DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2007    Duedate: 10/24/2007

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-545

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRON MAN
ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
(36-591) [19-5-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRON MAN                       MAGGOT SOUFFLE
ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)         HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
(36-591) [19-5-0,88]           (36-7287) [5-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEG LEG                        PEG LEG
SEA DOGS (545)                 SEA DOGS (545)
(36-6196) [9-7-0,75]           (36-6196) [9-7-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELL'S KITCHEN (608)        30
2. SEA DOGS (545)              17      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
3. FRILLYSTITCHERS (555)       12      Unchartered Team
4. BABES (416)                  0
5. ERRATA (490)                 0      HELL'S KITCHEN (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HELL'S KITCHEN (608)       6   4  0 60.0   1/ 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    70  49  4 58.8   2/ 2 SEA DOGS (545)            6  6 0
 3- 3 BABES (416)              285 273 13 51.1   3/ 3*HELL'S KITCHEN (608)      4  3 0
 4/ 4*FRILLYSTITCHERS (555)      2   2  0 50.0   4- 5 BABES (416)               3  4 1
 5- 6 VOW TO DESTROY (601)      51  60  9 45.9   5/ 8*FRILLYSTITCHERS (555)     2  2 0
 6- 7 ERRATA (490)              79  95  5 45.4   6- 6 VOW TO DESTROY (601)      1  0 0
 7/ 8 SEA DOGS (545)            24  43  1 35.8   7- 7 ERRATA (490)              0  1 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 581): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 463): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 589): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 585): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 584): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 588): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 585): BABY JESUS of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 580): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 571): XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 570): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 544): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 534): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 521): CELIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 470): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 419): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 463): SUSHI SLINGER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 463): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 589): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 585): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 584): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 588): MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 585): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 580): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 571): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 544): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 534): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 521): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 470): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 213): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 419): RANDOM SITH
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): QUARTERFLASH (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 463) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 580): HATCH BATTENER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            SWEET STUFF of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): SOLDIER 3 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 584): HOWARD of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 579): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, here I am again--top of the pops!  Strange, isn't it, how I only end up as DM
on the turns that BLOOD THIRSTER doesn't fight?  Maybe he should go inactive more
often; at least we'd get an ad every now and then, eh?

Yours,
IRON MAN

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to FRILLYSTITCHERS.  HELL'S 
KITCHEN had cause to celebrate, after MAGGOT SOUFFLE got 28 points by beating FROZEN 
CHARLOTTE.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 23 points to MAGGOT SOUFFLE.  (Discrete enough, FROZEN CHARLOTTE?) Those 
who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by PEG LEG, of SEA DOGS, who despite 
a 9-7-0 couldn't overcome JHANS' Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of BABES should take up some 
hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the 
"warriors" of ENGINES 'O' DEATH, so did that sorry team shy from BABES Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and MODERN MYTH is it right now.  Most challenged 
warrior.  Isn't ENGINES 'O' DEATH proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Citizens of 
JHANS, be sure to settle your debts with THE MAD CYCLONE of ENGINES 'O' DEATH.  He's 
relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in JHANS is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for JHANS?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAN 591                 19   5  0    88       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD THIRSTER 7199          15   3  3   142       VOW TO DESTROY (601)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEG LEG 6196                  9   7  0    75       SEA DOGS (545)
-COME ON 7143                  8   3  0    69       ERRATA (490)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)
-PUSS N BOOTS 7165             6   5  0    67       ERRATA (490)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MYTH 7251              7   5  1    63       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287           5   0  0    63       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
 THE LIMITER 7250              9   3  0    57       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROZEN CHARLOTTE 7247         9   4  1    40       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAULA 6340                    2   0  0    30       FRILLYSTITCHERS (555)
-BLACKWIND 7259                4   1  0    29       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-ROBIN 7272                    3   1  0    24       BABES (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORTY 7264                   1   1  0    21       ERRATA (490)
 FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293           3   2  0    19       SEA DOGS (545)
 PATCH 7297                    2   1  0    19       SEA DOGS (545)
-GEENA 7245                    2   1  0    17       BABES (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED WORMS 7285              1   3  0     6       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
-TRISH 7246                    1   3  0     6       BABES (416)
-VENUS 7278                    1   1  1     5       BABES (416)
 THERESA 6339                  0   2  0     2       FRILLYSTITCHERS (555)
-STREEN 7277                   0   1  0     1       VOW TO DESTROY (601)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE MAD CYCLONE 589   11 13 0 ENGINES 'O' DEATH 72  RIPPLES DORRIGAN 23   545 NONE    
ROACH SANDWICH 7286    0  1 0 HELL'S KITCHEN 608    WURM KIN 27           545 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

20 September 2007
Ok, ok, you can stop not-talking about TOGS VI already, it is coming, slowly but
surely, like a giant, over-fed, greased slug sliding down a gravely driveway.  We're
looking for new-comers, old-timers, in-betweeners, fence-sitters and Delarquans to
come on out and participate.  Just think, you could be the next Pinky & the Brain
pairing (a la Creepster & Manager), or maybe you'll be the team that crushes all in
its path on the way TO UTTER AND COMPLETE TOGS DOMINATION!!!!!!  [note:  insert
sinister cackle if it helps you complete the picture]

There will be a few minor changes, so let's recap the rules from top to bottom:

1.  Each TOGS team consists of two managers.  After the contest starts, there will be
no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your teammate wisely.  TOGS VI will last
for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.

2.  The TOGS entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per TOGS
team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions
being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides
to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
     a)  send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
          Paul Jokelson
          115 Moss Ave. #201
          Oakland, CA 94611
     b)  get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards
         and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.

3. TOGS point system:

Fights: 

10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on another TOGS warriors challenge.
 7 points for winning a random match-up against another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning a random match-up against a non-TOGS warrior.

Changes this TOGS: 

** 10 points for any challenge by the DM, UP OR DOWN!!
** 4 points for winning a random match-up against your TOGS partner's warrior.
To state the obvious, there are 0 points if you challenge your partner.

** 4 points for winning a bloodfeud attempt against you by a non-TOGS warrior

You will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-TOGS team
(with the exception of the above-stated rule if you get bloodfeuded), so use your
avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.

Spots/Ads

5 points for every spotlight written by any team member.  1 per manager per turn.

The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter
(that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and we will be completely firm on
this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if
they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.
We will be the sole judge of this.  If you're unsure if we will judge something to be
Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and
ask.  We reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given
if we judge at later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.

-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
personal ad.

4.  TOGS VI will start in arena 60 shortly after the Winter Face-to-Face (turn due
Feb 21, Aradi turn 436) and as mentioned before will last for 13 turns.  There will
be multipliers in the later rounds, which means that all points accumulated by a team
on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team
on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.

5.  Soultaker and Nuln will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise, with
props to Sentinel for doing the score-keeping as always.  Whine all you like, we will
be glad to provide comfortable chairs and the cheese of your choice.

And there be the rules.  If you look closely, you'll notice there were a few minor
changes and additions made from the TOGS V rules.  They are as follows:

-- The Snotman & Nuln rule:  Last TOGS Snotman and Nuln randomly matched up something
like 4-5 times, so we basically decided out of pity to now give a small amount of
points (4 in this case) for winning a random against a teammate, so that you're not
completely screwed by having 2 of your 10 warriors get 0 zero points automatically.

-- Scaling Down Points for the DM:  Previously a TOGS DM would get 10 points *in
addition* to whatever challenge points they got.  This was to keep the DM from being
penalized for being at the top and give people something to fight for.  However, it
was a bit too much of an award and we decided to scale it back and eliminate the
bonus, but give full upchallenge credit whenever the DM challenges.

-- Bloodfeuds from outside TOGS teams:  This incident came up last TOGS, and it was
felt that if a person killed a non-TOGS warrior in a random, they shouldn't have to
be potentially locked into 4 turns of getting 0 points.  So we've added an additional
rule which now gives 4 points if you win when bloodfeuded by a non-TOGS warrior, at
least giving you some way to get points if you're locked into a non-TOGS bloodfeud
instead of being basically removed from the contest for 4 turns.

And lastly...

-- Team Names:  This was not listed in the rules, but to make things more festive, at
the suggestion of Manager we have decided to have the added dimension of team names!
Yes, no more boring rankings with Team 4 edging out Team 7.  Just picture reading a
TOGS turn report now, with something along the lines of "Team Fiery Starfish
obliterated Team Superior TOGSlings," just as one example.

We hope to see you all there....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE MAD CYCLONE was butchered by RIPPLES DORRIGAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROACH SANDWICH was murdered by WURM KIN in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
FRIED WORMS was unbelievably bested by FOUL NAVIGATOR in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
IRON MAN narrowly defeated PEG LEG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
FROZEN CHARLOTTE was devastated by MAGGOT SOUFFLE in a 3 minute bloody one-sided duel.
MODERN MYTH overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
THE LIMITER overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
PAULA vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THERESA was vanquished by PATCH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  1      14  |

Turn 545 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRON MAN 591               19   5  0   88 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
PARRY-LUNGE      PEG LEG 6196                9   7  0   75 SEA DOGS (545)
LUNGING ATTACK   MODERN MYTH 7251            7   5  1   63 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE LIMITER 7250            9   3  0   57 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEG LEG 6196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEG LEG 6196.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287, 
FRIED WORMS 7285, MODERN MYTH 7251, THE LIMITER 7250, PATCH 7297, THE MAD CYCLONE 
589, FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293, ROACH SANDWICH 7286, IRON MAN 591, and FROZEN CHARLOTTE 
7247.

The least popular fighter this week was THERESA 6339.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PAULA 6340, FROZEN CHARLOTTE 7247, IRON MAN 591, ROACH SANDWICH 7286, 
FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293, THE MAD CYCLONE 589, PATCH 7297, THE LIMITER 7250, MODERN MYTH 
7251, and FRIED WORMS 7285.