Date   : 10/01/2007    Duedate: 10/13/2007


DM-25    TURN-566

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-5272) [16-8-2,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SYMPATHY                       POSITION IS EMPTY
MADTOWN (358)                  
(25-5272) [16-8-2,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARMONY                        FLEX
MADTOWN (358)                  ERRATA (323)
(25-5264) [12-13-1,81]         (25-5169) [15-11-0,85]


ERRATA (323)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. ERRATA (323)                27      MADTOWN (358)
3. MADTOWN (358)               23      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZONS (493)               13
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       7      LEGION II (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            193 136 10 58.7   1/ 2 ERRATA (323)              7  2 0
 2/ 0 KNIGHTS OF THE ROU (363)  57  46  4 55.3   2/ 1 MADTOWN (358)             7  7 0
 3/ 3 ERRATA (323)             195 197 11 49.7   3/ 4 AMAZONS (493)             5  7 0
 4- 4 FUNKY FOLK (469)          76  79 12 49.0   4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 0
 5/ 2 AMAZONS (493)             19  20  2 48.7   5/ 0 KNIGHTS OF THE ROU (363)  4  1 0
 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   281 301 10 48.3   6- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          3  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): 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 576): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 569): 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 565): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 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.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 576): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 569): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): 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   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 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 568): BELISSA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
                           CAP'N CRUNCH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, 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

     Well, what are you looking at, LYRATILAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MADTOWN, since ERRATA took 
top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MAELSTROM win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
PUPPET beat HARMONY and HARMONY lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, LYRATILAN may be getting bland, as SYMPATHY stays top 
dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  
You want to know what's new, don't you, LYRATILAN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
LYRATILAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  AMAZONS the most avoided team? 
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like ERRATA avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of LYRATILAN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYMPATHY 5272                16   8  2   121       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIFI 5297                    12   2  1    96       ERRATA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPET 5127                  18  10  2    90       ERRATA (323)
 FLEX 5169                    15  11  0    85       ERRATA (323)
 HARMONY 5264                 12  13  1    81       MADTOWN (358)
 HIPPOLYTA 5344                7   3  1    76       AMAZONS (493)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLITZKRIEG 5261              12  15  0    64       MADTOWN (358)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            10   6  0    61       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAELSTROM 5354                7   2  1    49       MADTOWN (358)
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287           11  14  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ANNE 5341                     7   3  0    46       AMAZONS (493)
 ROWEN 4134                    2   3  1    34       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACTIN 5111                    2   1  0    29       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
 FOIRENE ILMER 5353            3   6  1    28       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-STAN DAUFF 5323               4   0  1    25       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 VAMP 4160                     4   1  0    25       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASON DIXON 5363              3   0  0    22       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 TOUGH 5110                    1   0  0    20       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
 POLEAX 4023                   3   2  0    19       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             1   7  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 COREY 5365                    1   1  0     8       AMAZONS (493)
 MARTA 5386                    1   0  0     6       AMAZONS (493)
 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381           0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 RAMPAGE 5385                  0   1  0     2       MADTOWN (358)
-BOB KATT 5380                 0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DORK 5387              0  1 0 AMAZONS 493           ROWAN ORC 356         566 NONE    
MARTA 5355             2  3 0 AMAZONS 493           MAELSTROM 5354        562 NOT REVE
DOBERUM HANNIS 5312    7  7 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  HIPPOLYTA 5344        563         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I do NOT like to start the week with a visit from an orc.  Why should I host the
darned orc, anyway?  He eats too much, belches at the table, and leaves his socks on
the floor.  This is not good behavior in a guest. -- Trellin Xiss
P.S.  I probably wouldn't have ripped his face off, though I was tempted (at least
his nose!), but he was really annoying.

Eugh!  Ack!  What a rotten experience.  I bit the Happy Peasant and found out WHY
he's always so mindlessly cheerful.  Drugs!  The man's a walking (barely) pharmacy.
He should come with warning labels.  Letting him loose on poor, unsuspecting vampires
is irresponsible. -- X. Rolph Tupp

Anne -- (wistful look)  You can knock me down and ravish me any time, beautiful.  Go
for it. -- Feder Jornis

Mason Dixon -- I draw the line at people like you.  Never darken my door again! --
Foirene Ilmer
P.S.  Bring a light.
P.P.S.  And if you don't want a play on words made of your name, you need to get a
new name.  You're an irresistible target.

Maelstrom -- I'm a fine opponent?  Hmm.  (studies fight disparity)  Maybe you're
right.  Maybe I am a fine opponent.  One thing's for sure, I've got nowhere to go but
up, which is a relief. -- Elindora Imarda
P.S.  But if I was so great even at losing, you'd think I'd've gotten more than one
point for that fight, wouldn't you?

X. Rolph Tupp -- (giggling)  That tickled.  Wanna do it again? -- Padello, Happy

Trellin Xiss -- I am accustomed to a better feed when I drop in, and a warmer
greeting all around.  You get no stars in my guidebook. -- Korgut Vur, Orc at Large

Jifi -- You're much too big and crude.  Obviously an error in many ways.  Attend
charm school before returning, please. -- Teela Mara, Lady Concubine

6 September 2007
                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******

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 


*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 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 


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.


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:


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.


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

DORK was butchered by ROWAN ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYMPATHY devastated HIPPOLYTA in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
HARMONY was overcome by PUPPET in a action packed 1 minute veteran's match.
FLEX bested BLITZKRIEG in a popular 5 minute veteran's contest.
JIFI demolished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ROWEN lost to ANNE in a 2 minute fight.
TRELLIN XISS devastated VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
X. ROLPH TUPP was overpowered by MAELSTROM in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
ACTIN vanquished FEDER JORNIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FOIRENE ILMER vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VAMP defeated RAMPAGE in a 1 minute beginner's match.
POLEAX overpowered COREY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELINDOR IMARDA was subdued by MARTA in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
TOUGH devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 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                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  5      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  43 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 566 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SYMPATHY 5272              16   8  2  121 MADTOWN (358)
BASHING ATTACK   JIFI 5297                  12   2  1   96 ERRATA (323)
AIMED BLOW       HIPPOLYTA 5344              7   3  1   76 AMAZONS (493)
TOTAL PARRY      TRELLIN XISS 5321          10   6  0   61 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARMONY 5264.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FLEX 5169.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLITZKRIEG 5261, TRELLIN 
XISS 5321, PUPPET 5127, MAELSTROM 5354, FOIRENE ILMER 5353, VAMP 4160, SYMPATHY 5272, 
JIFI 5297, ANNE 5341, and ACTIN 5111.

The least popular fighter this week was COREY 5365.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAMPAGE 5385, FEDER JORNIS 5360, HIPPOLYTA 5344, DORK 5387, X. ROLPH 
TUPP 5287, ROWEN 4134, HARMONY 5264, TOUGH 5110, MARTA 5386, and ELINDOR IMARDA 5381.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SYMPATHY (25-5272) MADTOWN (358)