DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/08/2007    Duedate: 10/20/2007

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EARL
FANDILS (75)
(46-3951) [19-8-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUNKER                         WANDA
SONS OF TULL (360)             THE ZEN ZONE (362)
(46-4005) [9-3-0,116]          (46-4040) [2-0-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUANITA                        CUTTER
FANDILS (75)                   DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3926) [22-11-0,88]         (46-3847) [7-4-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          57
2. WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)    30      TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
3. ERRATA (357)                17      Unchartered Team
4. SONS OF TULL (360)          12
5. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           7      THE ZEN ZONE (362)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       135  95  3 58.7   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             10  5 1
 2/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1095 776 55 58.5   2/ 2 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  9  6 0
 3/ 3 FANDILS (75)             880 651 28 57.5   3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)          8  7 0
 4/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       217 181 13 54.5   4/ 4 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        6  6 0
 5/ 5 ERRATA (357)              12  11  0 52.2   5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 0
 6/ 6 SONS OF TULL (360)        28  30  0 48.3   6/ 6 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        5  3 1
 7- 7 THE BEARS II (355)        18  20  3 47.4   7/ 7 SONS OF TULL (360)        3  1 0
 8/ 8 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  35  40  0 46.7   8/ 8 ERRATA (357)              3  3 0
 9/ 9 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  431 686 13 38.6   9/ 9*THE ZEN ZONE (362)        3 12 1
10/10*THE ZEN ZONE (362)         6  17  1 26.1  10-10 THE BEARS II (355)        0  2 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.

Well, that was quite a party.  Old Mick here can still chug a bottle of Chivas with
the best of them.  He's sleeping it off, while I shoo away the party girls.  You'd
think someone as old as Mick would slow down a little....

Anyway, he said something for the DM column, but I didn't understand a word of it.
If he wants a column, I guess he can write it down next time.  See you all next turn!

Technogeek

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARDIVENT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see TUVOLD win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
ANCHORMAN beat NIVIX and NIVIX lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  EARL 
challenged ARDIVENT's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as EARL takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SONS OF TULL, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was WOE TO WHITECHAPEL.  Ha ha ha ha!  BUNKER was challenged more times this turn 
than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ARDIVENT's 
morgue.  More variety.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, DEBRA 
CONKLIN of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS has added the final loss to hers 11-36-0.  Tee hee!  
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ARDIVENT to get a drink than The Seaside 
Manor!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 3951                    19   8  0   113       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNKER 4005                   9   3  0   116       SONS OF TULL (360)
 TUVOLD 3946                  12   3  0   112       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650       12  11  0   100       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-BROQUS 3947                  10   6  1    93       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 TEMPTATION 3314              10   7  1    91       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 MEMNOCK 3982                 10   5  1    91       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICK JAGGER 3840             12   2  0    89       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 JUANITA 3926                 22  11  0    88       FANDILS (75)
 BONE MILL 3977               11   5  0    84       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 JACINTHE 3892                11  35  0    77       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               6   4  0    70       THE BEARS II (355)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          15   8  0    66       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 ANCHORMAN 3971                7   1  0    66       ERRATA (357)
 FEAR VECTOR 3978              7   8  0    65       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651         12  10  1    59       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433        13   8  0    58       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE MILLER 4006              7   4  0    55       FANDILS (75)
-BAXTER 3970                   3   3  0    54       ERRATA (357)
 NIVIX 3986                    8   5  0    49       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 CUTTER 3847                   7   4  0    49       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-EUROQ 3901                    8   9  0    48       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 BERNICE 3996                  9   5  0    47       FANDILS (75)
 BANNIR PARK 3981             11   9  0    46       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 CADDO SCOT 3975              12   9  0    45       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-ANDERSON 3998                 4   8  0    41       SONS OF TULL (360)
 UP FROM THE SEA 3979          5   9  0    35       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORN OF THE DARK 4004         5   4  0    32       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-RON BURGUNDY 3974             2   2  0    30       ERRATA (357)
 DECKER COBB 3992              6   8  0    26       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BOOBY 3849                    4   3  0    24       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SHELLEY 4030                  3   1  1    24       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOANE 3997                    6   5  0    23       SONS OF TULL (360)
-CROSSEYED MARY 3999           5   6  0    21       SONS OF TULL (360)
 WANDA 4040                    2   0  1    21       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
-GODZILLA 3969                 1   2  1    20       THE BEARS II (355)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-BARLOW 4023                   2   1  0    19       SONS OF TULL (360)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SHANTQUITMINIFE 4041          2   0  0    18       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 WYATT TISDALE 4044            1   0  0    15       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 BUNKER BETTY 4020             2   3  0     9       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021         2   2  0     8       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 OPURT 4043                    0   1  0     1       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEBRA CONKLIN 3890    11 37 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 TEMPTATION 3314       511         
UGLY BOB 4032          0  3 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362      DARK CHAMPION 24      511 NONE    
BISMO 4039             0  2 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362      SHELLEY 4030          511         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Decker Cobb -- You can go back to hoeing your yard, you hillbilly. -- Jhamen

Memnock -- You're good. -- Annette

Caddo Scott -- Dang it!  I'm getting tired of that happening to me!  Argh! --
Terrence

All -- See you all later, I'll be back another time when there's room on the team. --
Jhamen

Congrats to Mick Jagger!  May his tongue wag for years to come! <wink> -- Adie

Degotti, we share with you the opinion that Soultaker is quite the sly one.  It
probably comes from his alliance or non-alliance or whatever with The FONZ.  You
know, that tightly held, colluding, conniving bunch of old codgers? -- Fandil The
Wise (sharing the old codger part of that equation)

Debra -- Bad boy!  My hands are made for walkin', and that's just what they'll do and
one of these days they're gonna walk all over you!  (wink) -- Mike Miller

Deathtongue and Technogeek -- Always a pleasure to read your DM Columns--and there
have been a LOT of them. -- WOF

Bismo -- You must have gotten me on one of my good days!  That was fun. -- Shelley

Bannier Park -- What I said to Debra. -- Mike Miller

Big Dave Diode -- Well, somebody had to slow down the Deathtongue train.  Woo, woo!
-- Juanita

Debra -- How crass of that Mike Miller.  My walking is much more subtle.  (wink) --
Earl

Bone Mill -- Well, your name is a bit disturbing.  Glad I'm going into retirement. --
Reagan

Broqus -- Wooooooo!  Ain't no moss gonna gather on this stone baaby! -- Mick

Nivix -- Well, awful fast for a golem. -- Cutter

Born of the Dark -- Well, dang,  Almost had you. -- Booby

Juantia -- Shoo!  You should have graduated by now, I would think. -- Dave

Adie -- That was a pleasant welcome back, most girls look at me and run away.  :D --
Technogeek

Degotti -- Thanks for the welcome, I hope to stay for a long while. -- Technogeek

Fandil -- Old for sure, Wise perhaps, a friend for sure.  It's good to be back. --
Technogeek

Wow!  Another rare win!  This time over one of Adie's Tufts and on her challenge!
Sweet! -- DeGotti

Mick Jagger -- If only Broqus had...oh never mind, he's a Basher, after all! --
DeGotti

Adie -- I can't remember the last time I saw you that excited! -- DeGotti

Earl -- (nearly in tears)  What did I ever do to you?  I just came out onto the sands
and said "Hi" and you rushed over and hit me in the face!  It's an awful thing for
you to do, and I don't like it.  I hope you trip on the way out of the arena. --
Debra Conklin

Fear Vector -- My counselor said I should "conquer fear," so I did. -- Jacinthe
P.S.  I didn't actually think it would work, but hey, I'm not complaining!

Mike Miller -- I think it's the beard.  It hides your whole face, and even if you're
telegraphing your moves ahead of time, the way some gladiators do, I can't see it.
You should shave before battle. -- Bannir Park

Anchorman -- (wincing)  You didn't have to hit me with that anchor.  Ouch. -- Decker
Cobb

Terrence Wycliff -- You're too impetuous.  I didn't think golems could "do"
impetuous, but you have disabused me of that mistaken notion.  Oh, well, it worked
out for me. -- Caddo Scot

Technogeek -- Well, of COURSE you're glad to see us!  We're fine people here.  Which
means you fit right in. -- Jorja, Bluvalley Warriors (Leeta got bored and went off
somewhere)

Jhamen Steelblade -- What a horrible thing to do! -- various Bluvalley Warriors, who
will miss you

Annette -- (stunned look, at one who questions why the sun rises every day)  A tan is
what keeps you from looking like something that crawled out from under a rock.  My
mentor and namesake, Debby Tonte, has advised me on developing mine, and she says
it's quite good for a beginning.  You should try it. -- Debra Conklin

Mike Miller -- Well...we can work on that. -- Debra Conklin

Degotti -- Yeah, well, I *had* noticed something like that.  It certainly has an
infernal effect on my language after the fights, but they won't let me put the
unexpurgated comments into the newsletter.  Bummer. -- Bannir Park

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

UGLY BOB was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TUVOLD vanquished JUANITA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
EARL demolished MICK JAGGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
TEMPTATION butchered DEBRA CONKLIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BONE MILL was devastated by BUNKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIKE MILLER was devastated by JACINTHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FEAR VECTOR handily defeated CADDO SCOT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
UP FROM THE SEA lost to CUTTER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
TERRENCE WYCLIFF defeated BERNICE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BORN OF THE DARK won victory over DECKER COBB in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BOOBY overpowered BUNKER BETTY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
SHANTQUITMINIFE beat DECEPTIVE DELILA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD demolished BIG DAVE DIODE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MEMNOCK devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
NIVIX was devastated by ANCHORMAN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
BANNIR PARK narrowly defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
SHELLEY slaughtered BISMO in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WANDA devastated OPURT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WYATT TISDALE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  22 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  20 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  18 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  31 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  19 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  EARL 3951                  19   8  0  113 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   BUNKER 4005                 9   3  0  116 SONS OF TULL (360)
BASHING ATTACK   TUVOLD 3946                12   3  0  112 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUANITA 3926               22  11  0   88 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    BONE MILL 3977             11   5  0   84 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
TOTAL PARRY      BANNIR PARK 3981           11   9  0   46 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is JUANITA 3926.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CUTTER 3847.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHANTQUITMINIFE 4041, 
TEMPTATION 3314, UGLY BOB 4032, EARL 3951, BUNKER 4005, FEAR VECTOR 3978, BERNICE 
3996, DECKER COBB 3992, ANCHORMAN 3971, and BANNIR PARK 3981.

The least popular fighter this week was WYATT TISDALE 4044.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OPURT 4043, BISMO 4039, NIVIX 3986, DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021, 
BUNKER BETTY 4020, MIKE MILLER 4006, BONE MILL 3977, JUANITA 3926, SHELLEY 4030, and 
BIG DAVE DIODE 3821.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EARL (46-3951) FANDILS (75)