DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2007    Duedate: 10/30/2007

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROLAND
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4319) [32-15-0,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROLAND                         STOLTZ ABN
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             TEAM SYMBI (405)
(32-4319) [32-15-0,148]        (32-4734) [2-3-1,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GELEN                          LARRY
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
(32-4320) [16-31-0,79]         (32-4391) [15-15-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIAN GUARD (378)        50
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       43      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     23      Unchartered Team
4. BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)       20
5. TEAM SYMBI (405)            19      TEAM SYMBI (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     163  95 18 63.2   1/ 2 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      9  4 0
 2/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    976 578 50 62.8   2/ 6 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     9  6 0
 3- 1 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     69  41  3 62.7   3/ 7*TEAM SYMBI (405)          7  8 1
 4- 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    196 119  9 62.2   4- 1 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     5  3 1
 5/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     159 105  6 60.2   5- 8 FISHIN' (390)             5  4 0
 6- 6*ERRATA (387)               9   6  1 60.0   6- 3 NOTORIOUS (71)            5  5 1
 7/ 7 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     21  16  1 56.8   7- 4*ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)    5  5 0
 8- 8 NOTORIOUS (71)           391 307 12 56.0   8- 9 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      4  3 1
 9/ 9 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      82  66  5 55.4   9/10 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        4  4 1
10/10 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       121 108  3 52.8  10/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      4  4 0
11/11 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     74  72  5 50.7  11/17 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     4  6 0
12-12*ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)    15  15  1 50.0  12/11 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4 11 0
13/ 0 ECLIPSE (409)             24  26  6 48.0  13- 0 ECLIPSE (409)             3  7 0
14/13*TEAM SYMBI (405)          11  14  1 44.0  14-12*THE FIRST XV (398)        2  3 0
15/15 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  438 696 15 38.6  15/14 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     1  2 0
16-16 FISHIN' (390)             20  33  2 37.7  16-16*ERRATA (387)              1  2 0
17-17*THE FIRST XV (398)         8  17  0 32.0  17-13*STORMBLADE (400)          1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-18*STORMBLADE (400)           9  21  0 30.0  18-18 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     0  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 578): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 572): THE GRINCH of DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 560): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 558): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 549): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 439): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 426): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 371): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 578): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 578): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 572): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): COOL WORDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 285): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): POSITON IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 560): BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 549): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 439): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 426): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 371): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 577): KRANKYKARL of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 559): PSYCHOTRON of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 557): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 425): MADONNA of THINGS ILL NEVER GET (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  LUROCIAN GUARD now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  A stormcloud is brewing over the ANGELS OF 
PAIN guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 0-2-0 may send the team to 
the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, BIG LAKE NOMADS has advanced 6 
places in the rankings.  LUROCIAN GUARD is no joke as it posted a 3-1-0 week 
advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch out for RONALTO VON RON, 
who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing ANGUISH like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
KARLRAK was subdued by SARLOW and drops 9 points.  Our battling duelmaster ROLAND has 
managed to hold the title, fending off LARRY's none too subtle advances.  Better luck 
next time, LUROCIAN GUARD.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver 
this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARVAT arena.  Did you 
hear that CALL THE PRIEST was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of CALL THE PRIEST's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause DEVIL ADVOCATES beats feet every 
time CALL THE PRIEST smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this HERON you 
ask, with 91 points and a 17-39-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  SHEA TANN of 
DEVIL ADVOCATES had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought SHEA TANN showed great skill and promise when he 
defeated DROOL ROCKWORM.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4319                  32  15  0   148       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER PIQUIN 4434            19  10  0   112       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BELLE ZEYBUL 4553            14   7  0   106       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TED ICKENS 4436              15   9  1    98       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644        11   8  1    96       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 HERON 4273                   17  39  1    91       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-BURLY REIVER 4357             7   1  0    91       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411       15  13  0    86       NOTORIOUS (71)
 GELEN 4320                   16  31  0    79       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 LARRY 4391                   15  15  1    79       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 SARLOW 4346                  13  32  0    79       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LAYLA 4594                   13   5  1    78       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-DEFIANCE 4619                 6   0  1    78       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-DEMONIC EGG 4202              9   7  1    75       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617        8   5  2    70       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 SHEA TANN 4623                7   3  0    70       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARA 4394                    17  13  0    64       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-BLACKMOON 4805                7   2  1    62       ECLIPSE (409)
 KARLRAK 4551                 11   9  1    57       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 MESHARR 4554                  9   9  0    57       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
 ANGUISH 4466                 13  11  1    51       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-EVIL FANTASIES 4443           6   5  0    51       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 RONALTO VON RON 4739          5   1  0    51       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-CARKEN 4716                   4   2  1    51       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
-WEREBUNNY 4636                4   1  0    48       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536              9  15  0    47       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 DROOL ROCKWORM 4642           5   4  0    45       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-NIGHTSHADOW 4806              7   2  1    38       ECLIPSE (409)
-MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            5   3  1    38       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-FRENZY 4625                   5   1  0    37       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 GREATER VRULL 4375            3   3  0    36       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOE BOB 4570                  7   4  0    33       FISHIN' (390)
-HOLD 4546                     3   1  0    32       ERRATA (387)
 THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677        4   4  1    31       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-MUNCHER 4756                  4   0  0    31       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
-VELMA 4572                    3   8  0    29       FISHIN' (390)
-BIG BETTY 4684                1   2  1    26       FISHIN' (390)
-MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634         7   2  1    25       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-DEVIL DIGGER 4350             6   6  0    24       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 STOLTZ ABN 4734               2   3  1    24       TEAM SYMBI (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBBA 4571                    4   7  0    22       FISHIN' (390)
 UNSER STALLWART 4730          3   2  0    22       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-SNOWFLAKE 4689                3   1  0    20       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-THUNDERSTRIKE 4724            2   2  0    19       STORMBLADE (400)
-UNDEAD DUCK 4612              0   1  0    19       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-TIGHTHEAD 4670                3   3  0    18       THE FIRST XV (398)
 WOE 4713                      3   3  0    16       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-WAR EAGLE 4767                2   0  0    16       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 PETE O'FELL 4792              1   0  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EZK EYEJABBER 4690            3   4  0    14       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-FRENZY 4727                   3   1  0    13       STORMBLADE (400)
-NADAR 4717                    3   3  0    12       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
-THUNDERKISS 65 4707           2   4  1    11       NOTORIOUS (71)
-NO. 15 4701                   2   2  0    11       THE FIRST XV (398)
 SOLM FATIR 4733               2   3  0    11       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-RAZOR 4765                    1   2  0    11       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
-SHADOWSPAWN 4798              2   1  0    10       ECLIPSE (409)
-EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          1   0  0    10       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-REDBLADE 4797                 2   1  1     9       ECLIPSE (409)
 DESTRY JARLS 4732             2   3  0     9       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 IGUANA TEK 4731               2   3  0     9       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-LOOSEHEAD 4766                1   0  0     9       THE FIRST XV (398)
-COFFEE 4637                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
-HIGH SPEED DIRT 4790          1   0  0     8       NOTORIOUS (71)
-DREAD 4666                    0   1  0     7       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-ESPION 4764                   1   2  0     5       ARVAT STRONGHOLD (403)
-DEEP FREEZE 4747              0   3  0     4       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 GRU THE HATED 4772            0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 KILLER MINNOW 4791            0   2  0     2       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-SKYKNIGHT 4796                0   1  0     1       ECLIPSE (409)
-LOVE ROLLERCOASTER 4789       0   1  0     1       NOTORIOUS (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRANKENROOSTER 4227    9  6 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358   KARLRAK 4551          560         
FIRE BURNS BELOW 4748  0  3 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   STOLTZ ABN 4734       560         
DEE MOGGORGIN 4793     0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 561 NONE    
GEROGE ROFT 4537       7 15 1 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 559         
OMINOUS 4726           2  2 0 STORMBLADE 400        MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634 559         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rumor of the Week:  Word has it that Caesar is ramping up for a return invasion and
plans to take the city by storm!  Rouse the local militia!  Or at least the golf
buffs....

Roland -- Congrats again!  Keep it up!  Of course you are hogging the title so we do
have to try to knock you off, but it will be easy enough for you to avoid us and keep
the title indefinitely!  Good luck! -- Devil Advocates

Plus Devils are especially good at contract law....  Anyone want to sign on the
dotted line?

Carken of Arvat Stronghold -- Well fought.  And yes, I stink. -- Anguish

Defiance -- (languid wave)  It isn't you, it's the season.  You wouldn't understand,
being only half-elven.  The human side of you is too coarse to appreciate the subtle
melancholy of the waning of the year.  It always reminds us, the true elves, that all
which is mortal, unlike ourselves, fades over time.  Sad. -- Sarlow

Roland -- To receive five new skills, I will cheerfully lose and leave the title in
your clearly competent hands.  Not being an elf, I don't have to feel melancholy
because it's autumn.  In fact, life is good. -- Peter Piquin

Belle Zeybul -- Madam, you are doubtless overwhelmingly gracious in social
situations, subtly thrilling in private encounters, and an astute student of human
nature.  But you are too short to fish in my style.  You should not, of course,
consider this a flaw in yourself, as many people find fishing in my style archaic and
even, to some, foolish.  Life is full of these divisions of opinion.  It adds

variety, and leaves more fish for me.  Think nothing of it, therefore. -- Heron
P.S.  Good fight, but try to teach me more next time you cut me off at the ankles,
please?

Mystic Mirage -- Ah, a "now you see it, now you don't" type of situation?  But I am
born and bred to pierce the fog that would confuse the eye and wreck the ship.  A
mere mirage, however mystic, will not stop me...the first time, anyway.  But no, no,
don't strive to "fine tune" the illusion, just take it into some other channel. --
Fillis Bouy

Razor -- What!?  My FIRST fight, and I get matched with someone infinitely more
experienced than I am?  Somebody is afraid of me, obviously.  I will discover who it
is, and then...he'd better WATCH OUT. -- Killer Minnow

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....

17 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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The time is fast approaching and soon the SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3 will be upon us.  9 teams
(a total of 18 managers) have announced for what promises to be a fierce competition
in DM 45.  You still have time to join the fun!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:

*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 December 4th, 2007).  You may diplo them
to Master Darque or have them shipped directly to him.  Email MD for a home address.

RULES and SCORING

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 
November.

PRIZES

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.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

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).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEE MOGGORGIN was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BELLE ZEYBUL vanquished HERON in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
TED ICKENS was unbelievably bested by PETER PIQUIN in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
KARLRAK was overpowered by SARLOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SHEA TANN devastated DROOL ROCKWORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ROLAND unbelievably bested LARRY in a crowd pleasing 5 minute master's Title match.
GELEN was savagely defeated by LAYLA in a 2 minute gruesome expert's melee.
THE ORPHAN MAKER vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
LARA slimly won victory over FILLIS BOUY in a tiresome 8 minute veteran's fight.
MESHARR overcame GREATER VRULL in a 2 minute bout.
ANGUISH was overpowered by RONALTO VON RON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
EZK EYEJABBER bested KILLER MINNOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
WOE was subdued by UNSER STALLWART in a 3 minute match.
THE WEAPONSMASTER devastated DESTRY JARLS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
IGUANA TEK was handily defeated by PETE O'FELL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLM FATIR defeated GRU THE HATED in a action packed 1 minute beginner's struggle.
STOLTZ ABN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  47 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  23 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        27 -  28 -  1      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  32 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   52 -  62 -  7      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  26 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  67 -  7      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  43 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 561 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                32  15  0  148 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   BELLE ZEYBUL 4553          14   7  0  106 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  TED ICKENS 4436            15   9  1   98 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644      11   8  1   96 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
WALL OF STEEL    LAYLA 4594                 13   5  1   78 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
AIMED BLOW       SHEA TANN 4623              7   3  0   70 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KARLRAK 4551               11   9  1   57 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
STRIKING ATTACK  RONALTO VON RON 4739        5   1  0   51 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GELEN 4320.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LARRY 4391.  The ten other most popular fighters were TED ICKENS 4436, BELLE ZEYBUL 
4553, PETER PIQUIN 4434, GELEN 4320, LAYLA 4594, GREATER VRULL 4375, SOLM FATIR 4733, 
SHEA TANN 4623, THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644, and MESHARR 4554.

The least popular fighter this week was LARA 4394.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IGUANA TEK 4731, DESTRY JARLS 4732, ANGUISH 4466, FILLIS BOUY 4536, 
DROOL ROCKWORM 4642, KARLRAK 4551, HERON 4273, GRU THE HATED 4772, UNSER STALLWART 
4730, and KILLER MINNOW 4791.