DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2003    Duedate: 08/05/2003

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. YUCK
THE TAKEN (173)
(29-3994) [14-3-0,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. YUCK                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE TAKEN (173)                
(29-3994) [14-3-0,167]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MR. YUCK                       DARK ABYSS
THE TAKEN (173)                DEATH THREAT (376)
(29-3994) [14-3-0,167]         (29-4417) [4-2-1,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH THREAT (376)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GUILD (208)             48
2. EQUESTORS (158)             41      DEATH THREAT (376)
3. DEATH THREAT (376)          24      Unchartered Team
4. THE TAKEN (173)             22
5. MEN (356)                   16       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)     18  12  1 60.0   1/ 2 DEATH THREAT (376)       10  2 3
 2/ 3 DEATH THREAT (376)        55  42  8 56.7   2/ 1 THE TAKEN (173)           9  6 0
 3/ 2 CROC FILES (374)         107  85  9 55.7   3/ 3 THE GUILD (208)           7  3 0
 4/ 4 THE TAKEN (173)          582 518 29 52.9   4/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 2
 5/ 5 VENUSIANS (321)          101  99  6 50.5   5/ 4 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  8 0
 6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      220 234 19 48.5   6/ 9 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 2
 7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          422 475 33 47.0   7- 8 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)     4  2 0
 8/ 9 THE GUILD (208)          503 584 20 46.3   8/ 5 CROC FILES (374)          4 11 1
 9/ 8 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    133 158 10 45.7   9/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
10/10 MEN (356)                 95 129  7 42.4  10/11 MEN (356)                 3  5 0
11/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     144 199  5 42.0  11/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      3  9 0
12/12 ECHL-EAST (313)            9  13  0 40.9  12/12 ECHL-EAST (313)           2  0 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+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): DEMO-SQUAD (Shadowmere, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): none
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 469): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 467): FLOWBEE of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
                (turn 461): TY BRINSON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): JUVENAL of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 447): A-10 of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
                            BEER GOGGLES of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 328): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Once again I am the top dog here in this mighty arena.  As my skills increase it
is getting harder and harder for my competition to dethrone me!  It's time to run
down the list of contenders:

** Monty -- I don't think much has changed since the last time I beat him.
** Juvenal -- My speed would probably be too much for him.
** Bluey -- I think my beating him two turns in a row says it all.
** Enoshima -- Great record, but I have had success against his style.
** Cobra -- A very interesting adversary, has a chance.
** Matsuri -- Have not seem him fight for some time, would be a good fight.
** Fury -- Not sure if he is coming back, not likely to succeed.
** Bindi -- A little young yet.
** Hangman -- 3 kills, wow!  Stay away from me!

     Challenge away, contenders!

                    The People's Champion,
                    Mr. Yuck

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE TAKEN was unseated 
this week as DEATH THREAT moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 2-1-1 
record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week VENUSIANS went 2-3-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my 
eyes note the 4-1-0 record which THE GUILD managed to post this round?  I don't doubt 
that such a record will draw challengers!  JUVENAL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BLUEY and was awarded 36 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RAGING FIRE put down TYE FOON, 
causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as MONTY boldly challenged MR. YUCK in order to 
strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Not for nothing has MR. YUCK in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its combat skill yet 
again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in LAPUR seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LAPUR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  EQUESTORS is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of BLACK 
SAMURAI last week.  Busy avoiding EQUESTORS?  Loose talk at the arena has reached my 
ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after HOPE.  Watch your 
back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week BLUEY, at 24-20-0, departed LAPUR forever.  My sources 
at CROC FILES stable claim they've never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a result 
of the untimely demise of BINDI.  Beware COBRA!  MENSA must hold silent, for this 
week she was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by VAGAN of THE 
GUILD.  Hail VAGAN for thy victory!  Walk proud, warriors of THE TAKEN!  By striking 
down DELPHINA you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all 
in LAPUR.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. YUCK 3994                14   3  0   167       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBRA 4355                   10   5  1    95       DEATH THREAT (376)
 MONTY 4391                   10   9  3    93       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                17   3  0    85       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BUZZARD 3995                 14   3  0    85       THE TAKEN (173)
-MATSURI 4256                 14  10  0    79       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRAPPA 4411                  7   1  1    66       CROC FILES (374)
-HANGMAN 4357                  8   4  3    65       DEATH THREAT (376)
 GOLDIE 4395                   9   8  0    60       CROC FILES (374)
-SAMPO 3897                    8   5  1    60       DEEP 13 (334)
 HOPE'S END 4031               7   5  0    59       THE GUILD (208)
 GALBA 4389                   12   8  1    57       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE 3988                    11   7  0    54       THE TAKEN (173)
 KINSORROW 4051                7   2  0    52       THE GUILD (208)
 SUE NAMI 4097                 7  13  0    50       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ALAN 4397                     8   9  0    47       MEN (356)
-LEMMING LEADER 3981           5   1  0    47       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 SCORPUS 4393                 12   6  2    46       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCIUS 4406                   8   4  2    44       EQUESTORS (158)
 HILARUS 4387                 10  11  1    42       EQUESTORS (158)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 RAGING FIRE 4407              4   0  0    40       DEATH THREAT (376)
-GERBIL MASTER 3983            6   4  0    37       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 OTARU 4245                    6   4  1    35       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 TALL TREE 4380                6  17  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK ABYSS 4417               4   2  1    31       DEATH THREAT (376)
 VAGAN 4082                    4   4  0    31       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVAGE 4444                   2   0  0    29       THE TAKEN (173)
-DONKEY DICTATOR 3982          5   2  1    28       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 SHAWN 4405                    6   7  1    27       MEN (356)
 LYRA 4320                     6   6  0    27       VENUSIANS (321)
-FREE FALL 4400                1   1  0    25       DEATH THREAT (376)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASTRIAL 4328                  4   2  0    23       VENUSIANS (321)
 ZARGAS 4425                   3   2  0    22       THE GUILD (208)
 SUGARPLUM 4432                3   1  0    19       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TYE FOON 4433                 2   1  0    19       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DELPHINA 4434                 1   2  1    19       VENUSIANS (321)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                2   6  0    13       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DOWN POUR 4323                2   6  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427              2   2  0     8       VENUSIANS (321)
 JUMPING SPIDER 4431           2   2  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MENSA 4442                    1   1  1     6       VENUSIANS (321)
 BLACK TIGER 4436              0   3  0     3       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TEMMURO 4237           5  5 1 BLACK SAMURAI 166     BLACK ORC 385         454 NONE    
BADGER 4410            3  4 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    OTARU 4245            451         
BLUEY 4317            24 20 0 CROC FILES 374        JUVENAL 4351          454 NONE    
BINDI 4422             4  3 0 CROC FILES 374        COBRA 4355            454         
MISTY WATERS 4428      2  2 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312   GALBA 4389            454         
STARRY NITE 4014      11 14 1 FORCE OF NATURE 312   SCORPUS 4393          450 REVENGED
HEREWEGOAGAIN 4445     0  1 0 THE GUILD 208         RIVER MONSTER 390     454 NONE    
CINA 4426              1  3 0 THE GUILD 208         MENSA 4442            453 JUST REV
PAUL 4342             19 16 0 MEN 356               MONTY 4391            453         
BUST 4446              0  1 0 THE TAKEN 173         WYVERN 392            454 NONE    
FOOK 4443              0  1 0 THE TAKEN 173         DELPHINA 4434         453 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Misty Waters -- You are a snare and a delusion.  I think I've got firm ground to jump
to, and the mist parts and there's WATER there.  Us spiders don't do water.  At
least, not me.  I'm not a water spider, you see. -- Jumping Spider
P.S.  Okay, I'm not REALLY a spider, but it's sort of my personal totem, you know?
It's important to me.

Chubon -- Like I hadn't already figured out that I didn't like hospitals. -- Tall
Tree

Zargas -- (sigh)  Uncle Wolf warned us about this.  He said once we got more people
active here in Lapur arena, we'd end up losing lots of fights.  I didn't believe him.
Guess I should've. -- Black Tiger

Solar Flare -- That was scorching. -- Sugarplum

Astrial -- "Look you up"?  You mean, challenge?  Not likely.  Uncle Wolf almost never
makes that much effort. -- Black Tiger

Whirlwind -- Er...I don't know how to break this to you, but my desperation strategy
IS my normal strategy. -- Jumping Spider

Ed. -- I don't remember.  Death seems to have that effect.  Not remembering stuff. --
Ghost of...was it Badger?

     Huh, I thought it was LIFE that had that effect. -- Ed.

Lapur -- Finally I get to leave this arena and join Agro and Graham on the Isle.  I
do wish, though, that Cedar would join me...sigh...oh yes, stats: 15-13-15-7-9(1)-
10(2)-15; Normal Endurance, Tremendous Damage, Can take a lot, Can carry a lot.
VL/VL, Shortsword, Learns Decise (?!).  Experts in Riposte and Parry. -- Bluey

Paul -- That's what happens when you try to swim in crocodile-infested waters.  You
get EATEN!! -- Monty

Men -- The Croc Files apologize for the... errr...messy death of Paul....  We also
apologize for Monty's errr...messy eating habits.... --THawk

Raging Fire -- Ahhh, I forgot, Wind feeds Fire. -- Whirlwind

Death Threat -- Grats on your TV with RF.  You had a solid showing at the FtF. --
Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Hope -- I really have to try you again with a different strat. -- Sue Nami

Donkey Dictator -- That fight was less than spectacular, but fun none the less. --
Tye Foon

Jumping Spider -- You may no refer to me as "NO ONE"...since I "out-jumped" you.

Free Fall -- Wow, not sure what happened there, I blinked and it was over. -- Lyra

The Guild and The Taken -- I am so sorry.  I told the girls to "knock 'em dead."  I
didn't think they would take me literally. -- Venus

Sugarplum -- Nothing boils my blood more than getting struck in the head! -- Solar
Flare

Ravage -- Your name suits you. -- Astrial

All -- Sorry for no ads or column last turn.  I was running a bit behind with the 4th
of July holiday. -- Stillgard

Bluey -- Well that was easier than the first time! *grin* -- Mr. Yuck

Juvenal - Hey!  What's the big idea beating me with that big log!  Ouch! -- Buzzard

Sue Nami -- You sure gave me a scare, nice fight. -- Hope

Astrial -- Thanks for letting me start my career with a win. :) -- Ravage

Ataru -- Any time, punk! -- Hope

Otaru -- Hmmm Bluey has 42 FE to my 15 and I took him out.  Maybe you just suck. --
Mr. Yuck

Delphina -- Gasp!  How could this happen!  I was so sure I would be Duelmaster some
day! -- Ghost of Fook

Venus -- I will be sending Buzzard against Delphina to revenge the death of Fook.  I
don't want to risk Ravage against a killer just yet. -- Stillgard, manager of The
Taken

26 June 2003
     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
    more.
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

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEMMURO was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HEREWEGOAGAIN was slaughtered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BUST was easily killed by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BUZZARD overpowered DELPHINA in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
VAGAN devastated MENSA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
MONTY was demolished by MR. YUCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title competition.
BLUEY was savagely slain by JUVENAL in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
BINDI was assassinated by COBRA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
SCRAPPA viciously subdued HOPE in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
RAGING FIRE vanquished TYE FOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DOWN POUR was overpowered by RAVAGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FURY defeated GOLDIE in a exciting 1 minute match.
SCORPUS was unbelievably bested by HOPE'S END in a 2 minute conflict.
KINSORROW devastated DARK ABYSS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided battle.
SUE NAMI beat SHAWN in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
GALBA savagely slew MISTY WATERS in a 1 minute gruesome veteran vs. amateur duel.
TALL TREE was handily defeated by LUCIUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HILARUS was devastated by ALAN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
OTARU savagely defeated WHIRLWIND in a 2 minute brutal bout.
LYRA overpowered BLACK TIGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
ASTRIAL overpowered JUMPING SPIDER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ZARGAS demolished IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SOLAR FLARE slimly lost to SUGARPLUM in a 3 minute amateur's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  35 -  7      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  28 -  4      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  25 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  12 -  0      33  |

Turn 454 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. YUCK 3994              14   3  0  167 THE TAKEN (173)
LUNGING ATTACK   COBRA 4355                 10   5  1   95 DEATH THREAT (376)
TOTAL PARRY      BUZZARD 3995               14   3  0   85 THE TAKEN (173)
PARRY-LUNGE      FURY 3872                   8   3  0   75 ECHL-EAST (313)
BASHING ATTACK   GALBA 4389                 12   8  1   57 EQUESTORS (158)
AIMED BLOW       HOPE 3988                  11   7  0   54 THE TAKEN (173)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MR. YUCK 3994.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARK ABYSS 4417.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCRAPPA 4411, SHAWN 
4405, LYRA 4320, SUGARPLUM 4432, MR. YUCK 3994, FURY 3872, GOLDIE 4395, KINSORROW 
4051, LUCIUS 4406, and OTARU 4245.

The least popular fighter this week was JUMPING SPIDER 4431.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK TIGER 4436, TALL TREE 4380, MISTY WATERS 4428, DOWN POUR 
4323, TYE FOON 4433, HOPE 3988, MONTY 4391, MENSA 4442, DELPHINA 4434, and BUST 4446.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

BLUEY (29-4317) CROC FILES (374)
JUVENAL (29-4351) EQUESTORS (158)