DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIQUETTIE
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4672) [23-17-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POULAN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
U.A.K. (92)                    
(38-4331) [15-8-1,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIQUETTIE                      AVERAGE JOE
JINDA-BAN (198)                U.A.K. (92)
(38-4672) [23-17-0,101]        (38-4677) [10-8-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. U.A.K. (92)                 60
2. JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)   17      INQUISITION CLONES (416)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             15      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)               13
5. INQUISITION CLONES (416)    -3      BATTLE MAGIC (133)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  51  30  2 63.0   1/ 4 U.A.K. (92)               9  6 0
 2/ 2 JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  30  22  6 57.7   2/ 2 JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  7  5 1
 3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             71  65  6 52.2   3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             6  3 1
 4/ 4 U.A.K. (92)              312 295 16 51.4   4/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 5/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          457 596  9 43.4   5/ 5 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  1  2 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.

     What an arena!  We've got run-of-the-mill warriors and average joes, and it's a
wonder we don't get invaded and conquered before breakfast every Tuesday.  Good try,
Runna Damill.

                                     Riquettie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CLIFFHOME.  Like, JINDA-BAN had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by U.A.K.!  Way to go U.A.K.!  The guys 
at U.A.K. like really pulled together to get a 4-1-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP 
award for VANILLA?  U.A.K.'s proud of him after beating CONNIE PAKKIT and getting 21 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  MATTEO's match with AVERAGE JOE cost him a 
loss of 10 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think 
RIQUETTIE should let RUNNA DAMILL be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about 
it.  Who was the wiseguy that said CLIFFHOME's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Choking Ogre?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  U.A.K. was 
CLIFFHOME's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know what 
JEWEL OF THE ORIENT's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from U.A.K., that's fer sher.  Like, is MATTEO popular, or what?  He was challenged 
the most in all of CLIFFHOME!  He's got a 6-4-1, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIQUETTIE 4672               23  17  0   101       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POULAN 4331                  15   8  1   102       U.A.K. (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676             9   9  0    83       U.A.K. (92)
 SCROD BOY 4675               13  20  0    75       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 JADE 4659                     7   8  1    73       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERAGE JOE 4677             10   8  0    65       U.A.K. (92)
 ALONZO 4734                   8   1  0    58       BOY O'S (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEONARDO 4725                 5   5  0    55       BOY O'S (388)
 DIAMOND 4731                  5   2  0    53       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 MATTEO 4733                   6   4  1    52       BOY O'S (388)
 VANILLA 4706                  6   5  0    52       U.A.K. (92)
 PEARL 4660                    8   4  2    50       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 AMBER 4743                    4   1  0    45       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           12   7  0    43       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BENT FENDER 4702              5  27  0    42       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIX 4756                     2   0  0    27       U.A.K. (92)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARTER PILLAR 4742            5   7  0    22       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DAISY BICKLE 4758             1   1  0    15       JINDA-BAN (198)
 ATILLIO 4757                  1   0  1    14       BOY O'S (388)
 TOPAZ 4747                    1   1  0     4       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   ATILLIO 4757          535 NONE    
CPT. CRUNCH 4244      13 20 2 U.A.K. 92             JADE 4659             533 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Riquettie -- No hidden fights here.  You think with a name like this Otis is going to
send me to a Tourney?  The last time he sent one of us U.A.K. puds to one he went
into such a tailspin he still hasn't recovered (See AJ's record since starting 7-0).
Otis makes us challenge for the DM spot if we are in range, unless needed for a
Bloodfeud.  Plus I'll trade a few bumps and bruises for some decent learns. -- Runna
Damill

Bent Fender -- I did enjoy the skills you taught me.  But they didn't seem to help me
much in my last fight.  You may see me again soon if you promise to keep teaching
like that. -- Vanilla

Jade -- One more time and then I will hand it off to the other guys and go after the
throne. -- Poulan

Pearl -- You hit too hard and don't teach as well as Bent Fender.  Stay away from me.
-- Vanilla

Average Joe -- If I correctly understand the Received Wisdom, Bad drives out
Mediocre, and Mediocre drives out Good.  Since another word for Mediocre is Average,
and you defeated me, does that mean I'm Good? -- Bent Fender

Amber -- You know what they say, rub a cat against amber, and you get sparks.  You're
amber, and I'm a werecat, and there were sparks, so...you and me, babe?  Dinner
tonight for a start. -- Carter Pillar

Matteo -- It figures.  You elves are NEVER anything but rude to us orcs.  You hate us
all because we're better looking.  I can tell. -- Connie Pakkit

Topaz -- Those reflections are blinding.  Hmm.  Have you ever considered getting a
job as a reflector?  I could use a good reflector.  Some of the wagons around here
don't believe in giving ANYBODY a chance on the roads. -- Daisy Bickle

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

POULAN devastated JADE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
ALONZO subdued PEARL in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
AVERAGE JOE savagely defeated MATTEO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
AMBER savagely defeated BENT FENDER in a 6 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TOPAZ was vanquished by DAISY BICKLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RIQUETTIE luckily beat RUNNA DAMILL in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SCROD BOY was overcome by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute expert's melee.
DIAMOND vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
CONNIE PAKKIT was overpowered by VANILLA in a 1 minute uneven match.
CARTER PILLAR was overpowered by TRIX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ATILLIO murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   6 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIQUETTIE 4672             23  17  0  101 JINDA-BAN (198)
AIMED BLOW       POULAN 4331                15   8  1  102 U.A.K. (92)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ALONZO 4734                 8   1  0   58 BOY O'S (388)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIAMOND 4731                5   2  0   53 JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATTEO 4733                 6   4  1   52 BOY O'S (388)
WALL OF STEEL    VANILLA 4706                6   5  0   52 U.A.K. (92)
SLASHING ATTACK  PEARL 4660                  8   4  2   50 JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
PARRY-STRIKE     AMBER 4743                  4   1  0   45 JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIQUETTIE 4672.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AVERAGE JOE 4677.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMBER 4743, PEARL 
4660, POULAN 4331, RUNNA DAMILL 4676, MATTEO 4733, RIQUETTIE 4672, SCROD BOY 4675, 
DIAMOND 4731, ALONZO 4734, and VANILLA 4706.

The least popular fighter this week was BENT FENDER 4702.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CARTER PILLAR 4742, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, TOPAZ 4747, ATILLIO 
4757, DAISY BICKLE 4758, JADE 4659, TRIX 4756, VANILLA 4706, ALONZO 4734, and DIAMOND 
4731.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RIQUETTIE (38-4672) JINDA-BAN (198)