DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/15/2007    Duedate: 10/27/2007

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOLDRAUN
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4740) [10-5-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOLDRAUN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4740) [10-5-0,86]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIKE                           MOLDRAUN
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4708) [16-14-1,76]         (26-4740) [10-5-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL CRUSADE (477)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)      9
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)          7      MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
3. STEEL CRUSADE (477)          3      Unchartered Team
4. DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)      0
                                       TEAM2 (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)   37  23  8 61.7   1/ 1 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       7  6 0
 2- 2 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)   52  44  2 54.2   2/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5  9 1
 3/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      582 741 22 44.0   3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)   4  5 0
 4/ 4 STEEL CRUSADE (477)      117 156  6 42.9   4- 4 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)   2  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

BEYER, ARTHUR O. -- Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor
Rank and organization:  Corporal, U.S. Army, Company C, 603d Tank Destroyer
Battalion.
Place and date:  Near Arloncourt, Belgium, 15 January 1945.
Entered service at:  St. Ansgar, Iowa.
Born:  20 May 1909, Rock Township, Mitchell County, Iowa.
G.O. No.:  73, 30 August 1945.
Citation:  He displayed conspicuous gallantry in action.  His platoon, in which he
was a tank-destroyer gunner, was held up by antitank, machinegun, and rifle fire from 
enemy troops dug in along a ridge about 200 yards to the front.  Noting a machinegun
position in this defense line, he fired upon it with his 76-mm. gun killing 1 man and
silencing the weapon.  He dismounted from his vehicle and, under direct enemy
observation, crossed open ground to capture the 2 remaining members of the crew.
Another machinegun, about 250 yards to the left, continued to fire on him.  Through
withering fire, he advanced on the position.  Throwing a grenade into the
emplacement, he killed 1 crewmember and again captured the 2 survivors.  He was
subjected to concentrated small-arms fire but, with great bravery, he worked his way
a quarter mile along the ridge, attacking hostile soldiers in their foxholes with his
carbine and grenades.  When he had completed his self-imposed mission against
powerful German forces, he had destroyed 2 machinegun positions, killed 8 of the
enemy and captured 18 prisoners, including 2 bazooka teams.  Cpl. Beyer's intrepid
action and unflinching determination to close with and destroy the enemy eliminated
the German defense line and enabled his task force to gain its objective.

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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 578): MR. B. of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, 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 567): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, 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 529): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 520): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 511): EARL of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 236): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 413): NO WAY! of SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 463): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 288): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 578): 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 567): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, 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 529): VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 520): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 511): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 236): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 413): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 463): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 578): GOLDEN GLOW of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (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  46 ARDIVENT (turn 511): EARL of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, 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

     I can't believe the violence in CALEAM!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for SUZETTE CREPPAY?  
GOLDEN CANYON's proud of her after beating SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER and getting 9 points. 
Talk about yer big time losers!  COROT TORO got smashed by CALONYMUS, and lost 2 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  ARTHUR BEYER stopped PIKE dead in 
his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask 
me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB must be getting lonely.  They 
were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know 
what STEEL CRUSADE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from DOC LEGRAND'S LAB, that's fer sher.  Can GOLDEN CANYON's MOLDRAUN be more 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All CALEAM ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  CALEAM is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLDRAUN 4740                10   5  0    86       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIKE 4708                    16  14  1    76       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-SPECKLED GECKO 4711          11  10  1    73       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 CAYLON MCCANN 4728           14  23  1    72       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 UP-CHUCKY 4722                7   6  0    70       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 1 4744                4   0  2    58       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALONYMUS 4721                4   7  0    34       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOMODO DRAGON 4742            5   5  1    33       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COROT TORO 4743               3   4  0    19       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746          1   0  1     9       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745          2   2  0     8       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNT 397  0  1 0   1                   SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746  565 NONE    
GUARDIAN NAGA 4712    10  9 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 475 SOLDIER 1 4744        562         
COPPERHEAD 4741        5  4 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 475 SOLDIER 3 4739        562         
SOLDIER 4 4646         6  5 1 MEDAL OF HONOR VI 468 BLACK ORC 416         565 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SOLDIER 3 4739         5  4 2 MEDAL OF HONOR VI 468 MOUNTAIN TROLL 414    565 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moldraun -- Injection sites?  Could be, now that you mention it.  Steroids most
likely.  I mean that seems to be one beefed up Gecko, after all.  Hmmm, juiced Gecko
or Gecko au jus?  Nah.  Even Up-Chucky wouldn't touch that! -- Caylon

Clemmie -- Orange peel?  Then I'll have to pass:  gives me hives...maybe I'm just
allergic to assassins in general? -- Cap'n Crunch

Ooooh!  Too many graduation parties!  My head was spinning for a week!  I mean the
way I felt, I couldn't have taken on a Kind-hearted Jaywalker let alone a Ruthless
one. --Calonymus, the sadder but wiser erstwhile party animal

Hiring replacements is hard enough when it is only one.  Two is darn near impossible.
Mighty slim pickings for good gladiator material around these parts.  Well, I did the
best I could. -- Cassius Calvata, Steel Crusade

Arthur Beyer -- I guess you're one of those who ascribes to the theory that a cheap
win is better than an honorable loss.  I hope Pike got a few good shots in, at least.
-- Lord Protector Sven Bluetooth

Arthur Beyer -- Aaah, it's you.  I don't like golems, much, have I mentioned that?
Not that it's YOUR fault.  I don't suppose you chose to be a golem.  Still, your
fault or not, you leave a bad taste in my mouth. -- Pike
P.S.  And I salute your prowess regardless.  What can I say?  It's a fact, and nobody
gets much done by denying facts.

Sven Bluetooth -- You've got me all excited about the river mussels, you know, the
ones called "bluetooth mussels" from their shape and color.  I was getting set up to
do a mess of 'em in a brandy sauce, went to open the shells, and son of a gun, there
were pearls in there!  Well, I knew that freshwater pearls DID occur, but I never
expected to see 'em here.  I think I'm going to lie about the provenance, lest we
have a pearl rush that totally destroys the shell beds.  Can't have that, there are
some days when a shellfish is JUST the thing.  Not MANY, maybe, but some. -- Moldraun
P.S.  Besides, there's something very cachet about shellfish.  Kinda weird, when you
think about it:  shellfish were what the poor folks along the river ate because they
couldn't afford to kill a cow.  Life is very strange.

Komodo Dragon -- Shish-ke-bab, no two ways about it.  Torn into gobbets.  Spitted on
spears.  Roasted over a roaring flame.  And then tossed into the flame because the
meat is too tough to eat anyway. -- Corot Toro

If the Friendly Constable was angling for an invitation to our table, he can angle
again.  I wouldn't serve him hash. -- Short Order Joe

Sven Bluetooth -- I wish you all the best with your training school and will be sure
to come whenever you hold a, um, they don't call them "recitals" for the martial
arts, do they?  Whatever, I'll be there.  Heck, I'll cater it!  Just say the word. --
Loris Key

Our congratulations to Arthur Beyer. -- Jorja and the Golden Canyon crew

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

SOLDIER 4 was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SOLDIER 3 was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ARTHUR BEYER demolished PIKE in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
UP-CHUCKY was bested by MOLDRAUN in a 1 minute Title fight.
CAYLON MCCANN was defeated by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 3 minute mismatched match.
CALONYMUS bested COROT TORO in a 1 minute duel.
SHORT ORDER JOE was overpowered by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute struggle.
SUZETTE CREPPAY delivered the death blow upon SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute 

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  2      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 565 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        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOLDRAUN 4740              10   5  0   86 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
PARRY-LUNGE      PIKE 4708                  16  14  1   76 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
STRIKING ATTACK  UP-CHUCKY 4722              7   6  0   70 STEEL CRUSADE (477)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PIKE 4708.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SOLDIER 4 4646.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER 3 4739, MOLDRAUN 
4740, CALONYMUS 4721, UP-CHUCKY 4722, SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746, PIKE 4708, CAYLON MCCANN 
4728, COROT TORO 4743, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SHORT ORDER JOE 4745.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COROT TORO 4743, CAYLON MCCANN 4728, PIKE 4708, SUZETTE CREPPAY 
4746, UP-CHUCKY 4722, CALONYMUS 4721, MOLDRAUN 4740, SOLDIER 3 4739, SOLDIER 4 4646, 
and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ARTHUR BEYER (26-4648) MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)