DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/28/2007    Duedate: 10/11/2007

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAMILTON
VABOROUGHS (240)
(40-2360) [18-7-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAMILTON                       POSITION IS EMPTY
VABOROUGHS (240)               
(40-2360) [18-7-0,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SELVUN                         ELDA MAINZ
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4201) [16-16-1,66]         (40-4257) [7-1-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VABOROUGHS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VABOROUGHS (240)            30
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)        6      VABOROUGHS (240)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       BLUES, THUGS, ETC (291)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 VABOROUGHS (240)          69  61  3 53.1   1/ 2 VABOROUGHS (240)          7  0 1
 2/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    517 689 21 42.9   2/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 1

    '*'   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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 576): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 569): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 527): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 518): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 411): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 461): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 576): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 569): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 565): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 558): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 527): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 518): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 411): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 461): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): BELISSA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
                           CAP'N CRUNCH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): JESSICA RABBIT of BRAIN FOOD 36 (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to BEYOND THE PALE, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the VABOROUGHS stable.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for DACEANA LINZ, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing AMBITIOUS 
GUARD like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  CHUCK ELVIS was beat by KUNG-FU MASTER and drops 9 points.  
Our battling duelmaster HAMILTON has managed to hold the title, fending off BELLA 
DEANE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, BEYOND THE PALE.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMILTON 2360                18   7  0   124       VABOROUGHS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STERLING 2280                11  10  2    86       VABOROUGHS (240)
 BELLA DEANE 4249             11   4  0    82       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELVUN 4201                  16  16  1    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 ELDA MAINZ 4257               7   1  0    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235             11  11  0    56       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244             9   9  1    47       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RESTON 4263                   2   0  1    23       VABOROUGHS (240)
 DULLES 4264                   2   0  0    19       VABOROUGHS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 7        0  1 0   1                   SELVUN 4201           528 NONE    
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   RESTON 4263           528 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hamilton -- It's a shame you're a golem.  Success in the martial art is very
attractive in a man.  Or it can be. -- Bella Deane

Kung-Fu.  Not my thing. -- Chuck Elvis

The Ambitious Guard wants to learn to dance?  An odd ambition. -- Elda Mainz

Ahhh!  The Userous Merchant.  Not my idea of fun. -- Selvun
P.S.  Even though I won.

Dangerous Criminal.  Always a tough one to beat, and I had a headache today.  Before
the fight, I mean. -- Daceana Linz
P.S.  As well as an all-body ache afterward.

6 September 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*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 November 27, 2007).

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).

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

HAMILTON devastated BELLA DEANE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ELDA MAINZ was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute melee.
SELVUN murdered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
CHUCK ELVIS was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DACEANA LINZ devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DULLES narrowly defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute bloody novice's struggle.
RESTON easily killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 528 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HAMILTON 2360              18   7  0  124 VABOROUGHS (240)
AIMED BLOW       BELLA DEANE 4249           11   4  0   82 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SELVUN 4201.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ELDA MAINZ 4257.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMILTON 2360, SELVUN 
4201, DACEANA LINZ 4244, BELLA DEANE 4249, CHUCK ELVIS 4235, DULLES 4264, RESTON 
4263,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RESTON 4263.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DULLES 4264, CHUCK ELVIS 4235, BELLA DEANE 4249, DACEANA LINZ 4244, 
SELVUN 4201, HAMILTON 2360, ELDA MAINZ 4257,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAMILTON (40-2360) VABOROUGHS (240)