Date   : 07/19/2003    Duedate: 08/01/2003


DM-42    TURN-412

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-3902) [13-1-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-3902) [13-1-0,93]          (42-4019) [5-2-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4015) [5-3-0,32]           (42-4015) [5-3-0,32]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   44
2. DUH-WHAT? (357)             43      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        19      Unchartered Team
4. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       19
5. DELVERS (154)                4      DUH-WHAT? (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DUH-WHAT? (357)            4   0  1  100   1/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 2/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     206 150 15 57.9   2/ 1 DELVERS (154)             8  7 0
 3/ 4*CLOWNING AROUND (354)      7   9  0 43.8   3/ 5*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  6  9 0
 4/ 5 DELVERS (154)            286 398  5 41.8   4/ 0*DUH-WHAT? (357)           4  0 1
 5/ 6*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)   6   9  0 40.0   5/ 4*CLOWNING AROUND (354)     4  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DELVERS, since COLOR ME 
SUAVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  I can just hear all 
the boasts coming in DUH-WHAT?'s next personal ads.  Their first turn they went 
4-0-1.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ARERIS win a fight and gain 19 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, YANKEE DAN beat SNAPPY GEORGE and SNAPPY GEORGE lost 8 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, RODEKI may 
be getting bland, as COOKIE SNORT stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  RODEKI, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  WAY OF THE SWORD A3 the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CLOWNING AROUND.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SUSHEE SU was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RODEKI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of RODEKI.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUDDING PARADE 3902          13   1  0    93       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER BUMPER 3903           17  21  0    86       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YANKEE DAN 4019               5   2  0    40       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAPPY GEORGE 4015            5   3  0    32       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ARERIS 4035                   2   0  0    32       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984            9   4  0    31       DELVERS (154)
 SOUPLE 4030                   2   1  0    30       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 EL RIPPOFF 3992               6   5  0    28       DELVERS (154)
 JOHN ROSE 3985                7   6  0    27       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSHEE SU 3983                4   9  0    21       DELVERS (154)
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024            3   2  0    21       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SOUFFLE GUFFAW 4023           2   3  0    15       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 OSTMAN 4034                   1   2  0    15       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 BIA THE ITCH 4039             1   0  0    13       DUH-WHAT? (357)
 BOZO 4016                     1   6  0    13       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 KITTY 4036                    1   0  1    11       DUH-WHAT? (357)
 GITH 4033                     1   2  0    11       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 JOSIE 4037                    1   0  0    11       DUH-WHAT? (357)
 SPIKE 4038                    1   0  0     8       DUH-WHAT? (357)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   KITTY 4036            412 NONE    
DEJNY 4042             0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD  356 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     412 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cookie Snort -- That was a clever and unexpected move.  I never before saw a golem
stopped because its air-intake was choked with cookie crumbs. -- Harby

Snappy George -- You ripped me off! -- El Rippoff
P.S.  That was my move, you know.

Ostman -- Even with tourney fights to bolster your over-confidence, that was a
reckless thing to do. -- Ann Artichoke

Ronald McDonald -- (curled lip of scorn)  What can you expect if you come out dressed
in mustard and catsup? -- Sushee Su

Bozo -- Well, isn't that what you want?  The crowd laughed at you. -- John Rose

We must be slipping, as the Delvers collectively only taught seventeen skills to five
opponents today.  Sad. -- Harby

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    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:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    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.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    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 I 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.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a 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.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This 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.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEJNY was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARERIS vanquished JOHN ROSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
OSTMAN was subdued by ANN ARTICHOKE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SOUPLE vanquished SUSHEE SU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
COOKIE SNORT savagely defeated RUBBER BUMPER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
PUDDING PARADE won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
SNAPPY GEORGE was outwaited by YANKEE DAN in a popular 7 minute competition.
EL RIPPOFF handily defeated BOZO in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GITH lost to SOUFFLE GUFFAW in a 2 minute fight.
FUZZY BUZZCUT won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute duel.
JOSIE defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.
SPIKE unbelievably bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
BIA THE ITCH demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KITTY delivered the death blow upon PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 412 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PUDDING PARADE 3902        13   1  0   93 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAPPY GEORGE 4015.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SNAPPY GEORGE 4015.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOSIE 4037, 

The least popular fighter this week was BOZO 4016.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YANKEE DAN 4019, SUSHEE SU 3983, JOHN ROSE 3985, KITTY 4036, SOUPLE 
4030, OSTMAN 4034, BIA THE ITCH 4039, SPIKE 4038, FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024, and SOUFFLE 
GUFFAW 4023.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn: