Date   : 07/16/2003    Duedate: 07/29/2003


DM-32    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4072) [10-5-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIGHTNING                      POSITION IS EMPTY
HARBINGERS (330)               
(32-3932) [29-19-4,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LIGHTNING                      MAY FISTAFOLES
HARBINGERS (330)               DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-3932) [29-19-4,116]        (32-3852) [9-5-0,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE STORMLORDS (337)        44
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     28      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       28      Unchartered Team
4. HARBINGERS (330)             6
5. CALL THE PRIEST (344)      -12      LBA FAN (255)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    673 397 33 62.9   1/ 1 THE STORMLORDS (337)      7  5 1
 2/ 2 THE STORMLORDS (337)      83  63  7 56.8   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  6 1
 3/ 3 HARBINGERS (330)         102  80 10 56.0   3/ 3 HARBINGERS (330)          5  3 0
 4/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     30  24  2 55.6   4/ 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     4  1 0
 5/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  251 354  9 41.5   5/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     4  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am quite surprised to find myself here, and I can only assume that this is
because Lightning struck too often in the same place, and Mother Nature, or whoever
oversees these things, finally noticed.


                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARVAT once again!  What's with COEUR DE LION?  He actually beat 
DEVIL ADVOCATES' L. DIABLO, and walked away with 26 more points from the fight.  
Another fighter (DARK SKY 18-23-2) challenged another Duelmaster (LINDEN 10-5-0).  
Life goes on.  Try as he might, DARK SKY wasn't good enough at persuading LINDEN to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  ARVAT 
thinks THE STORMLORDS and their 83-63-7 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at HARBINGERS ain't reelin'!  THE 
STORMLORDS' mad!  What do people see in LOCKED IN?  His 5-4-1?  CALL THE PRIEST ain't 
talkin', but he's got 40 points.  LIGHTNING expects the easy win by going 21 points 
down.  STARBREAKER will find this a hard lesson!  LIGHTNING overcame STARBREAKER.  
HARBINGERS calls this fighting?  In my day...  I hate going to the effort of writing 
about the kind of fights that DEATH KNIGHT gets in.  He fights people like LOCKED IN, 
10 points below.  I thought DEATH KNIGHT showed great skill and promise when he 
bested LOCKED IN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  COEUR DE LION proved too determined for L. DIABLO.  
L. DIABLO was lucky to go in the ring, with 10-6-2 to his credit.  He will be 
remembered.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ARVAT is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINDEN 4072                  10   5  0   110       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTNING 3932               29  19  4   116       HARBINGERS (330)
 TROTLINE 3962                15  33  3    96       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COEUR DE LION 3976           14  11  2    89       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DARK SKY 3933                18  23  2    88       HARBINGERS (330)
 JOHNNY B GOODE 4034           8   2  0    87       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 STARBREAKER 4039              7   2  1    83       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIZGIGG 4012                 15  20  1    66       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          16  14  0    64       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DEATH KNIGHT 4026            13  10  4    64       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029         6   4  0    64       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-SENSOO O SURU 3979           16  11  0    59       THE STORMLORDS (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852           9   5  0    56       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DEBBE EAST 3858               7   3  0    46       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 GERI 4016                     9  13  0    42       HARBINGERS (330)
 LOCKED IN 4049                5   4  1    40       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUN OF THE MILL 4056          3   4  0    32       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 VY-OTIN 4081                  4   2  0    30       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 BASKERVOLE 4071               5  10  0    28       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIETER KWAN 4092              1   0  0    13       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LIL ETH 4093                  1   0  0     8       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KHALHUMS DWARF 325     0  1 0   1                   TROTLINE 3962         450 NONE    
L. DIABLO 3829        10  6 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   COEUR DE LION 3976    450         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

High Lord Bosk -- Congrats and well done on your 100th victory in Arvat!  Your legend
grows, Realm Restorer.  Salute and tal. -- The Icelord

Trotline -- Thanks for the skills.  Now graduate already. -- Death Knight

Jorja -- Welcome to Arvat.  I think you're missing a fifth warrior, so bring him or
her on out!  Lulu, I'll buy you an ale anytime.  Glad you'll be staying as a trainer.
Salute. -- The Icelord

Jorja -- I concur with The Icelord that you need a fifth warrior to round out
Fisherman's Wharf.  I don't want to fight Baskervole every turn! :) -- Vy-Otin

Lightning -- Checking the records, I see you have held the Duelmaster title in Arvat
for 11 turns!  This includes 7 turns in a row (#437-#443) and then 4 turns in a row
(#445-#448).  I would be willing to bet that 11 turns and the 7 turns in a row are
some sort of records.  Well done and good luck on taking the title yet again. --
Master Janos, COL Bard and Historian

Linden -- Congrats on the title.  We saw your potential a few turns back.  Salute. --
The Stormlords

Arvat -- A salute on your 450th cycle!! -- The Council of Lords

Death Knight -- Do you ever get tired of sucking up skills?  Just curious. --
Trotline, who doesn't get tired of a win now and then, thank you very much

Dark Sky -- I thwapped my gig into the water and didn't pull out a win, no surprise,
but I sure got a bunch of skills!  Thanks. -- Fizgigg

Locked In -- Won't anyone let you out, ever? -- Baskervole

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
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

DARK SKY was devastated by LINDEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
LIGHTNING demolished STARBREAKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DEATH KNIGHT overpowered LOCKED IN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GERI bested RUN OF THE MILL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TROTLINE assassinated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
JOHNNY B GOODE savagely defeated FIZGIGG in a 1 minute veteran's struggle.
COEUR DE LION assassinated L. DIABLO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MAY FISTAFOLES viciously subdued BASKERVOLE in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
DEBBE EAST vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VY-OTIN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
DIETER KWAN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIL ETH subdued CONVICTED THIEF in a 5 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LINDEN 4072                10   5  0  110 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIGHTNING 3932             29  19  4  116 HARBINGERS (330)
PARRY-STRIKE     COEUR DE LION 3976         14  11  2   89 THE STORMLORDS (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  JOHNNY B GOODE 4034         8   2  0   87 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852         9   5  0   56 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEBBE EAST 3858             7   3  0   46 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       LOCKED IN 4049              5   4  1   40 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LIGHTNING 3932.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MAY FISTAFOLES 3852.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHNNY B GOODE 
4034, LINDEN 4072, TROTLINE 3962, LIGHTNING 3932, DEATH KNIGHT 4026, GERI 4016, DEBBE 
EAST 3858, VY-OTIN 4081, DIETER KWAN 4092, and DARK SKY 3933.

The least popular fighter this week was LIL ETH 4093.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were L. DIABLO 3829, FIZGIGG 4012, RUN OF THE MILL 4056, LOCKED IN 4049, 
4092, and VY-OTIN 4081.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn: