Date   : 09/25/2007    Duedate: 10/08/2007


DM-41    TURN-519

This Weeks Top Honors



Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader


Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALGARD                        LORIMINA
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4274) [16-12-1,88]         (41-4322) [8-2-0,53]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PLAGUE (93)             11
2. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)      0      THE PLAGUE (93)
3. DEATH'S  ARMY (392)          0      Unchartered Team
4. WANDERERS (329)            -16
                                       DRAGONBALL Z... (240)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   92  56  7 62.2   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 0
 2/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)          222 220 17 50.2   2/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  9 0
 3/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          501 547 13 47.8   3- 4 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   1  7 0
 4- 5 DEATH'S  ARMY (392)       14  25  2 35.9   4- 5 DEATH'S  ARMY (392)       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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 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.)
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.)
                 (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      Well, that's one for the books!  I didn't think I had it in me, Bill.  A good
try and a strange loss on your part, but I'll take it.  Fare you will on the Isle.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for FORANDIN, who pummelled 
KHALHUMS DWARF, to pocket 18 points.  RAMBLING OX certainly had a baffled expression 
on his face, after losing to VIRGINAL CONCUBINE and losing 9 points in the process!  
Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter KHALHUMS DWARF, handily defeating VALGARD.  
So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? 
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CULT OF THE SUN, alone and unchallenged.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, THE PLAGUE scurried away from CULT OF THE SUN.  
Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Q:  What's a record like 5-10-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  
This week's winner:  BLINDED BY KNOWING of THE PLAGUE!  Ask not a spymaster for 
counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for KATI-TEI?  On that giddy note I 
take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALGARD 4274                 16  12  1    88       WANDERERS (329)
 FORANDIN 4272                16  13  0    88       WANDERERS (329)
 RAMBLING OX 4280             13  11  1    78       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIMINA 4322                 8   2  0    53       WANDERERS (329)
-PRIVATE PICKER 4301           6   6  1    41       DEATH'S  ARMY (392)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331          3   3  0    29       THE PLAGUE (93)
 EYES THAT BURN 4339           2   1  0    24       THE PLAGUE (93)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           2   1  0    16       THE PLAGUE (93)
 TERRINDAR 4340                1   2  0     5       WANDERERS (329)
-SGT SLEIGHER 4300             0   5  0     5       DEATH'S  ARMY (392)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLINDED BY KNOWI 4290  5 11 1 THE PLAGUE 93         SPYMASTER 22          519 NONE    
PARRY BACON 4343       0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93         BANDIT PRINCE 25      519 NONE    
TERRPONE 4325          2  3 0 WANDERERS 329         JABALI JUNHAO 4243    516         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, I can't be mean to the Virginal Concubine.  Sue me. -- Forandin

M. Chardinee tried to tell me something, at least I think he did, but I never did
understand those elf types. -- Rambling Ox

Blinded by Knowing -- Which of us was blinded, do you think? -- Lorimina

Raise the Abyss -- I'm not getting this.  If an abyss gets raised, it becomes a
height instead, doesn't it? -- Terrindar

6 September 2007
                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******

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 


*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 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 


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.


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:


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.


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

BLINDED BY KNOWING was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PARRY BACON was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VALGARD was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
FORANDIN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAMBLING OX was bested by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute veteran's fight.
LORIMINA subdued RAISE THE ABYSS in a 2 minute competition.
EYES THAT BURN was bested by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 5 minute duel.
TRINITY REBORN defeated TERRINDAR in a 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  14 -  2      30  |

Turn 519 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VALGARD 4274               16  12  1   88 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    FORANDIN 4272              16  13  0   88 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           13  11  1   78 WANDERERS (329)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORIMINA 4322               8   2  0   53 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALGARD 4274.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LORIMINA 4322.  The ten other most popular fighters were VALGARD 4274, FORANDIN 

The least popular fighter this week was EYES THAT BURN 4339.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAISE THE ABYSS 4331, PARRY BACON 4343, RAMBLING OX 4280, 
4274, LORIMINA 4322, and  0.