DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/24/2003    Duedate: 08/06/2003

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-405

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUNGOD DESIGNED ME
WENSINWASIN (428)
(43-4270) [12-1-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUNGOD DESIGNED ME             MUSHAD
WENSINWASIN (428)              EASTERN HORDE (430)
(43-4270) [12-1-0,109]         (43-4287) [4-1-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKYWISE                        SKYWISE
WOLF RIDERS (391)              WOLF RIDERS (391)
(43-3868) [12-10-1,72]         (43-3868) [12-10-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDS (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            36
2. COMIC MISCHIEF (434)        35      WENSINWASIN (428)
3. WOLF RIDERS (391)           35      Unchartered Team
4. EASTERN HORDE (430)         21
5. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        11      EASTERN HORDE (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE SUNGOD COMETH (433)    4   1  0 80.0   1- 2 JURIM'S TEAM (429)        8  2 1
 2/ 2 WENSINWASIN (428)         23  11  1 67.6   2/ 1*MEDS (432)                7  6 0
 3- 3 JURIM'S TEAM (429)        27  16  1 62.8   3/ 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         7  7 0
 4/ 4 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     254 157 14 61.8   4/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)          7  8 0
 5/ 8*EASTERN HORDE (430)        9   6  1 60.0   5- 6*THE SUNGOD COMETH (433)   4  1 0
 6/ 5*MEDS (432)                17  12  1 58.6   6/ 9*EASTERN HORDE (430)       3  0 0
 7- 6 BADLANDS (227)            46  35  0 56.8   7/ 0 WOLF RIDERS (391)         3  2 2
 8/ 0 WOLF RIDERS (391)         52  52  8 50.0   8/ 8 WENSINWASIN (428)         3  2 0
 9/ 7 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         60  62  2 49.2   9/ 4 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      3  9 0
10/ 9 THE FAMILY (116)         299 364  9 45.1  10- 7 BADLANDS (227)            2  2 0
11/ 0*COMIC MISCHIEF (434)       2   3  0 40.0  11/ 0*COMIC MISCHIEF (434)      2  3 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): DEMO-SQUAD (Shadowmere, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): none
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 469): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 467): FLOWBEE of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
                (turn 461): TY BRINSON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): JUVENAL of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 447): A-10 of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
                            BEER GOGGLES of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 328): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, it is me, your Duelmaster Sungod Designed Me, and once again, Nhavarl, in a
valiant effort was my opponent, but fought with no avail as I kicked his--  Oh well,
you know the story, anyway.  Have to take a moment of silence for the death of the
second best warrior in this arena, known as Jenny the Mule.  I was looking forward to
facing off against her but it was not meant to be as she was killed in the tourney.
But enough with talking about the end of things, I want to announce the newest
alliance known as the FIRM.  In case you haven't noticed the new stable that has
arrived in Veastian, let's give a warm welcome to Sungod Cometh.  If the name didn't
give it away, the team is managed by none other than Sungod.  With that, I will end,
so until next time.

Sungod Designed Me

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out VEASTIAN to see 
what's new.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but KORGAN CRUSADE 
really goofed with their 0-4-0.  EASTERN HORDE like really fought hard to move up to 
6th from 9th.  Way to go!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, THE FAMILY!  
'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 4th!  This new team COMIC MISCHIEF shows 
promise, and that's all I'm going to say (for now).  MVP award for NHAVARL?  THE 
FAMILY's proud of him after beating SWORDBREAKER and getting 18 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  SWORDBREAKER's match with NHAVARL cost him a loss of 14 points!  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SUNGOD DESIGNED ME should 
let RAYEK be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of WIDOWMAKERS must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what WENSINWASIN's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from WIDOWMAKERS, that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  I was SO depressed when I heard AUGUST got killed.  He was just a kid, 
and didn't get a fair chance in VEASTIAN, or anything!  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  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270      12   1  0   109       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER 3864                  15   7  3    94       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NHAVARL 4222                 10  15  0    87       THE FAMILY (116)
 SKYWISE 3868                 12  10  1    72       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 RAYEK 3915                   13   7  0    68       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FACE BREAKER 1099            16   7  0    63       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 SWORDBREAKER 1087            15  10  0    62       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 FLESHRENDER 1108             10  13  0    59       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-HANDOW 3960                   8   2  0    58       BADLANDS (227)
 MUSHAD 4287                   4   1  1    58       EASTERN HORDE (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JURRASIC LARKS 4278           7   1  0    54       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-JABBA 4277                    6   3  0    48       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-BIL BALROG'S SON 4281         4   3  0    48       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-SWAMPY THE GOBLIN 4310        4   1  0    48       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-SHRILL BALROGG 4289           5   2  1    47       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-JIB AH 4276                   5   4  0    47       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 DART 3865                     8  14  1    46       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-SHADOW TOMB 4071              4   5  0    40       BADLANDS (227)
 STILTZ 4265                   8   7  0    38       THE FAMILY (116)
 CARLINE 4266                  7   8  1    37       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREESTUMP 4159                2   1  2    33       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 NORPRAMINE 4296               5   2  1    28       MEDS (432)
 PENICILLEN 4299               5   1  0    28       MEDS (432)
 PEACE 4306                    3   0  0    24       EASTERN HORDE (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIL BALROGG 4273              5   8  0    23       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 INZOLAS 4288                  2   3  0    23       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 LIFETAKER 1520                3   7  0    20       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-BUELL 4316                    1   0  0    20       THE SUNGOD COMETH (433)
 SILVER BELLE 4269             3   4  0    19       WENSINWASIN (428)
 WINTER WITCH 4283             3   8  0    18       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 BARRET 4328                   1   0  0    16       COMIC MISCHIEF (434)
-V-CARTEL'S DADDY 4319         1   0  0    15       THE SUNGOD COMETH (433)
-TORE 3948                     1   2  0    13       BADLANDS (227)
 PREDNIZONE 4298               1   5  0    12       MEDS (432)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   2  1     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   3  0     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BRINGER OF BLOOD 4317         1   0  0     9       THE SUNGOD COMETH (433)
 TIRO COCOCO 4314              1   2  0     5       THE FAMILY (116)
 AERIES 4326                   1   0  0     5       COMIC MISCHIEF (434)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329              1   0  0     5       THE FAMILY (116)
 SPACE BABOON 4313             0   1  0     5       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-FUELED BY YOUR HATE 4315      0   1  0     1       THE SUNGOD COMETH (433)
 SEPHIROTH 4325                0   1  0     1       COMIC MISCHIEF (434)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VETERAN MERCENARY 17   0  1 0   1                   CUTTER 3864           405 NONE    
YUFFIE 4327            0  1 0 COMIC MISCHIEF 434    BLACK ORC 20          405 NONE    
VINCENT 4324           0  1 0 COMIC MISCHIEF 434    SPYMASTER 22          405 NONE    
TIRO COCO 4260         8  8 0 THE FAMILY 116        MUSHAD 4287           402         
TRONJI-ZAR 4303        3  4 0 THE FAMILY 116        SHRILL BALROGG 4289   404         
YET ANOTHER DA! 4323   0  1 0 KORGAN CRUSADE 392    SHEWISH GIANT 21      405 NONE    
AUGUST 4271            4  1 0 WENSINWASIN 428       TREESTUMP 4159        405         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Swordbreaker -- You've been practicing--I can tell. -- Jenny the Mule

Hi, I'm Swampy! -- Swampy the Goblin

I just can't shut the guy up.  Sorry! -- Reverend Boz

Shrill -- Is that the best you can do?  I'm still alive!  Nyaah! -- Bil Balrogg

Carline -- I'll have to give you a colder reception next time, my pretty. -- Winter
Witch

Sungod Designed Me -- Congratulations again.  Nhavarl got the shot?  This is getting
monotonous. -- Korgan Crusade

Widowmakers -- Sorry for the death of Foecrusher at the hands of Callista; she just
hates total parries. -- Youngblood

A sad note from the FTF--our beloved Mule, Jenny, is no more.  She met her bitter
fate against a warrior named Adam + Eve.  Now, I'm not even going to TALK about the
double teaming--but those sharpened big leaves should have been banned from the
Arena!
     Of course Jenny always knew the risks involved in gladiatorial combat.  Just
before every fight she used to say "Reverend Boz, for the love of Kjarran don't send
me out there!  They're trying to kill me!"  What a kidder.  We'll miss her sense of
humor.  And I know that now that the worst has happened, Jenny will learn from the
experience and be a better person for it. -- Reverend Boz

Sungod Designed Me -- Good thing I don't have manly qualms about surrendering.  Not
that I lack manliness, I just want to keep it alive, you know?  Good work on your
part, of course. -- Nhavarl

Shrill Balrogg -- Ouch!  That really hurts my ears.  How about if you try sign
language? -- Tronji-Zar

Jib Ah -- What you have to understand is that I was looking for an opening in this
shrink-wrapped box of crackers.  Not in the fight.  But at least you did manage to
tear the plastic.  I tend to break a nail if I try too hard on it.  Thanks. --
Carline

Lithium -- My mama always told me, Son, never mess with the light elements.  They're
tricky. -- Stiltz

Tylenol 3 -- Ha!  Plain ol' aspirin, that's my dish. -- Tiro Cococo
P.S.  Wait a minute, I died?  How could I die?  I'm important!  Unique!  How could I
DIE?  This wasn't supposed to happen!  I demand a recount!  Hey!  Come back here,
don't leave me here alone....  Hey!

All -- The Wolf Riders are on the hunt; all teams are our prey.  Only the strong may
survive is our creed.  Ow Oooh!

Rev Boz -- I lament Jenny's passing with you.  She was a fine warrior, and I enjoyed
crossing swords with her.  All widowmakers thrust their weapons into the sand, a
demonstration of great respect in our homeland. -- Soultender

Don John -- Stiltz won't have to look up at a non-Giant anymore.  I know he was
stupid, slow, and had a bad record.  He also refused to learn skills.  Still, I'll
miss the great big lummox. -- Soultender

Swampy -- Nice bit of learning there!  You may not speak well, but it's not an
intelligence issue, obviously. -- Soultender

Veastian -- Sorry I didn't get to Philly; looks like quite a few of you made it.
Maybe next time. -- Soultender

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
    more.
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

YUFFIE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VINCENT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
YET ANOTHER DA! was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME demolished RAYEK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CUTTER assassinated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
NHAVARL vanquished SWORDBREAKER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
FLESHRENDER was viciously subdued by SKYWISE in a 4 minute veteran's competition.
MUSHAD vanquished NORPRAMINE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
FACE BREAKER won victory over DART in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
BIL BALROGG was overpowered by CARLINE in a 2 minute uneven match.
PENICILLEN outlasted WINTER WITCH in a tiresome 9 minute brutal fight.
STILTZ devastated LIFETAKER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SILVER BELLE was subdued by PEACE in a 2 minute match.
PREDNIZONE was devastated by INZOLAS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TREESTUMP easily killed AUGUST in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIRO COCOCO was overpowered by BARRET in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SPACE BABOON was unbelievably bested by AERIES in a 3 minute bloody amateur's bout.
SEPHIROTH was bested by TIRO CUCKOO in a exciting 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  32 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  33 -  3      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 405 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270    12   1  0  109 WENSINWASIN (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  CUTTER 3864                15   7  3   94 WOLF RIDERS (391)
WALL OF STEEL    SKYWISE 3868               12  10  1   72 WOLF RIDERS (391)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAYEK 3915                 13   7  0   68 WOLF RIDERS (391)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          16   7  0   63 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
BASHING ATTACK   STILTZ 4265                 8   7  0   38 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKYWISE 3868.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SKYWISE 3868.  The ten other most popular fighters were SEPHIROTH 4325, NHAVARL 
4222, FLESHRENDER 1108, SPACE BABOON 4313, MUSHAD 4287, DART 3865, PEACE 4306, SUNGOD 
DESIGNED ME 4270, CUTTER 3864, and CARLINE 4266.

The least popular fighter this week was PENICILLEN 4299.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PREDNIZONE 4298, LIFETAKER 1520, WINTER WITCH 4283, BIL BALROGG 4273, 
NORPRAMINE 4296, YET ANOTHER DA! 4323, VINCENT 4324, YUFFIE 4327, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, 
and AERIES 4326.