across their skin.  The compass needle whirled and steadied, indicating
north as being to the right of the ship.  A breeze from the north ruffled the surface
of the water.  Goff's two crew members leaped to adjust the sails.
     "Can you explain any of this?" Raoul asked.
     "No, but it's happened before," Goff said grimly.  "There've been reports of
this kind of thing--becalmed and the compass doesn't work, then eventually the wind
and the north come back.  And some ships have been lost entirely, like maybe they
never did get their bearings back--"
     "And KNOWING this, you still set out to sail to Skaithvarn?  Are you CRAZY?"
Jeri demanded.
     "What should we do, cower in our houses and wait for the Grey Witch to make
everything safe again?" the manager demanded.  "One ship in twenty, maybe, has
reported losing the north for a while.  Only one in...a hundred, or maybe more has
failed to come back.  It's a gamble, but heck, LIFE is a gamble."
     One of the crewmen had climbed to the very top of the mast and was examining the
horizons with a spyglass.  "Land ahead!" he reported.  "Looks like the Volarbyn
     At Raoul's questioning glance, Goff said, "Highlands just north of Istoreth."
     "Ship coming from the north," the lookout added.  "I don't recognize her
shape...."  He continued to stare northward through the spyglass.
     "And that's the flip side of the problem," Goff said as he headed for the
steering area.  "Somebody getting lost from the Other Side, wherever that is.
Sometimes they act like pirates.  We may have a fight on our hands."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ahh, back on the throne!  I have just returned from the tournament and will be
defending the throne after barely missing a TV.  A good run for me!  I will be
avoiding the top two contenders and hope for a favorable matchup.

And now I give the stage to Assur.

-- Went to Market

Notes from Assur:
     I did not expect Went to Market to come even close to a TV.  Yet he went 10
rounds and might have done better if not for his manager.  Now, I simply want him to
graduate where he'll join my growing squad of Bashers in Darkholm.
     This column is being sent very late (later than I even care to admit) so I'm
keeping it short and simple!  See you on the sands!

-- Assur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for SOVEREYN, who pummelled 
MISERY, to pocket 16 points.  P'NHEAD certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to JUNGLE JIM and losing 11 points in the process!  WENT TO MARKET 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by BIG HURT of BARONE.  Does LYRATILAN 
have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are LYRATILAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in PRIMATES-R-US are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 
scurried away from PRIMATES-R-US.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen 
minutes, and BATAILLES is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't CHAUCERS 
WORDS proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Alas, poor BIG 
HURT.  We all know BARONE's retirement plan isn't the best in the world.  WENT TO 
MARKET, may you be as missed when your time comes.  Never one to advocate diplomacy 
and restraint, I was pleased to see PRIMATES-R-US retaliate against CHAUCERS WORDS in 
bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in 
the arena.  A certain tavern in LYRATILAN would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LYRATILAN is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  LYRATILAN, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at 
The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENT TO MARKET 4288          12   6  2   122       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-MONKEY WRENCH 4442            9   1  0    95       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERMILK 4497              21  20  0    86       CARNIVAL (354)
 SOVEREYN 4870                 9   3  0    84       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 GGLEEMANN 4801               13   6  0    82       CARNIVAL (354)
 HERO 4640                    14  12  0    76       BARONE (215)
 CONFLICT 4734                12  11  0    74       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
 APE WILD 4337                12   8  1    71       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 MISERY 4735                  14   9  0    67       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABSOLUCIOUN 4872              6   6  0    58       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 LOOPY 4642                   13  15  0    57       CARNIVAL (354)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUELER 4803                   8   7  0    53       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
 THUNDERBOLT 4867              7   3  1    47       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUYER 4871                   8   4  0    44       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 MERYE 4868                    7   5  0    44       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-WILDCAT 4482                  5   3  0    39       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATAILLES 4869                4   2  1    33       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 SUNGODAPHILIA 4789            4   1  1    29       SADISTS-ASSOCIATION (445)
-JUDAS ISCARIOT 4452           4   1  0    27       DARKENED PRIDE (343)
 HORROR 4851                   4   7  1    24       SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
 CAGE 4913                     3   1  1    24       BARONE (215)
 JUNGLE JIM 4713               3   0  0    24       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANT WORK 4919                2   1  0    23       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)
 P'NHEAD 4909                  5   4  0    20       CARNIVAL (354)
-ALMOST USEFUL 4943            2   0  0    16       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)
 KORN KAKES 4932               2   4  0    10       CARNIVAL (354)
 GRAPE APE 4949                1   0  0    10       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-FACELESS 4779                 1   5  0     8       POWER AND FATE (444)
-BLOODFEUD BAIT 4920           1   2  0     5       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)
-XILE 4776                     0   1  0     5       POWER AND FATE (444)
-MISTRESS 4774                 0   4  0     4       POWER AND FATE (444)
-PATCH 4781                    0   3  0     3       POWER AND FATE (444)
-PUD 4917                      0   3  0     3       ONE WIN WONDERS (456)
 DIMWIT 4941                   0   1  0     1       BARONE (215)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BIG HURT 4838          9  3 0 BARONE 215            WENT TO MARKET 4288   457         
PRIDE 4933             0  1 0 BARONE 215            KING OF QUAM 4880     453 NOT REVE
KING KONG 4500         2  4 0 PRIMATES-R-US 389     BATAILLES 4869        456 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Monkey Wrench -- I will not file a protest your bizarre win. -- Ggleemann

Sovereyn -- You held up well under my relentless attack. -- Loopy

Pud -- My pleasure to teach you. -- P'nhead

Cant Work -- I was ahead on points. -- Korn Kakes

Ape Wild -- You did well.  I'm the unofficial DM you know. -- Buttermilk

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
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

APE WILD viciously subdued BATAILLES in a 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
WENT TO MARKET slaughtered BIG HURT in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
GGLEEMANN demolished ABSOLUCIOUN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HERO slimly lost to BUTTERMILK in a slow 12 minute brutal veteran's contest.
MISERY was devastated by SOVEREYN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CONFLICT overpowered SQUYER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
LOOPY handily defeated CAGE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MERYE slimly lost to DUELER in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel.
THUNDERBOLT defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 3 minute expert vs. novice duel.
SUNGODAPHILIA defeated HORROR in a action packed 1 minute match.
P'NHEAD was outlasted by JUNGLE JIM in a exciting 12 minute fight.
KORN KAKES was demolished by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DIMWIT was devastated by GRAPE APE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  26 -  4      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  23 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  25 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 457 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   WENT TO MARKET 4288        12   6  2  122 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
TOTAL PARRY      BUTTERMILK 4497            21  20  0   86 CARNIVAL (354)
AIMED BLOW       SOVEREYN 4870               9   3  0   84 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
LUNGING ATTACK   GGLEEMANN 4801             13   6  0   82 CARNIVAL (354)
WALL OF STEEL    APE WILD 4337              12   8  1   71 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUELER 4803                 8   7  0   53 SLY'S SLAYERS (432)
SLASHING ATTACK  MERYE 4868                  7   5  0   44 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HERO 4640.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
P'NHEAD 4909.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERYE 4868, CONFLICT 4734, 
APE WILD 4337, WENT TO MARKET 4288, and LOOPY 4642.

The least popular fighter this week was BUTTERMILK 4497.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUNGLE JIM 4713, DIMWIT 4941, KORN KAKES 4932, HORROR 4851, DUELER 
4803, MISERY 4735, HERO 4640, ABSOLUCIOUN 4872, GRAPE APE 4949, and CAGE 4913.