DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2003    Duedate: 07/30/2003

ANASAZI ARENA

DM-33    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RYANATOR
OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
(33-3462) [26-18-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RYANATOR                       DOCTOR LECTER
OBSIDIAN HALL (192)            JAILBIRDS (590)
(33-3462) [26-18-0,116]        (33-7097) [5-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEMON DROP                     TIM ALLEN
JOYS OF BOOZE (556)            JAILBIRDS (590)
(33-6685) [22-16-0,114]        (33-7098) [3-2-1,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)      34
2. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         33      PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
3. JOYS OF BOOZE (556)         31      Unchartered Team
4. JAILBIRDS (590)             29
5. FOOD FIGHT (10)             16      JAILBIRDS (590)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE FUNNY FARM (325)       1   0  0  100   1/ 3 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   10  4 1
 2- 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       114  70  8 62.0   2/ 1 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     10  5 5
 3/ 3 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   51  36  5 58.6   3/ 2 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       8  5 0
 4/ 4 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    88  65  4 57.5   4/11 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       6  7 0
 5/ 5 FOOD FIGHT (10)          130 109  4 54.4   5/ 4 PIG BATTALION (226)       6  8 0
 6- 6 LA STARS (544)           114  99  8 53.5   6/ 5 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    6  8 0
 7/ 7 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      293 258 26 53.2   7/12 FOOD FIGHT (10)           5  4 0
 8- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  82  75  2 52.2   8/ 6 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   5  9 0
 9- 9 LUROCIANS II (92)        348 323 24 51.9   9/ 8*JAILBIRDS (590)           5 10 1
10/10 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      103  97  3 51.5  10-10 PETS ON FIRE (573)        4  4 0
11/12 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    90  96  2 48.4  11- 7 LA STARS (544)            4  5 0
12/11 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      32  37  8 46.4  12/15 CAVITY CREEPS II (398)    2  0 0
13/14 PIG BATTALION (226)       50  60  4 45.5  13- 9 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  2  2 0
14/15 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    86 119  3 42.0  14-13 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  6 1
15/16*JAILBIRDS (590)            9  16  1 36.0  15-14*THE FUNNY FARM (325)      1  0 0
16-17*ORIGRINS (549)             1   3  0 25.0  16-17*ORIGRINS (549)            0  2 0
17-18*ALL DRESSED UP (592)       0   1  0  0.0  17-18*ALL DRESSED UP (592)      0  1 0
18/ 0*THE BLACK HAND (77)        0   1  0  0.0  18/ 0*THE BLACK HAND (77)       0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   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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     Mahatsawd the Mighty smiled at Lucky Lady Hammer as he updated the Hammer Run
for the Rollups Roll Call according to the postings from T-447.
     He was glad to see that his lovely Ripper had survived the onslaught of Philthy
Phil's first round Bloodfeud Challenge from Larry Flint.
     Mahatsawd had already congratulated Roulette Hammer for Killing Men of Kellog's
Pig Battalion who had Challenged her and paid the ultimate Basic Arena price for
doing so!
     Even Black Jack Hammer had scored a Kill now that he was NOT running 1-1-1-HE-HE
Open Fist as he had been inputted for his first 3 losses in DM 33, but a Kill vs
Fratsfa Slave does NOT a Victor make!

                        HAMMER RUN for the ROLLUPS ROLL CALL
                             Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

Rippers
     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
Lungers
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
Strikers
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Athena (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] Died at the April Mailer
          2003 Rookies Tourney
     03.  Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     04.  Tommy Lee (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     05.  Poc (T-447) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-447
Slashers
     01.  Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     03.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
Plungers
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-446
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]

     Attention:  Distorted/Willie Wonka Inc. and all other managers/stables!  Hammer
Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Slugworth is a 14-11-0 Striker and Mike
TV is an 8-5-1 Lunger (when declared in the P-ads); therefore, neither of these
warriors qualify as contestants in the Hammer Run as announced in the P-ads for T-
444.

     Mahatsawd turned to face Roulette Hammer and Lucky Lady Hammer as they prepared
to journey to the Summer Face to acquire more Skill Learns and Fight Experience
before returning to DM 33.
     "This Summer Face will prove to be a True Test of your Survivability," stated
Mahatsawd as he rubbed his chin with his massive paw.  "You pass this test and your
chances of Victory in DM 33 increases!"
     Both warriors walked over to Mahatsawd and Kissed him on the cheek as he put his
arms around Hammer's Lady Warriors with an affectionate hug for both.
     "Do not worry, Mahatsawd!" exclaimed Roulette Hammer.  "Your Bride To Be knows
how to handle herself and Wild Card Hammer has personally seen to her training in
addition to yours!"
     Lucky Lady Hammer blushed as she pulled herself free from Mahatsawd's grip.
     "You'll see!" echoed Lucky Lady Hammer as she blew him a kiss as she danced
across the floor.  "My Bride's Maid To Be will also return to defend herself vs the
Bloodfeud Challenges of Pig Battalion!"
     Mahatsawd eyed the two beauties before turning his attention to the other two
Casino Hammerz Hammer Run contestants who were accompanying the ladies to the Summer
Face.
     "Bah!" spat Poker Face Hammer with a look of mock disgust.
     Mahatsawd slapped him on the back with the force of a wild Warhammer!
     "You had best return with the ladies to defend your lead in the Hammer Run
Striker Style Masters category!" roared Mahatsawd with a good natured belly laugh.
"Kellog has a new entry you know!"
     Poker Face Hammer nodded.
     "And don't forget Black Jack Hammer!" grinned Mahatsawd as he eyed the other
Striker from the Casino Hammerz stable.  "He avoided the Dark Arena with his Kill vs
Fratsfa Slave!"
     Black Jack Hammer stared at the two men with a blank, cold stare as he continued 
to pack his belongings for his journey to the Summer Face.
     "He has a hungry look, that one!" Mahatsawd replied as he studied the visage of
Black Jack Hammer.  "He ranks ahead of Hey, Zeus! and has his sights set on
overtaking you!"
     Poker Face Hammer spat again as he mumbled under his breath while turning his
attention to packing his own belongings for the journey to the Summer Face.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ANASAZI will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as CASINO HAMMERZ is pushed out of top team by WHEN DOGMA FAILS, who came 
from 3rd with a 5-0-1 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for LA STARS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 11th. 
OBSIDIAN HALL stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 7 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good work, guys!  The FOOD FIGHT guild 
has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, SPRYTE fought NACHO MAMA and gained 15 
points and contributed to OBSIDIAN HALL's 3-2-0.  CHARLIE BUCKET has lost to HEY, 
ZEUS!, falling 9 points, while helping make WILLY WONKA INC. a 1-3-0 turn.  RYANATOR 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone JOYS OF BOOZE's 
warrior.  Defending his title for another turn, BEER GOGGLES kept OBSIDIAN HALL's 
warrior, RYANATOR, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Don't Drop Inn uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the SUPERIOR FORCES 
2Y stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ANASAZI, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y more than any other team we find FOOD FIGHT.  
ANASAZI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was PIG BATTALION's warrior OLD MAJOR.  More fighters challenged 
him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
PIG BATTALION has sent A-10 to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and 
toast the memory.  Congratulations go out to FOOD FIGHT, with SQUEEZE CHEESE 
revenging a bloodfeud against TIM ALLEN of JAILBIRDS.  The Don't Drop Inn declares a 
free round for SNOWBALL and all of PIG BATTALION, for having revenged CASINO 
HAMMERZ's ROULETTE HAMMER for killing one of their comrades.  Kudos go out to DOCTOR 
LECTER this turn, for revenging JAILBIRDS' bloodfeud against CASINO HAMMERZ's warrior 
LUCKY LADY HAMMER.  Well done.  Is it really true that ANASAZI has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ANASAZI, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYANATOR 3462                26  18  0   116       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEMON DROP 6685              22  16  0   114       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 APATHY 6913                  13   7  0   112       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          17  20  0   105       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-MAD DOG 4568                 11   7  1   102       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
-LADY KALDRA 5451              7   4  1    95       LUROCIANS II (92)
 BRILL 6501                   10   8  0    91       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         16   8  1    82       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-ARANT 4604                    9   6  0    80       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 MIKE TV 6965                 10   7  1    79       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        14  12  2    78       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       14  10  0    78       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 PANDORA 6898                  8   6  1    75       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ANDY 6769                    16  18  1    67       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD MAJOR 3149               10  12  0    66       PIG BATTALION (226)
 SILK 6498                    11   7  0    61       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-SUPERIOROIREPUS 6922          7   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWBALL 3150                 8   7  0    55       PIG BATTALION (226)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999            8   5  0    52       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-TALOS 5919                    5   1  0    50       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
-SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902          7   0  0    49       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-SHAWN GREEN 7061              5   2  1    43       LA STARS (544)
-LADY WU 6815                  5   7  0    41       LUROCIANS II (92)
-ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792             8   7  1    38       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSS 6446     0   1  0    37       ORIGRINS (549)
 DIGITALIS 6862                8  11  1    36       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097            5   0  0    32       JAILBIRDS (590)
-TOMMY MADDOX 7007             7   6  0    31       LA STARS (544)
 HAGGIS 6132                   5   5  0    31       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          3   2  1    31       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        3   2  1    30       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-OLENTANGY 6452                1   2  0    30       ORIGRINS (549)
-SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968         4   2  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           2   3  1    29       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 RED HEAD 6073                 2   3  0    29       CAVITY CREEPS II (398)
 VLAD 7119                     1   1  0    28       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON CHEF 6925                4   0  0    24       FOOD FIGHT (10)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIM ALLEN 7098                3   2  1    23       JAILBIRDS (590)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               4   1  0    21       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        3   2  1    20       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-H 6924                        4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 SPRYTE 7101                   1   4  0    19       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 DA SPINS 7011                 2   1  0    17       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-CYNTHIA COOPER 7102           2   1  0    15       LA STARS (544)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        1   4  1    14       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 NACHO MAMA 6609               3   4  0    13       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-DEREK FISHER 7056             3   3  0    13       LA STARS (544)
 STUPOR 7094                   2   2  0    12       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          1   1  0    12       JAILBIRDS (590)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           2   3  0    11       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  1   0  0    11       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SUPERIOR TOAD 7019            2   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 HERETIC BARBECUE 7121         1   0  0    10       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-CHAPS & SPURS 7115            0   1  0     9       ALL DRESSED UP (592)
-BIG AL 4034                   1   0  0     8       THE FUNNY FARM (325)
-<B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018          2   1  0     7       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-FOOFAH 6343                   1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
-FRODO BAGGINS 6345            1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
-SMOG 6384                     0   3  0     3       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 POC 7123                      0   2  0     2       PIG BATTALION (226)
 ARCHANGEL 713                 0   1  0     1       THE BLACK HAND (77)
-DANG DAN 4439                 0   1  0     1       I'M DAN, MAN (378)
 WONKATANIA 7132               0   1  0     1       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 221    0  1 0   1                   LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063   448 NONE    
GRUEL 6861             1  4 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         TIM ALLEN 7098        447 JUST REV
TOMMY LEE 7096         0  5 0 JAILBIRDS 590         GERELIN LOSTFIRE 239  448 NONE    
LARRY FLINT 7106       0  4 0 JAILBIRDS 590         MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    448 NONE    
COOLHAND LUKE 7100     0  3 0 JAILBIRDS 590         LUCKY LADY HAMME 7043 446 JUST REV
MEAT 1 7124            0  1 0 PATH OF THE BLADE 558 DARK CHAMPION 244     448 NONE    
EXUS 7078              4  1 0 PATH OF THE BLADE 558 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864 446         
A-10 2563             17 18 1 PIG BATTALION 226     WURM KIN 247          448 NONE    
MEN 7029               2  2 0 PIG BATTALION 226     ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  447 JUST REV
QUID PRO KAPOW 6901   12  8 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  LADY KALDRA 5451      446 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer Run Racers -- Welcome back to our beloved DM 33 to all those who survived the
rigours of the Summer Face! -- Hammer

Fratsfa Slave -- Too Bad There Is NO Bloodfeud So I Could Kill Another Of Your Ilk!
-- Black Jack Hammer

Nacho Mama -- Hope the Flowers I sent you in the Infirmary cheered you up! -- Poker
Face Hammer

Old Major -- Path Of The Blade sent NO Bloodfeud Challenge, so your Challenge came
through.  Thanks for the Skills!  Beware of Roulette Hammer!  NOT Wise to Bloodfeud
Challenge her! -- Wild Card Hammer

Men -- May you Rest In Peace after YOUR UNWISE Challenge cost YOU your life! --
Roulette Hammer

Larry Flint -- Interesting Bloodfeud Challenge!  Thanks for the Skills!  They, along
with those I am about to learn at the Summer Face, should help me survive Philthy
Phil's wrath! -- Lucky Lady Hammer

Dameon Darkheart -- Myrikle is listed as a Total Parody!  You're doing a Great Job
listing the Madness stats.  Feel free to post the Style Masters rankings here in DM
33 if you like? -- Hammer

Repeat Offender -- Welcome to the Bashers Style Master competition.  I am sure
someone will send another Basher competitor to give you a run for the rollups! --
Hammer

Philthy -- It gratifies me that you lost a Triple 17 Style Master to Lucky Lady
Hammer!  Satisfaction abounds after ALL the previous spoutings you aimed my way in
the P-ads in past newsletters! -- Hammer
P.S.  Keep sending Warriors who Increase Her Skills and She WILL Become MORE Deadly
with Each Passing Cycle!
P.P.S.  I Understand Your Pain!  I Lost a Triple 17 Total Parry who was the reigning
Duelmaster in DM 28 some 4+ years ago in the Champions Tourney at the Temp Face!

Kellog -- Poc is listed as a Style Master in the Strikers category of the Hammer Run!
Did you decide NOT to send him to the Dark Arena or was it a duelsheet error? --
Hammer
P.S.  Unfortunate for Men that he Died by the blade of Roulette Hammer, but it WAS
YOUR Challenge that sent him to his Untimely Death!

Distorted -- I am guessing that you run Willy Wonka Inc.  If this is not the case
then my apologies to the umpa-lumpas.  WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT and why
are you so upset at A-10.  A-10 is a total parry, but I run him in chainmail and his
strategy identical to that of a parry-rip.  Please tell me what it is that A-10 has
done to offend you so much and I'll wash his mouth out with soap and send him to the
dark arena.  As for your witty comments, I am providing a list so that you will not
embarrass yourself in the future. -- Kellog Mgr. of the Pig Battalion
     Na na na boo boo.
     I know you are but what am I?
     Pfffffffffftt!
     I see London, I see France, I see your underpants.
     Liar liar pants on fire.
     NOOOOO!  YOU ARE!
     or AM NOT!
Now while these comebacks worked pretty well for me in grade school they don't seem
to work quite as well now.  Please keep the list with you at all times and when
trying to make a witty comment, refer to your list and if it sounds anything like
something on the list, then don't use it and you will save yourself a lot of
embarrassment.  Of course you could always fall back on the old standby.  "Ugh!
Distorted no like you."

Hammer -- It looks like POC is not going to the DA after all. -- Kellog
P.S.  It's a lot more fun watching the hammer come down when it's not coming down on
you.  Ouch!

New entry to the Hammer run -- Joe Friday, he's a Basher from Pig Battalion. --
Kellog

Philthy Phil -- Wow I'd be mad to lose to a rollup like that. -- Kellog

All -- Heretic Barbecue will be competing in Hammer's contest as a total parry. --
Prophet, mgr. When Dogma Fails

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A-10 was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOMMY LEE was murdered by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
LARRY FLINT was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 1 was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
SQUEEZE CHEESE defeated TIM ALLEN in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SNOWBALL devastated ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
VLAD was devastated by WILD CARD HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
DOCTOR LECTER unbelievably bested LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a 5 minute Bloodfeud fight.
RYANATOR was viciously subdued by BEER GOGGLES in a 6 minute Challenge Title melee.
OLD MAJOR was defeated by MIKE TV in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
DIGITALIS was defeated by GRUDGEBRINGER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HEY, ZEUS! beat CHARLIE BUCKET in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
BLACK JACK HAMMER was beaten by IRON CHEF in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
REPEAT OFFENDER demolished POC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
APATHY handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
LEMON DROP savagely defeated BRILL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's brawl.
PANDORA defeated ANDY in a 2 minute duel.
SILK overpowered POKER FACE HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
STUPOR was overpowered by RED HEAD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DA SPINS was devastated by HAGGIS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
NACHO MAMA was overpowered by SPRYTE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
LIGHT DA' PYRE easily killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HERETIC BARBECUE overpowered WONKATANIA in a monotonous 5 minute uneven fight.
ARCHANGEL was overpowered by MYRIKLE in a 3 minute gruesome uneven fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  47 -  7      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  45 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  19 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  37 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  21 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  29 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  27 -  2      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 448 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RYANATOR 3462              26  18  0  116 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEMON DROP 6685            22  16  0  114 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
WALL OF STEEL    APATHY 6913                13   7  0  112 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRILL 6501                 10   8  0   91 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WILD CARD HAMMER 6864      14  12  2   78 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898                8   6  1   75 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999          8   5  0   52 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEMON DROP 6685.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TIM ALLEN 7098.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEMON DROP 6685, 
SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302, APATHY 6913, MYRIKLE 7128, LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043, RYANATOR 
3462, MIKE TV 6965, HEY, ZEUS! 7068, BRILL 6501, and PANDORA 6898.

The least popular fighter this week was WONKATANIA 7132.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARCHANGEL 713, HERETIC BARBECUE 7121, DA SPINS 7011, STUPOR 7094, POC 
7123, CHARLIE BUCKET 7095, OLD MAJOR 3149, DOCTOR LECTER 7097, TOMMY LEE 7096, and 
LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063.

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

RYANATOR (33-3462) OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
LEMON DROP (33-6685) JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

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

A-10 (33-2563) PIG BATTALION (226)
BEER GOGGLES (33-6819) JOYS OF BOOZE (556)