DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/09/2007    Duedate: 10/22/2007

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALGARD                        WHITE KNIGHT
WANDERERS (329)                WONDERLAND (358)
(41-4274) [17-12-1,96]         (41-4064) [3-1-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             33
2. THE PLAGUE (93)             18      WONDERLAND (358)
3. WONDERLAND (358)             1      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)      0
                                       BLACKENED PRIDE (323)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 WONDERLAND (358)          25  14  1 64.1   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 0
 2- 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   92  56  7 62.2   2/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)           6  9 0
 3/ 2 THE PLAGUE (93)          224 223 17 50.1   3/ 0 WONDERLAND (358)          2  3 0
 4/ 3 WANDERERS (329)          505 548 13 48.0   4- 3 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   0  5 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===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 28): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 577): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): ARTHUR BEYER of MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 519): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 510): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 412): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 288): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 577): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 519): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 510): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 412): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 190): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 462): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 577): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 576): MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 570): EDGILES KAPP of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 566): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 564): ARTHUR BEYER of MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
               (turn 563): SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           CAP'N CRUNCH of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 559): EARTHQUAKED EXCUSE of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 528): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, 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.

     So!  I have defeated the reigning duelmaster, therefore, I am the duelmaster,
not so?  This Valgard, he made a fair effort...for a human and a relative novice.  I,
however, have been doing this for years, and I am also a dwarf, which means that I
have stamina!  Humans hardly know the meaning of the word.  Valgard lost because he
is human, he lacks the stamina to keep going beyond a minute, and he lacks the
strength to wear decent armor.  His effort, as I say, was fair, but ultimately
pathetic.  He does not deserve to hold the title.

                         Goban Steelsinger, Khalhums Dwarf

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KATI-TEI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
RAMBLING OX?  WANDERERS' proud of him after beating WHITE RABBIT and getting 18 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  WHITE RABBIT got smashed by RAMBLING OX, 
and lost 13 points!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  WANDERERS was the most avoided team.  Is a 505-548-13 record really 
that scary?  I don't know what THE PLAGUE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been 
accepting many fights from WANDERERS, that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALGARD 4274                 17  12  1    96       WANDERERS (329)
 RAMBLING OX 4280             14  11  1    96       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORANDIN 4272                17  13  0    90       WANDERERS (329)
 WHITE RABBIT 3994            10   3  0    72       WONDERLAND (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIMINA 4322                 9   2  0    57       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WALRUS 3995               7   1  0    44       WONDERLAND (358)
 RAISE THE ABYSS 4331          4   3  0    36       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE 3993                    3   4  1    25       WONDERLAND (358)
 WHITE KNIGHT 4064             3   1  0    25       WONDERLAND (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYES THAT BURN 4339           2   2  0    20       THE PLAGUE (93)
 BREAK STUFF 4344              1   0  0    13       THE PLAGUE (93)
 QUEEN OF HEARTS 4063          1   0  0     9       WONDERLAND (358)
 TRINITY REBORN 4337           2   2  0     8       THE PLAGUE (93)
 TERRINDAR 4340                1   3  0     6       WANDERERS (329)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HORA DE ATTAQUE 4246   3  2 0 CULT OF THE SUN 386   BLINDED BY KNOWI 4290 516 NONE    
TOTAL SNAUSAGE 4345    0  1 0 THE PLAGUE 93         BANDIT PRINCE 25      520 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, I didn't expect to defeat the Khalhums Dwarf after Valgard lost to him.  Either
that's really cool, or I had an unfair advantage because he'd already worked hard on
Valgard.  But I'm not going to look this one in the mouth, no way!  He probably
bites. -- Forandin

It was a tough call.  I'm supposed to win fights, right?  Jorja said so.  But before
I ever met Jorja, my mama told me not to beat up little girls.  And here was this
Virginal Concubine in a white chemise and flowers in her hair, and I just couldn't
hit her.  It would have been wrong. -- Rambling Ox

Raise the Abyss -- No thanks.  I don't know the word for it, but I have the opposite
of acrophobia.  I can't stand deep places, and I'll do anything I can to keep them at
bay. -- Lorimina

Trinity Reborn -- Well, gods!  How could I fight three of you born twice?  That's six
opponents at once, and WAY out of my pay grade. -- Terrindar

We mourn the passing of Blinded by Knowing, always a fun person at a party. -- the
Wanderers

Forandin -- I could make the claim of having been tired already before I fight, but I
will not.  To do so is beneath me.  I told the arenamaster I was fit to go out again,
and when I did, I lost.  So be it. -- Goban Steelsinger

Rambling Ox -- May all my opponents be such bumblers as you are! -- Marga Porlan,
Modest Concubine

Eyes that Burn -- Come, I will sell you a sure cure for burning of the eyes.  The
price may seem high at first, but I assure you that it is a fair one because of the
rare and valuable nature of the ingredients. -- Londrus Korlins, Merchant of this
City

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

TOTAL SNAUSAGE was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute fight.
RAMBLING OX vanquished WHITE RABBIT in a 1 minute uneven battle.
VALGARD demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FORANDIN viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 3 minute gory contest.
THE WALRUS overpowered EYES THAT BURN in a 5 minute mismatched match.
LORIMINA devastated ALICE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAISE THE ABYSS viciously subdued WHITE KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute match.
TRINITY REBORN was overpowered by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TERRINDAR lost to QUEEN OF HEARTS in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
BREAK STUFF vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  2      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  3      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 520 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VALGARD 4274               17  12  1   96 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAMBLING OX 4280           14  11  1   96 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    FORANDIN 4272              17  13  0   90 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       WHITE RABBIT 3994          10   3  0   72 WONDERLAND (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORIMINA 4322               9   2  0   57 WANDERERS (329)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WALRUS 3995             7   1  0   44 WONDERLAND (358)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAISE THE ABYSS 4331        4   3  0   36 THE PLAGUE (93)
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 WHITE KNIGHT 4064.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORANDIN 4272, EYES 
THAT BURN 4339, VALGARD 4274, LORIMINA 4322, RAISE THE ABYSS 4331, QUEEN OF HEARTS 
4063, RAMBLING OX 4280, TERRINDAR 4340, BREAK STUFF 4344, and TOTAL SNAUSAGE 4345.

The least popular fighter this week was THE WALRUS 3995.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRINITY REBORN 4337, ALICE 3993, WHITE RABBIT 3994, TOTAL SNAUSAGE 
4345, BREAK STUFF 4344, TERRINDAR 4340, RAMBLING OX 4280, QUEEN OF HEARTS 4063, RAISE 
THE ABYSS 4331, and LORIMINA 4322.